Friday, 3 September 2010

Review: Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner for Dry or Damaged Hair

Disclosure: Provided as a PR sample

Liz Earle's new haircare range has finally launched, no doubt to the excitement of the 20,000 people who have pre-ordered.  I've been trying out the Botanical Shine conditioner for Dry or Damaged hair, which is fabulously silicone free and thus suitable for my silicone and SLS free regime.  Because it's for dry hair, it's more moisturising than I would use for a co-wash, so I've been using it as a regular conditioner on my midlengths and ends.

Firstly - this conditioner, unlike many silicone free offerings, has plenty of slip.  It glides through the hair easily, and you don't need massive amounts to saturate the hair.  I really can't begin to explain how happy the slip factor makes me - with some silicone free conditioners, I have to spend ages rubbing conditioner through my hair to get it all covered.  Not so with this.  It's so silky and slippy that I actually checked the ingredients a second time just to make sure there really were no silicones in it.

It rinses out of the hair very easily, and leaves the hair feeling light, well moisturised, and not at all coated.  My hair, once dry, was incredibly silky and shiny - and indeed, this is the first time I've used a silicone free conditioner that replicates the ultra silky feel that a silicone based product lends to the hair.  I absolutely love it.

I will definitely be repurchasing this, most likely before I've even finished off my current bottle.  I also intend on trying one of the lighter conditioners for co-washing.  Whatever happens, this is going to become a permanent part of my regime - softness, silkiness, lightness, and silicone free?  Pretty close to perfect.

I thought I'd also mention that I gave the Botanical Shine shampoo to my husband to try out, since I don't use shampoo.  His verdict?  "Smells like hippies and makes my hair clean".  Useless boy.

If you'd like to try Liz Earle's haircare out for yourself, you can buy it now at Liz Earle's website, where the shampoos and conditioners will set you back £7.50 per 200ml tube.


  1. Sounds great - and not too expensive either! x

  2. smells like hippies and makes my hair clean...! Boys are all the same, they literally have no clue! I love Liz Earle's stuff - I was expecting the hair care to be more expensive than it is. Now that I know it's more reasonable I might have to give this a go!x


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