Best Green Beauty Shampoos and Conditioners

Best Green Beauty Shampoos and Conditioners

The Best Green Beauty Shampoos and Conditioners is here! I have all the details on all my favorite shampoos and conditioners in green beauty.  I’ve tried a lot of shampoos and conditioners in my day since going green and I’m here to share the best of the best!

Now just like my Best Green Beauty Hair Styling Products I had my sisters test out these shampoos too.  They all have different types of hair as I’ve mentioned and have helped me bring something for everyone to the table.

I want to explain something really quick before I go on about this wonderful shampoo.  I get e-mails all the time from readers telling me that natural shampoos don’t work for them.  Now, I understand it definitely depends on the shampoo and conditioner you’re using, but it also could be a phase you’re hair is going through.  Hair can go through a detox period where it actually gets oilier before it gets better, when transitioning to non-toxic shampoo and conditioner.  Mainstream products are full of such harsh ingredients that strip the hair every time you use them.  Your hair gets used to feeling “clean” you think, and so when you switch to a gentler shampoo and conditioner your hair freaks out.  It’s used to constantly being dried out everyday and used to overcompensating by producing more oil to nourish your hair again.  Give your hair 6-8 weeks to detox.  This means stop shampooing your hair everyday-yes this is not necessary and actually could cause more damage to your hair.  Shampoo every other day at the most and in between days if you get oily, just use a dry shampoo.  You may notice your hair greasier than usual, but that is because your hair’s ph balance was so wacked from all the harsh chemicals you were putting on it everyday.  Give it some time…it will get better!

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

I always think a good clarifying treatment is in order every now and then.  Sometimes when using natural shampoos the hair gets weighed down, no matter how great they are!  This gives it a nice boost, getting rid of any residue that’s been hanging on to your strands.  I do this every couple weeks.  The recipe is easy just 1 part apple cider vinegar to 1 part water (I usually use 1/2 cup of each but you may need more if you have thick or long hair). Mix it together and pour over head concentrating on using your other hand to rub it in your hair.  Let it sit on your hair for 10 minutes.  Then rinse off and apply conditioner as usual.

True Botanical’s Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner- 

If you’ve thought that no natural shampoo and conditioner will work for your hair, think again.  This shampoo suds up like a mainstream shampoo, but without the harsh chemicals.  The conditioner doesn’t leave that greasy oil residue either…you know that feeling I’m talking about!  Need, I say more?  Not really, but I will because I just can’t help myself!  It smells insanely good, fresh like everything they make does but not too much and completely natural- not synthetic fragrance.  It works on everyone’s hair too!  Ok, I’ve had one person tell me they didn’t like it but that’s it.  They also come in recyclable metal bottle pumps, that literally look so luxe in the shower.  I promise you won’t be disappointed, this stuff is amazing and worth every penny, and that says a lot coming from a stylist.  Get your shampoo and conditioner here!

Rahua Classic Shampoo and Conditioner-

This is the first natural shampoo I used and fell in love with!  It performs so well, and it’s filled with ingredients that will make you swoon!  Things like Ungurahua oil, green tea, jojoba and lavender just to name a few.  It doesn’t weigh down your hair at all.  But thoroughly cleans it perfectly.  Again, this is also safe for color treated hair.  It smells like a clean shampoo should…clean and amazing!  If you feel that all natural shampoos weigh down your hair and you haven’t found the “one” …this is it.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed.  Snag your Rahua shampoo and conditioner here!

Innersense Shampoo and Conditioner-

This shampoo collection really reminds me of a salon quality shampoo and conditioner.  The smell is nice and pleasant-with hints of cranberry seed oil, and citrus oils.  I just wet my hair and lather from roots to ends.  If you have thicker hair like my sister you may need to shampoo twice but for me once was perfect.  My hair felt clean and fresh!  It also is perfect for color treated hair.  The formula includes sunflower extracts-which are high in anti-oxidants that help protect color from fading.  A definite must for anyone looking for a natural shampoo, that is not only completely toxin free, and color safe, but works.  Among Innersense Beauty hair products is also a shampoo called Pure Harmony that’s suited for even cleansing, and purifying the scalp more than the Color Awakening.  The Pure Harmony is the one I recommend for fine/thin haired gals like myself.  It isn’t as heavy on my hair.  This is especially great after getting your hair colored for an extra boost of hydration.  They even have an intense hydrating shampoo line called Hydrating Cream Hairbath which is even more moisturizing for those with extra dry hair.  Snag your Innersense Shampoo and Conditioner here!

