This month I chose to review A'kin's Natural Shampoo in the scent Lemongrass.
A'kin is a natural Australian based company who was first stocked at MyPure in 2004. The ethos of A'kin emphasises the purity and unadulterated natural of their ingredients which makes them "skin friendly" A'kin's products do not contain: sulfates, ethoxylates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemical cleansers, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA or any artificial colours. In fact they are vegan,halal certified and use certified organic ingredients where possible. As if this wasn't enough good news they have been formulated without animal ingredients or animal testing.
The first thing I noticed about this shampoo was the size of the bottle, it is a massive 500ml which means this really is great value for money. I also love that it has a pump type dispenser, much like a traditional liquid hand-soap which makes it really easy to use, without any mess or hassle when you are in the bath or shower. I find that this type of bottle also minimises wasted product which is a big bonus for me!
I chose the Lemongrass scent as this is the one that is supposed to be best for Normal to Oily hair and as much hair seems to sit on the more oily end of the spectrum I thought it would be great to try! The scent is very much Lemongrass but isn't too strong and is invigorating when it hits the warm water.
The first thing to say is that you really don't need to use lots of this product at once which surprised me as it is SLS free so you don't have any additional foaming agents. However even my very thick hair was easy coated with the shampoo, although it does take some getting used to if you normally use a foaming type of shampoo.
I found that this was very clarifying on the hair but without drying, I have continued to use my regular conditioner alongside this shampoo yet it certainly feels softer and less oily -especially my scalp. It also it very lightweight and didn't make my hair feel too heavy or weighed down and I think my hair looks shiner too!
I have been using this shampoo every other day for a month and haven't made too much of a dent in my bottle so this product is a great investment. MyPure also do a smaller size of this product as well other scents which are suitable for other hair-types. I highly recommend moving across to a more natural haircare routine, I think my hair just feels healthier as a result.
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