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
I couldn’t wait trying coconut oil for my hair. What is different from other oils such as olive oil ? It has an ability to be absorbed quite quickly into your skin and hair while repairing it from deep inside from the damage not just “sitting” on your hair and leaving it greasy. It contains a lot of lauric acid, a fatty acid, which is antibacterial and antifungal. Coconut oil helps to prevent dandruff, protects from sun and environmental damage, allowing hair grow more fully and faster.
That is how I used it:
Firstly I massaged it into my scalp (you can skip it) and then applied it to the ends and all over my hair. Put a towel on my head and went to sleep. In the morning washed my hair and ta-dah! No tangles even just after shampoo, my hair was so shiny and hydrated. So soft like my 3 years old son’s hair. I believe this is going to become my routine before washing hair. I just wish everyone could read this post and give it a try!
If you have any experience with coconut oil, please share it in the comments.
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
Citrus smell is my weakness. And when it comes to silicone-free shampoo which smells like sweet orange and lemongrass, I can’t stop being excited. Especially when the scent is so strong that it feels like someone’s peeling a lemon in front of you. And it all comes from organic essential oils!
Besides it left my hair soooo glossy and smooth to touch. Shampoo doesn’t really have thick consistency but you will need just a small amount to rinse your hair as it lathers so much. Please try to use both shampoo and conditioner for a full effect.
I am putting this into my wishlist!
There is also Rose scent shampoo in this series. But when it came to the smell of this shampoo, I was disappointed, not because I don’t like rose smell much. It smelled a bit strangely, not exactly how I expected (like vinegar and rose?). And in comparison with the shampoo and conditioner above, it didn’t leave my hair that silky though I can’t say it dried out my hair either.
La Fleur Lavender shampoo. It has very strong herbal smell. Shampoo foams a lot (easy to rinse hair) and it is pretty similar to Citrus shampoo and conditioner as it leaves my hair super moisturized.
I am not sure how much organic this brand is, but it doesn’t contain silicone, parabens, artificial color and fragrance. Detergent is mild so you can use it for your children.
Where to purchase: Global Rakuten (there are also trial sets, it says it can be shipped to the United States)
Official website (in Japanese)
P.S.To tell the truth, it is getting harder for me to describe a good shampoo or conditioner. All I can say it makes hair glossy, silky, adds volume, bounce, moisture, rinses well. What else do yu need to fall in love with a shampoo or a conditioner? Please share in the comments below:)
Have a good weekend!
Clear off Milk
* Make up and dirt remover ;
* Keeps your skin soft, moisture, removes dead skin cells and oily part of your skin;
* Can be used for day and night.
How it works: milky texture turns to oil when it reacts with dirt on your skin. Because of that it can wash away all make up (even if you use a lot), which other organic products couldn’t do before.
How to use: put 3 pushes of it on your palm and rub it into your face. If you want to remove all your make up, please massage it in until milky consistency turns to oil.
First of all, I really want to say a huge thanks to my hubby for helping me to translate all this information since it can be found only in Japanese.
So, what is true about this Clear off Milk is that it really turns into oil after you massage it in your face and it doesn’t have strong smell, you can just feel a slight scent of herbs (smell comes from essential oils). At first, I was kind of worried that the oily texture on my face couldn’t be washed away completely and it actually felt pretty oily even after drying with a towel. But after some minutes, that oily feeling disappeared as it was somehow absorbed to my skin, leaving it smooth and soft. And the main thing (the mission of this product) is that it removed my make up completely, even though I tried to apply a lot before using this milk.
This was my first organic make up remover so I would definetely consider buying a full size product knowing it is gentle for your skin. This is where you can purchase Chant a Charm: Global Rakuten
Enjoy your Sunday!