I have been looking for natural, or at least less chemical-filled beauty products for years now, with very mixed results. Generally, they are several times more expensive than the high street equivalent (or ten times more, in some cases) and often just don’t work as well.
When I spotted this Kind Natured Body Wash in Boots a while back, I thought it was worth a try, as it was not too expensive (£4.99, but it’s half price at the moment) and it smelled delightful.
KIND NATURED Coconut & passionflower BODY WASH
I’m not disappointed. It actually lathers well, which is a notorious problem for products that don’t contain Sodium Laureth Sulphates (SLS) as this is the cheap chemical foaming agent found in washing up liquid and normal shampoos and shower gels. I don’t think I’d realise this had fewer chemicals than normal product if I didn’t know. It’s not overly moisturising, which is fine for me as my skin is on the oily side, but if that’s a consideration for you, you might need to add extra body lotion.
Kind Natured Coconut & Shea Colour Care Shampoo And Conditioner
I liked it the Body Wash so much, that the next time I needed shampoo, I bought the Coconut & Shea Shampoo and Conditioner. Don’t they look nice all together? I can’t deny the packaging also persuaded me to try them, as often more natural products don’t have the nicest of labels. Let’s start with the good:
Again the shampoo (£4.99 at Boots) lathers pretty well, not as well as a ‘normal’ shampoo but good enough. It makes your hair feel clean, and smells lovely – really coconutty. It is 97% natural.
The conditioner (also £4.99) has the same lovely scent, and the fragrance stays in your hair well, which is a nice bonus. Again, it’s 97% natural.
And the not so good:
The shampoo is quite drying, and the conditioner doesn’t actually condition all that well, sadly. It’s not awful – I will keep using it until I finish the bottle, but I seem to have to use quite a lot of conditioner, and it feels a bit watery. This surprised me as shea butter is known for its moisturising and conditioning properties, as is coconut.
My hair feels a bit rough and looks less shiny than normal, kind of on the dry and dull side. Even though it is a product for coloured hair, I think my hair dye has faded faster than usual.
In terms of their ‘green credentials’ I think they look pretty good, but I am not an expert – here are the backs so you can see the ingredients:
They are 97% Natural and free from Sulphates, Parabens & Petrochemicals. I am always wary of high percentage natural claims, as generally the first ingredient of body care products is water, so that means the largest percentage ingredient is natural by default, but 97% is pretty high.
5/5 on the Body Wash – more expensive than normal shower gels but lovely to use and actually works. If you buy it on the current half price offer it’s well worth the money.
3/5 on the Shampoo – it does the job but is expensive for what it is and seemed to strip my hair a bit.
2/5 on the Conditioner – it works to a degree and smells lovely but I won’t bother again.
There are other ranges available online so in future I may consider trying the Super Shine variant, but only if it was on offer.
Have you found any good natural beauty products that work, and won’t bankrupt me? I’d love to hear about them, please leave me a comment!