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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Honest Beauty Review

Honest Beauty Review

If you haven’t heard, now you know-Honest Company came out with a beauty line.  I was skeptical at first.  As most of you know, Honest has a ton of different natural baby products, household products, feminine products, and even things like sunscreen.  They pretty much have taken over the mainstream natural market with their brand.  I do use their diapers for my daughter.  Having them delivered to my house has been amazing!  I recently had someone ask what I thought of Honest products and why I didn’t ever promote them.  I thought about it long after I had answered.  My conclusion?  There are many small organic natural companies out there that are putting their heart and soul into their products and I know they literally check and double check ingredients.  When I get these products I feel like I’m holding a little bit of magic.  Because it was created with so much love.  Plus, I’m all for supporting small businesses and last time I checked Honest doesn’t need me to market for them- they recently hit $1 billion!

I have some friends who are totally on board with green beauty but I have a lot who aren’t.  It’s not that they wouldn’t, but it’s hard switching over their products and pricey.  I had some friends who asked about Honest Beauty and were interested-these are the friends who still use conventional products.  Needless to say I was so excited they were interested, and it definitely sealed the deal for me to try them.  What I realized was this- If my friends are willing to consider Honest Beauty because they recognize the brand, how many others are going to do the same?  If it gets people to switch to cleaner, non-toxic brands I’m all in.  For me, searching for the perfect non-toxic eyeliner is fun but for many others, they just want to go to one place and get all their makeup-I get it.  A lot of people just want one brand and not have to shop at 25 different websites.

Is Honest Beauty economical?  Totally.  I was so impressed with the prices actually.  I’ve been around green beauty long enough to know it’s not cheap, not that conventional makeup is either(think Chanel, Estee Lauder).  However, Honest Beauty’s quality ingredient list rivals many green beauty brands and their price point is lower.  I get it, they’re a billion dollar company and can do that.  However, this is going to make it that much easier for people to make the switch.  Honest Beauty uses the bundle concept just as they do for the diapers, let me explain.   You get 3 products for $50, which is crazy cheap!  That puts every product a little over $16.  Yes, you heard me right!  Once you bundle 3 products, every 5 products after that you get 25% off up to 5 products.  So basically you could have a whole new makeup set for $100-yeah you can’t beat that.  Plus, did I mention free shipping as well.  This is something I feel a lot of people can handle when switching over.  When my foundation alone costs $60, it can be a bit intimidating for the average customer switching over.  Most people don’t have $500+ to invest in new makeup, I know I didn’t when I switched over.  It’s been a gradual process over 5 years.

Ok, time to get to the products.  I got 6 products- The Everything Cream Foundation, Midnight Reflection Luminizing Powder, Cream Blush in Truly Flirting, Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut Kiss, Truly Lush Mascara+Lash Primer, and True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Cocoa.

Was I impressed with the makeup…very!

The Everything Cream Foundation-

It comes in this magnetic snap silver square compact, that has a mirror inside and pops up to reveal a round sponge applicator.  I didn’t use the applicator but my W3ll People foundation brush.  I love that it has a mirror.  And guys can I say I just really love this foundation!  It goes on super smooth, but offers great coverage.  You can add more for better coverage.  It’s a concealer and foundation in one.  I didn’t even need my concealer.  It gives that airbrushed look similar to Kjaer Weis.  Did it stay throughout the day-you betcha!  It didn’t feel like I was wearing a heavy foundation at all.  I highly recommend it-it’s definitely going in my favorite foundation pile.  I got the color Sand and it matched great.  I use the color Just Sheer for foundation in Kjaer Weis and #22 in RMS Beauty Un Coverup. It retails for $30, which is just insane to me for the quality of the product.

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Luminizing Powder in Midnight Reflection-

I was super excited to try this product especially.  I feel like there are a lot of cream luminizers out there but not a lot of powder ones.  It did not disappoint.  I used it everywhere I normally highlight-under brow bone, upper cheek bone, bridge of the nose, little patch in the middle of forehead and middle of my chin.  I just used a contouring brush.  It stayed the whole day and didn’t crease-something I’ve found can happen with the cream ones.  I also loved using it on the inner corner of my eyes to make them pop.  The color is hint of shimmer-not sparkles but a great glow.  I’m sold!  It also comes in a square mirrored compact. $25.  They also have two other colors in the luminizers-a peach color and then a bronze color.

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Cream Blush in Truly Flirting-

This cream blush consistency is great.  It’s not as goopy as some green beauty cream blushes I’ve tried but goes on so smooth.  It isn’t crazy pigmented, I definitely added more color after the first swipe.  I just used my fingers to apply it and it worked great.  The color Truly Flirting that I got is quite similar to RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Modest.  It’s a coral pink/red.  Gives a fresh, revived look…haha if that makes sense.  I really just loved the consistency overall, really easy to work with.  It even smells like berries! The blush comes in a silver circular compact and there’s also a mirror in this compact-which I love.  Retails for $22.

 

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Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut-

This lip crayon comes in a chubby little twist up.  It also smells fruity!  I really liked this as well…is this getting annoying? Yeah, it goes on so smoothly and has a hint of sheen to it.  A good mix between a gloss and lip crayon.  I’m not a huge gloss fan but this is the perfect balance. I love this color.  It’s more of a nude with a hint of brownish/pinkish in it, very subtle.  I will be getting more of these for sure.  They also have lip crayons in demi-matte and lip glosses.  They retail for $18.

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Truly Lush Mascara+Lash Primer-

This mascara was my least favorite.  It has a primer on one end and the other end is the mascara.  You wait 60 seconds after you apply your primer and then apply the mascara.  It definitely gave me length and was very buildable.  It didn’t give me as much thickness as I like with my mascaras.  The real reason I didn’t love it- it stung my eyes every time I took it off.  I know sad.  I tried taking it off different ways too but each time, I could barely open my eyes.  I’m going to send it back and get something else.  That’s the great thing about Honest Beauty…they take anything back.  My eyes aren’t normally sensitive so I’m not sure what the deal is.  Anyways, it might work great for you! $22.

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True Velvet Eyeliner in Truly Cocoa-

Ok, you all are going to need this!  Finding eyeliners in green beauty that stay put has been hard for me.  But this one didn’t budge.  It goes on so smoothly too.  One end is the pencil and the other end is the smudger. It smudged really well.  I always prime my eyelids, otherwise I have a hot mess on my hands!  My eyelids are super oily.  I don’t even apply the foundation to my eyelids, otherwise it will crease I’ve found.  I just apply RMS Beauty Un- Powder in translucent.  I also put a little on the eyeliner to set it as well.  It comes in 5 different shades from black, brown, gold, purple, sapphire and an eye brightening nude.  Obviously I’ll need more!  $16.

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Ok, that’s my huge spill on Honest Beauty.  There are more products of course, in the future I’ll update the post as I sample them.  Have you guys tried any of the beauty products yet-what are your thoughts?

 

 

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