I don’t know about you – but I have NEVER really thought about washing my hair differently! Sure, I look at the ingredients and I try new shampoos and conditioners regularly. I am constantly in search for the beauty that delivers the best, bounciest bonce possibly. But when I was challenged to “UNWASH” my hair, I was like “What the WHAT?!” – how can you unwash your hair to cleanliness and a headful of healthy hair? Well, fillies, it’s time to click this way and discover a whole new way to clean…
If you know me, you know that my mane is my main event – I like it big and beauteous! But the flipside of having locks that (hopefully) rival Rapunzel’s, is that it is an aching pain to maintain – literally. Washing this amount of hair and then drying it is an upper arm workout in itself. At the moment I’m running all over town with various work, so by the time I get to Friday, I’m about 90% dry shampoo, 10% life! But if I wash it too often, I find it can get too dry and my colour fades quickly. So what’s a girl to do? Well, when I heard about unwashing my hair with UNWASH’s range, I thought “heck. let’s give it a whirl!”
UNWASH is different to your regular shampoos, in so much as it is more a conditioner. Yes, you read right – you are washing your hair with conditioner! It took me a hot second to get my head (and hair) around it too, as it went against all that I have ever known of keeping my hair clean! But co-shampooing (washing your hair with conditioner essentially) in fact does wonders! Daily shampooing (or every few days) strips the hair of essential oils due to the harsh chemicals in regular shampoos. Hello dry hair and split ends! But co-washing means that hair is not only cleansed, but its natural oils are kept intact making it silky, glossy lushness. As well as that, it makes your colour last longer as there are no harsh sulphates or chemicals chipping away at your hair. PLUS – this is really a “wash and go” product – you only need one bottle in the shower, as this is both your shampoo and conditioner!
There are two products in the UNWASH range: The Bio-Cleansing Conditioner for day to day/regular use and Anti-Residue Cleanse, if you are after a deeper clean. What is lovely is the feel of the (highly instagrammable) bottles – they have a great non-slip texture, which is fab in the shower. Also, the bottles are a HUGE size and a little product goes a long way. Now, if you do use this product, prepare to feel a bit…odd! You will not get to work up a good ol’ lather! Now…I don’t know about you, but I have always associated a good foam to equal a good clean. You need to unthink this with UNWASH fillies! But hey, sometimes doing something differently means doing something BETTER, right? Right!
The Bio-Cleansing Conditioner, which replaces your regular shampoo, may not foam, but it will leave your hair clean, soft and silky. Imagine all of the benefits of a shampoo, but with MORE! More manageability, more shiny, more smooth, more glossy looking colour. There is also LESS too – I found that my hair was less flyaway frizz, less static-y, less dry looking and it took less time to dry! Bonus! Essentially you are moisturising your way to clean. Packed with Cationic cleansers, organic Evening Primrose Oil, as well as Keratin, this is your hair’s new bff.
However, if I felt I needed a deeper cleanse, say if I had been using a lot of hair products and they had a built up – it was time to reach for the Anti-Residue Cleanser. I would say on average I used this once a week or once every two weeks, depending on hair product usage. Using a combination of Coconut and Babassu oils, alongside Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, this delivers a refreshing and calming cleanse to the hair. I felt this deep cleaned my hair, but not in the harsh way I have found with some shampoos. There was all the cleanliness sure, but minus the usual dry ends and wirey feeling I usually find.
I have used this combo for the past month and have found that I am washing my hair less per week, but it is actually cleaner?! It is shiny and healthier looking AND the colour looks more intense and is yet to fade…plus it smells uh-mazing!
UNWASH’s tagline is “UNWASH…unconventional, uncomplicated, unbelievable” and I must completely agree. If you are after shaking up your haircare routine, this is one to try! Rethink – it’s time to UNWASH your hair…NOW!
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Until next time fillies,
Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
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