Thursday, 7 March 2013

A'kin Shampoo and Conditioner Reviews

Recently I have been trying to make my hair as manageable as possible, it's so fine and thin that I really struggle to find products that volumise without weighing my hair down. I have found the one brand that really delivers in terms of volume and just the right amount of softness to make my hair nice and healthy looking. Greasy roots and dry ends make finding Shampoo and Conditioners almost impossible because they never deliver the whole package for me, except for A'kin of course! 

Rice Aminos and Wheat Protein Shampoo
This shampoo is designed for those that have dry and damaged hair, it really delivers, even though my hair is so fine and thin this doesn't weigh it down and make it greasy looking. I only use this once a week then I think my hair has had enough of heat styling and needs a little bit of TLC. It has a very watery consistency, which is a bit annoying at times, but it also means that it spreads evenly through my hair. There are no nasties (that I know of) in this, which means it will not lather up easily, but all it takes is a little more water in my hair. I have succumbed to the fact that shampoo does not need to lather in order to clean. It has a very natural but subtle smell... Like herbs, I quite like it!

Mandarin Shampoo
A great every day shampoo, it is more like a gel consistency as opposed to the Rice Amino one, which is very watery. It smells faintly of mandarin which quickly disappears, but I don't mind much because I'm not partial to smelling of oranges... It takes a little more to lather this one up, but it cleans the hair just as well leaving it squeaky clean, but not dry. I can use this shampoo on its own without conditioner and my hair is ridiculously soft without going static, if you have fine hair you know what I'm talking about! It's also nicely volumised without the need for extra products.

Avocado and Calendula Conditioner
This is an amazing conditioner, I will repurchase this over and over again! I always had the problem of my roots getting greasy and my ends being too dry looking, this sorts all of that out, wether I use it all over my head or just on the ends my hairs is soft and manageable. I only need to use this once a week, even though I wash my hair every day. I can let my hair dry naturally and it won't look frizzy at the ends or stringy at the end of the day. I hate the rat tail look... It's so unbecoming :) 

Another little gem:

A'kin Leave in Conditioner
Great for just a little extra moisture into the hair and with an added bonus it also protects against heat styling.


Again there are no nasties in this and it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it look greasy, only the tiniest amount of this cream like formula is enough for my whole head as it spreads so well.

I have completely fallen in love with natural hair care, nothing makes my hair look fuller or as healthy as these products. I started to use regular shop brands like Vo5 and my head hated them, i had an itchy scalp and my hair shredded a lot more, plenty of bad hair days then! I gladly pay a little extra for these products, they also do large pump bottles as well which is amazing!

The below pictures shows the use of shampoo, conditioner and the leave in conditioner only and my hair has air dried. I also haven't had a trim in 11 weeks and I have tons of baby hairs from my hair growing back. I love these products! 

I buy these from Bath and Unwind at around £10.50 a bottle, but they usually have offers on certain bottles! 

What do you think about natural hair care, would you pay extra for it?


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