Yarok volumizing shampoo and conditioner

Inspired by Shyema’s review of Yarok’s hair serum, I made an impulse purchase of their Feed Your Volume Shampoo ($26-$49) and Feed Your Volume Conditioner ($26-$49). I should confess that I cautiously bought the $7 travel sizes, but I can tell you that next I am definitely going to hit the big time.

Personally, I don’t understand people when they say complain about summer frizz. I’d love some summer frizz. As soon as the weather turns hot and humid, my hair goes as limp as a dishrag. I’ve laid off conditioner altogether these last few weeks, as it just makes my hair heavy and greasy looking.  But Yarok’s gentle, all natural volumizing shampoo and conditioner have totally come to the rescue.

The thing about a lot of natural hair care products is that they rely on coconut derivatives. For example, Aubrey’s conditioner, which I love in dry winter weather, uses coconut cream as its base.  In summer, this makes my hair look as if you could fry chips in it.  On the other hand, Yarok’s vegetable emulsifying wax is light and rinses out easily.  With the shampoo, it gives me enough – all day! – volume to forget there is a heat advisory.

There is absolutely nothing not to like in Yarok’s products. The preservatives are all essential oils such as sage and rosemary. Then there is plenty to love amongst the botanicals. You’ll recognize hair loving herbals such as coltsfoot. This roadside weed is a powerful antioxidant, according to Korean research and a Chinese study of over 50 plants that isolated coltsfoot as one of the three most potent. Many chemicals can be found in coltsfoot, including four phenolic acids and six flavonoids. Itchy, troubled scalps will find relief from chickweed, which soothes inflamed skin diseases such as eczema and related dermatitis.

In fact, with slippery elm and marshmallow, Yarok’s shampoo and conditioner have a very similar botanical cocktail mix to Nuture My Body’s. However, I’d definitely say the bases are lighter with Yarok.  Even NMB is bit heavy for me right now, so I’ll be sticking with Yarok before switching to NMB when cooler weather sets in.

Ingredients in Shampoo: Purified water, Decyl Glucose, Lauryl Glucose, Coco Protein, Seaweed Extract, Organic Herbal Infusions of Coltsfoot, Chickweed, Nettles, Horsetail, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow Root, Comfrey Root, Calendula Blossoms, Chamomile Flowers & Oatstraw, Sea Buckthorn C02, Organic & Wildcrafted Essential Oils of Lavender, Cedar Atlas, Red Mandarin, Sweet Orange & Rosemary, Grapefruit Seed Extract

Ingredients in Conditioner: Purified water, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Organic Herbal Infusions of Coltsfoot, Chickweed, Nettles, Horsetail, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow Root, Comfrey Root, Calendula Blossoms, Chamomile Flowers & Oatstraw, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Seaweed Extract, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Calendula C02, Organic & Wildcrafted Essential Oils of Sweet Orange, Rosemary & Vetiver, Vitamin C, Sage & Rosemary Antioxidants, Grapefruit Seed Extract Organic & Wildcrafted Essential Oils of Geranium, Tea Tree, Lavender, Ravensara Aromatica, Rosemary & Lemon, Sage & Rosemary Antioxidants, Grapefruit Seed Extract