John Masters Organics have one of the best organic hair ranges on the market. Their products are high performing, pure and high tech. I've tried so many organic hair care ranges from cheap to very high end but John Masters Organics really stands out. The products are luxurious and made with organic ingredients which are certified by Ecocert, they are never tested on animals and the packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Hair wise I have dry coarse very dark hair. Being of English and Russian descent, I have inherited the straightness of my mothers hair and the coarseness of my fathers hair.
Back at the end of October 2012 I decided to dye my hair, as it's naturally very dark almost black I just fancied a change. I bought a few box dyes and after the third attempt it had finally lightened to a light copper colour (see my Live Native Botanical Earth Mask review to see it). Unfortunately after dyeing my hair three times it left the condition of my hair in very bad condition - very dry and straw like to the touch. Then a month later I ran out of the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner. I decided to buy John Masters Organics as I usually alternate between them and Rahua. Although the Rahua Voluminous range is good it just didn't provide enough moisture and nourishment for my now dry and damaged hair. I decided to buy the Lavender and Avocado Intensive Conditioner (see my review of it here) along with this shampoo.
Lavender and rosemary extracts are combined with 13 other certified-organic ingredients plus soy protein & wheat amino acids to leave hair healthy, shiny and manageable. Does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Safe for color-treated hair.8 fl oz.
Made with 15 certified-organic ingredients
• lavender - normalizes scalp conditions; slows hair loss
• rosemary - stimulates hair growth; adds volume and shine
• soy protein - strengthens hair follicles; makes hair look thicker and fuller, improves shine
• wheat amino acids - help with comb-through and shine
• decyl glucoside - natural surfactant certified for its eco-clean production values
Frosted brown plastic bottle with dispenser.
Application and texture
I like to wet my hair and then apply this shampoo leaving it in the hair for a minute or so to let the fantastic nutritious ingredients work their magic.
I really like to massage this into my scalp to help with my symptoms of a dry and flaky scalp.
The John Masters Organics state for use:
wet hair, lather, rinse
• for fine hair, follow with Citrus & Neroli Detangler (can be used as leave-in conditioner) or Rosemary & Peppermint Detangler
• for curly hair, follow with Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner or Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
Made with 15 certified-organic ingredients
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, aqua (water), babassuamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, urtica dioica (nettle) root extract*, panthenol (vitamin B5), glycerin, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract,* camellia sinensis (white tea) extract*, equisetum hyemale (horsetail) extract*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract*, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, linum usitatissimum (flax) seed oil*, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sorbitol, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, wheat amino acid, hydrolyzed soy protein, sulfur, tocopherol, linalool†, limonene†
* Certified Organic
† A natural component of essential oils
6 months once opened
Results and review
The Honey and Hibiscus shampoo is my favourite from the John Masters Organic line, but I thought I'd try this product out for a change. This a great shampoo for getting the hair and scalp clean and removing product residue from styling products. I found it to be quite powerful yet quite gentle. This foams up a lot (see picture below).
If people switch to this shampoo from a chemical brand they may think this shampoo is drying. This is not the case, it's probably due to the fact it doesn't contain silicone that gives the hair a soft feel (as silicone is present in many chemical shampoos and conditioners). This shampoo leaves my hair shiny, silky and non frizzy. I've used without conjunction of the conditioner and it did not leave my hair or scalp feeling dry. It did leave my hair with a bit of grip.
In conclusion this is a fantastic natural and organic shampoo. I will definitely be returning to this product in the future to help with my dry and damaged hair. It has made my hair manageable again. If you're looking for a high performance pure and organic shampoo then this product might be for you.
Have you tried any John Masters Organics products?
£16 / $16 for 236ml