When Marta finally launched Hair Vitality Shampoo ($35 in the shop), I was super excited, but also a bit skeptical. I have tried non-foaming shampoos in the past, and while I know that the stuff that makes shampoos foam tends to be harsh and damaging for our hair (and skin), I never had any luck with the more gentle non-foamers.
For starters, I always needed a ton of shampoo to actually get it through all of my hair. And my hair usually ended up feeling dry and majorly tangled. I then needed globs and globs of conditioner to work through the crunchy nest. But I trust Marta. She, like no one else, understands our most difficult beauty struggles. (That and the fact that I am in love with her conditioner, and if I bought the duo I would get 15% off.) So I took a leap of faith, and went for it.
First off, wow. This shampoo is unlike any other non-foaming shampoo you’ve ever tried. It might not foam, but it has “slip” – meaning you can actually move it around in your hair without using massive amounts. It easily spreads through my tangled curls, almost like a conditioner. And it does in fact detangle!
The shampoo itself is light and pretty thin, but packs a powerful punch. Your hair ends up feeling perfectly clean, not squeaky clean and stripped. And Marta is right when she says that when you use the shampoo you need much less conditioner. That was my one and only complaint with the conditioner; it seemed like I needed to use a lot. But when used with the shampoo, I really only need very little. Since I’ve been using this duo, I actually haven’t used any other styling products in my hair. Although sometimes I will use a tiny dab of the conditioner as a leave-in. It works great to smooth out any flyaways.
I really have to hand it to Marta for creating a remarkable set of hair products. Finally, the search for the perfect (and nontoxic) shampoo and conditioner is over! Trust me.
Ingredients: Reverse Osmosis Water, Decyl Polyglucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Polyquaternium-10, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Citric Acid, Aspen Bark Extract, Dl-Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Ferulic Acid, Caffeine, Beta Sitosterol, Rosemary Antioxidant, Vitamin E, Essential Oils Of Lemongrass, Carrot Seed, Thyme Ct. Linalool And Ravensara