There aren’t many things I enjoy more than quinoa, artichokes and Green People products, so imagine my joy (and slight confusion) when I discovered that all three had come together to form a dreamy natural hair care range.
The Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo & Conditioner from Green People, who have been pioneering organic personal care products for almost 20 years now, promises to ‘reawaken your hair and reveal your best shine yet, restoring luxurious shine and vitality’.
So, how does it work I hear you ask? Well, according to the brand, intensely conditioning quinoa enhances the softness of your hair, making it more manageable and easier to style. Quinoa is truly a superhero of the protein world, boasting all 8 essential amino acids, which penetrate each hair shaft for extra body, powerful protection and improved vitality.
As for the artichoke, it contains deeply cleansing properties that promise to remove mineral deposits and combat dull and lacklustre hair (which is precisely how I would describe my own locks). Working as a protective shield to the cuticles in the hair shaft, artichoke leaf extract leaves the hair’s surface flat and smooth, leaving hair shiny, sleek and frizz-free. Not just a tasty treat, the high levels of antioxidants in artichoke also protects against damage from exposure to UV radiation in sunlight – incredible!
Admittedly, I was slightly dubious about how well the products would really work on my hair, which is thick, frizzy and can never seem to manage any shine at all. Having tried my fair share of natural shampoos in my time, I had yet to find the one. Until now, that is.
Firstly, both products smell divine. Really and truly scrumptious and slightly spicy, I couldn’t stop sniffing my hair after using them – even forcing my head under the nose of a friend on one occasion. Secondly, I couldn’t believe the effect it had on my hair even after just one wash.
My hair is usually frustratingly hard to manage, but as I don’t like to apply too much heat or any nasty chemicals to it I usually give up and leave the house looking like some kind of wild cave-woman. After my first use of the Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner, my hair really did feel noticeably smoother and dried almost completely straight with barely any frizz (which never happens) – I couldn’t believe it. At my desk the next day, I turned to my colleague beaming “can you believe I haven’t straightened my hair at all?!” and found myself swishing it around ridiculously like I was in a television advert.
I also found that the products made my hair seem much brighter and less heavy, which could be down to the artichoke leaf extract. Unlike some natural and organic shampoo’s I have tried, this one does pleasantly foam up slightly allowing for a really easy application (and it’s down to yucca extract rather than SLS or other harsh foaming agents). Overall, I was really pleased with how they worked – and with no nasty ingredients my scalp and hair feel extremely happy too.
The Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo & Conditioner are priced at £14.95 each, and for 200ml of pure silky, shiny goodness that stretches a long way, I think it is completely worth it – I’ve even ordered more bottles already!
Have you tried Green People’s Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner?
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