Today on super short product reviews we will be moving away from skincare & beauty products and shining the spotlight on hair care.
Now usually I review one brand at a time but today I wanted to do an episode devoted entirely to my hair routine.
A little bit of info about my hair: I have thick, long, color treated hair that because of the coloring and the harsh water & humidity here has become very dry and prone to split ends and occasional frizz.
I have tried countless natural shampoos, shampoo bars and conditioners and have found some to be totally awesome while others to be totally awful. You can check my Instagram for the winning and the failing brands.
Ok so the brand(s) in focus today are: Innersense & Jordan Seban.
I chose the color awakening shampoo, conditioner and the sweet spirit leave in conditioner.
From Jordan Seban I chose the the LeBaume leave in conditioner.
Both brands use all natural, organic ingredients and are free from all the usual chemicals: sls, pthalates, silicones.
The Innersense shampoo and conditioner are priced at $28 & $30, the leave in conditioner is $26 all are 10oz.
The Jordan Seban leave in conditioner is $38 for 4oz.
Ok not that we have the specs out of the way let me start with my experience with each of them. The color awakening bath is used like a regular shampoo, not ginormous suds like sulphate shampoos bit good enough that I felt like my hair and scalp were clean. The conditioner is used like conventional conditioners you apply leave for 2 mins and rinse clean.
I did feel that my hair was not totally tangle free with just the conditioner and I had to use the sweet spirit leave in conditioner for me to able to comb my hair after. ( I just used a few pumps and rubbed it through the length of my hair)
Once it was dry though my hair did feel softer, with almost no frizz.
So overall I do like this trio. However I found the conditioner a bit of a let down. Usually when I use a conditioner bar i can detangle my hair pretty easily without the need for a third product which wasn’t the case here.
Also if you occasionally use hair oil, then this shampoo will not be able to wash out the oil, based on the lather it produces.
Ok moving on to the Jordan Seban leave in. I primarily bought that to prep and protect my hair before I use use heat styling and also to further prevent frizz. It’s going to be summer soon and we have 90% humidity in the summer so frizz and fly always are a major problem.
The balm is like a thick gel, and you need only a dime sized amount, I usually use it when my hair is pretty damp right after a shower and then I let it either air dry or use a hair dryer.
When I used the Jordan Seban in conjunction with the inner sense trio I found my hair was, softer, tangle and frizz free and almost straight and this was when it was air dried.
So overall I’m pretty happy with these 4 products and I will definitely be repurchasing the leave in conditioners by both brands. The shampoo and conditioner by Innersense, I’m not sure about just because I regularly oil my hair and I don’t want to purchase a separate shampoo just for those days.
Have you guys tried these brands? What was your experience like?