100% Pure Shampoos and Conditioners-

This is a new find and I’ve been loving them!  They get my hair clean and don’t weight it down.  They have different formulas for different hair types.  I really like the Kelp and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner for my fine/thin hair.  Really helps to get all the grime out and give me weightless volume.  The smell isn’t strong either!  Bonus- this shampoo and conditioner is a budget friendly pick!  At Pharmaca it’s usually on sale for $17 but then you can usually get an additional 20% off of that!  Bringing it down to $13 something- pretty good deal.  Check out the 100% Pure Shampoos and Conditioners here!

Evolvh Shampoo and Conditioner-

This is a new shampoo and conditioner for me.  I’ve been testing it out and have been super impressed with the overall formula.  My hair feels so bouncy and clean.  And the clean feeling lasts for days!  I get so much volume from this shampoo and conditioner, plus it foams a ton too!  I wasn’t sure if the scent was artificial or not at first when I smelled it.  So I contacted Evolvh and here is what they said.

Our scents contain isolated aroma molecules that are derived from a natural source. The molecules allow us to have a more concentrated and longer lasting scent. To isolate the molecules requires synthesis. Some would say this makes these components synthetic but they are not artificial as they are taken directly from the natural source, be it a plant, fruit, or flower. 

I’m not chemically sensitive however, I am very aware of scents and don’t use anything synthetic.  I could smell my hair a lot more than usual, it dissipated the more the day went on.  For someone who is sensitive to scent this may be too much. Check out the Evolvh shampoo and conditioner here!

Flourish Shampoo and Conditioner- 

This shampoo is awesome!  Plain and simple.  Can I be honest?  Whenever I get sent a natural shampoo and conditioner my hopes aren’t very high.  It’s hard to come by a good natural shampoo that performs.  Well, this shampoo did not disappoint!  Why is it so great?  Well, it actually cleans my hair for starters.  Not only does it feel clean, but it suds up when I use it, another huge perk.  With my hair being so fine and thin, if I don’t blow dry it and let it hair dry, I usually end up with greasy hair.  I have to blow dry it so it doesn’t feel greasy, and to give it volume.  However, with this shampoo I could let it air dry, and brush it out and no oily residue!  They have a variety of shampoos and conditioners for specific hair types.  I love the Patchouli and Tangerine for my find/thin hair.  The smell is just like the name suggests-patchouli and tangerine.  It’s a steal compared to a lot of the shampoos on the market today.  For $19, it’s hard to beat the price. Snag your Flourish shampoo and conditioner here!

Honest Beauty Truly Restored Shampoo and Conditioner-

This is a new favorite!  It smells nice and is great at cleaning my hair but also budget friendly!  My hair feels clean but not stripped.  It suds too!  They have another shampoo that is great for hydrating hair even more.  I haven’t tried it but I know my fine-thin hair probably wouldn’t be able to handle that much moisture without looking flat and greasy.  You can also bundle this shampoo and conditioner in the Honest Beauty bundle.  When you bundle at Honest, you get 3 products for $50- a definite steal!  Snag your Honest Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner here!

That sums up the best in green beauty for shampoo and conditioner!  See any faves?

 

 

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Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca

Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca

I’ve got my Top 3 Reasons I Shop at Pharmaca on the blog today!  It’s no secret I’m pretty obsessed with Pharmaca– I mean you will be too by the time you’re done reading this post!

So why does this retailer take the cake- well keep reading to find out!

*This post does contain affiliate links.  If you do purchase something from one of them I will receive a small commission.  

1st- Pharmaca carries QUALITY products.

Yes, you read that right.  It’s not some retailer selling random things.  They carry all the big name green beauty brands, natural living brands and supplement brands.  Plus, their selection is amazing!

2nd- It’s all in ONE place.

No more going back and forth between five websites trying to get green beauty brands in one place and supplements in another.  Now, you can just do it all at once and save yourself some precious time.

3rd- Shopping at Pharmaca SAVES you money.

Yes, you heard me right!  They are always having a great sale or gift with purchase.  Plus, you get free shipping after $35- hello.  Most retailers are $50 and higher.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to their website to purchase something and was amazed to find they also carried another one of my products too.  Pharmaca has made my life more streamlined and easier as a mom and fellow natural living enthusiast.

Here are some products you can find at Pharmaca:

Some green beauty brands I love that they carry are:

Every month I’m working with Pharmaca to show you what you can get for $100(it’s pretty incredible).  Here is this month’s order:

*These products were sent to me by Pharmaca, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • 100% Pure Caffeine Eye Cream  This eye cream wakes up my tired mama eyes and helps minimize the puffiness.  I’m so impressed with the price and the quality of the product!  I even put mine in the fridge to help de-puff even more.

