Wednesday 24 June 2015

Speed Review: Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo and Conditioner

I've said before that I'm not strict in my approach to natural beauty but nonetheless, I enjoy trying natural brands especially because many now have a luxurious quality which makes the worthy & apologetic "green" brands of old seem like a distant memory. Today's review is of Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo and the accompanying conditioner.

On first impressions, I liked that the shampoo and conditioner were packaged differently so that they could be easily distinguished from each other in the shower. What's more, I liked that the packaging features use by dates. Having said that, it's obvious from the packaging that Lavera is an affordable brand as the packaging doesn't look luxurious. Whilst I liked the slimline shampoo bottle, the natural colours and imagery aren't the most modern. I'd have preferred if it was easier to see how much product was remaining but I did appreciate the functionality of the flip top dispenser on the shampoo and the handy tube which the conditioner is presented in.

Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo is a clear gel with a fresh, floral fragrance. Rose is detailed as a key ingredient but I found the scent to be subtle and not old fashioned or "granny-like". I was pleasantly surprised at how generous a lather the shampoo created, despite the formula being free from SLS & ALS. For this reason, a little goes a long way. It rinsed out easily.

Lavera Repair & Care Shampoo works effectively but isn't anything special or indulgent and for that reason, I have to confess that I was rather surprised at the relatively hefty price tag of £9.45 for 200ml.

Lavera Repair & Care Conditioner is a thick cream with a stronger fragrance than the shampoo, which I can't say I was the biggest fan of. I found it easy to work through my hair in the shower. Interestingly, when I came to rinse out the conditioner, it felt as though there was very little product remaining, as though my hair had absorbed the conditioner. It rinsed easily and I didn't notice any residue once my hair had been dried & styled. Following use, I was impressed that my fine hair wasn't left weighed down but instead, had movement & shine. The conditioner costs £8.45 for 150ml.

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