Last week i loved writing about back to basics hair washing and styling tips. Just simple steps that really can make a huge impact to the end result of luscious locks (you can find the post here https://beyoutifulinsideoutblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/how-to-correctly-wash-and-style-your-hair-back-to-basics-to-get-that-just-stepped-out-of-the-salon-look/ ) So i thought there was no better time than to write a post this following week about my favourite shampoo…and basically just give a little review about it. So here we go!
As you can see from the title, the shampoo i will be reviewing is the Botanical Shine Shampoo (for all hair types) by Liz Earle. For all of you who have read any of my previous hair care posts about dry scalp tips and best shampoo for dry or irritated scalp, you will know my scalp has problems with sulphates in shampoos, and the culprits are Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (also known as SLES, SLS and ALS.) A gentler, sulphate free mix is the main factor that i look for in a shampoo. This really does eliminate so many shampoos and i am left with only a couple of choices. This is because most shampoos use sulphates in them as they help the product to really lather up and lots of cheap shampoos have this ingredient so unfortunately with my shampoo i do have to splash out abit more money than i would if i just popped into Boots or Superdrug for one.
I used to use Skin shop shampoo, you can find my post about it here; https://beyoutifulinsideoutblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/soothing-your-sensitive-dry-scalp-during-the-winter-season-inc-my-secret-shampoo-that-is-magic-in-a-bottle-for-dry-scalp-xo/ but even at the end of that post i said that i was interested in trying out the Liz Earle shampoo and i did promise that when i do a small shopping splurge i would review this product. And i do stick to my word. Last month i brought the Liz Earle shampoo and i have only been using this shampoo on my hair so i have had a good test of this product and it is absolutely amazing, i have changed my shampoo fully to Liz Earle now!
The Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo is 200ml for £12. Quite pricey for a shampoo as you can pick up so many cheap brands but for the ingredients in the formula worth the money for sure. And who doesn’t want to enrich their hair with goodness?
Firstly, the packaging. It is such a lovely simple packaging and it’s easy to squeeze the right amount out of product out each time so no product gets wasted. It is animal cruelty free and also made in Great Britain. The formula of this shampoo was the factor that won me over and has made me change my shampoo to this one. It contains West African Shea butter, apple and orange extracts, natural source of Vitamin E and natural derived cleansers and of course like mentioned above it contains no sodium laureth/lauryl sulphate. The naturally derived cleansers are what creates the rich creamy lather (instead of sulphates.) It is a colour safe formula and ideal for all hair types.
Below is a list of all the ingredients in the shampoo as on their site they don’t include a full list like this. In detail the natural source of Vitamin E, West African Shea butter and organic aloe vera gently cleanses the hair without stripping it. The Apple and Orange extracts support your hair to restore it’s natural shine and they have included eight essential oils to leave your hair smelling fresh and clean. The scent of this shampoo is very lovely, i can’t really explain what it smells like but it smells very clean and it leaves the gorgeous subtle scent on your hair afterwards too. The shampoo is a thin consistency which you may have to get used to if you changed shampoo to this and in colour is white but also clear, it is pretty easy to lather up with water, adding more water to get even more lather.
After using this shampoo i really have noticed a difference to my hair it looks even more healthier than before, yes i can notice a shine to my hair (so it does what the name says ‘botanical shine’) and it has even has helped my hair to be more tame (less frizzy after a blow dry.) I can tell that this product in the long term will be great for a healthy scalp and healthy hair. I would highly recommend this product if you were on the search for a shampoo that has beneficial ingredients and is sulphate free and designed for all hair types. If you want a really foamy shampoo i wouldn’t recommend this one because it doesn’t contain the sulphates that would give you that. But sometimes the foamiest and creamiest shampoos aren’t always the best for your hair. Liz Earle also have a range of conditioners in their haircare, conditioners that suit your individual hair care needs…Normal hair, Dry or damaged hair, Fine or Oily hair. The conditioner will be the next purchase i make as i love the Liz Earle shampoo so i would love to add their conditioner to my hair washing routine. Leave a comment if you have a favourite shampoo or if you have tried this one out before and your thoughts! As always love to hear from you all! 🙂
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UNTIL NEXT TIME BEYOU-TIFUL INSIDE & OUT XOXO