Green People Clarifying Vitamin Shampoo and Conditioner is the first haircare system I have used from Green People. I was recommended them as my hair can be quite dry at the ends and prone to build up at the roots. These products have moisturising Avocado and Aloe Vera (two oils I regularly use in my homemade hair treatments) to work on the dry bits as well as nourish the scalp and detoxify all over.
The description on the Green People website says to use once a week as a deep cleanse, but I was using these product every 2-3 days and I was super impressed with how manageable they left my hair. I didn’t even have to brush my locks for them to look good (my barnet was looking so lovely that it even warranted a comment from Charlie – “how come you’ve done your hair?”) Yes my usually a bit unruly and wild hair was tamed, felt feather soft to touch and somehow just fell in to place. I wish I’d taken a photo or even shot a video but I didn’t get round to it and before I knew it all the product had gone (I will add at some point when I get round to buying some more!)
Unlike some other natural/organic shampoos I did not need to use very much product in order to achieve a rich lather that covered my hair from root to tip. This is because the formula contains ammonium lauryl sulphate, a close relative of sodium lauryl sulphate but does not have as bad a reputation for irritating the skin and eyes. Both these chemicals are in fact considered irritants at concentrations greater than 2% (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) but the longer they are in contact with the skin the more likely the irritation. This is a tricky subject to broach as very few brands manage to get the whole lather experience down to a t… with JĀSÖN 84% Aloe Vera there is much more lather the second time you shampoo in a hair wash session and with Less is More Lindengloss Shampoo although it left my hair feeling amazing the lather experience was not there. I felt no irritation from using the shampoo and Green People responded to my post with an explanation which you can read below. Thanks for that you lovely Green People!