Okay, let’s talk shampoo. Conventional haircare products entail a vicious cycle which use chemicals to strip hair “clean” and then use additional chemicals to coat hair and make it feel soft. It’s kind of silly, really (and dangerous). I can’t stress how important it is to use natural skin and hair care products. Every year more and more chemically laden beauty products are put on the market. Luckily companies like Obligé by Nature are here to rescue us from our unhealthy beauty regimens. Obligé by Nature is 75-95% certified organic, 100% natural (no chemicals, synthetics, parabens, sulfites, etc), vegan, and they use sustainable, Fair Trade ingredients.
So, now that your conventional, toxic shampoo has made it’s way to the trash, be happy to know that your hair is going to come back to life (after detoxing via healthier, more nourishing hair washing routines). A good place to start is with Obligé’s Stimulant Shampoo ($14.95) with spearmint, peppermint and wintergreen. It’s smells so fresh and rejuvenating and it has a slight tingle factor (if you’re into that, which I undoubtedly am). It’s a mint lover’s dream. This shampoo is intentionally a low lather formula and works best on normal hair. If you desire a heartier lather, shampoo twice. Their shampoo varieties include: Pur (unscented, for all hair types), Détente (calming, for normal, dry & damaged hair), Exotique (sensual, for normal and fine, delicate hair), Réveil (awakening, for normal to oily hair) and Stimulant (energizing, for normal hair).
If your hair is dry, frizzy, fried and needs some serious love, I recommend their Nourishing Conditioner ($18.95) which is packed with mineral rich herbs and emollient oils. This rich conditioner smells so calming and beautiful. It contains essential oils of Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Palmarosa, Petitgrain and Lemongrass. All of these hair products are safe on color treated hair – hallelujah! (’cause my natural hair color hasn’t surfaced since high school). These conditioners are available in Pur, Nourishing and Volumizing formulas.
Moving on to body care… I’ve always been a fan of minty body washes. In fact, Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap is one of my all time favorite vegan skin care products on the market. I have to say though, Obligé by Nature kicks some major ass in the minty, tingly body wash department. I’ve been rockin’ their Stimulant Body Wash and it’s out of this world. It smells amazing and makes my skin feel happy. It’s pH balanced and contains Rose Hip Seed Oil which repairs damaged skin and helps leave it super smooth. Love it, Love it! I hope I get around to trying all of Obligé’ by Nature’s products. ( I will of course keep y’all posted)
For more info: Obligé by Nature