Saturday, 11 September 2010

The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo for Oily hair

A couple of months ago The Body Shop replaced their existing shampoo range with a new range. The new rainforest shampoo range consisted on no silicones, no sulphates, no colorants and no parabens. It also meets biodegradable standards and minimises the use of non-sustainable packaging resources. So for the planet this product is clearly quite good or at least better than most shampoos as well as also being more natural than many shampoos. But how does the actual shampoo and conditioner work?

I sadly have lifeless hair that is quite oily meaning I use the balance shampoo and conditioner designed for oily hair which contains pracaxi oil, white nettle, seaweed and community trade aloe vera. Both the shampoo and conditioner have quite a nice smell which isn’t over powering and come in a sturdy squeezable bottle however the squeezable bottle isn’t that easy to squeeze especially with wet hands.

The shampoo was great the first few washes, it cleaned my hair well and surprisingly even lathered quite well however after a few washes my hair became extremely knotty and hard to brush even when I used conditioner.

I think this shampoo works quite well but I wouldn’t use it as a daily shampoo instead I would use it every few washes otherwise hair becomes quite dry and unmanageable.

What shampoo would you recommend for oily hair? I’m still yet to find the perfect one.

Sabrina X

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  1. i often find that with shampoos specifically for oily hair. great post though i think this shampoo would definitely benefit me :)

  2. I agree. But i found it was impossible to lather, you either had to use like loads or I dont know, like ratio to ammount of product and wetness of hair was so hard to get right. I found using the drying one made my dry hair even dryer, which I thought it would of made it softer. It tangled my hair which i've never had before. I was really disaapointed as I love the body shop, but they do other shampoo's and these are really loved, and fantastic but I just dont like the rainforests ones

  3. All the reviews I've heard about this range have said it's great for the first few washes then it's difficult to brush. I don't think I'll be getting this as my hair is already difficult to brush!


  4. Was hoping this would be good! I am still on the look out for the elusive great shampoo and conditioner for oily hair!