2011 was a good year for me, I worked steadily and had a good paying job. I could afford fancy things like spending £55 on my shampoo/conditioner every few months. That is of course, until I lost my job in November and got very sick the month before (it’s that I’m still trying to get over). Since then I’ve worked about 3 months in the entirety of 2012 and it’s been a bad year professionally. Work has been slim on the ground and for the most part I’ve been too ill to work (not to mention when all you can do is sit in bed all day you gain weight because you can’t burn calories. I am not happy about that either!). So everything has had to change!
Enter my saviour! Make no mistake, I researched for WEEKS on what the best organic shampoo would be for my hair. It was a really hard decision, I read reviews on at least half a dozen websites for each product before I settled on Lovea Bio. It’s the most popular organic/anti-animal testing/eco-certified in France and a 200mL bottle of shampoo sets you back £4.99 and a 150mL bottle of conditioner sets you back £5.49. I’ve used it for three weeks now and I’m incredibly satisfied.
I picked the argan oil because everyone keeps raving about argan oil but it either costs a fortune or is loaded with silicones (and silicone messes with my natural curls!). Now make no mistakes, the first or second ingredient isn’t argan oil, it’s the 5th or 7th but did you know that rahua oil, the ingredient so lauded in Rahua shampoo is the 10th or 12th ingredient?? I also picked argan oil because it’s for colour treated hair and I certainly dye my hair often (I can’t stop dying my own hair trying to find a colour I can settle with now that I’ve had to give up getting it dyed professionally because it’s too expensive!). I can say my hair feels softer and I think changing from Rahua after a couple years usage was a good thing (not just because of the money I am saving) but because my hair needed something different.
(One thing I love about MyPure [where I bought these products [free shipping!] is the FULL INGREDIENTS listings, no hiding here!])
Eco-Cert, the European Organic Regulator, have assessed all the ingredients used in this product and certified that they are safe and gentle enough to be used in certified organic products. Eco-Cert say that whilst most sulfates are still not permitted in certified organic products, the exception is Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) which is not irritating & very gentle on the skin. Eco-cert’s decision to permit ALS was based on the latest research into the irritancy of cosmetic ingredients.
AQUA (WATER), MENTHA PIPERITA WATER* (MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF WATER), AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE (Eco-Cert approved), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCERIN, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*, COCO GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, TOCOPHEROL,
POLYEPSILON-LYSINE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BENZOIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.
*Ingredients from organic farming
99,4% of total ingredients are natural
11,2% of total ingredients are from organic farming
Of course who knows what “natural” is but I’m enjoying this shampoo and it’s within my price point. The sizes are perfect and they are really working.
I purchased mine from http://mypure.co.uk but I am sure there are other e-tailers out there