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Eco Essentials!! Who hasn’t heard of Eco essentials? Before I started using Eco essentials about 2 months ago, I had been seeing it everywhere on the social networks as it was being used by a lot of fellow South African naturalistas. Well, now I’ve been using the product range for a while now, so I think I can give a fair review on all Eco essentials hair products. (It’s a South African natural hair care range but it’s available for shipping worldwide.)
When I started using the range, the Deep Treatment hadn’t arrived yet so I won’t be including it in this review. I can’t wait to try it out though.
By the way, if you’ve been eyeing the range and are set on what you want, hop on over to the Eco Essentials website to shop and be sure to use my 10% discount code: TOOANDALEE, that amount sure does add up, especially the bigger your cart. P.S. Eco Essentials is only available to shop online at the moment.
This line is hypoallergenic and sulphate free. Some of the oils in the shampoo are argan, arnica, and rosemary oils. The shampoo is supposed to cleanse, revitalize, and soften hair without stripping it. Well, as a natural the first pro is the sulphate free property. I don’t shampoo every wash day but when I do, I need all the build up to be removed but at the same time I don’t want something that makes my hair feel matted and dry afterwards. So far, I’ve not had a bad experience with the shampoo. Many promise to be moisturizing and I can honestly say my hair has felt really clean after use and has not felt stripped at the same time. I then follow up with the revitalizing conditioner.
Before I even talk about this one. I LOooOVE IT! I not only use it as a conditioner but I use it as a detangler when my wash day begins. The bottle is huge and I’m pretty much done with it now. As you know from my previous posts describing how I do my hair, I spritz my hair with water to make it damp as a start, I then require a conditioner that has slip, add it to the hair generously, and then finger detangle my hair followed by a denman paddle brush. I have enjoyed this conditioner for this purpose. Makes hair feel so soft & manageable as I detangle. The conditioner is also sulphate free. It’s powered with aloe vera juice, soybean, argan and macadamia oil. The former are great for moisturizing and the latter for strengthening hair. You may have realized from my Instagram and in this post that I’ve recently colored my hair. This conditioner is perfect for that as a strengthening conditioner that protects and repairs – what’s needed after color treatment.
Hair Growth Oil
This oil is in my top 3. Top 3 being the conditioner, the hair growth oil, and the detangling mist which I will talk about just now. I use the hair growth oil on damp hair after a warm wash as the cuticles are still open. It’s an intensive oil serum packed with essential oils for your hair’s health, strength, and appearance. A little goes a long way so this one is really a great buy. It contains among others: Sunflower Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Orange Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, and Ginger Root. I don’t use it on my scalp because my scalp prefers to be oil free 😀 and so I use it on my hair. As you can see, these are all great “feeder” oils that penetrate the hair shaft, so I’d recommend this oil combo. Especially if you’re not about that life of individually buying oils and creating your own mixture :D.
Daily Repair & Nourishing Hair Butter
I’ll be honest, I haven’t so much figured this one out yet. I see fellow naturalistas who love it. I think the reason is that my hair is kinda prone to build up and even though it melts easy, it’s still quite thick. Not sure what I’m doing wrong here, or maybe it’s just not for me. Dunno. What’s important though is that it’s petroleum and mineral oil free made with shea butter and grapeseed oil. It should be a great sealant especially for those with higher hair porosity. I’m not giving up on it though.
The Detangling Hair Mist
Eco essentials did really good with this one. I found it great for refreshing hair prior to styling, in between styles while giving it the moisture and manageability needed for manipualtion. I recently did a 30 DAY ‘Style A Day’ challenge where I created a unique hairstyle with my hair each day – this detangling mist came in HANDY! It’s light, it’s quick, and doesn’t leave build up. ANOTHER HUGE BENEFIT is for those who love to have their hair stretched (heatless) in between wash days like myself. A couple of spritz to a section and it will not cause major shrinkage. My shrinkage is pretty tight and I find more breakage when I keep my hair in this state – that’s my reason for stretching hair. Besides, having it stretched allows me to enjoy my length 🙂 Anyway, with the detangling mist I was able to maintain most of my stretched length in between wash days – I was also making sure to put my hair in 3/4 braids each night before bed. Def recommend.
And that folks, is 80% of what you’ll find on ecoessentials.co.za. Again, I can’t wait to try out the deep treatment! Super affordable local natural hair care? ISSA YES.
Do let me know in the comments how you’ve liked the range if you’ve been using it 🙂