Friday, 27 April 2012

Tried and tested ... (to be further updated)

OK so I tried it. Who guessed that I would? ;)


Well regular readers may remember my last post on meeting Ruth at the gym? She has some of the lovliest locks I ever did see ....

She simply maintained with WUL! Fairy Liquid I presume ... at 98 pennies a bottle! Boy my lot would LOVE that!

Well the thought of mild green, yellow, or pomegranate dish washing liquid was VERY difficult to swallow. After all, we lockers tend to shun all the nastiest ingredients on our natural, holistic journeys.
It didn't make any sense to me to then ADD a massive dose of anionic/cationic surfactant to my lovely scalp, and not forgetting FACE? hmm ... err NO!

Soooo ... off I went to research, and it was not long before the light went on ... ECO dishwashing liquid, or ECOVER as it is branded in the UK.
The lyrics 'I'm so special, i'm so special, i'm so special, so special , so special ..." come to mind.

>30%: Water,5-15%: Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants ,<5%: Citric Acid, Salt, Aloe Vera, Wheat Proteins, Perfume (Type: Lemon; contains: Limonene, Citral) ,Preservative (0,02%): 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol

I read up on this brand of eco friendly liquid, as far as I am concerned, if a product is concerned about the effects of certain chemicals on the enviroment then it should also be ME friendly.
Oddly enough, the label, info and ingredients listing on this WUL read better than some shampoos!
I also googled sisterlocks and WUL and read some of your experiences and experiments too.

And for the results .... we need to wait,  as a good teacher, I have to do a scientifcally fair test and observe results over a period of time. Three goes, I think should tell me something. So far so good though! I must say I still second wash with Kiehls Amino Acid formula, which appears to be my very regular brand of shampoo ... so regular in fact that ...

Yes I rarely ever finish a product this quickly, (except BIG and Curly Wurly) I really like this product, 
I order from John Lewis and get a 25% discount sooo ... um yeah ;) ...

THIS is a leave in conditioner, I really like this too! So much so its almost finished. Problem is it is full of SILICONE! but it leaves my hair really great, very full and moisturised. I use it regularly and tend to brush it in with a little bit of oil and off I go ... oh yes I did say the word BRUSH! 

Some lovely person gave me this as a present, trust me I dont need anymore products to fixate on, it came as a set of showergel, shampoo and lotion. I liked the shower gel, it smells goood! Though I find the shampoo really very drying, I have used it twice now, just a little bit, not on its own but after my main shampoo with a bottle of Kiehls, think it would make a good starter shampoo. Only drawback? the ingredients ... It smells great of course! Arran Aromatics range.

I now brush my locks, and I find that it does them good. I use an ordinary brush, maybe once a day, if that, I hear it is good for removing lint, even build up.


anthia-ofo said...

Washing up liquid is great for shifting build-up but....Does ecover not contain anionic/cationic whatevas in it? I haven't been bothering abt my locs much lately. I'm even getting a Wig to hide it away for a while...*sigh*

Kittylocks said...

wow I give you ten out of ten for courage washing up liquid? I look forward to your results. Kittylocks x