Hello everyone. It has been a while since the last time I reviewed a shampoo (almost one week is a lot for me:)). And here it goes another Japanese brand called “And Organic” (it is used in some hair salons in Japan). As you can guess it is silicone free. By the way if you just started using silicone free shampoos you might want to know that it takes time for your hair to get used to this kind of shampoos so please give it at least two weeks before you decide to throw it away:P
I have been using And Organic shampoo and treatment for a week and I am really happy about it. Not just only it doesn’t contain many “bad” stuff in it (parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and fragrance, TEA, DEA, MEA, phenoxyethanol) but it also cleans and lathers very well. I used this shampoo when I was trying coconut oil for my hair and it managed to wash it away completely. You will like the smell as well if you prefer light and natural scents like lavender and citrus.
Treatment works great for colored or damaged hair like mine leaving it without any tangles. My hair felt soft and moisturized. I am sure I would keep on using this brand since I want to grow a healthy long hair again.
I was trying to find out if it can be purchased on such websites like Global Rakuten or Amazon Japan. However I couldn’t find it. But be sure to try this brand if you live in Japan!
Official website in Japanese
This is one of the samples I got in the department store last Saturday. And I’ve been trying shampoo, treatment and hair styling cream for 3 days in a row (this is almost 99% organic so it is gentle enough to be used daily I think). I wish I could have tried it a bit longer but too sad – it’s already gone. I always start with the smell if you noticed and this smells amazing, a mixture of various herbs including ginger and slight citrus scent (yay!). However it doesn’t last that long for shampoo and treatment, a bit longer for styling cream.
* leaves hair coarse;
* lathers well;
* cleans well.
* does not moisturize enough;
* leaves hair still tangled right after washing;
* thick consistency;
* not greasy;
* makes hair softer;
* gives more bounce.
Two last ones might be a bit contradicting to the cons I wrote above but that is how I felt about my hair after drying and brushing. If you have longer hair I think you might have some difficulties in brushing your hair so maybe you should use a bit of oil. After drying my hair I used styling cream and then straightened it. I couldn’t tell it was there as it didn’t leave any sticky feeling. My hair remained straight and smooth for much longer than usual.
Here you can see the results:
I love coconut smell, what about you? Especially when it comes from 100% organic virgin coconut oil.
Yesterday I received a package with products of the company which makes cosmetics just with natural coconut oil and I was so excited to sniff it, to apply it and to see the results. Also it is a chance for you (as well as for me) to get to know about benefits of coconut oil and believe me you can’t imagine how many of them there are. So from now on I’ll be reviewing some of the products of this company called “Cocowell” ( I believe company is Japanese though it is made in Philippines as coconut oil is being produced there) starting with handmade organic lip cream.
First of all it has organic certifications and it is made from six ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba wax (Brazil wax or palm wax), vitamin E (which is derived from soy beans), and natural oil essences for the smell. Waxes is for keeping the shape of balm and for moisturizing, vitamin E works as an antioxidant. This is very simple natural, and worked great for my lips while hydrating and softening them. It is said you can also use it for your skin or hair but as I got organic coconut oil, I will be using it for those purposes and I am going to review it later.
Smell is amazing, very light and sweet. Mine was coconut smell, but there are also mango, banana, pineapple scents. I am curious to try these fruity smells, so I might purchase it later.
This is an official site (in Japanese)
Purchase it on Amazon Japan
I was using this simple skin care system for around 2 weeks only at night, washing skin just with water in the morning as excessive use of cleansing products washes away natural sebum. I am pretty satisfied with it (and it is very good for me as I hate spending so much time for skincare procedures >_<). Soap doesn’t foam so much, but as for organic products you should be aware it might not lather that much and as I mentioned before, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t clean as good as not organic ones and this soap cleaned very well! But if your skin is oily you might want to use cleansing gel. My skin type is a bit dry type so this soap left my skin a bit tight. Thats why I used toner right after washing my face which left it more balanced – not too oily not too dry, very supple and soft. I don’t know if it is just a coincidence but my skin felt much brighter and clearer after the first time of using it. I also like the smell of both soap and toner which is very light and natural.
Here you can see how well toner cleaned after I lightly wiped my skin with a cotton pad:
All Tomoe Kobo products are made from Dokudami, which is used in Japanese medicine and it is 100% chemical free (isnt’t it great?). I might think of continue using it as it is simple, gentle, refreshing and organic:)