Madara shampoo and conditioner are light-weight, yet nourishing hair care products, working on your hair to make it healthy and shiny.
Hair care products, specifically shampoo and conditioner, are one of those beauty products I use a lot. Many years ago – in fact, nearly two decades ago, when I switched to natural beauty, switching to natural hair care products was a must; conventional hair care products, especially with their toxic and irritating ingredients, among which the biggest offenders are sulphates, were not irritating to my scalp only, but also causing acne along my hairline, while also making my hair dull, brittle. So it goes without a saying that natural hair care products are a must for me.
Madara offers, along with many great skin care products, quality hair care products as well. Today, I’ll review two Madara’s shampoos and conditioners – one line is dedicated to make your hair glossy and vibrant, the other to make you hair nourished and repaired: Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner and Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner.
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Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner
The strongest point of Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner is their deliverance of silky, soft and shiny hair. The Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo is lightweight, cleanses the hair thoroughly, without being harsh on either the hair or the scalp. Shampoo’s lather is rich, and so is the scent of this shampoo – in short, I could describe it as typical Madara scent – herbal. The Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Conditioner works well with its shampoo teammate – little goes a long way, and even though the shampoo itself makes the hair soft and manageable on its own already, the conditioner only ads to the hair being easily detangled. The scent of the conditioner is basically the same as the one of shampoo – herbal, natural and lasts for about 2 days. The end result of this duo is shiny and soft hair, with an added bonus – vibrancy, indeed. Even though this duo is intented for normal hair and mine fall somewhere in between oily and normal, the Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner do not weight my hair nor leave it greasy. I would recommend this shampoo and conditioner for any type of hair.
How about the ingredients?
Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo: Aqua, Sodium coco-sulfate, Coco-glucoside, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Floral water, Cocamidpropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Oleate, Betaine, Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium benzoate, Brasissyl Isoleucinate Esylate, Brassica Alcohol, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Farnesol, Citronellol, Citral
Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Conditioner: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearylethyl Dimonium Chloride, Betaine, Glycerin, D-panthenol (Provitamin B5), Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aroma, Limonene
The shampoo does contain a number of foaming agents, such as Sodium coco-sulfate, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate and Cocamidpropyl Betaine, but neither fall under the toxic sulphates such as SLS/SLES; the Cocamidpropyl Betaine, while in skin care products is not welcomed by my skin, in hair care products it doesn’t pose such a problem. Coco-glucoside is one of those foaming agents, which are mild and to which my skin responds positively. But it has to be noted that these foaming agents are not natural ingredients, and could therefore be potential irritants.
Betaine hydrates and gives a silky and smooth feel to skin. Betaine is a a potent humectant and anti-irritant. Birch Leaf Extract leaf has astringent, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties. It also has skin healing and purifying properties. Due to Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E, it’s also a potent antioxidant. Cranberry extract is a very potent antioxidant, with high content of Vitamin E, as well as phytosterols, which prevent photo damage caused by sun.
Brasissyl Isoleucinate Esylate and Brassica Alcohol are emulsifiers, derived by process of fermentation, which give that silky feel to the hair. Distearylethyl Dimonium Chloride is an antistatic agent; it leaves the hair shiny, detangled and discharged of static electricity. It is COSMOS certified.
As both, the shampoo and conditioner are water based, the preservatives are a must (Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium benzoate).
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Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
If the Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner are light hair products, working to keep the hair shinny, the Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are a bit more on a richer consistency and nourishing side, but still – neither leave the hair heavy or greasy, though I have to point out this duo is made for normal hair and may be a bit too rich for very oily hair, especially if you were to plan to use them daily. I’ve been using the Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner in between using other, lighter and for daily use shampoos and conditioners – Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner included, of course. I use the shampoo, but especially the Madara Nourish and Repair Conditioner more as a treatment, when my hair needs additional nourishment – I even use the conditioner as a mask and leave it on for good 20 min or so, when the time permits. This duo, too leaves the hair soft, easily detangled and nourished. The scent, I believe, is a little bit more pronounced, yet still very Madara-ish – herbal, though, for some strange reason, it also gives me a very distant citrusy scent. This duo is made for dry and damaged hair, so if your hair needs nourishment, but is oily, I would recommend using the conditioner away from the roots – otherwise, as a weekly treatment, both the Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner work wonderfully on the hair – for tired, damaged hair – you could hardly ask for better hair products.
How about the ingredients?
Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo: Aqua, Sodium coco-sulfate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Coco glucoside, Cacamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Glyceril Oleate, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Fruit Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Brasissyl Isoleucinate Esylate, Brassica Alcohol, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral
Madara Nourish and Repair Conditioner: Aqua, Distearylethyl Dimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, D-panthenol (Provitamin B5), Glycerin, Betaine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lactic acid, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Fruit Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aroma, Limonene
Quince seed extract has soothing and smoothing properties, while balancing moisture. Nettle leaf extract has a rich content in minerals and vitamins; especially high content of soluble vitamin C. Avocado Oil is rich in vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, D, E, and Beta Carotene) and fatty acids; an emollient, which revitalizes the skin.
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My final word?
Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo and Conditioner and Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are all excellent hair care products – in fact, one of the best shampoos and conditioners I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried tons!
Both shampoos are gentle on the hair, yet cleanse very well. Even after shampooing, the hair is soft and clean. Both conditioners, while one richer than the other, easily detangle the hair, leaving it vibrant, nourished and healthy. All of the products are easily washed off. While the nourishing duo may be a bit too rich for very oily hair, I could easily recommend all the products for any hair type – if your hair needs a pick me up treatment – dull, damaged, tangled, color-treated hair – for both the gloss and nourish duos of these Madara hair care products – your hair will be thankful.
Price? Well, when it comes to shampoos and toners, I’d always say they are expensive, given how much I use them. But, objectively, with the shampoos (250ml) and conditioners (200ml) being £13,50 – the cost falls somewhere in between – not really cheap, yet not extremely costly. The shampoo would get used up sooner, of course, as opposed to conditioner; my usage ratio is usually 3:1 for shampoo:conditioner. Good side of both shampoos is that they lather quite richly, so you do’t have to pour half a bottle for one shampooing. How long would the shampoo and conditioner last? Hard to say – as it depends on your hair’s structure and length.
Both these hair care duos from Madara come highly recommended by me and will find their way to my bathroom regularly.
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Have you tried any of the Madara hair care products I’ve reviewed? How did you like them? How much are you willing to pay for a good natural shampoo and conditioner? Let me know!
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