During my constant quest to find natural products that work, Burt’s Bees often finds a way into my heart (and shopping cart).
On my first ever attempt to cut down on harsh chemicals when I was an itty bitty freshman in college, I had no idea where to even begin my search. Luckily, Burt’s Bees was there in Walgreens, offering me an incredible face wash that wiped the last of the teenage acne off my face. True story.
A few weeks ago, I picked up this shampoo and conditioner combo at Whole Foods. Burt’s Bees More Moisture shampoo and conditioner with baobab didn’t have the best reviews online, but I decided to try them out anyway.
How bad could they be, really? They smelled good, offered natural ingredients and only cost $8 each.
My first thought was, ‘What the heck is baobab?’ Apparently, it’s a supposed super fruit that’s prevalent in Africa. Thanks, Google!
This shampoo and conditioner smell delightful. The shampoo has a watery formula that can get messy if you’re not careful. The first time I used it, it slipped right out of the palm of my hand and spilled all over the tub. Total waste.
Despite that, it surprised me by lathering well, a rarity in sulfate free shampoos. When I rinsed, my hair felt a bit greasy with oily residue that made me second-guess my purchase.
I followed the shampoo with the conditioner, and that seemed to wipe the residual problem right off the map. My hair soaked it up in seconds. By the time I rinsed, it barely felt like there was anything in my hair at all. Needless to say, it rinsed out well and didn’t leave my locks feeling greasy or dry.
Be warned, this shampoo and conditioner both have a lot of protein in them, so I have to use this combination on and off with other products. If you give your hair too much protein, you’ll disturb the balance and you might wind up with brittle locks.
I read many complaints about this pair weighing hair down, but I haven’t run into that problem. My hair feels moisturized from the inside out. Not necessarily softer, but stronger. I won’t have any problem using this stuff up.