I have coloured hair. When it’s just been freshly “done”, I bloody love it.
However, after a few hairwashes, when I can literally see the colour going down the plug, I hate it it. I have red hair you see, and when the colour fades, it goes a nasty brassy washed out shade. In my head I look like a washed out ex con who hasn’t seen the inside of a hairdressers since my ten stretch started.
But seriously, it does look pants. So I’m always on the lookout for anything to help prolong my colour. I’ve come to the conclusion that with red hair, key is to seriously reduce the number of times you wash your hair. Dry shampoo has become my best friend. I aim for the holy grail of washing it once a week. This not only appeals to my colour preservation instinct, but also makes me happy because one of the things I hate doing the most in the world it
attempting to styling my hair. I also like to avoid sulphates because I have a feeling that they irritate my scalp.
I’ve tried a few sulphate free haircare lines and I’m planning to review a few of them. First up is Organic Surge. This range used to be available in Boots stores, however this no longer seems to be the case – they are however freely available on the company’s website HERE, and you can often get deals on bundles of products and reduced or free postage so its worth a look.
Often, sulphate free shampoo can feel a little lacklustre in the suds department – not the case with this one. It lathered really really well, and left my hair feeling fresh and clean. I also liked the scent – its got a lovely sweetened peachy scent about it, and although it also contains almond extract, it’s not overly sickening.
As far as preserving colour though, I can’t say that this made a major difference in terms of how long my colour lasted. Although with red hair, I don’t even know if there is anything that would make it last – as far as I know, the molecules of colour in red dye are small so they wash out quick. It may make a difference therefore to other shades… Overall though, I liked the shampoo, and thought it was a nice quality for the price.
The conditioner had the same lovely scent as the shampoo. It’s quite a light texture, and was easy to spread through the hair. In one way this worked well on my fine hair, however, I did feel that I needed something slightly more intensive to counteract the damage that colouring my hair does, as well as the fact that I use heat a lot on my hair… This would probably work well on oilier hair types, but anyone with coarse or dry hair might find this is not rich enough.
The shampoo and conditioner worked well together and did leave my hair feeling clean and looking really shiny, however in my case did not prolong my colour – This could be due to the shade I dye it though.
Overall, I liked them, however did wonder if different formulations in the range might work better – for example this shampoo with the Shine Boost conditioner might be better for my hair, and I would definitely consider purchasing from the Organic Surge haircare range again in the future, but I think I would definitely go for different formulas.
The Shampoo and Conditioner cost £5.10 each and are available HERE.
Have you tried any of the Organic Surge haircare range? How did you get on with it?
Disclaimer – PR samples.