As some of you know, after a chat on Twitter regarding SLS and silicone free haircare, I set out to find the best. I’ve been testing Liz Earle’s multi awarding winning Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner along with their new Botanical Shine Treatment. You can’t really go wrong with anything Liz Earle, it is one of those rare brands that seem to always get everything spot on, so I was excited to try this.
The Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo contains West African shea butter, vitamin E, aloe vera, apple extra and orange extract. The scent is typically Liz Earle, natural and herby with a definite hint of citrus. The texture, with it being shea butter based is much thicker than conventional shampoos, a little bit lighter than the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Texture. Since this product is SLS free, it does not foam as much as regular shampoo, but does produce aÂ pleasant, smoothÂ lather. You really don’t need very much either, which means that your Â£8 shampoo will be worth the extra cost.
The Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner is a similarly thickÂ consistency, thicker than the shampoo, this one feels a bit wrong to apply, as it feels like you are putting moisturiser into your hair. Again, you don’t need much.
The Liz Earle Botanical Shine Treatment, from what I can tell so far is very similar to the regular conditioner, however, I’ve not had chance to leave it on for as long as it recommends, so I will let you know when I’ve given that a proper go. It’s recommended to apply to clean, wet hair and leave on for 10-30 mins, which to be honest, isn’t really something you have time to do in the shower, so will try this on my next bath.
After drying my hair, it’s definitely smoother, less fluffy and very shiny. After a month of using this range, I can clearly see that my hair has improved, less flyaways, shinier and healthy looking. My onlyÂ criticismÂ of this range is that it is quite heavy, I would not recommend it to anyone with oily hair, as it will just add to your oils. I’ve counteracted this by not applying the conditioner to the root, just to the tips.
Have you tried Liz Earle Haircare? Which SLS & Silicone Free products do you rate?
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