Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 2 – Shampoo is Betta + Rub It In Why Don’t Ya!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my reviews of some of the products that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Part 1 and company info is here). Today’s reviews are of Shampoo is Betta (vegan hydrating shampoo) and Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! (face, hand & body lotion).  [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

Onto the shampoo:

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Shampoo is Betta! Gentle Vegan Hydrating Shampoo is a natural, vegan sulfate-free coconut based cleanser that is extremely gently yet incredibly effective.  It will effectively clean your hair and replenish it with hydrating unrefined, cold pressed locally sourced hemp seed oil. For extra conditioning we’ve added provitamin B5 (AKA Panthenol) as well as oat oil, with the latter providing exceptional activity in preventing itchiness and dryness (dandruff).

This shampoo is incredibly thick and lathers well despite being a sulfate free formula. It cleans my colour-treated hair well, and doesn’t strip the colour as it is super gentle and non-drying.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta

Ingredients: Coco-Betaine (Coconut based cleanser) & Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Coconut based cleanser), Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

The shampoo also smells amazing without being over-scented – with rosemary and peppermint being the main scents that my nose can identify. It rinses out nicely and doesn’t leave a filmy residue, leaving my hair clean, soft and hydrated.

Onto Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! the face, hand and body lotion with the best name ever!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I formulated Rub it in Why Don’t Ya (RIIWDY) formulated specifically for our daughter Lowen back when she was barely walking.  It is safe, effective and long lasting and particularly great for those with sensitive skin. Our natural is paraben free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, contains no added fragrances and we only use minimal preservation.  Try it. We’re confident you’ll love it!

Another sensitive skin dream product! It really is long lasting – I’ve been using this more as a body lotion than as a face lotion after a bath or shower and it keeps my skin hydrated all day!

Lowen's Natural Skincare Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

Ingredients: Beeswax (Calgary, AB), Fair Trade Certified Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Distilled Water, Cetyl Alcohol,  Euxyl 9010 (preservative),  Rosemary Oil, Certified Organic Non-GMO Cold Pressed Canola Oil (High River, AB), Lecithin (Non-GMO source) , Cold Pressed Non-GMO Camelina Seed Oil (Saskatoon, SK), Polysorbate 80 (Vacuum Distilled – 1,4 dioxane free), Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum

This lotion has a minimal ingredient list with less than 20 easily identifiable ingredients and no added fragrance, so it smells like what it is made of – very mild.

Lowen's Natural Skincare Shampoo is Betta and Rub It In Why Don't Ya!

I love both the shampoo and the face, hand and body lotion!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products came in a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and my opinions are entirely my own!

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

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Today I’m reviewing another shampoo and conditioner duo from Attitude, this time I’ve been testing out the Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve previously reviewed several from their haircare range – Nourishing & Strengthening, and  Color Protection. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Did you know soya is known to increase hair and skin thickness? Since hair is mostly composed of protein, soya can only help with its high concentration of proteins. Featuring cranberry extract, ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] helps volumize hair, creating thick and shiny locks. You will love its aroma that reminds us of orange and cardamom. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. […] For beautiful hair, from root to end!

These are targeted for flat and fine hair – and as you know my hair is thick and wavy. So why did I buy them? Hat weather. Because it is full on winter weather here in Montreal, all of the hat wearing has turned my usually voluminous hair into an uncharacteristically  flat and dull mess.

The Shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula, and rinses well with no leftover residue feeling, while the Conditioner moisturizes my hair without making it feel weighed down. I was surprised that the conditioner worked so well for my hair since it is geared for fine hair, and most are too light for my hair type. I’ve been using both for several weeks now and my hair is a lot happier (more volume, and loads of shine), and less prone to flattening out – unless I put on a hat too soon after drying my hair. I’m sure that if I used this set in the summer time, my hair would be gigantic!

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

As with the other Shampoo & Conditioner duos in the line, the scent is pleasant but not over-powering (YAY! as you all know I do not enjoy highly scented haircare products). It is supposed to smell like orange and cardamom. It isn’t a straightforward citrus scent, but it isn’t super spicy. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I think this one might be my favourite scent out of all the ones that I’ve tried thus far!

Have you tried anything from Attitude?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner from Evolvh that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Shampoo ($26 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Made with squeaky-clean ingredients, this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists and beauty devotees alike. UltraShine creates smooth, shiny, lustrous hair while adding herbal nutrients, seaweeds, fruits and botanicals for hair nourishment.

It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

The shampoo lathers up really well despite being a sulfate free formulation. It made my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. As well, it smells really nice.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Atmospheric Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Decyl Glucose, Disodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucose, Coco Polyglucose, Seaweed Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Conditioner ($28 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Repair and restore, reduce frizz and increase color retention. This formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to super thick.