  • 100% Pure Shampoo  This shampoo works so well at cleaning my hair and really getting rid of the excess oil. It has a good suds to it and it smells minty fresh!

  • 100% Pure Conditioner Love this conditioner paired with the shampoo.  It works so well at getting my hair smooth but not oily or greasy.  Great for the fine/thin haired gals!

  • Radius Floss This floss is always the best deal on Pharmaca.  I love knowing that it’s free from teflon and other chemicals they put on conventional floss.

  • Himalaya Toothpaste I was excited to try this toothpaste for the first time.  I had read rave reviews about it.  I really like the formula.  It isn’t overly foaming and my teeth feel clean and polished after using.  I’ll have to wait and see how much it whitens but so far I’m impressed!

  • Dr. Bronner’s Soaps Love these soaps in general, but love this convenient travel size for all my trips!  You can use it to wash your hands, your body, even get a stain out of a shirt. I love the hemp scented one.

  • Pharmaca Fill and Fly Soap Containers These are clutch when I need to pour some shampoo or conditioner into smaller containers for travel.  I hate traveling with big toiletry items- these make traveling so much easier!
  • U Konserve Stainless Steel Divided To Go Container U Konserve products make the best reusable plastic free products. I love this stainless steel divided container for snacks on the go with kiddos.  Sometimes I don’t want snacks to touch or get squished by something else- this is perfect.

What do you buy at Pharmaca?  Also, be sure to hit up their recent sale they’re having right now for 20% off!

 

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Current Green Beauty Faves

Current Green Beauty Faves

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day has come and gone!  I’m kind of excited about it though…it means spring is coming!  This mama is ready for some sunshine.  I’ve come across some stellar products the past month or so and I thought I would do a round up post of them all.  I’ve got everything from some blushes I’m crushing on, lipsticks that must be had, a body wax that oozes luxury, and some facial skincare that will have you swooning.  I couldn’t keep these to myself any longer!

Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum + Epi-Peel-

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This is the first time trying any Tammy Fender products.  I was so excited to finally get my hands on some!  I’ve heard great things-especially about these two products specifically.  First the Quintessential Serum is unlike any serum I’ve tried.  I have dry skin and I find it hard to find a serum that really keeps my skin hydrated the whole day.  This serum does just that!  The best way to describe the texture of the serum is fatty and rich.  Haha, I know those are words you might not hear often when describing a serum.  A lot of oils are thinner but this one is dense and heavier.  Not heavy in a bad way though.  I apply it at night and in the morning my skin is so plump!  It comes in a pump bottle and I can see why they chose that method-because of it’s richness.  I even used this a couple times in the morning before my makeup, when my skin was feeling especially dry.  My makeup did great!  It really protects your skin from the elements.  With anti-aging ingredients like rose hip seed oil and rose, plus hydrating ingredients such as apricot and avocado oil, this oil is packed full of goodness. I highly recommend this if you’ve been searching for a serum that really gives you that moisturized feeling and anti-aging benefits.  Check out her whole line here!

The Epi-Peel is another fun new product find!  Talk about having an instant face lift with this baby.  When you put it on it feels more like an exfoliant, gritty like, but then as it dries it feels more like a clay mask.  Then when you take if off you get this glow!  It polishes your skin while at the same time brightening.  The best part of it all?!  It literally only takes 5 minutes to see results-pretty awesome!  It really is a 3 in 1-an exfoliant, mask, and peel.  It also smells of spearmint which I love!  I used this twice a week.  It’s like your own little mini spa like peel at home.

Lily Lolo Coralista Blush-

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This blush + highlighter has been such a great compact.  I’ve been using it and gotten so many compliments!  This pressed powdered palette is a coral colored matte blush on one side and on the other side is a highlighter.  You can either add some of the highlighter for a healthy glow or just stick with the matte color.  A great natural look for daily wear.  If you’ve been looking for a natural looking blush-this may just be your ticket!  Plus, for $24 this is a green beauty steal! Check it out here! 

