Last year in November I reviewed the contents of a UK monthly subscription box service otherwise known as the Glowwbox. I had never been a fan of subscription services but knew that this was a KeraCare special edition box, so I was more than willing to give it a try. For those of you who don’t know I have a serious love for the KeraCare Natural Textures range and Butter cream moisturiser specifically, so I’m always open to try their products.
Fast forward four months and there are two products that I have not only repurchased but I’ve been using religiously almost every wash day! The KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo [UK, US] & KeraCare Humecto Creme Conditioner [UK, US].
Let’s start with the shampoo, the first time I used this I remember hoping my hair liked it because the smell upon opening the bottle alone was simply heavenly, I applied the shampoo as I always do to my scalp and began to rub it in with my finger pads. Whilst I wasn’t blown away at this point I did have a feeling it was a keeper, although my roots were saturated in shampoo there was an unexpected amount of slip and softness at my roots. The true test came when I rinsed the shampoo out of my hair, and waited a few minutes before applying the conditioner to observe how my hair felt. The results were amazing, no dryness or tangles, my scalp was clean, and to my surprise my strands felt exceptionally moisturised.
Besides how great my hair feels after using the shampoo, it’s worth noting it is a ph balanced sulfate-free shampoo [stated as having a ph of 6 on the bottle], it also contains some hydrolysed wheat protein for anyone looking for a shampoo which moisturises and also lightly strengthens the hair.
KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo [Sulfate-Free] Ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Amino Methyl Propanol, Disodium Cocoamidopropionate, Lauramide DEA, Sodium Trideceth 7 Carboxylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Glycol Stearate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polyquaternium 10, Polyquaternium 7, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Methychloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake
My love for the Humecto Creme Conditioner is just as strong, just like the shampoo it smells great and is highly moisturising. It melts onto the strands of my hair each and every time and the softness even before I throw on my Hair Therapy Wrap [UK, US] is evident. I’ve tried this conditioner with and without heat and whilst it works so much better when aided with heat, it’s still a keeper when used without.
KeraCare Humecto Creme Conditioner Ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Dimethicone PEG-8 Lsostearate, Quaternium-80, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Glutaral.
I’ve had a hard time keeping you up to date on new products because when I love something I can’t help but use it over and over again! Going forward I’ve restricted myself to using these products just once a month to give way for other products! Nevertheless these two products are staples and I know I can always fall back on them.
How do you feel about KeraCare products? Do you have any favourites?