It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside our and provide anti-aging benefits. 

The conditioner is super hydrating without being heavy. It works well to tame and reduce frizz.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Stearalkonium Chloride (derived from coconuts), Glyceryl Monostearate, Palm Oil, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturtium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

I really liked both the UltraShine Shampoo & Conditioner, they worked well for my thick, wavy hair (which is now collarbone length). Even though the sample size bottles were really small, I managed to get four uses from the bottles!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This came in my monthly Petit Vour box subscription that I pay for.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner from LaCoupe. I purchased the duo a few weeks ago, and have been testing them out since then. [info in italics taken from the packaging]

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner

A lightweight silicone-free shampoo [and daily conditioner] infused with coconut water and aloe leaf juice, finely crafted with a natural blend of Moroccan Rose and volume boosting biotin and collagen to help promote fullness and body for fine and thinning hair. 

Free of: Silicones, Parabens, Sulfates, and Color Safe. And it states on the label that it is not tested on animals. *Please note that I could not find LaCoupe on any of the cruelty free lists that I check so I am not sure of them being 100% cruelty free – if I find out for sure, I will update*

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner

I didn’t notice when I bought the duo that it was targeted for fine and thinning hair – as you probably know, my hair is fast growing, thick and wavy – so I was expecting a crazy amount of volume because of this.

The shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate free shampoo, and makes my hair feel really clean – no dulling residue. The conditioner is a little too light for my hair, but if I use a lot, it gets the job done! The conditioner would be awesome for fine hair, as it won’t weight your hair down.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner

The Moroccan Rose scent is heavenly – and really, the scent was the main reason why I wanted to try the shampoo and conditioner. And it was on sale!

Volume-wise, I did not notice much difference – which for me isn’t a bad thing as I have quite a lot of body in my hair anyways. But it did make my hair quite shiny and healthy looking / feeling. I like this shampoo & conditioner duo – I wish that they made a deep conditioning hair mask.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo & Conditioner – Color Protection Review

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Today I have a review of the Super Leaves Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner from Attitude. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

Want gorgeous color that lasts? Our Super leaves™ Color Protection Shampoo [and Conditioner] protects and adds shine to colored hair, in the most natural way. Thanks to its antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract, it helps repair and boost even the dullest hair with a vibrant glow. It also features avocado oil, high in fatty acids, that hydrates and nourishes hair, making it silky and soft. You’ll also love its luxurious berry fragrance. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, our natural color safe shampoo [and conditioner] also includes moringa seed extract, recognized for its antipollution properties. […]  You’ll have marvellous hair, from root to tip!

Attitude Super Leaves Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Pomegranade extract is full of antioxidants that help keep colored hair glowing.
  • Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids and protects and revitalizes damaged hair.
  • Moringa seed extract, with its cleansing and purifying power, helps decrease the adhesion of pollutants and detoxifies the hair and scalp.
  • Aroma that reminds us of small red berries.
  • Our conditioner comes in a squeeze tube, making it easy to use.
  • Our surfactants are made of plant-derived glucose and fatty alcohols, free of ethoxylated bi-products contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals (1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide), such as SLES/SLS.

Attitude Super Leaves Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

I’ve previously reviewed the Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner (here) and really liked it. So I was curious to try the Color Protection formulation to see how it fared with my colour-treated, thick, frizz-prone,  wavy hair.

 

First off, the shampoo lathers really well despite being sulfate-free. My hair feels super clean without feeling stripped. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a mild berry scent that I like. The conditioner leaves my hair soft and manageable, and not weighed down. My hair colour has not been fading as quickly as usual since I started using this set. It is also not as dry at the ends as it normally would be even though I haven’t had my hair cut / trimmed since December!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased these things!

 

 

Weekly Recap Feb 5th to 11th

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Just a recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out on something and want to catch up.

Monday, February 5th – Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

Wednesday, February 7th – Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set Swatches

Friday, February 9th – Petit Vour Unboxing January 2018

Petit Vour January 2018

I’ve been recovering from a terrible cold this past week, so I’ve been unable to keep up with my daily yoga practice. I’m feeling loads better so I’m hoping to get back at a daily practice some time this week.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I paid for all these things!

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of a shampoo and conditioner set from Attitude, the Super Leaves Nourishing and Strengthening with Grape Seed Oil and Olive Leaves. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

Did you know olives are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants? As a matter of fact, olive leaves are also loaded with these healthy nutrients. With its aroma that reminds us of pear and ginger, ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Nourishing and Strengthening Shampoo [and Conditioner] combines the goodness of olive leaves with grapeseed oil, widely used for its healing and moisturizing properties. Ideal for dry and damaged hair, this shampoo helps to restore and strengthen distressed locks. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo [and Conditioner] includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

I didn’t realize that this was a Canadian company when I purchased the shampoo and conditioner, just that it was cruelty free! In fact, their head office is not far from my place!

