Here I am again with a beauty brand that, up until about a month ago, I'd never heard of. Now, however, Klorane is firmly on my radar. It sometimes happens that exactly the right samples come through the post at just the time you need them, and that's what happened with these. I was almost out of dry shampoo when I was asked if I would like to try Klorane's oat milk version, and since I wasn't particularly happy with my usual brand (Batiste), I said yes straight away. Very generously, I was also sent two regular shampoos to try as well.
As I'd never heard of the brand, I was keen to find out a little bit more about them. It turns out that they have been producing plant based products for more than twenty years and are firmly committed to responsible and ethical practices and the protection of biodiversity. Their dry shampoo with oat milk is an award-winning product beloved by celebrities including Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and (gasp) Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Every ten seconds, one of these is sold somewhere in the world. I couldn't wait to try it!
You use this just like any other dry shampoo, spraying it liberally about 12 inches away from the roots and lifting up sections of hair to make sure you get a decent amount of it all over. I was sent the tinted version, which leaves a very fine brown residue, but once I've allowed it to settle for a couple of minutes and then brushed it through, no sign of this remains in my hair. It absorbs oil and grease very effectively and lasts, on me at least, all day. With Batiste, I used to find that although it was very impressive on first application, after a few hours my roots started to look greasy again and my hair ended up feeling even dirtier than before. No such issues with Klorane. It's so light that you simply can't feel it in your hair, and its pretty much odourless too. I will definitely be sticking with this brand from now on!
In addition to this product, I also received a mango butter shampoo, designed to provide nutrition and hydration for dry hair, and a pomegranate shampoo to protect colour treated hair.
The mango shampoo is absolutely lovely. Hypoallergenic, silicone free and paraben free, it has the most delicious, fruity smell and its nourishing, moisturising properties are exactly what my dry, bleached hair needs. It lathers up beautifully and feels rich without being heavy, if that makes any sense at all! (That said, if your hair is fine you probably wouldn't want to overdo it with this, and indeed the instructions on the box specify that "one wash is enough". If, however, your hair resembles straw like mine does, you are probably going to love it!). In addition to nourishing the hair, the mango butter also strengthens the hydrolipidic film which protects the hair shaft, which is good news if you intend to heat style the living daylights out of your hair after washing it, like me.
The pomegranate shampoo is also very nice to use and has an equally pleasant, fruity smell. The only reason I prefer the mango butter one is because it has properties which are beneficial to my particular hair type, whereas the pomegranate one is slightly wasted on me. My hair is bleached, but not colour treated. (Due to my PPD allergy, which I spoke about here, I can't have any sort of dye on my hair, even a toner). So unfortunately I can't comment on whether or not this shampoo prolongs the life of colour treatments. I can tell you that according to the information provided, the pomegranate peel used to make it contains certain tannins that help to bind the colour pigments to the keratin in your hair. Given that I've been impressed with the performance of the other two products, I'd expect this one to be good as well! Has anyone with coloured hair tried it? I'd love to know your verdict!
I'm really happy to have discovered this ethical, cruelty free brand and will be using their dry shampoo from now on. I might give the mango butter conditioner a try as well!
Have you heard of Klorane?
*Products sent to me for review. All opinions, as always, are my own