A while after that, I decided to buy shampoo and conditioner. Well, as you can probably guess from the sentences, I'm excited. So let's first take a look at the individual products, their composition, and then how I use them and what effect they have. Of course, it must be said that being a beautician does not mean that you automatically know how hair works, what it needs, what demands undyed, dyed, lightened hair has, what chemical reactions occur, etc. So I am not an expert on this subject, however the vast majority of hairdressers do not understand these mechanisms and have a great distrust of natural things, they spread a lot of myths and it is difficult to learn about it (none of this is related to how beautiful they can make hair, now we are talking about the effect on the hair as such and the skin, no about beautifully executed highlights, etc.).
The Rare Elements brand was created to "prove" that we don't have to compromise between the quality of hair cosmetics and natural ingredients. Rare Elements wanted to bridge this gap and I think they did it more than brilliantly. These are cosmetics created in the USA (but certified in the EU - which is great, the EU has stricter conditions) for the needs of not only hairdressers, but also "ordinary" mortals in home care. They only have a few pieces in their assortment and they are primarily for colored, lightened, dry and damaged hair. My hair is long, lightened and then tinted with a gradient. Genetically my hair is strong and it resists these chemical interventions quite well. Of course, the lengths are dry and need proper care and tangle easily.
Official text: Gently removes product deposits without over-drying. Naturally dissolves excess sebum with precious Kalahari Melon Seed Oil. It helps to eliminate the growth of bacteria that can penetrate the hair root and cause a lack of nutrition and weakening of the follicle. Recharges the follicle with vital nutrients. Replenishes moisture lost during daily styling. Protects dyed hair from fading. Safe even for hair prone to falling, keratin and chemically treated hair. EU certified, safe colors, naturally preserved, no animal testing, vegan, no silicones, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, just pure luxury!
Main points – the shampoo has sufficient cleansing abilities, however, it is not excessively drying and should not irritate the scalp. It does not affect colored or lightened hair – meaning it does not disrupt the color, wash it out excessively or change the shade. It nourishes and does not contain substances unsuitable for natural cosmetics.
Aqua (Purified Water), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (COCONUT), Lauryl Hydroxy-sultaine, Sodium (SHEA BUTTER) amphoacelate, Citrullus Vulgaris (KALAHARI MELON) Seed Oil, Nigella Sative (BLACK SEED) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (MARULA) Oil, Astrocaryum (MURUMURU) Seed Butter, Lauric acid, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine (BRASSICACAE) Oil, Guar Hydroxy-propyltrimonium Chloride, Citrus Bergamia (BERGAMOT) Bergaptene-Free, Pelargonium Graveolens (GERANIUM) Oil, Aniba Roseaeodora (ROSEWOOD) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (SUNFLOWER) Seed Oil & Rosmarinus Officinalis (ROSEMARY) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (COCONUT) Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Coco Caprylate (COCONUT) Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate (VEGETABLE), Bioflavonoids,Citrus Aurantium Amara Bitter (ORANGE PEEL) Extract, Camellis Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid.
Now let's look at the composition, which is more than interesting. There is Water (solvent), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (a gentle emulsifier and foaming agent derived from coconut oil, it depends on the concentration, but overall this substance is considered gentle, non-irritating, suitable even for children, it is primarily popular in hair cosmetics when even smoothes the cuticle), Lauryl Hydroxy-sultaine (antistatic agent, smoothes hair, improves shampoo viscosity), Sodium amphoacelate (surfactant, smoothes hair, foams, probably made from shea butter here instead of the more usual coconut), seed oil Kalahari watermelon(used thanks to its excellent smoothing effect, locks in hydration, but is not extremely dense or greasy to the touch, contains a number of valuable vitamins, minerals and an ideal ratio of fatty acids), black seed oil (antibacterial, soothes irritated scalp, antifungal), Marula oil (smooths, regenerates, promotes strong healing, locks in hydration, relatively popular oil in hair cosmetics, resistant to oxidation), Murumuru butter (smoothes, improves detangling, nourishes, regenerates, locks in hydration), lauric acid (antibacterial, antifungal, improves consistency) , Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine oil (leaves hair silky smooth, easier to comb),Guar Hydroxy-propyltrimonium Chloride (hydrates, improves detangling, has antistatic effects), Bergamot essential oil without bergapten (i.e. without phytotoxic effects, provides energy, is antibacterial, antifungal, tightens pores, gives a citrus-bitter scent), Geranium EO (harmonizes psyche, helps healing, induces a better mood, anti-stress), ÉO rosewood (now a very rare essential oil from the scent of a woody rose, has sedative and very calming effects, anti-stress), rosemary extract in sunflower oil (rosemary is antibacterial, stimulates oxygenation and circulation to the roots - sunflower is a light oil suitable for all skin and scalp types), fermented coconut extract(preservation, soothing of the skin, helps with hydration, helps with hair shine), Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride (antistatic and smoothing effect), Coco Caprylate Glyceryl Caprylate (emulsifier and substitute for conventional silicones), Glyceryl Undecylenate (preservative, emulsifier), Bioflavonoids (gives shine , antioxidants), bitter orange extract (improves mood, anti-stress, gives energy), Green tea extract (antioxidant, adds shine, helps better nutrition of the roots), Citric acid (balances pH, brightens).
