In today’s post – I thought of reviewing a haircare product. Since 2-3 years I have completely stopped using haircare products that has the ingredient- Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).

Reason why I stopped products with SLES/SLS – Both, sodium laureth sulfate and its cousin are also very dangerous, highly irritating chemicals. Far from giving “healthy shining hair” and “beautiful skin”, soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity.

I was lucky enough to be able to try Savar Skincare’s plant based Ultra Cleansing Shampoo & Ultra Nourishing Conditioner. I have had about 8 washes using this shampoo & conditioner and I thought this is the best time to review them.
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Savar Ultra Cleansing Shampoo  – NZ$39
This shampoo comes pump bottle of 500ml / 16.9 fl oz
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Product Description

Our wonderfully lightweight, deeply nourishing premium plant based conditioner rejuvenates, detangles and protects without weighing hair down. Fabulous for all hair types this deliciously scented conditioner promotes hair’s natural beauty and gives fabulous lustre and shine.

What does it contain
New Zealand cucumber – gently hydrates and nourishes hair.
New Zealand Avocado – ultra nourishing and packed full of vitamins to give lustre leave hair feeling beautifully soft and silky.
Manuka Honey – one of natures true wonders and the ultimate nutrition for hair! Antibacterial and loaded with antioxidants to lavishly condition and assist in preventing flakiness and dry scalp.
Energising ginger – a true wonder that assists in making hair stronger, stimulating hair follicles and has natural antiseptic properties that assists in clearing dandruff and promoting sheen.

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Savar Ultra Nourishing Conditioner – NZ$39

Like shampoo, this conditioner too comes in a bottle of 500ml/ 16.9 fl oz IMG_5103

Product Description

Our wonderfully lightweight, deeply nourishing premium plant based conditioner rejuvenates, detangles and protects without weighing hair down. Fabulous for all hair types this deliciously scented conditioner promotes hair’s natural beauty and gives fabulous lustre and shine.

What does it contain
New Zealand cucumber – gently hydrates and nourishes hair.
New Zealand Avocado – ultra nourishing and packed full of vitamins to give lustre leave hair feeling beautifully soft and silky.
Manuka Honey – one of natures true wonders and the ultimate nutrition for hair! Antibacterial and loaded with antioxidants to lavishly condition and assist in preventing flakiness and dry scalp.
Energising ginger – a true wonder that assists in making hair stronger, stimulating hair follicles and has natural antiseptic properties that assists in clearing dandruff and promoting sheen.

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My experience using the Savar Shampoo & Conditioner

Now, before we start about experience using it- Let me tell a little about my hair : I have long thick black hair. Never color treated. My main hair concerns are scalp itchiness- I have oily scalp & very minor split ends.

First of all, about the packaging- As it comes in a 500 ml bottle- its very huge and one bottle lasts for a long time. If you check the active ingredients- Cucumber, ginger, manuka honey, avocado – All of these are known for its refreshing and healing properties and so, I was more excited to try the shampoo. It smells really refreshing.

How I used the products – I take about a pump and half in my hand and apply to wet hair, gently massaging into the hair and scalp and rinse. I didn’t feel my hair to be super smooth while applying this or after washing my hair using this. it lathers nicely leaving that refreshing aroma. It really helped in removing the dirt from my scalp. My scalp itchiness was no longer there. However- without the conditioner, my hair felt really dry. Hair remained tangle free. I didn’t even had to comb my hair after hair wash. Once hair was completely dry- It felt frizz free and easily manageable. Now, when I washed my hair using a conditioner post shampoo – Hair felt really smooth, soft and shiny. I have heard of some people washing their hair with a conditioner before using a shampoo- I tried that method as well. Results were good.

Overall, my xperience using the shampoo+conditioner combination was great- hair was easily manageable and scalp felt really clean and no itchiness was there. No tangled strak, just lovely smooth shinier hair. Not needing to comb post wash is awesome. no hair breakage too. The conditioner has the goodness of cucumber, ginger, avocado and Manuka honey. Using the shampoo alone didn’t work well on my hair– hair felt dry post washing. But the shampoo+conditioner combo and conditioner alone worked great on my hair! Another important fact about this is – it doesn’t weigh down your hair. Using the duo made the hair really bouncy too. If you are looking for a simple shampoo and conditioner with no chemicals – then this is for you!

** Product send by brand. However, my review is honest and unbiased as always.

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