Tropic: hair care

Tropic has a new haircare range and I absolutely love it. It’s simple, no-nonsense, cruelty-free, free of nasties (like sulphates, parabens and silicon), and made with natural, vegan ingredients – and it’s eco-friendly too. It’s like a detox for your hair, improving the health and condition of your hair (you will notice the difference straight away) and crucially, the use of natural, biodegradable ingredients is a defining point.

There are four products in total: Clarifying Hair Wash*, Hair Feast Deep Conditioning Treatment*, Nourishing Hair Cleanser* and a Hair Smooth Radiance Oil*, which can be used on the skin too. There is also a scalp massager.

Clarifying Hair Wash (£16) is a pH-balanced hair wash suitable for all hair types. It contains biodegradable ingredients to cleanse and refresh oily hair from root to tip. Coconut derived cleansers provide a deep yet gentle cleanse, removing product build-up and pollution without stripping the hair of its natural oils, and the inclusion of Aloe Vera juice and babassu extract help to replenish hair hydration.

It’s a runny formula but is highly concentrated and it lathers up easily. A small amount goes a long way and it has a gorgeous smell to it as well. It can be used on its own or followed up with the Nourishing Hair Cleanser, which I like to use from mid-length to the ends and leave it in for 5 minutes before rinsing out.

The Hair Feast Deep Conditioning Treatment (£18) is safe enough to use as a daily treatment to condition and nourish hair to make it soft, strong and shiny. Mind you, I prefer to use it as an intensive conditioning mask once a week, leaving it on for 10 minutes. Its key ingredients are murumuru butter, omega fatty acids, jojoba and tamanu oils and plant derived keratin and it’s scented with a natural blend of bergamot, key lime, coconut, vanilla, mint and blood orange.

The Scalp Massager (£8) can be used with the Nourishing Hair Cleanser by massaging the scalp in gentle, circular motions to allow the supple bristles to lift dirt and help cleanse but it can also be used for a scalp massage on dry hair to help stimulate circulation.

The Hair Smooth Radiance Oil adds the finishing touch to the tropic haircare range, a versatile product that can be used on the hair to tame flyaways, to de-frizz and to smooth unruly locks. It smells absolutely divine, thanks to a blend of exotic botanical oils such as abyssinian, maracuja, vitamin E and tamanu oil. It can also be used as a pre-cleanse, a weekly treatment, a blow-dry treatment, a finishing oil and it can also be used on the skin.

Tropic’s haircare is reasonably priced (I have paid over £30 per product in the past) and delivers on its promises with long lasting results. My hair is prone to greasy roots and Tropic keeps that problem at bay. It also doesn’t interfere with any hair styling products I follow up with. My hair colour appears more vibrant and I’ve been complimented on the appearance, which is funny as I’ve not had it coloured since last Christmas!

We don’t think twice about investing in quality skincare and make-up but are quick to dismiss how we take care of our hair. If you want to give this a try (and I urge you to), there is a Hair Care Discovery Kit with sample sizes for £15, which would also be brilliant for travelling (if like me, you avoid using hotel toiletries which are laden with sulphates).

To find out more or to buy online, visit www.tropicskincare.com.

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