Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner

liz earle logoMy hair is suffering big style. Recent weather changes and lack of haircuts (don’t judge me) mean that my hair is looking a little worse for wear. Thankfully the Liz Earle team stepped in early enough to save me from another weeks misery, and sent me over the Botanical Shine Conditioner to partner up with my shampoo (See review here)Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner

I’m quite particular about hair care. I like the products I use to be substantial and rich, which can be tricky when you’re trying to go natural. I usually find that most natural shampoos tangle my hair and the conditioners just… well, they don’t do anything! Lucky for me, the Botanical Shine Conditioner is rich, thick and luxurious and smells amazing, so it definitely ticks all my boxes whilst giving me a little more incentive to get up in the morning for my shower! That’s right, I wash my hair every day; and I know it’s a bad habit and isn’t very eco, but I feel like I’ve done enough in my life to compensate that!

As with all the Liz Earle products, the smell is absolutely amazing! The hair care range is probably one of my favourite smells ever, and it really sticks around throughout the day if you don’t load up your hair with products afterwards. My only concern is the perfume in the ingredient list… Perfumes can either be a million ingredients combined together to create the ‘perfect’ smell, or simply a few essential oils combined and added for a slightly sweeter scent. I’m hoping Liz Earle sit somewhere in the middle!

The active ingredients in this conditioner include: Apple Fruit Extract which leaves your hair super shiny as well as Yangu Oil and West African Shea Butter which conditions and restores moisture. Definitely a great cocktail of ingredients, with plenty of benefits to your hair!

Again, it does what it says on the tin, which is all I could ever ask of a product. It cares for my damaged hair and leaves it with a beautiful, natural shine. My hair can become brittle and dry very quickly, so it’s great to be able to use the Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner every day to keep my hair nourished and soft! My tip would be to leave your conditioner in for a few minutes to set in if you don’t already, whilst you get on with other things – you’ll definitely notice the difference!

If you don’t have dry hair like me, there is also a conditioner for Fine & Oily Hair and one for Normal Hair too!

Are you a Liz Earle fan too? Let me know which of their products you’ve been using!

Full ingredients list

Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Cetearyl alcohol, Behentrimonium chloride, Glyceryl stearate, Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter), Calodendrum capense (yangu) seed oil, Pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Crambe maritima (blue seakale) extract, Panthenol, Limonene, Parfum (fragrance), Butylene glycol, Isopropyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetrimonium chloride, Linalool, Benzoic acid, Phytantriol, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzyl salicylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium hydroxide, Citric acid.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner

The Pocket Cow

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The Pocket Cow

 

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The packaging was amazing 🙂

This week at work something amazing happened. My friend Lizzie got a little confused with how leaving presents work. She got me a present on her last day…. she was so excited with the launch of my beauty blog and knew that Cowshed was one of the product lines on my hit list, so she thought she’d treat me. Thank you Lizzie!

The thing I love about Cowshed products is the branding, I think they have it spot on. They are a Spa company based in Soho, London that make and sell their own products too. They have a dedication to natural ingredients, and have a ‘No Nasties’ policy, which means they don’t contaminate their products with parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates, animal ingredients, artificial colours or preservatives and they don’t use animal testing ever.

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Lovely branded carry case

 

I got treated to a Pocket Cow, which is a selection of miniature body products designed for travelling as they come in a handy carry case, which is always useful to reuse as a make up bag or wash bag for weekends away. We went out for Lizzie’s leaving do last night, so I tucked three of these little beauties in my bag for my shower in the morning. I packed the Wild Cow Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel (thinking I’d definitely need it this morning!), Cowlick Gentle Shampoo and the Saucy Cow Softening Conditioner. I’ve never looked forward to a shower so much!

Using the products is such a joy. They smell so amazing and herbal. The scents are so strong and uplifting, perfect for a morning shower as they are so awakening.

The Shampoo was excellent, with natural Soapwort which helps to maintain a balanced PH for your hair, and Carrot Seed Oil to help soothe the scalp, so perfect if you sometimes experience irritation. I followed this by the Cowlick Conditioner, which me and my fiancé concluded definitely smells like refresher bars, interesting for a natural conditioner, but very welcome! The Evening Primrose Oil nourishes your hair and helps to keep it silky soft and smooth. It was a joy to use, leaving my hair very soft and de tangled. The texture may take some getting used to, but nothing strange! What I loved about the Cowshed products, is that sometimes with natural haircare, it can leave your hair feeling like it needs a little more oomph and a little dry and just feel ineffective, but these did not leave this disappointment!

The Invigorating Shower Gel simply does what it says on the tin! All of the products foamed sufficiently, so a little can go a long way. Again, it smells amazing and left my skin feeling very soft. The smell sticks around for a while which is also a great feeling. With Ginger, Rosemary and Lemongrass essential oils this again was an uplifting, spicy and awakening frangrance – perfect for my rather sore head this morning! Rosemary is actually one of my favourite essential oils and herbs, it has such amazing properties, and really important for PCOS sufferers as it can help relieve anxiety, fatigue and feelings of depression.

Overall I love the Cowshed products, amazing packaging, quick delivery, uplifting and beautiful scents, health benefits and a definite feel good factor – would definitely recommend to a friend!

Anyway, apologies for the posey pictures, but I thought I’d show you the results on my hair so you can judge for yourselves! One has the flash on so you can fully appreciate the shine it left on my hair 🙂

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The Pocket Cow