There are two things that I’m moving towards as I get older as far as beauty products go- products with fewer chemicals and products that contain natural fruit, veggie and flower oils. When Natural Essentials offered to send me some of their products to review I found that not only did they met both of these desires but they surprised me with some of the ingredients that they used to make their hair products. A task that’s not easily done.
Natural Essentials Reviews
I use about a quarter size of the Natural Essentials shampoo and find that it quickly turns into a rich lather. It feels very light on the scalp and rinses quickly and effortlessly without leaving any residue behind. Since I’ve started using it, I find that my strands look shiny and feel silky soft.
While the way results are the main component to using a shampoo, I have to say that I LOVE the fragrance and look forward to using the product just so that I can smell it. It has a tropical coconuty smell that helps me to get my family out of the house and get on with my works day. Sort of like a a super quick vacation.
The first time that I used the Natural Essentials conditioner I used about a silver dollar size because my hair reaches down to my lower back. That turned out to be a huge mistake. The conditioner is thick and rich so be sure to use a smaller amount or your hair may feel a bit greasy. Once I got the amount right, it did wonders to make my hair shiny, smooth and easily manageable.
The fragrance isn’t as potent as the shampoos, but is instead a bit more subtle. It’s still very nice dose of aromatherapy to start of the day with though. I should mention that by the time the shower is over, that coconut fragrance that I love so much disappears so if you don’t want to smell fruity, don’t worry you won’t.
Healing Dry Oil
Company Description- ‘Healing dry oil is a weightless blend of exotic oils and extracts designed to repair dry to damaged hair. Monoi, Dragonfruit and Camellia combine to give you the ultimate smooth and frizz-free look, resulting in naturally healthy-looking hair. Penetrates quickly to deliver moisture and reduce drying time without weighing hair down. Leaves hair smooth and shiny, without looking or feeling greasy’.
The healing oil is for those of us who have dry, damaged hair. This can be caused by a series of things including over styling and bad weather. I found that two to three pumps helped to reduce any frizz or fly aways quickly. The Natural Essentials healing dry oil is pretty much weight free and absorbs quickly so that you’re locks don’t feel oily and weighed down when you use it.. Definitely worth a try – especially during the warmer months.
Strengthening Dry Oil
Company Description- ‘Strengthening dry oil is a weightless blend of exotic oils and extracts designed to strengthen the hair cuticle of normal to dry hair. Bamboo, Avocado and Maracuja combine to give you the ultimate smooth and frizz-free look, resulting in naturally healthy-looking hair. Penetrates quickly to deliver moisture and reduce drying time without weighing hair down. Leaves hair smooth and shiny, without looking or feeling greasy’.
The Natural Essentials strengthening dry oil is suitable for use on fine, thin hair as well as normal to dry hair. As it happens I happen to have thick hair, however I decided to try it out anyway. Like the healing oil I used two to three pumps and found that it dissolved quickly without weighing down my hair or leaving behind residue. All of the Natural Essentials products have improved the look and feel of my hair so it’s hard to say whether or not my locks have become stronger, but is does reduce frizz drastically.
Now you know that I love checking out ingredients and I mentioned that Natural Essentials hair products contain a few interesting ones. Here they are:
- Dragonfruit- A rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, protein, and essential fatty acids, it helps to repair and nourish hair.
- Avocado- Rich in vitamins, potassium and monosaturated fats—to moisturize and condition dry and damaged hair. It also helps to smooth and tame unruly tresses, while adding moisture and body.
- Monoi- Monoï- Used to enhance and protect hair from the harsh effects of sun, wind and sea. The oil revives and repairs, leaving hair soft, easy to manage, shiny and fragrant.
- Maracuja Oil- Cold-pressed from the seeds of the passion fruit flower, Maracujá oil has a high content of vitamins A and C. It can also help to strengthen and nourish hair, making it soft and supple, while its antioxidants help protect hair and scalp from being dry and flaky.
- Acai Berries- Rich in antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids which help nourish and encourage healthy hair. It has been shown to help improve the look and texture of hair.
- Mango Fruit- Rich in vitamins A, C and D, mangois used to nourish and condition hair, leaving it moisturized and shiny.
- Coconut- High in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants that are easily absorbed by hair to hydrate, help reduce damage and breakage, and tame frizz.
- Camellia Flower- Rich in vitamins A, B and E, this light, non-greasy emollient has been used for centuries to add moisture, elasticity and high-powered shine to hair.
- Bambou- A source of silica, beneficial at keeping the hair ducts clear and in removing built-up pollutants and chemicals from the hair shaft. Loaded with mineral and organic proteins, bambou extract also helps strengthen, moisturize, and encourage shine.
Something else that I love about the Natural Essentials hair products is that they’re free of a few chemicals that I’m trying to stay away from:
- Drying alcohol
- Artificial colors
They can all be used on all hair types and can be used by people who have color treated hair.
I’m a fan of Natural Essentials hair products. You can check them out at Natural Essentials Beauty.