Organic September Day 14: John Masters Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo
John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo Organic Credentials
Whilst not certified organic, John Masters Organics products do contain certified organic ingredients. John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo contains ten certified organic ingredients.
This is my go-to shampoo for times when my hair is dry, damaged or potentially going to be damaged. It’s great for holidays, to help repair and protect hair against the sun’s rays, the sea and sand.
John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo lathers well for a natural/organic shampoo, and it has a beautiful citrus floral fragrance from the hibiscus, bergamot and grapefruit essential oils, sweetened naturally by honey.
At £26 for 177ml (or £55 for 473ml) it’s certainly not the cheapest hair care out there however my 177ml seems to have lasted for ages, and I have really long hair. You don’t need all that much product to wash your hair, and I even wash mine twice sometimes (particularly after hot yoga or swimming!) My hair, and me, are definitely fans of this product!
I’m sorry, but the price of this shampoo is unacceptable to me. I know natural and organic products are often a little bit more expensive than regular ones, but the John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo is not worth its £26.
You can use it as a daily shampoo or even just as a once-weekly change to another daily shampoo if your hair is in need of some extra attention. But either way, the reconstructing and strengthening benefits this shampoo has, I can easily find in other – cheaper – shampoos. I can’t help but compare this shampoo to the Yves Rocher Nutri-Repair Treatment shampoo that I just bought and I won’t be swapping it for the John Masters shampoo any time soon.
Something else that I didn’t like about this shampoo is that it doesn’t foam out that much. I’ve used “low shampoos” before and I can do without the foam, but with this shampoo it just felt as though I wasn’t using enough product, yet using more seemed a bit too lavish.
As for the results, I didn’t really notice any changes for my hair. But if you have very dry or damaged hair, you will surely benefit from the linoleic and hyaluronic acids in combination with soy, rice and oat proteins, which will help renew and reconstruct your hair. And the shampoo does have a lovely scent which is great for people who, like me, want to keep that fresh smell in their hair all day long!
We recently received a sample of the John Masters Blood Orange & Vanilla Candle, and it has been constantly burning in our office. It’s no doubt that it’s a favourite between myself, Eline and Rebecca. It smells absolutely delicious, with a long lasting fragrance that can be smelt from afar.
This meant that I had extremely high expectations when trying the Honey & Hibiscus Shampoo. The packaging is sleek and minimal which I love, and any product that includes honey instantly becomes a favourite of mine. I was quite surprised to find that this particular shampoo smelt more refreshing than sweet, most likely due to the bergamot and grapefruit oil, which disappointed me as I was expecting this product to smell as delightful as their candle.
Whilst lathering into my hair I noticed that the John Masters Shampoo didn’t seem to foam up as much as other products, which concerned me a little as I wasn’t sure if it was doing its magic. I had to use a second lot of shampoo because I didn’t feel as if my hair was being washed at all. I also have very thick, dark and long hair.
I would also like to point out that I don’t usually get dry and damaged hair and products that imply to fix this usually use a lot of nourishing ingredients, which can make your hair greasier, quicker due to the extra moisture that you may not need. However, the next morning my hair was silky, soft and smooth. I would definitely use this product again, but as Rebecca mentioned they are a little bit pricey and may not be worth it if you just want a standard shampoo from the drugstore or supermarket.