Reviewed by Valerie
I was delighted to be chosen by TIA to test the Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse
($14/2oz). Yarok maintains the admirable mission to make the greatest impact on hair and scalp health while having the least impact on our environment. Yarok’s formulas are comprised of certified organic ingredients that are actually all vegan.
I have fine, dirty blonde hair, which when not colored ends up getting oily at the roots by day’s end. Typically, my hair doesn’t hold its style very well. When looking for a styling aid, I hope for three things: no strong scent/lingering scent, style staying power, and no crunchy or oily hair. This mousse met all these requirements.
This is not the usual mousse we have come to know. When dispensed, it doesn’t provide a big thick, sticky ball of mousse. It’s actually a thin liquid in the bottle but when pumped yields more of a froth (similar to those foaming hand soap containers). The directions say to use a golf ball size amount on wet hair. I found that using six to seven pumps was adequate. As the name suggests, it is designed for use on the roots. I genuinely liked this product. I found that my style held for most of my 12-hour day. It is a light styling product; it doesn’t add texture to your hair, but makes it fluffier. Immediately after blow-drying, your hair is very soft with nice volume at the roots. For everyday use, it is a really nice, gentle styling mousse.
I am prone to migraines and can’t handle any strongly scented products. I had concerns that I would be affected by the (albeit, all-natural) scent of this product. It is difficult to describe, but I will call it earthy, with a hint of fruity undertones. It was mild and didn’t linger nor bother me at all.
The long ingredients list
on the Yarok site states the benefit or purpose of each inclusion. There are ingredients for scalp health: black currant extract helps maintain scalp elasticity and evening primrose moisturizes the scalp. There are ingredients for hair health: Beet root strengthens, olive heals damaged hair, apricot softens and jojoba makes hair silky. There are ingredients included to help prevent hair loss, such as grapeseed, evening primrose, wildcrafted yucca, and wildcrafted horsetail. There are also vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E, as well as ingredients to help with oiliness, dandruff, and UV protection.
This is a very well-rounded product addressing long-term scalp and hair health. I really enjoyed this and would purchase it again.
Ingredients: Nourishing Vitamin Water, Certified Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Non-GMO Corn Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Herbal Extracts of Black Currant, Beet Root, Kham Thai Blueberry,Vitamin A, Natural Plant-Sourced Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Oils of Avocado, Olive, Coconut, Palm, Jojoba, Vegetable Castor Oil, Grapeseed, Apricot, Evening Primrose, Organic African Black Soap, Wheat Protein, extracts of Organic Peppermint, Wildcrafted Yucca, Wildcrafted Horsetail, Organic Nettle, Organic Melissa, Plant-Sourced Kosher Vegan Xanthan Gum/Potassium Sorbate, Vitamin E Organic Essential Oils of Rosemary, Litsea Cubeba