PitRok Sea Minerals Shampoo and Conditioner
March 8, 2010
A nourishing shampoo and conditioner with dead sea salt and organic seaweed for all hair and skin types,
“Seaweed extract – moisturises and nourishes. Rich in minerals to add texture and shine to hair. Dead Sea Salt – improves hair condition. After using PitRok Sea Mineral Shampoo, smooth conditioner through hair and leave for a few minutes before washing out. If your hair is dry or damaged apply a little conditioner to the ends before drying”
- Contains dead sea salt and seaweed extract
- No SLS/SLES, propylene glycol, parabens, silicone or synthetic fragrance
- Not tested on animals by or on behalf of Severn Delta Limited
- Contains no animal derived ingredients
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
I’ve not had much luck finding a natural shampoo that works well. They’re based on natural oils rather than propylene glycol and are free from artificial foamers – as a result, most do not lather well and have a heavy texture. This makes it harder to work into your hair, therefore harder to reach greasy patches and remove dirt which leaves your hair feeling unclean – especially after a few weeks of using it. So I was pleasantly suprised when I tried this one. It had a light, gel like texture that was really easy to work into my hair. It foamed up beautifully with water and left my hair feeling cleansed rather than stripped.
Like the shampoo, the conditioner had a very light texture. It was a little too light for my curls and I felt the conditioner needed a little more weight to tame my locks. I left it in for around 5 minutes which made my hair feel a bit more moisturised. Having said that, it’s the only small niggle I have about this product.
As with the shampoo, the conditioner washed out very easily leaving no traces of product buildup even after using it for 4 weeks! So this would be a fantastic product if you have greasy hair prone to product build up.
Even though both of these products are fragrance free my hair still smelt clean a couple of days after I’d washed it – something I was not expecting when using a fragrance free product. So I’ve come to the conclusion that most shampoos don’t make your hair smell clean, we just think it smells clean because it’s perfumed.
The great thing about fragrance free products is you can customise them – a certain smell or for the properties of the essential oils themselves. These shampoos and conditioners didn’t have that ‘base’ smell that many fragrance free products have, which can taint what you add to it. Put a few drops of essential oil into the bottle (if doing this, bear in mind essential oil dilution), gave it a good shake and it’s ready to use.
Overall a great product that’s perfect for greasy hair or those looking for a light, bubbly shampoo. My hair was left soft, shiny and chemical free!
- Pros: No greasiness, lathers beautifully
- Cons: Conditioner a little light for my curly hair
Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Fucus Vesiculosus*, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Maris Sal, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, Coco-glucoside, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)* Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*. Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citus Tangerina (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus*, Maris Sal, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.*Certified organic ingredients
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