I'm the lowest maintenance person ever when it comes to hair. Typically I shower, dry my hair with a towel, and go to bed. Brush it out in the morning and either throw it up, pin it back with bobby pins, or leave it in it's naturally brushed out state. In this review I'll discuss both the shampoo and conditioner because I always used them in tandem.
If you're looking for an all natural or cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner, skip out on these. Just trust me. A few times I had to brush my hair right after getting out of the shower and it was TERRIBLE. This stuff leaves behind a slightly waxy film that makes it to where while the hair is still wet, it's completely unmanageable. I felt like I lost so much hair just by brushing through the tangles when I brushed my hair wet. So the next times I used it I always waited until it was completely dry before brushing, but it seemed like I still lost quite a bit of hair. While you're in the shower, it's not that great either. The scent of these is amazing but they do nothing for me. My hair didn't feel moisturized... it felt unusually dry. Also my scalp got SO DRY while I was giving these a go.
Last night, after having given up on them for about two weeks, I read reviews to see if I could possibly make these products work for me. Many people were saying your hair goes through an adjustment period because it's so used to chemicals in hair care products. People were saying that if you can stick it out long enough, in the end you'll have amazing results. I thought, "I only used them for a few weeks, maybe I didn't give my hair enough time to adjust." So I decided to give them a go again. As I type my scalp is so itchy that it's driving me bonkers. These are going in the trash as soon as I get home! I'd give them to someone else to try but don't know anyone closely enough to give them used shower products that I didn't like.
I got each of these for $8.99 a piece at Sprouts and you get 32 fl oz in each bottle!! The pump packaging is perfect. I just wish I liked the products inside as much as I like the price and the packaging. I love the fact that Alaffia is cruelty-free and has good ethics. I've been using their coconut night cream for over a year and I adore it, but these hair products were a complete fail.