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The Budget Hair Reboot | Human Nature Clarifying Shampoo + Organix Masque

We all need that turnaround point after hair has withered beneath the surfactants of shampoos and styling products. Wazzat? I heard “Hair is dead…” from somewhere in the back. I never said we needed to treat it with pity, but we sure do need to treat the surface (as we would a cuticle) it if you want to look good. Let’s be honest though…clarifying shampoos and treatments add significantly to cost. “Hair masques” or in our language “deep conditioners” can be expensive, but I’ve just tried a combination that I wouldn’t say is a “miracle tandem” but is quite effective and not too weighty on the wallet either. One of them is a brand new product I was sent.

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Organix Moroccan Argan Creme Sheer Opulence Hair Masque, Human Nature 100% Natural Clarifying Shampoo

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Key Ingredient Sources: Water, Coconut, Aloe, Sugarcane, Sugarbeet, Rice, Anise, NO SLS/SLES, ALS/ALES, PEGs, parabens, synthetic fragrances silicones or harmful chemicals PHP149.75

Who wouldn’t want to try a clarifying shampoo offering by Human Nature? The livelihood boosting brand has made a heartwarming footprint in the beauty industry delivering naturally derived, mild yet effective locally made products to people’s doorsteps. Their products are also available in select groceries like Rustan’s Fresh and in their various Human Nature outlets nationwide. They’ve now brought out a lovely clarifying shampoo free of nasties. I think it still contains some naturally derived sulfates so will have to double check if it is safe for colored hair, though I do almost believe it is because no SLS/SLES or ALS/ALES. I also think given the absence of nasties it would make a great children’s shampoo though it would be good to double check if it stings the eyes, it didn’t enter mine when I was showering, it might be a different case with long hair.

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Available from SM Watsons for Php449.50

This Argan Creme Sheer Opulence Masque by Organix is a good, rich, deep conditioner. The name is undeniably decadent but I think it was a bit of a stretch to call it a hair masque. Although Php450 is far from the price hike of a balmy Kerastase masque I still really wish this was a lot more like a masque (because it’s labeled as one) and a lot less like a conditioner. Human Nature do a nice avocado hair masque which I reviewed before and that really was what I expected it to be. I’m not completely let down with this though…it smells nice, mildly perfumed like sunny holiday with a non-sickly hint of coconut. I expect anything called a masque to be pasty thick, almost like body scrubs or an alternative example being gelato which forms peaks from density. It isn’t as thick like that…it’s got the soufflé texture of a local Cream Silk conditioner. It is a nice, nourishing Argan formula similar to the Delon conditioner I use daily, but a little more rich than that. This together with the Human Nature shampoo have given me a good hair reboot for the long weekend plus they don’t break the bank.

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  • http://hernameistrina.blogspot.com Trina

    Interesting!! thanks! now following you :) HerNameIsTrina

  • Nel

    Human Nature ingredients sounds suspicious. It contains “Sodium Coco Fatty Alcohol Sulfate”. from the name it sounds like it’s healthier because of the word coco but SLES and SLS are also derived from coconuts (Lauryl/Laureth came from the word Lauric).

  • http://humanheartnature.com/buy/ Human Nature

    Hi Julia! Thank you for your fantastic blog review. We would just like to shed some light on a comment made by one of your readers, Nel.

    Coco Fatty Acid Sulfate or CFAS is similar to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) ONLY in terms of its molecular structure. What differentiates CFAS from SLS and renders CFAS safe is its manufacturing process.
    SLS is processed through “ethoxylation,” where the cocofatty alcohol is treated with ethylene oxide, producing a groundwater contaminant and carcinogen called 1,4 dioxane.

    CFAS, on the other hand, is processed through “hydrogenation,” where the cocofatty alcohol is treated with molecular hydrogen. This process is allowed by National Products Association and does not produce any carcinogenic byproducts.

    Before using CFAS in our products, our R&D team carefully studied its effect on the human body and the environment. We even consulted the Natural Products Association to ensure that CFAS is non-toxic. In fact, it is a surfactant that’s 100% natural and unlike SLS, it is biodegradable and proudly manufactured in the Philippines! So rest assured you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email customer.service@humanheartnature.com or call (02) 224-2223 :) Thank you again for the great review!

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