By Pamela Dasgupta
Today I am going to address a common problem that every single person with an oily scalp will relate to- choosing a suitable hair conditioner. The reason behind this is that any normal conditioner will weigh down the hair and make it look limp on the very second day of wash, and while using any oil control conditioner, it will make the ends dry and eventually lead to split ends, which I think everyone will agree, is a nightmare.
So today I’m going to review the body shop rainforest balance conditioner, which, as per the SA will address the needs of oily scalp and dry ends. So let’s see how it works…
Lightly conditions to reduce excess oil for hair that looks clean and fresh all day without weighing it down.
• Contains pracaxi oil, white nettle, seaweed and community trade aloe vera.
• No silicones, no parabens and no colourants.
• For oily hair.
How To Use:
For best results, mix it in your hands with water. Work through hair from root to tip. Use after Rainforest Balance Shampoo.
Price: Rs.795 (I got 10% discount for Loyalty card) for 250ml
The product comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a flip top cap. It is not that easy to dispense the creamy conditioner as the bottle is tough to squeeze, so first you have to shake the bottle holding it upside down and the squeeze hard to get enough amount of the product. As the bottle is not that big in size, I can rate it as travel friendly.
Texture & Fragrance:
The texture of the conditioner, as I already mentioned above, is thick and creamy. It is off-white in color and very slippery to touch.
The fragrance is of a typical rainforest, but mild. It would give you a feeling of times you have spent in a wet green forest, in between those ferns and lush green trees… But it doesn’t stays for long after you wash it, hardly 1-2 hours.
My Experience With The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner:
I have been using skincare products from the Body Shop for quite a long time but I am really not sure why I never tried its hair care range. But recently while checking different products at the showroom, this product caught my eyes. There is nothing special in the packaging, just a simple bottle of conditioner. I do not know what attracted me towards it, but whatever it is, I’m thankful to it.
The first point to mention is that it has no parabens, no silicones and no colourants, something very rare for conditioners. The SA instructed me to dilute the conditioner with a little water before application on wet hair. So I tried diluting it the very first time, but it was not very effective as the conditioner is already slippery and mixing it with water made it worst. So the next time, I applied it directly to wet hair, worked it through roots to tips and kept it for 2 minutes before washing it off. It detangles well but as I have long hair, I require a lot of product, so I do not expect this 250ml bottle to go a long way. Washing the hair was easy as it went off really fast than any other conditioner.
It does not give you an instant soft or smooth feeling, may be due to absence of Silicone, but after the hair dries completely, I should say, it gives the hair natural softness and a fresh feel. The fragrance lingers for a little time. The scalp feels squeaky clean but the ends are not dry, the strands are well moisturized.
Normally on the 2nd day of wash with any other conditioner, my hair roots starts getting oily, and the hair looks a little limp. But after using the body shop rainforest balance conditioner, the scalp was oil free and my hair looked bouncy rather than limp.
This is generally my hair washing day as half the length of my hair becomes oily and it becomes impossible to go out with such oily hair. But after using the body shop rainforest balance conditioner, I do not feel the need to wash my hair as only the scalp and root is oily not the entire hair.
So after passing 3 days, I can happily comment that this is the best conditioner for oily hair I have used till date. It does not make the hair oily or limp and also keeps the strands well nourished.
Pros Of The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner:
• It has no parabens, no silicones and no colourants.
• It does not make the hair greasy for 3 days after wash.
• The hair is naturally soft and moisturized.
• Does not dry the tips of hair.
• Fragrance is not overpowering.
Cons Of The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner:
• Dispensing the product is a big task.
• A lot of conditioner is required to cover full hair.
• The fragrance does not stay for long.
Will I Repurchase The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner?
YES! YES! YES!!!
Will I Recommend The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Conditioner?
Obviously YES! Trust me, I have used uncountable number of conditioners since 2009 and this is the best.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5 (.5 for the Packaging)
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