Friday, 24 January 2014

JĀSÖN Smoothing Sea Kelp Pure Natural Shampoo and Conditioner (review)

While I like having long hair, I'm not so keen on the my hair's natural wave excesses. I've tried products to tame my hair before, with little success, but JĀSÖN – a favourite haircare brand of mine – has come up with a range designed not to straighten hair, but to smooth it out. It's designed to tackle frizzes, rehydrate ends, add shine and enhance vitality. It's suitable for coloured hair, too, which if you've been reading this blog for a while is excellent news bearing in mind the vibrant shades of red dye I prefer!

JĀSÖN Smoothing Sea Kelp Shampoo and Conditioner

Both shampoo and conditioner come in big-value sized bottles of 473 ml each. (16 fl oz for our American friends.) This is an ideal size, really, as the usual 250 ml bottles don't last very long when you need a lot for longer hair or have to wash your hair regularly. Conversely, the massive 1 litre bottles some brands offer are invariably bulky and cumbersome. JĀSÖN price theirs at £6.30, meaning they work out at just £1.33 per 100 ml!

Sea Kelp © 2008 Alison Rawson
The shampoo is cloudy looking, smells gorgeous (I never expected that; sea kelp isn't the most appetising-sounding ingredient) and works up a decent lather for a natural shampoo. It rinses out easily enough, too, and left my hair clean and fresh feeling. I always follow with conditioner, though, and this impresses, too. The conditioner is a thick cream, and needs to be worked into hair carefully, but once you do – and again, the fragrance is lovely – you'll notice as you rinse that your hair feels softer and definitely smoother.

The proof of the products is after your hair has dried, though. And I'm definitely impressed. While my hair kinks aren't ironed out, they look glossier and less wild, which is all I ever wanted, really. There is some volume and bounce, but nothing to write home about. But I don't mind, after using JĀSÖN's Smoothing Sea Kelp collection I'm just grateful that I've found a range that smooths out my hair without weighing it down.

Downsides? The conditioner makes my shower tray very scummy, but a quick wipe over while it's still wet sorts that out. That's it!

Yet again JĀSÖN impresses me with their haircare collection. This particular range is ideal for most hair types, I'd say, but if you want more specialised products by all means check out their other products – there's one for everyone. All the products are genuinely very natural (and partly organic) although unspecified 'parfum' is included in most. Don't let that put you off, though, you shouldn't be disappointed; this is one of our few full 5-star products!

YES!
NO!
Gentle, effective, natural cleansing
Conditioner leaves bath/shower a mess
Used together they smooth hair well

Incredible value for money


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Brand: JĀSÖN


Size: 473 ml
Price: £6.30 (£1.33/100 ml)

Manufactured: United States

Shampoo Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/ Stem Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Fragrance (Parfum)


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Conditioner Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amodimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Fragrance (Parfum)

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