Monday, 28 May 2018

Review: Natural World Chia Seed Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Natural World is an award winning hair care brand you may recognise if you're a regular shopper at Tesco. 

Created in the heart of Soho, London, their products are cruelty-free and vegan friendly. Each range contains a blend of 95% natural derived ingredients which include superfoods from across the world, to help address hair concerns from frizz to dryness. They've also left out the nasties such as Parabens, Dyes, Phosphates, Silicones, Gluten and Mineral Oil. However, the shampoos do contain SLS & SLES which for me is no longer an issue as my daughter has now grown out of her spell of eczema.

A recent packaging overhaul has resulted in a colourful set of bottles that would bring a cheerful display to any bathroom shelf. Each Shampoo and Conditioner costs around £6 which may sound a lot considering they are sold in the supermarket, these do come in a 1ltr size (also 500ml) which I think is a pretty good deal, and also gives enough supply for all the family. As well as the Shampoo and Conditioner, there is also hair treatments within each range too.

The Superfoods

There are five ranges in total. Each containing a specific superfood to target hair problems.

  • Argan Oil of Morocco - for all hair types. To help repair and restore softness and bring back shine.
  • Coconut Oil - For dry and dull hair. To nourish and transform dehydrated hair.
  • Brazilian Keratin - For unruly frizzy hair. This range is not vegan friendly. One assumes this is due to Keratin also found in wool and feathers. 
  • Chia Seed Oil of Mexico - For fine limp hair. To add volume and shine.
  • Rose Oil & Ylang Ylang - For all hair types. A micellar shampoo to help clear build of oils and impurities.

I was sent a bottle of Shampoo and Conditioner from the Chia Seed Range*. I've only heard of chia seed in skincare, never in a hair product. Apparently, Chia seed and our hair both have the same thing in common - protein. Protein is known to give your hair strength, elasticity and thicken hair. This range really excited me because with my fine limp hair, I need all the volume I can get. Just like my skin, my hair is also combination, suffering with oily roots and frizzy ends.

Both the shampoo and the conditioner contain a blend of 4 essential oils - Rosemary, Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang & Orange to help boost volume and bring shine to the hair. 

The shampoo was my favourite out of the two as my oily scalp felt very clean and airy without feeling dry, something I experienced right from the very first wash. A lot of these voluminous types  can leave my hair quite tangled because of the added volume and bulk. Apart from that tangled feeling I can sometimes get, I also notice the lack of hair loss falling down the plug hole (gross!). This didn't leave my hair quite as tangled as the others I've tried, however, I couldn't help but feel if your hair is a little on the dry side, you may find this a little too much. I noticed my frizzy ends seemed to need a bit more attention than normal as the conditioner didn't provide enough moisture to calm them down. The whole review ended with a topsy-turvy result. One part of the hair loved it, the other not so much.

In future, I'll definitely stick with the shampoo because I love anything that gives my roots that extra voluminous and airy feel, but when it comes to the conditioner I'll perhaps try the Brazilian Keratin instead to try and tackle the frizz. Just like my skin, my hair products has to involve a mixture of formulas to tackle different needs and purposes, something us combi folk know only all too well, don't we?

Ingredients of the Shampoo - Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Glycol Distearate, Panthenol, Parfum/Fragrance, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Amodimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Steareth-4, Sodium Carbonate, Polyquaternium-7, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-7, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Tocopherol, Acetic Acid, Benzyl Salicylate.

Ingredients of the Conditioner - Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Acetic Acid, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate.

  Have you tried any products from the Natural World range? What do you think?

Toni. xoxo

(*) Products were sent to me for review. Please see disclaimer.


1 comment

  1. I will look out for this product l.. I love the clear and simple nature of the product.

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