Yesterday I visited the Pen Centre in St. Catharines in an attempt to locate gluten-free shampoo and conditioner. I had heard that Dove products are free of gluten, however after using their shampoo and conditioner for several months now I have discovered that my scalp has become dry and irritated.
I went to The Body Shop in the mall because they advertise their products to be 100% vegetarian and furthermore cruelty-free. I asked the store clerk if their hair products are free of gluten, and after completing a quick check she informed me they are. She recommended the Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo and the Banana Conditioner for my particular issue, and so I went home and experimented with my new hair products in the shower.
After just one wash my hair seems to have more shine and look and feel better overall. My ends are not as coarse, and I do not seem to be experiencing as much as breakage as I was while using my former Dove shampoo and conditioner.
According to The Body Shop’s website, the Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo contains:
- Ginger root, birch bark, white willow and oak moss, known for their astringent properties, help to promote a healthy scalp.
- Community Trade organic honey moisturizes and conditions hair and adds shine.
- Panthenol nourishes and strengthens hair, reducing breakage and split ends.
The Banana Conditioner contains real banana puree and Fair Trade honey, making it a great product for moisturizing hair and maintaining hair as a whole.
Both of the products I purchased smell wonderful, and both of them lather up quite a bit meaning a small amount goes a long way. They also both retail for $10.00 for 250ml of product, which is a terrific value.
I will post about these products again if my opinion of them changes, but so far I am quite satisfied.