I’m a big fan of Aubrey Organics, they’ve been around for 44 years and know what they’re doing, like it says on their products ‘100% natural since 1967’. They are against animal testing, they use biodegradable recyclable containers and many of their items are vegan. Their ingredient lists are also top notch, I find they use natural ways to overcome filler/bulking and solid to liquid issues, they don’t compromise on quality. They are a US based company and one of the best ‘known’ brands, though not mainstream/high street. I buy their products online from UK stockists.
Ok no:1) Swimmer’s Normalizing Shampoo for Active Lifestyles, ‘Gently removes chlorine, sale & perspiration to prevent dry, brittle hair’. The hair ‘type’ on the label is ‘Special Care – Stressed’. I’m not a swimmer but I first used this years ago after swimming on holiday and I have to say that my hair felt really clean after using this and I was worried about the impact of pool chemicals on my coloured blonde hair and recently done roots but I had no problems using this. It also states on the bottle ‘Ideal for gray or blond hair. Safe for colour treated hair… Has your hair been overexposed? Sun, salt, chlorine and perspiration can take their toll on unprotected hair. Take cover from dryness and brittleness with this protective, PH-normalizing shampoo. Naturally removes chlorine, minerals and other impurities to neutralize odor, prevent discoloration and leave hair soft, rebalanced and revitalized’.
I’ve just bought this product again because I do a lot of exercise and it will be good to use after sweating. I find Aubrey shampoos very strong/stripping/cleansing so even though they recommend to shampoo twice and then condition I usually shampoo once. This particular shampoo features some of my favourite ingredients; coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera and almond oil – excellent mix!
No:2) Swimmer’s Normalizing Conditioner for Active Lifestyles, ‘Protects & detangles to keep hair soft, healthy and shiny’. This works as most conditioners where you leave for 1-2min before rinsing or up to 15 min for deeper conditioning. After the strength of the shampoo, the conditioner is very welcoming and leaves my hair really soft. Both this and the shampoo are 325ml containers.
Additionally, I didn’t get to photograph them (as some have already been ‘borrowed’ and one’s in my bag somewhere) but I also got a bunch of samples including their Blue Chamomile Hydrating Shampoo, Green Tea & Ginkgo SPF15 Moisturiser for normal skin and Lumessence Eye Cream. Awesome! Aubrey is another company that gives samples to their buyers, and they are not tiny either so if you buy these from a stockist, don’t be afraid to ask.