Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Review
I'm always on the hunt for the perfect shampoo and conditioner that won't affect my sensitive skin and keeps my hair moisturised and in good condition. I was recently sent two products from the Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy range to try so I'd thought I'd give you a run-down on the results.
First things first, if you aren't aware, Miranda Kerr is the ambassador for the brand. While I can't say I'm a huge fan of hers, I respect her use of all organic ingredients in her Kora Organics line and how she always seems to bang on about using only natural products on herself and her baby. Which is why I was extremely surprised to discover that the very shampoo range she represents contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) which is a known irritant to many people, including myself. I've got nothing against brands that choose to use this ingredient in their products, as the majority on the market do, I just tend to avoid purchasing or using any products that contain it.
When I accepted the offer to trial the Clear range, I honestly assumed it would be free from any nasties simply due to the fact that Miranda had put her name to the brand. In turn, I think the brand is a bit misleading to customers, especially given the 'Clear' name. Naively, I immediately thought it must be an all natural and/or organic range, when it definitely is not. I now realise it is up to me as a consumer to really research the ingredients in products if I have any sensitivities.
Regardless of all this, I decided to give the Total Nourishing Care Shampoo* and the Total Nourishing Daily Conditioner* a go. The formula contains Nutrium 10, "an advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients including vitamins B5, C and E, sunflower, almond, soybean and coconut oils and aloe vera". I have tried the shampoo and conditioner both in conjunction with a leave-in style conditioner such as It's A 10! and on their own. I found using them on their own with no other products is the best way to use them. When I added a leave-in conditioner to the mix, my hair was super-oily by the next morning, which is a rarity for me.
I tried the shampoo and conditioner a few times without using any other products and I have to say, I am quite impressed. I didn't seem to suffer from any irritation as a result of the SLS (perhaps because I wasn't using the product anywhere other than my head), and my fine hair feels moisturised and soft without feeling weighed down. I will definitely continue to use these products for as long as I don't have a reaction to the SLS.
If you are someone that has no problem with SLS and you are looking for a shampoo and conditioner that will leave your hair feeling soft and healthy, I would definitely recommend the Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Nourishing range.
* Products provided for editorial consideration. This has not influenced my review.