My hairdresser, the talented and handsome Greg Ruggeri, has decided to grow my hair. I suppose that I had some say in the matter but mane confidence has never been one of my strong points. Now I’ve found that here’s nothing like wavy, past-shoulder length color treated hair to make shampoo and conditioner a priority. I don’t want chemicals, but I do want results (as a mentioned in a recent post on Revita, a bad shampoo can leave me looking like Janis Joplin no matter how much I try to channel my inner Jennifer Aniston). So I am happy to have found the Seaweed Bath Co  and while its Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo ($16.89 for 12fl oz) is not the Holy Grail it deserves to be recommended for a number of reasons

First, it cleans hair without being too drying nor too heavy. My version (which was a free sample) has a nice orangy smell and it works up a decent lather. It is suitable for color treated hair and it certainly is being kind to mine. The natural ingredients in Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo include several that are helpful for maintaining hair health.

Bladderwrack, the Seaweed Bath Co’s signature ingredient, is a seaweed that has a high amount of vitamin C and something called alginic acid, which is insoluble in water and swells by absorbing water up to 100 times its weight. This prevention of water loss is thought to be behind bladderwrack’s ability to prevent skin irritation. This shampoo also has fatty acid rich argan oil, anti-inflammatory aloe and vitamin B5.

I haven’t yet tried the Seaweed Bath Co’s conditioner (I have been sticking with Shielo’s for the time being). However, the Seaweed Bath Co looks worth getting to know, especially if you suffer from dry, flaking and scaling skin.  The founder, Adam Grossman, is a long-time psoriasis sufferer, who created his seaweed-based skin and hair products to take control of his own irritated skin without the use of prescribed medications or harsh chemicals.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), decyl glucoside, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil with Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack seaweed) extract, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, vegetable glycerin, Argania spinosa (argan) oil, dl-Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), Aloe barbadensis (aloe), Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), potassium sorbate, silver dihydrogen citrate, citric acid, Citrus sinensis (orange) essential oil, Zingiber officinalis (ginger) essential oil.