100% Pure BB Cream and Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick in Currant-

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I’ve been searching for a BB cream for a while.  I’m not a huge fan of tinted moisturizers.  I always want a little more coverage and a BB cream is the perfect alternative.  It still offers you some SPF, and isn’t as heavy as a traditional foundation-a happy medium.  I tried the color in 20 AGLOW.  They offer three colors.  I was the middle one.  In the above photo when looking straight at it I have the BB cream on my left side and not on my right.  As you can see it covers my redness and evens out my skin tone but still looks really natural.  It’s not super moisturizing for my dry skin but I prefer that in a BB cream.  Then I don’t deal with the mid-day shine look-know what I mean.  However, it offers some great radiance and glow with it.  It has tiny light reflective pigments in it.  I always applied a moisturizer before I applied the BB cream and it went on great.  I imagine it would be even better in the summer months when humidity is high and you want something that isn’t heavy but doesn’t add extra shine to your skin.  I love how natural it looks on the skin too, yet covers what I want it to cover.  Definitely recommend for those looking for a BB cream that offers great coverage, and a little glow.  Plus, it has SPF 15 in it and is vegan!  A great option too for those who like a less is more approach to makeup. Check it out here!

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The Semi-Matte Lipstick in Currant did not disappoint either!  I was so impressed with the color. In the above photo I have on the Currant lipstick color plus I’m wearing the BB cream on the rest of my face.  The lipstick color really translated so well from looking at it on the computer screen to when I received it in the mail.  I love this color for spring-the perfect pop of color.  It instantly perks up my whole look.  I would wear minimal eye makeup and then swipe this baby all over my lips-instant wow factor!  Even though these lipsticks are matte, they aren’t drying.  My lips still feel moist.  It lasts forever on your lips too.  Now I just need all the colors!  Check it out here!

Hynt Beauty Lipstick in Bellini Nude-

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If you’ve been following me on my Instagram stories, then you’ve seen how obsessed I’ve been with this nude lipstick. A great lip color for every day wear.  Also, great for when you want to play up your eyes and keep the lips minimal but still look put together.  Have I mentioned how moisturizing Hynt lipsticks are?  Well they are!  They even have a little lip balm at the top of the lipstick case plus a mirror-I mean does it get any better?!  If Bellini Nude isn’t your color I highly recommend you check out some of the other colors, these lipsticks are some of the best when it comes to pigmentation, hydration and packaging.  Check them out here!  

Khus + Khus Body Wax in Bleu-

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Can I be honest, I really thought I had tried all the body oils/lotions out there…then I tried this body wax by Khus+Khus and I was quickly mistaken.  This stuff is pure luxury.  First off it smells amazing.  I’m not into super fragrant products and this product is the perfect balance.  With ingredients of blue tansy, and blue yarrow this wax is perfect for helping with inflamed skin, as both are anti-inflammatory.  I received this at the best time.  I had just fallen on some ice and sprained my elbow.  The Blue Tansy is especially great for bringing relief to tired sore muscles, strains, etc.  I started to apply it daily, sometimes twice a day.  I would apply at night, because that is when it would start to ache, since I wasn’t moving it.  I can honestly say it felt looser and more limber while using it.  Also, if you have eczema or irritated skin, this is a great was to soothe your skin. A little goes a long way.  It instantly absorbs into your skin, no greasy feeling and leaves you hydrated the whole day.  I have to say the wax is really more of an experience from start to finish.  It awakens me in the morning and soothes me at night.  I can’t get enough!  Plus, can we talk about the luxe packaging?  It’s housed in a dark glass jar.  Maybe the Bleu Body Wax isn’t your thing?  No worries, they have three other waxes that look equally as luxurious!  Check them out here!

Red Apple Lipstick Blush M’Lady and Sundrop Bronzer-

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This combo is a match made in makeup heaven!  In the above picture I’m wearing both the M’Lady blush and Sundrop Bronzer.  First I have to dish on this blush.  I really love the color.  It’s a matte muted mauve color, with hints of light reflective pigments in it-which I’m digging.  The color is for those with medium skin and yellow undertones.  I’ve been wearing it and loving how it wakes up my whole look-especially during these grey winter days.  If this doesn’t match your skin profile, Red Apple Lipstick has one for you.  I like how they profile each blush for skin types.  It really helps the reader to know if the blush would work for their skin color or not.

I’m also swooning over their Sundrop Bronzer.  This bronzer doesn’t have any orangey hue to it- just realistic brown undertones.  Making it look so natural on your skin. Great for adding a little contour to your face too.  This paired with the M’Lady blush is the perfect combo for a sun kissed look.   Instead of looking like you just put bronzer on it looks like you just stepped out of the tropics. They really nailed both colors!  They sell blush and bronzer duos with blush brushes too- a great value and gift. Check out Red Apple Lipstick for all their color options!

That rounds out my current fave green beauty products!  See any faves?  What are you currently loving?

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