I’m an admitted and unapologetic product junkie, but with good reason. There are four girls in our house, with four different hair textures (from baby fine 3 a/b to ridiculously dense yet fine 4b hair). Me and Maxi Me have separate hair needs from The Babster and Clo Clo, who have the most similar hair texture–fine, medium sized spiral curls. But we all of have one thing in common: our curls are perpetually thirsty. For the spirals, I oscillate between Quidad and, well, Quidad. It works great but it’s expensive for no good reason. I only buy it when I can get it for 40% off on Hautelook, because that’s probably closer to what the stuff really should cost.
So when I heard about Earthly Delight I was intrigued. It’s got a long list of really healthy ingredients.
SHAMPOO: Aqua (water, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, glycerine, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, triticum vulgare (wheat germ) soap, polysorbate 20, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, citrus aurantium (neroli) essential oil, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) essential oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) essential oil, panthenol
**Contains no alcohol, animal products, color, or sulfates
CONDITIONER: Aqua (water), glycerine, behentrimonium chloride, emulsifying wax, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, persea americana (avocado) oil, panthenol, hydrolyzed wheat germ protein, citrus aurantium (neroli) essential oil, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) essential oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) essential oil, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, bixa orellana (annatto) extract
**Contains no alcohol or animal products
…which makes me feel good using it on The Babster…
Usually I put a finishing product on her hair to keep away the frizz, but I abstained because I wanted to see the true results of using it.
Pros: Wholesome, lots of good ingredients like sage, rosemary, nettles, wheatgerm, neroli, ylang ylang, coconut, avocado oil, emulsifying wax (which the company claims seals the hair shaft), rices bran oil, vegetable glycerin, argan oil, and panthenol. The manufacturer also claims Earthly Delights can help with thinning hair and breakage. The conditioner is rich and thick, lots of slip and tangles effortlessly surrendered to the comb.
Cons: This is a natural product, so don’t be surprised that it doesn’t smell the best. The shampoo might be best used when you have product build-up–it seemed a bit stripping. But once the conditioner was on the hair melts like butter and smells much better than the shampoo.
I hear they sell this at Whole Foods, but you can get it online here. I’ve taken a look at a few sites that carry the line and they reviews are about a 4.5 out of 5.