Happy Monday! For the first time in a while, I want to review a hair care product. I don’t do use a lot of products on my hair, so I take a long time to cycle through products. But one I’ve been using for a while now is The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Hydrating Conditioner. This has lived in my shower for approximately a month now, so I feel like it’s time to talk about my experience.
The 250ml bottle retails for £6.50, which is about the medium price range if you compare it to drugstore/high street brands. I really like that The Body Shop are partnered with TerraCycle for their recycling program, so I don’t mind paying a little bit of extra money for hair and body products if I can fully recycle the packaging. That was the major motivation behind this purchase, and I have other hair and body products stored away to eventually use and review.
As I don’t review hair products or talk about my hair often, I want to explain what my hair is like and what it struggles with. I have dark, medium-thick hair, with really oily, dehydrated scalp, prone to flaking. Because my hair scalp is prone to being so oily, and my roots especially being the bulk of my hair, I avoid using conditioner near my roots. I stick to using conditioner through the ends, as it’s manageable to wash out that way. My shower also doesn’t have incredibly strong water pressure, so I also try to work around that so I can wash all hair product out of my heavy hair.
So I split my hair products into two categories: one for normal type hair for my ends, and dry-oily scalp prone to flaking for my roots. In the case of this conditioner, I picked this one out for its claims that it’s suitable for normal hair, and aims to “hydrate and nourish the hair”.
During my normal routine, my hair doesn’t tend to feel dry, but there are times when I can see that it lacks some life to it. When I use this conditioner, I find the ends of my hair feel hydrated. Once my hair has dried it feels extremely soft.
The product itself is a fairly thick creamy formula, but applies really easily to the hair. You need about half the amount swatched above to go through all of the ends of my hair, and my hair is medium length. The only problem I have with this product is that because the cap is a hole to squeeze product out of, it’s hard to control how much product you dispense. So I find I squeeze too much out in one go, which is a waste. If you do apply conditioner through your roots as well, you’ll find this probably isn’t a problem.
This is a conditioner I would repurchase, although as the seasons will likely have changed by then, I will be looking at The Body Shop’s other hair care products to potentially try out another. I have one of their shampoos stored away until I use up my current one, so I’m eager to try another one of their products.
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