The Bodyshop Rainforest Haircare | Review

Rainforest Nutrition

It’s not often that I write about haircare, so I figured I would share my favourite shampoo and conditioners of the moment. Don’t you hate it when you start using a shampoo and your hair really agrees with it, but then the place you buy it from no longer sells it? Well that happened to me with my previous shampoo so I went back to using these beauties. I think I have tried every shampoo and conditioner in the Rainforest range from the Bodyshop, but these two are my favourite.

My hair isn’t exactly what you would class as dry, so I was a bit dubious about trying the rainforest moisture range, but boy was I wrong. This stuff leaves my hair seriously soft and shiny. This is aimed at dry and damaged hair, but if you have fine hair like me, it is worth a shot. All of the rainforest range is free from nasties such as parabens, silicones, sulphates and colourants so you can rest assured when lathering up your hair. I love the ethos of Bodyshop products and that they use fair trade ingredients in this shampoo and conditioner. The scent of these is quite sweet, you can definitely detect the honey in there. I find that I need only a small amount of shampoo, but quite a large blob of conditioner, but maybe that is just me. This leaves my hair soft, shiny and generally looking and smelling great for hours after shampooing. Big thumbs up from me and I would recommend to anyone. Best part is that it is only £4.50 for a 250ml bottle.

Rainforest Colour

Next up is an essential for those who like to colour their hair. I have been colouring my hair with permanent dyes for the past 2 years, ever since I decided to dye my locks red. My hair is now back to dark brown, which has faded a lot in the sun and I have horrid black roots coming through. It’s weird that my roots are darker than my natural hair ever was isn’t it? Anyway I digress. I find that washing my hair everyday, blow drying and straightening can leave it looking a bit horrible. Combining this with the colour and it can look a bit scarecrowish and the colour fade doesn’t help. Let me introduce you to the solution, the Rainforest Radiance collection. I alternate between this and the Mositure range and sometimes use one from each as I have them both in my shower at the moment. It’s good to mix and match. These smell a bit more fruity, maybe due to the bilberry they contain? I don’t really know what a bilberry smells like, but I assume thats what the scent is? Again this leaves my hair looking shiny and feeling soft, but what I love most is that it brings out the multi dimensional tones in my hair and almost makes my hair looks highlighted. I love it. I find this really does prolong my colour, more so than just using a normal shampoo and would definitely recommend it if you find fade a big problem.

I’ve had shampoos irritate me in the past, John Freida I am looking at you and find these to be gentle enough for everyday use. I am so happy I have found these two and really hope that the Bodyshop don’t discontinue these any time soon.

You can find the shampoo and conditioners from the Bodyshop, instore and online.

What’s your perfect shampoo? Do you shop in the Bodyshop and love it as much as I do?

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16 thoughts on “The Bodyshop Rainforest Haircare | Review

  1. Oooh these do sound nice! I was using John Frieda for a while and it affected my colour badly (yellow straw, no ta) then went onto L’Oreal Fibrology but the conditioner isn’t moisturising enough. These sound perfect! I love the idea of the honey scent too xx


  2. I know how it is – me loving a product is basically the kiss of death for it. I now have to buy backups of anything I know I will want more of right away, as soon as I know, because you bet it will be discontinued!


  3. I think I need to give these shampoos a try. I am having a very tough time in taming my mane. I dyed my hair red too two years back and am dealing with fade problems. I picked the easier way and got them cut regularly but there is still so much left and they seriously look horrible. All the heat equipment usage has also left them in a pretty bad state. I was thinking of purchasing Philip Kingsley Elasticizer shampoo but its quite expensive here. Any idea which one will do me any good?


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