GREEN PEOPLE INTENSIVE REPAIR SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER



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If you have read my article 'Is silicone bad for your hair'? then you will know that I am a huge fan of sulfate and silicone free hair products. Not only do they help improve the condition of your hair but they give your hair more volume and bounce and ensure you don't have any 'bad hair days', the ones where you get flat limp hair from silicone build up and dry, frizzy ends from stripped hair oils from sulfates.


In a nutshell, silicone gives your hair a false feel of being smooth and conditioned but at the same time the silicone is wrapping each hair shaft in a clingfilm like substance so that it can't get any moisture. Over time hair gets drier and lifeless and more prone to breakage.


If you want to improve your hair, especially as you get older, then stop using hair products that contain silicone, and that includes shampoos, conditioners and all your styling products. Learn how to check whether your favourite hair products contains silicone.


As your hair gets used to living silicone free you might feel your hair is dry and frizzy from the silicone damage and be tempted back to a silicone product to try to repair it (it won't). If this is the case then use a silicone and sulfate free shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair to give your hair the extra conditioning that you need whilst your hair recovers.


I have tried a massive amount of natural shampoos and conditioners over the decades and some have been truly awful - check out one natural shampoo and conditioner I would never use again! However, one of the best natural shampoos and conditioners for conditioning your hair, especially if it is coloured, is Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo and Green People Intensive Repair Conditioner.




green people intensive repair shampoo and green people intensive repair conditioner in a log in a garden



Green People


I've written about Green People before and if you want to know all about them as a company, check out my review on Green People Cleanser.


They tick all the boxes for me as an ethical and organic skincare company (10% of net profits donated to charity) and on the very odd occasion that I have had to use their customer service, they have been extremely good. The plant based packaging for both the shampoo and conditioner is carbon neutral and farmed on sustainable land.



Green People Intensive Repair shampoo review


The shampoo is 81% organic and is specifically for coloured or damaged hair. It contains green tea and orange peel and has the unique Green People colour lock system which uses quinoa protein to help keep your hair colour vibrant. If you colour your hair this is quite important when going for a natural shampoo.


It's a very concentrated product and you don't need to use much. However, if you are still trying to rid your hair of silicone build up it may take a little more to get a lather going but I only need a tiny amount to get a good lather and a 200ml tube lasts me ages.


Th product smells of orange and is soothing on the scalp with no irritation. It lathers well for me and rinses out easily.


The Intensive Repair shampoo comes in a 200ml tube which is fully recyclable and made from renewable sugar cane and costs £16.50.





Green People Intensive Repair shampoo ingredients


AQUA (PURE WATER), SODIUM COCO-SULFATE (FROM COCONUT), COCO GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER*, HYDROLYSED QUINOA, ANANAS SATIVUS (PINEAPPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (YUCCA) STEM EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, AROMA [PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL*^, SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA GROSSO (LAVANDIN) HERB OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL*], POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SALICYLIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, GLUCOSE, CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE*, LINALOOL*, CITRAL*, CITRONELLOL*, GERANIOL*. *81.0% ORGANIC, ^FAIRLY TRADED (Period After Opening 12M)



Green People Intensive Repair conditioner review


The conditioner is 91% organic and again is specifically developed to strengthen and nourish dry, coloured and damaged hair and it contains the unique colour lock system to protect hair colour.


It's easy to get out of the tube as it's not too thick, but it's not watery either, more like a hand cream consistency. It's easy to apply and you don't need much to get a really good covering.


You can either massage it in for 1 minute and rinse off or wrap hair in a hot towel for 10 minutes before rinsing. I just tend to apply it in the shower, comb it through and leave it on whilst I wash then rinse it off.


The Intensive Repair conditioner comes in a 200ml tube, which like the shampoo is fully recyclable and made from renewable sugar cane and costs £16.50.



Green People Intensive Repair conditioner ingredients


AQUA (PURE WATER), CETEARYL ALCOHOL (EMULSIFYING PLANT WAX), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL*, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE (CONDITIONING AGENT), LECITHIN (PLANT DERIVED), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER*, HYDROLYZED YEAST PROTEIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, GLYCERIN, LEVULINIC ACID (PLANT DERIVED), AROMA [PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL*^, SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL*, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA GROSSO (LAVANDIN) HERB OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL*], POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, LINALOOL*, GERANIOL*, CITRONELLOL*. *91.0% ORGANIC, ^FAIRLY TRADED



Green People Intensive Repair shampoo and conditioner overall review


I love these two products, I have tried other Green People shampoos and conditioners but keep coming back to these because I have coloured hair and the conditioner is superb. Both products are also extremely gentle on the hair and scalp.



Top tips for using natural shampoos and conditioners


  • if you have coloured, bleached or damaged hair always use a natural shampoo and conditioner designed for this type of hair

  • always rinse your hair with warm water thoroughly before shampooing. This helps get rid of any dirt and product that can be rinsed away and makes sure all your hair is fully wet and ready to receive the shampoo.

  • After your last hair wash rinse your hair and then rinse it for 30 seconds longer to really get rid of all the shampoo residue ready for the conditioner.



Beauty Bonus
Using natural shampoos and conditioners means you are not stripping your nails of oil and drying your hands out when using them either!


Read about how to make your nails grow faster or how to make your own DIY nail balm.



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