Functional and nice composition that works great. With natural shampoos, it is very important to apply it to well-moistened scalp and, of course, hair. It's a good idea to do some sort of parting to make sure you have the shampoo evenly all over your head . Then moisten again and massage well. The shampoo lathers great. After washing, the hair is coarser and voluminous. So definitely use conditioner. The shampoo has a distinct smell of geranium and rosewood , not everyone will like it, but even if not, don't worry that the smell of the hair is almost invisible.
We should never use shampoo without the subsequent use of conditioner to smooth the hair cuticle and not tear the hair when combing. This is doubly true for highlighted hair, they tend to tangle more.
Official text: Provides deep nourishment and shine-enhancing properties. Adds vital nutrients to malnourished hair. Restores instant hydration to dry ends. Repairs and strengthens weak and brittle hair. It provides a natural protective barrier. Visibly improves health, strength and shine. Helps protect colored hair. Pamper yourself with a complex rich in nutrition and moisture. Safe for: Color treated, frizzy, keratin and chemically treated hair. EU certified, safe colors, naturally preserved, no animal testing, vegan, no silicones, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, just pure luxury!Cut to the chase: Nourishes and smooths the surface of the hair, making combing easier and protecting the hair. It heals damaged cuticles and locks in moisture.It is applied to the entire length of the hair, but never to the scalp! It is ideal to use the advice on the official website and apply from the ends upwards. So you put the largest amount at the ends, where it is most needed, and a smaller amount closest to the head. You will get the amount over time, usually 3-5 pumps are recommended. I use 3-4 on my hair as needed. I leave it on for about 5 minutes , but I plan to try a longer action for greater regeneration. Now we will look at the composition, but we will not list it in such detail, many of the components are the same, so we will only focus on the different ones.
Aqua (PURIFIED WATER), Cetearyl Alcohol (PLANT) Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine (BRASSICACAE) Oil, Astrocaryum (MURUMURU) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorium (CUPUACU) Seed Butter, Crambe Abyssinica (ABYSSINIAN) Seed Oil, Camelina Sativa (CAMELINA) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (MARULA) Oil, Adansonia Digitata (BAOBAB) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (MACADAMIA) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (ROSEHIP) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, (VEGETABLE) Coco Caprylate (COCONUT) oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (COCONUT) Fruit Extract, Bioflavonoids, Citrus Aurantium Amara bitter (ORANGE PEEL) Extract, Camellis Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Bergamia (BERGAMOT) Bergaptene-Free, Aniba Roseaeodora (ROSEWOOD) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (GERANIUM) Oil, Citric Acid, Aspartic Acid,Helianthus Annuus (SUNFLOWER) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ROSEMARY) Leaf Extract.
We can find Cupuacu butter/ Cocoa Tree (smooths, regenerates, nourishes, facilitates detangling), Crambe Abyssinica oil (is intended to replace the effects of conventional silicones, locks in hydration, increases shine), Lnička oil (smoothes, regenerates, improves detangling, soothes), Baobab oil (increases shine, regenerates, improves detangling), Macadamia oil (protects the surface of the hair, regenerates damaged hair very well, improves shine), Rosehip oil (antioxidant, regenerates).
The composition is again very nice. The smell is less pronounced than that of the shampoo , but even then I don't notice much of the aroma from my hair. The conditioner does not weigh down and makes combing easier. However, if you have highlighted hair, it needs something more on the ends and in general a product to protect when blow drying or flat ironing. I still need to figure that out a bit.
After using these two products and then drying, the hair is incredibly fluffy and I don't have to wash it very often. Stays Fresh longer. I usually only wash 1-2 times a week now as needed. The hair "falls" beautifully, or the expression when you don't feel like you have an impermeable heavy blanket on your head. The hair is beautifully shiny. So I still plan to try other products of this brand.
+ the hair needs to be washed less often
+ it is beautifully shiny
+ the shampoo lathers well
+ the conditioner improves detangling
+ it can be compared with more expensive conventional hair cosmetics
Cons:- I did not find
Do you use natural hair shampoos?
Written by: Jana Goldbricht