After the incredible heat wave we faced in Norway this spring, my ridiculously long hair had taken a beating. One of the tough things with long hair is to keep it long, the trimming actually happens pretty infrequently: cue dry ends.
It was a recipe for something super nourishing and hydrating – not just on the conditioner front, but also on the shampoo. I sought on Intelligent Nutrient’s PureLuxe Replenishing line to help with the situation. And help, it did.
The shampoo is particularly good for dry and damaged hair (and while I don’t colour my hair, the length, sun exposure and lack of trimming showed some damage). PureLuxe Replenishing Shampoo is free of harsh chemical, sulfate-free (obviously) and aloe based. It’s very hydrating, but also light – a perfect combo.
Because of it’s ingredients, it actually protects the natural oils in the hair, while still cleansing it (so it’s clean, but not dry). The scent is beautiful made with essential oils of of bergamot, geranium, lavender and orange.
The shampoo includes Pracaxi Seed Oil, a botanical alternative to polymers (the plastic in products that makes things thicker). It provides protection of the dry and brittle hair as well as keeps it shiny and contains high amounts of essential fatty acids that help strengthen and condition the hair.
If you’re a bleacher, this shampoo is perfect for you (think balayage or bleached hair and fine brittle end).
The Baobab-based PureLuxe Replenishing Conditioner is full of hydration, using butters rich in fatty acids, phytonutrients, polyphenols, vitamins B1, B2 and B3 and additional antioxidants help give protection. The Baobab is a rebuilding plant protein, and a botanical alternative to dimethicone (the ingredient that adds the shine). Baobab’s proteins support hair that is prone to breakage and increases its moisture (aka, natural shine).
Additionally the Shea, Cupuacu and Murumuru help with hydration and keeping things looking silky smooth – naturally.
I left the conditioner on for 5 – 10 minutes for a deep conditioning treatment a couple times a week and that has been a wonderful treatment that is easy (and doesn’t require the purchase of another “special conditioner” for the puropose).
TIP: If you have super dry hair, you can always skip the shampoo and cleanse with the conditioner alone (yup, use the conditioner as your shampoo instead), but I would only recommend this is extreme cases where the hair is terribly damaged.
Loving these products from IN – and can recommend you get your hands on them for protecting your locks this summer against the sun, sand, salt and of course, bleach.