Its like the bad for you boy you just can't tear yourself away from. Dirty rat.
Or the fast food binge you can't help to succumb to every now and again.
So the only solution is to try to find a balance. Like food I try to be lean and clean Monday to Thursday and then let loose and have a few dinners out or desserts or cake with morning coffee or whatever takes my fancy come the weekend without guilt and because where is the enjoyment when shrouded in guilt I ask?
Same with my hair. At the weekends when properly styling my hair I may pile on the silicone sprays and serums and hairsprays and texturisers and pastes and waxes and that's just in one old styling sesh. But hey guilt free right? I will revert back to some hair virtue come Monday morning.
It's like salad for my hair.
And a pretty virtuous hair salad are this pair from Grown are , who by the way have gone and got themselves a grown up new name and now go by Grown Alchemist, fancy.
Damask Rose, Black Pepper & Sage Shampoo & Damask Rose, Chamomile & Lavender Stem Conditioner.
So you know I'm down with the whole rose thing right? And anything that sounds like it belongs in a Moroccan hammam is going to be welcome n in my harem from the get go.
The shampoo smells exactly like I thought the Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil range would but didn't.
Sweet, floral, delicate, true Turkish delight, rosewater heaven. I don't get the black pepper, I don't get the sage nor the lavender or the green tea, I don't even get the bush tomato. (yes serious certified organic botany happening in the ingredient list). I just get the sweet, sweet roses. Bliss.
Now after the first impression niceties - i must declare this is the gentlest of all the natural sulfate-free hair cleansers I've used in my hair. i.e on first froth, well there is none. Nothing. The ever-gentle formula is merely just breaking the hair's surface tension. Foam fail. But, rinse and repeat and there it is; creamy, ample, gentle. No silicones mean at this stage you have that squeaky clean feeling that's crying for some conditioning.
Don't worry it's coming. The Damask Rose, Chamomile & Lavender Stem Conditioner sorts all that out and you get the silky, untangled softness you are craving without the silicone, slippy slime.
Interestingly the conditioner has more of a peppery, spicy scent then the Damask Rose, Black Pepper & Sage Shampoo. But its all good, both are rosey and aromatic and a delight.
Hair is shiny, soft and you can really feel the conditioner's moisturising ingredients in your hair after drying, not in a greasy or slimy way but you are aware of them and it probably shortens my hair washing cycle by a day. A little like the Al'chemy Avocado & Calendula Re-Moisturising Conditioner did.
But I'm cool with it, it is Monday to Thursday hair peeps, its calming, gentle, detoxifying, clean hair nourishment to ease the weekend's indulgent guilt.
Plus a fistpump for the pump bottle, another for the gorgeous apothecary style packaging, I will upcycle these bottles and reuse for handwash at one of the too many sinks in my apartment, they are that pretty
A great option for really sensitive sorts, people desperately searching a natural, organic hair washing options not laden with silicone or synthetic fragrance, sulfates or pertochemicals. Harder to find than a clean Lance Armstrong urine test let me tell you.
Did I mention it smells like the sweetest roses?
Grown Shampoo & Conditioner supplied for consideration, Moroccanroseophilia and opinions my own
Do you like a bit of hair salad to add balance?
Been to Morocco?