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Too dull, too dry, too frizzy - a visit to get my hair cut always yields a truthful observation from my hair stylist.  Imagine my surprise when at my most recent visit her first words to me were ‘your hair looks good, what have you been doing different’? Actually, there was a small change. I had started using Shielo Hydrate Shampoo ($22) and Hydrate Vibrancy Conditioner ($18) three days prior.

With the first use I found that a little goes a long way.  Dispensing an amount only the size of a dime for my short locks (about 2 ½ inches on top), I quickly generated a head full of lather that easily rinsed out. I found the light, somewhat tropical aroma quite pleasant, doesn’t linger and is very gender friendly.

The conditioner has a very light consistency and I didn’t expect it to actually do much, but it performed quite well. I applied it in the shower after shampooing and left it on for the duration of the shower.  It rinsed out very easily and has the same fragrance as the shampoo. I normally use a conditioner every day and I like that although this one is lightweight, it conditions well and doesn’t build up.

After finishing the sample sizes I received, I can say that both products did nice things for my hair. My scalp is normal (neither oily nor dry) and has remained so while using Shielo. The dullness has been replaced with a nice bit of a shine and my hair also doesn’t feel as dry and crunchy as before. Also to like are formulas are concentrated, sulfate free and infused with botanicals, cruelty free and they use post-consumer recycled packaging.

Shielo HYDRATE Shampoo ingredients:

Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexapeptide-11, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract(1), Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cysteine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract(1), Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract(1), Arctium Majus Root (Burdock Root) Extract(1), Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride,Benzophenone-4, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctanol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Glycol Distearate, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-150 Distearate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phytantriol, Polyquaternium-59, Polyquaternium-47, Silicone Quaternium-16, Silicone Quaternium-3, Trideceth-7, Trideceth-12, Undeceth-11, Undeceth-5, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 6 (CI 15985)(2) (1)Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers, Ventura County, CA (2)Food Grade *Paraben-Free Formula

Shielo HYDRATE Conditioner ingredients:

Water, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, behentrimonium methosulfate, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclotetrasiloxane, butyrospermum parkii, hexapeptide, citrus medica limonum peel extract, hydrolyzed algae extract, malva sylvestris (mallow) flower extract, hydrolyzed corn protein, arctium majus root (burdock root) extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, citrus medica limonum (lemon) fruit extract, hydrolyzed wheat starch, equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, hydrolyzed rice protein, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, amodimethicone, hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower extract, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, hydrastis Canadensis (golden seal) extract, cereus grandiflorus (cactus) flower extract, betaine, butylene glycol, C11-15 pareth-7, C12-13 pareth-23, C12-13 pareth-3, caprylyl glycol, cetrimonium chloride, citric acid, cysteine, decetyldimonium chloride, dimethiconol, divinyldimethicone/dimethicone copolymer, guar hydroxypropltrimonium chloride, hexylene glycol, laureth-9, PEG-45M, polyquaternium-37, polysorbate 60, PPG-1 trideceth-6, PG dicaprylate/dicaprate, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, saccharum officnarum (sugar cane) extract, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, tetrasodium EDTA, trideceth-12, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance, yellow 6 (CI 15985)