Being a natural redhead, I was super excited to test-drive the new Gingerful hair products, a henna-based shampoo and conditioner. Seeing as they’re made by Ginger Parrot, I was even more excited!
My ginger hair is a fierce combination of thickness, frizz and curls, so I was curious to see how the new Henna & Rose combo would play out.
I was intrigued to find out that the products don’t have SLS or silicones in them, which means they didn’t contain any of the fake stuff. I was curious how the shampoo and conditioner would work on my red hair.
What I did
Immediately upon applying, the lovely fragrance of rose greeted me. I washed my hair once, it foamed slightly but not as much as I’m used to with my usual products.
I’ve heard that SLS-free products can be like this while they’re getting rid of product build-up out, like styling creme. So when I shampooed a second time, the lather worked up a treat and the strands were left feeling strong and smooth. I applied a generous amount of the conditioner and let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing in warm water.
I’ve been using the Gingerful hair products for over a month now, washing and conditioning almost daily. After just one use I noticed that my usually frizzy red hair was smooth and my ginger curls seemed more bouncy.
I was worried that my hair felt dry as the conditioner isn’t as strong as the super-intense one I usually give to my demanding curls, but after a few treatments (double-shampooing and letting the conditioner sit on longer) that went away. Plus I suppose my hair needed time to adjust to a new formula, and I’ve heard that about SLS-free – there’s an adjustment period as your hair’s natural sebum levels balance out.
When I style it with product in the mornings it remains controlled which makes me super pleased! After a couple more days, I noticed how shiny my red hair was now, plus my hair also appears more red – I can attribute this to the henna doing its job.
All in all, my hair feels stronger, smoother and less frizzy. My red hair seems MORE red, and there is a nice healthy shine to it, without it being greasy. Not only that but the whole haircare experience is enhanced with stellar aromas, but what I enjoy most of all is the care that went into making a one-of-kind ginger friendly product!
- Do a lighter wash first, then come back through with a second shampoo to really clean the hair and rid it of any product build-up of styling products, etc.
- Let the conditioner sit on your hair longer if possible, particularly if you have dry hair. Massage it in from roots to tip.