Klorane Hair Care Review


Ever since I moved to this quiet part of Melbourne last year, I've been a loyal customer of the local Priceline as soon as they opened their doors in August. I've become something of a regular, and rarely ever do I finish a visit the shopping centre without popping by Priceline to scope out the sales and new products. Priceline is a dangerous place for a beauty loving aficionado like me, especially when they have their 40% off sales and bargain bins filled with the brands that I like.

Last time I made a visit there to pick up a concealer I left the store not realising that my bag was much heavier than it should have been. As it turns out, one of the staff members there slipped in a gift bag. This same staff member recognised me weeks prior after I cut all but three inches of my hair off. So, this girl, whose blog you're currently reading, is definitely a regular at her local Priceline store.

When I got on the bus home, I opened up my bag and found a lovely rustic burlap case. Inside there was a can of dry shampoo, and a pair of mango-scented shampoo and conditioner. I got around to trying them a few times, and I'm here to give my opinions of it.

The shampoo is quite gentle considering how it contains SLS, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, an unnecessary ingredient in most skincare products. It is mainly responsible for creating bubbles and giving a squeaky-clean finish. However, what it does is dry skin out and strip hair and skin of natural oils. Ironically, the website list this product as not containing SLS, but when you look at the ingredient listing below that claim, it shows Sodium Laureth Sulfate as the second ingredient. This was also claimed to help restore moisture to dry hair, to which I respond with a "ha!"

This shampoo seems like it does not contain as much SLS as many other commercial brands, because it wasn't making that irritating slippery feel that happens when things are too clean, but I noticed that it made my oily hair a bit worse, because it had stripped off too much natural oils from my scalp and dried it out, causing it to go into hyperdrive to protect the skin. It gave a little bit of volume on the first day, but then went limp on the second day because the oil had started weighing it down, and not even dry shampoo, unless it is cornflour, could resurrect the volume.

This would probably work for other people not prone to having an oil slick on the top of their heads, though.

The conditioner, on the other hand, I find myself liking immensely. It is incredibly soft and gentle, and if you wanted to show what mango tastes like just by feeling it, this is it, creamy, smooth, and fresh. It makes sense as to why it would be called a Conditioning Balm because it is thicker than most conditioners that I have tried. This is actually quite suitable for those with oily hair, as it contains no oils, and has Salyclic Acid, which definitely helps slow down oil production. It leaves hair feeling very soft and fluffy and doesn't make it dry and frizzy.

The dry shampoo isn't anything special. It does the job if you have second-day hair, but does nothing for third-day hair, unlike Batiste dry shampoos. I am almost finished with this bottle, but I wouldn't purchase this one if I had the choice.

I did some research about the brand and found out that it was owned by Pierre Fabre. Upon further research, I learned that the parent company claims to be against animal testing, but they are not certified by any anti-testing organisations like PETA and Leaping Bunny. They also sell products within China (namely the Avene brand) where they are required, by law, to test on animals. So this is not a company to go for if you're 100% cruelty-free like me. Since I didn't spend any money on these products, I'll continue using them until I run out. This is definitely not a company I want to support.

Do you use Klorane? What do you think of their products?


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