What else is there to do in a lockdown other than try new products? I joke as I know a lot of you have been coming up with some really creative ideas to keep yourself occupied. I’m lucky enough to still be working full time during the week, but I have also been making sure to set aside time to look after me. I have definitely been neglecting my hair recently, as I had been growing it for my wedding (which is a bit of a contentious subject at the moment!) and was hoping my hairdresser would swoop in and sort it. As that won’t be happening any time soon, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out Tropic Skincare’s hair care discovery kit that I was given as a Christmas gift.
Tropic Skincare is a leaping bunny certified range of skincare and beauty products made fresh in the UK with natural ingredients. They use sustainably sourced ingredients from tropical destinations such as Australia, Madagascar and Brazil. There is a lot of information on their website about how they support charities and how they are beginning to use refillable packaging. It is clear that the company really care about the environment.
Hair Care Discovery Kit
The hair care discovery kit itself retails at £20 which is not a bad price for four hair care products. In the kit you receive Hair Feast (50ml), Hair Smooth Oil (10ml), Clarifying Hair Wash (50ml) and the Nourishing Hair Cleanser (50ml). They are all designed to work harmoniously together to cleanse, condition and protect. Their hair care products are all silicone and sulphate free.
To give you a bit of background, I have long hair which is bleached at the ends (I am definitely overdue a haircut also!) My hair is thick and naturally curly and therefore I always use conditioning products or I end up with straw like hair!
When using the products, the first thing I noticed was that that they smell a bit like lemon sherbert. I am not a gigantic fan of the scent but it wasn’t completely off-putting. I started off with the Clarifying Hair Wash to get rid of any product build up. It was quite a thin consistency and because I have thick hair I needed a fair amount to get a lather going. I then went in with the Nourishing Hair Cleanser, which was a lot thicker consistency but I don’t think I would pick this over my regular shampoo. The product from the range that I loved was the Hair Feast Deep Conditioning Treatment. It instantly softened my hair and even after letting it dry naturally, it felt smooth, soft and the dry ends are much improved. I haven’t tried the Hair Smooth Radiance Oil yet as my hair tends to turn quite greasy with hair oils, maybe I will give it a go in future.
The hair care discovery kit is a much cheaper way of trying out the Tropic hair care range if you are interested. I looked into potentially purchasing the full sized version of Hair Feast, but it is pretty expensive at £18 for 200ml. Although it worked really well for my hair, I don’t think I could justify spending £18 on a a conditioner, when I can buy a treatment from a vegan and cruelty free brand like Umberto Giannini for half the price.
I think the products could be nice as a present for someone, I know from reading other reviews they can work really well for sensitive scalps for example. Nevertheless I am definitely still interested in the brand and maybe trying out some of their skincare instead.
Have you tried out Tropic Skincare before? Let me know in the comments.
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