Even though I am a beauty enthusiast, junkie, hoarder or whatever else you want to call the obsession with beauty products, I don't tend to spend lots of money and time on my hair. I just do the very basics, shampoo, conditioner and styling, heat protecting product, once in a while, when I'm feeling very adventurous, I would use a deep conditioning mask. I wash my hair nearly every day, although I've been trying to do it every other day just for the sake of my poor hair, so I go through my shampoos and conditioner with a light speed. I've used most brands that are available in the drugstore and I can tell right after a few washes if the products are good for my hair and scalp. And even though it's been long known that avoiding Parabens and SLS in hair care is beneficial to hair I have to admit that I don't pay much attention to it. So when I was kindly sent some DGJ Organics shampoo and conditioner from Makeup Revolution I was very curious to see how much better they will be from my regular products.
I can hear you asking: does Makeup Revolution, the makeup brand, do hair care now??
I did the same when I saw their Instagram announcement :)
The answer is no, they only stock these products which are manufactured by the same company, Medichem.
The DGJ Organics range was originally developed by celebrity hairdresser and colourist Daniel Galvin Junior 10 years ago when there were no organic hair care products available. All products were rigorously salon tested and approved by Daniel and these very formulas are those still used today. The brand pedigree has been maintained to the highest standard and Medichem have continued to work closely and consistently in conjunction with The Soil Association in order to achieve an organic base of over 70%, by utilising high quality organic essential oils.
I was sent the Hair Juice Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner with Organic Honeydew Melon Extracts* (£4.99 each) to try which is great as I do wash my hair very often. To start with I like the simple but eye pleasing packaging and I adore the fruity, very natural scent of water melon. The fragrance doesn't linger for too long on my hair but it's a great pleasure to smell it while washing my hair.
Our protein enriched shampoo for frequent use self adjusts to individual hair and scalp requirements. Formulated with vitamins, honey, wheat protein and honeydew melon, it promotes strong hair and healthy scalp. Leaving your hair fresh and clean the organic way.
The shampoo has quite thin consistency and lather a bit less intense then my usual shampoo as it is to be expected as the brand states that their products contain no harsh chemicals with little or no foaming agents but in no way it affects its effectiveness, it leaves my hair feeling very clean but not stripped from moisture. I've used it already about 8 times and I don't see any negatives about it, my hair is soft and shiny and my scalp is not irritated or itchy like it sometimes happens with some other shampoos.
The conditioner has also quite runny formula and, as I was suspecting, it's not as nourishing as I would like it to be. As I mentioned, I don't spend lots of time on my hair so I need my conditioner to work very effectively in the few minutes when it's on my hair while I'm finishing my shower. I noticed that after a few uses my hair needed more intensive treatment as they felt quite dry and straw-like. Don't get me wrong I don't think the conditioner is bad, it's just not good enough for my personal needs. On the other hand it's really lightweight and it doesn't weigh down my naturally heavy hair which is always a plus in my books. Also it doesn't make my hair greasier then normal, like some conditioner do, and I can actually more comfortably then before wash my hair every other day instead of every day.
So there is a con but there are also pros of this product and I think I'm just going to alternate this conditioner with my other one that is more nourishing for the best overall results.
I was also sent some products for my kids which are also part of the DGJ Organics range, Kids Detangle Shampoo with Organic Watermelon Essential Oils* and Kids Top To Toe 3in1 Conditioning Shampoo and Body Wash with Organic Apple and Blackcurrant Extracts* and we've been loving using them. They all smell delicious and my boys really enjoy choosing which product (scent) they will use on that day. Both products foam easily and clean their hair effectively but are also very easy to rinse which is a big bonus as hair rinsing in our house has to be as quick as possible to avoid some drama in the bath :) Both of my boys have curly, long-ish hair and I can confirm that the shampoos leave it soft and shiny and very easy to detangle. I also like the fact that there is no harsh chemicals in these products, no Parabens and SLS.
I'm happy that I got to try this range of hair care and next time I'm buying yet another eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution I will be sure to order some hair products as well, I'm especially intrigued by the Argan Oil version of the shampoo and conditioner.
If you're looking for an affordable hair care products with good ingredients in them I highly recommend checking the Makeup Revolution website.
Which shampoo and conditioner are your favourite at the moment?
Disclaimer: these products were sent to me for a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.