If you're a regular reader of this blog then you'll know that my current hair obsession has been taken to a whole new level since I started my hairdressing course.
These thoughts have been made worse when yesterday I was cutting a little girl's hair. Her mum said to me 'you know, I judge hairdressers on how their own hair is. If it's not good, I wont go to them.' She wasn't being funny at all but this has confirmed my thoughts, I need to get my hair looking amazing.
Since my hair has recently been both cherry red and is now coloured as well as highlighted, I'm all for the hydrating products. I was kindly offered to test the Forever Living Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo and Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse and of course, I was ridiculously excited about this.
I'm a big fan of the instant result items, typically hair products that take a while to show any difference are just coating each strand in some sort of silicone to give the illustration of healthy hair, but aren't actually doing anything beyond this.
Let's start with the Forever Living Aloe-Jojoba Shampoo, the scent of it reminds me of a luxury hair salon. I don't think I can pinpoint a particular scent apart from saying that it's a really clean linen / soap fragrance and leaves your hair smelling amazing.
The consistency is a pretty thick, gel-like texture which means a little goes a long way. Previously I have reviewed shampoos that I've had to throw huge handfuls of it on to actually cover my scalp and lather. That was a particularly expensive shampoo as well so I feel like this really matters. Forever Living do market this as a concentrated formula that you can use sparingly so this is spot on.
I typically wash my hair, rinse and shampoo again to get is really clean as I don't wash it everyday. With this shampoo the first wash left my hair super clean and squeaky so it didn't need that second wash at all.
Now onto the Aloe-Jojoba Conditioning Rinse, again I'll start with the fragrance. Oddly I think it has a different scent to the shampoo. It's absolutely gorgeous and the best way for me to describe it is clean linen with a twist of floral almost.
I have to say, I had my reservations initially about the conditioner as when I applied it my hair it seemed to drink it up a little but didn't leave my hair really slippery like others do (straight after application, before rinsing it.) I reserved judgement on it at this point - however - as I remembered one of the Lush products I have recently tested and this was the same.
Sidenote: I compare every hair product to the Lush range as their founder is a trichologist (a hair specialist.) I was literally reminding myself of this in the shower so then I happily rinsed it away. To be honest, my hair still didn't feel soft or anything when I climbed out (which is again like the Lush product.) I mention this because it makes you think what all of the other big brands put in their products to give you that really slippery feeling that you get with them. I do now wonder if it's all smoke and mirrors to trick you into thinking it's brilliant.
Once I've blow dried my hair, that's when the results really shine with this product combination (no pun intended!) My hair is left soft, shiny and really hydrated each and every time. They're both also formulated to help balance the pH level of your scalp, however I do not have scalp issues so I can't comment on that side of things.
The long and short of it is... if you love your hair, you'll love this shampoo and conditioner. I always, always, ALWAYS run out of shampoo before conditioner. My shower is filled with conditioners but I think because of the gel consistency of the shampoo, they may even last a similar amount of time.
I would like to see this line in a salon or spa as I think it would be a perfect range to retail to clients, along with other fantastic products like personal care, skincare and much more. I can also imagine it in a holistic therapy centres too. If you're wanting to become a distributor for Forever Living you can actually join here.