When I first started looking into more natural beauty products in 2016, I started at the top. My head, to be specific, and began looking for more natural options for shampoo and conditioner.
The smallest bit of reading about all the stuff you don't want to find in your shampoo, conditioner, face wash, or makeup showed me pretty quickly that, among other things in my bathroom, my shampoo needed to go.
Unlike options for more natural cosmetics, I didn't quite know where to start when it came to natural hair care products. After all, everyone's hair is so different and what works well for one person may not work well for another — and not just because you have different hair colors.
During a trip to Target, I spotted shampoo and conditioner from a natural beauty care line, so I picked it up. Within a month, I tossed the bottles with nearly 3/4 left because my hair felt disgusting. Not "I'm transitioning to a new shampoo and it's going to take time" disgusting, like it wasn't getting clean at all disgusting.
I went to social media next and asked some people I knew who had been on the natural beauty care train for a bit longer than I had for their recommendations. From there, I tried another brand that I actually really loved. The bottles were smaller and more expensive than my old shampoo, but they seemed to be doing the trick and my hair smelled amazing. Then I went to my hair dresser. She asked what shampoo I was using because, it turns out, a film had been growing on my hair since it wasn't getting properly cleaned. I know... super gross.
While I was finding and falling in love with natural cosmetics companies, I had all but given up on finding a natural shampoo that would actually clean my hair well, which is why I was so pleased when I learned about Maple Holistics and their line of natural hair care products.
ABOUT MAPLE HOLISTICS
Maple Holistics is a US based natural beauty brand. All of their products are made in the USA, all natural, cruelty free, sulfate free, and safe for colored hair.
Their aim is "to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living."
As someone with fine, relatively oily hair, I decided to give their Degrease shampoo a shot and see if I could end my search for a natural shampoo.
- Fast Acting — When shifting to a new shampoo, it typically takes a week or so for my hair to adjust. With Maple Holistics Degrease shampoo, it only took about three days for me to really notice a difference.
- Great Clean — It cleans my hair exceptionally well in comparison to all the other natural shampoos I've tried and after those initial couple of days, I never once felt like my hair was greasy or icky feeling.
- Long Lasting — Because of the fine nature of my hair and its being prone to oil, I have to wash my hair every single day or it starts looking and feeling not so great. While I still don't feel like I could quite make it a full two days without having to pull my hair up, the Maple Holistics did give me a solid day and a half of that wonderful clean feeling before I started to notice it getting oily again.
- Scent — The biggest con for me is the scent, which I was not a fan of. It's got a slight citrus-y scent, which was a little strong for me. On the plus side, the scent isn't so strong that it lingers in your hair afterwards, so you just have to deal with it when actually washing.
Overall, Maple Holistics Degrease shampoo has provided the best clean of any natural shampoo options I've tried thus far. While I haven't been back to my hair dresser yet for the official thumbs up, it's safe to say this provides a wonderful, lasting clean without all the chemicals and nastiness that come in many traditional shampoos and conditioners.
To purchase Maple Holistics Degrease shampoo and give it a try yourself, click here.
If you're a little on the fence and want to try out their Degrease shampoo or any of their other hair or skin care products, check out their free samples program that allows you to give any of their products a try before committing to a full-size one.
Disclaimer: I received a free bottle of Maple Holistics Degrease shampoo in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.