In my quest of organic shampoo, I tried using Honey Propolis shampoo from Ilog Maria. I’m also searching for a cure to my greying damaged hair due to consecutive years of hair rebonding. I wanted my hair to be free of chemicals by cutting it short and then use organic and natural hair products. After using Human Heart Nature shampoo and conditioner, I explored other options and found that Ilog Maria can now be ordered online.
Honey Propolis Shampoo, 275 grams, Php 154.00
Handmade in our Beefarm from natural ingredients: Honey for conditioning &hair growth. Propolis for scalp infections, dandruff, falling & greying hair. Natural oils like palm kernel oil, castor oil and coconut oil for gentle cleansing. Aromatherapy grade essential oils from herbs and fruits nourish and heal your scalp, while fighting skin ailments.
The amber-colored liquid and the plain looking bottle may seem unappealing but this shampoo is worth a try. First whiff of it proves that it’s different from other commercial hair products. It does not mask itself with pleasant fragrances like fruity or floral scent. In my own description, it has an earthy, herbal scent that grows on me in continued use. It also has this lingering minty feel that makes me feel refreshed and cool after each bath. The liquid is a little runny but produces a good lather. After rinsing, I felt my hair is squeaky clean, unfortunately Ilog Maria has no conditioner to go with the Honey Propolis Shampoo.
Royal Jelly Hair Oil, 60 grams, Php 121.00
Handmade in our beefarm using rejuvenating royal jelly and a melange of tropical flower, fruit, nut & seed oils.
Rub a few drops on scalp immediately after a shower.
Rejuvenates hair follicles; nourishes scalp.
In the absence of a conditioner, and knowing that my hair will terribly go unruly without it, I apply Royal Jelly Hair Oil on my damp hair. I used this in lieu of hair shine. Just like the Honey Propolis Shampoo, it has an herby scent but I got used to it after consective uses. I may have applied too much since it always left my hair too greasy.
I like that the shampoo and hair oil are organic and natural, yet very affordable. But I wanted a shampoo and conditioner combo so I’m gonna stick with Human Heart Nature Shampoo and Conditioner.
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