I like that the shampoo bottle is bigger than the conditioner (16oz versus 8oz) because I tend to use up my shampoo faster than my conditioner. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a lovely mild scent.

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

The shampoo lathers well for a sulfate free shampoo, and is super gentle, but still makes my hair feel clean without feeling stripped. The conditioner is hydrating and rinses off without leaving  residue on my hair.

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

I like that the Shampoo & Conditioner have anti-pollution properties, as well as being sulfate and paraben free.

Have you tried anything from Attitude?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things!

 

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Review

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Today I have a review of the Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo and Conditioner from Maui Moisture. I’ve been using this for about 7 or 8 weeks now.

 

Maui Moisture Agave

I’ve previously tested out the Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk and the Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter sets (here and here). All info in italics is taken from the Maui Moisture website.

MauiMoisture Agave4

This velvety shampoo [and creamy conditioner] is infused with rich agave, hibiscus and pineapple extract. It’s gentle enough for the most fragile strands while helping to increase elasticity and helps strands resist breakage. Your hair is left tangle free with a healthy shine.

To be honest, the main reason why I purchased this set was because I really liked the scent – I love the combination of the agave, hibiscus and pineapple – it is mildly scented and not at all overpowering or sickly!

MauiMoisture Agave5

Although I do colour my hair, it is not particularly damaged, but it is prone to dryness at the ends, tangles and frizz. I like my shampoo and conditioner to make my hair feel clean, soft / hydrated, and help keep it shiny. This shampoo and conditioner set is working well to tame my thick, wavy hair –  my hair looks and feels super healthy right now, and my ends aren’t as dry as usual.

Have you tried any of the shampoos / conditioners from Maui Moisture? Which one is your fave? If not, what is your current favourite shampoo / conditioner?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner from Maui Moisture. I attended the Montreal launch for the brand back in October 2016, where I received the Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner set (review is here). Information in italics is taken from the Maui Moisture website.

The Shampoo:

Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter

Creamy shea butter is whipped into this hydrating shampoo blend along with rich coconut and macadamia oils help deeply quench, nourish, and soften strands to get your hair back to looking healthy.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methyl Gluceth-10, Tapioca Starch, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum).

The Conditioner:

Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter

Creamy shea butter is whipped into this hydrating conditioner blend along with rich coconut and macadamia oils help deeply quench, nourish, and soften strands to get your hair back to looking healthy.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-37, Diheptyl Succinate, Caprylyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Tapioca Starch, Propylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum).

 
The review:
Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter
I decided to purchase the Heal & Moisturize + Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner as I was nearly finished using up my Coconut Milk set and wanted to try another one from their line. Since my hair is thick, wavy and frizz prone in the the summer months (well, MORE frizz prone), I wanted something that would be super hydrating in the hopes to help tame my hair and keep it nice and soft.
The shampoo really lathers well for a sulfate free shampoo. It makes my hair feel clean without feeling stripped. The conditioner really helps tame and detangle my unruly hair. My hair is less frizzy when I let it air dry. I do think that this one might be too heavy for fine hair, or hair that gets oily easily.
Both the shampoo and conditioner have a mild pleasant scent which is likely due to the combination of shea and macadamia nut. This set really works for my hair type.
Maui Moisture Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter
About Maui Moisture:

MAUI MOISTURE® starts with a unique blend of aloe vera juice and is infused with pure coconut water, unlike some other shampoos that start with deionized water as their first ingredient listed. The results? Moisturized strands, mended split-ends, and a healthy glow with every use.

  • No mineral oil
  • No silicones
  • No parabens
  • No gluten
  • No SLS
  • No sulfated surfactants
  • No synthetic dye
  • YES eco-friendly
  • YES pure coconut water
  • YES pure aloe juice

Cruelty free?

MAUI MOISTURE® products are NOT tested on animals. MAUI MOISTURE® does not initiate animal tests on either finished products or ingredients whether directly or indirectly. All ingredients used are carefully monitored. All suppliers are requested to confirm that their materials have not been tested on animals. Ingredients which do not have this data supplied for them are not used in any products. MAUI MOISTURE® is against the suffering endured by animals when ingredients and products are tested. We support suppliers and organizations that are developing alternative methods of testing without using animals.

Have you tried anything from Maui Moisture?

Disclosure: I purchased these things!