Hope all of you are doing fine! I am here to share my latest hair care product with you all from the brand, Briogeo. Well, after Living Proof & Phyto Paris, the one brand that keeps coming back in my kit is Briogeo. I like this brand for being nearly 95% natural apart from being formulated without parabens and sulfates. And, I can tell you the difference really well as it does make a difference to switch to sans parabens, phthalates & sulfates free hair care regimen as it improves our hair texture and scalp over a period of time. Not to forget, using green tea in a shampoo is certainly a new experience for me and I am quite enjoying it along with other naturally derived gentle cleansing agents. So, let’s read more about Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Shampoo!
What it is:
A sulfate-free, antioxidant-rich shampoo.
What it is formulated to do:
This soothing shampoo cleanses the hair without the drying or color-dulling effects of many sulfate shampoos. Comprised of 96 percent naturally-derived ingredients, it is fortified with powerful green tea antioxidants that help protect the hair from aging caused by environmental UV and free-radical damage.
Coconut-derived Cleansers: Gently yet effectively cleanse the hair without stripping color or creating dryness.
-Green Tea: Combats hair aging and protects against UV and free-radical damage.
-Bamboo Extract: Enhances shine.
-Vitamin B5 and E: Nourish and strengthen hair.
$19 for 8.5 Oz, excludes shipping and taxes
My Experience with Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Shampoo:
The shampoo comes in a semi-opaque plastic bottle packaging with a flip top cap opening, nothing fancy though. I like its subtle, citrusy but sweet smell which lingers on for several minutes post wash. Over all, I find it quite user friendly & travel friendly. The shampoo seems very runny pale liquid cleanser which might be tricky for people who are habitual of pouring it in hands first and then rubbing onto the scalp while it is fine with me. As I always mention in my hair care product reviews, I always dilute my shampoo with water in a small mug and then use it on scalp & hair. Hence, I find no issues with its watery consistency.
Moreover, this shampoo is also one of those kind that often produce less lather as compared to other foamy cleansers, so it is a plus point to make enough lather with water and then massage on scalp as per instructions. I just need a cap full of shampoo every time to make enough foamy lather in half a cup of water to form decent rich lather covering my thick and lengthy hair very well. To my surprise, it easily rinses off the scalp with no oil or residue behind; just squeaky clean scalp and hair. But, at times, I need a second wash especially on my oil treated hair. Yes gals, initially I did find it really gentle on my hairs as I frequently needed second wash with this cleanser, but after few weeks of usage I see that one wash is sufficient to give me well cleansed, bouncy shiny hair all at once.
However, I did find my hair quite healthy, shiny initially as well, but just that my oily scalp needed much stronger cleanser to get rid of that sticky oily feel. It is impressive to see that with each wash, my hair felt wavy and bouncy and pretty healthy, though I missed that silky effect I used to get with my Garnier shampoo. But, considering ill effects of sulfates etc, I feel I can live with it. The thing is we need to be patient to see visible benefits of this green tea shampoo on our scalp and hair. Let me tell you that I feel more light-headed and relaxed post shampooing my hair with this which is new experience and never felt before, probably the green tea and other soothing agents do their magic well.
I haven’t seen any visible effects of the shampoo in combating tangles, but I am sure with continuous usage I might notice considerable change as I can see it made my hair manageable and soft. It is really gentle to be used every alternate day considering the summers around while I feel that it will work well on our hair in winters too as it does not rip the moisture or natural oil off our scalp & hair. It is also suitable for color treated hair as my hubby uses it all the time and he did not notice any change in color or texture of his henna treated hair. I just find it a little tricky for oiled hair, hence beauties with oily scalp & hair might find it tricky; else, it is worth trying for every hair type, specially for normal-dry hair types.
But, if you expect extra volume from this shampoo, then please skip it as it provides decent volume and body to hair which does stay for few hours, but it is not as effective as the products from other brands. Personally, I am certainly getting it again as I like its gentle, soothing, anti-oxidant rich formula that cleanses my hair & scalp very well, apart from keeping them healthy, shiny and lightweight.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Shampoo:
• An antioxidant enriched, gentle hair cleanser formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates
• It is very gentle and kind on our sensitive scalp and hair
• A cap full of cleanser produces sufficient lather to cleanse my medium length hair pretty well
• Gives a squeaky clean scalp and healthy shine with just one wash
• I see that my hair feel quite fluffy and slightly bouncy post wash while I feel so relaxed and light-headed after every wash
• It does not leave any residue or buildup on my hair
• I can see that my hair strands feel much stronger than before
• It has made my hair a bit more manageable
• I find it decently priced for the quantity required every time to wash hair
Cons of Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Shampoo:
• It has a quite runny consistency which might be a turn off for some
• It does not form lather very easily as compared to other shampoos
• Initially, I did feel a need of second wash though not after weeks of using it
• We need to be patient to see visible benefits of all the antioxidants and nature derived ingredients
• It does not provide any significant body or volume to flat, limp hair
• It only makes our hair manageable and soft won’t do enough to treat tangles or frizzy hair.
Well, over all I now believe that one product alone cannot help us combat multiple issues, be it our skin care regimen or hair care. Like we need a separate regimen for day and night and multiple skin related issues, similarly we need different hair care products to combat multiple hair issues. You know what I mean? Hence, this shampoo is really good for maintaining a healthy hair care regime at least to give your hair a boost of nourishing antioxidants & ingredients, provided we use it in conjunction with other hair care produts if we have multiple concerns.
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