Benecos – Shampoo for Silky Hair
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You may have read some of my reviews of SLS-free shampoos in the past, for example this Sensitive Shampoo from Lavera, and know that I suffer from a very sensitive and itchy scalp. I’ve narrowed the cause down to the ingredients in shampoo and conditioner and now I always choose haircare products that are free of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) and that contain as many natural ingredients as possible.
Benecos is a brand that I haven’t tried before, the name means literally means ‘good cosmetics’ – in Latin the word ‘bene’ means ‘good’. All of their products are free of parabens & silicones etc, contain 100% natural and organic ingredients and are certified vegan.
I’ve been using their Shampoo for Silky Hair for almost three weeks now, the ingredients include organic Apple Flower Extract. The shampoo is quite runny and an opaque golden colour, very much like runny honey. It has a gentle sweet scent too that I really like. The only problem is that as it’s quite runny you need to hold the tube upside down when you open it otherwise you’ll see the product dribbling out and escaping down the plughole…
Thankfully after the first time I used the Benecos Shampoo I experienced no increase in the itchiness of my scalp, some shampoos make me itch straight away. There is still a little bit of itching – mainly around my temples and above my ears – but not too bad, and this definitely is better than with a lot of the so-called ‘natural’ shampoos that I’ve tried.
The Benecos shampoo lathers well and I can still run my comb through my hair in the shower, so it obviously doesn’t cause my hair to tangle.
I’ve been using Naked Rescue Intensive Care Conditioner (review on this coming soon) alongside my Benecos shampoo, as sadly Benecos don’t do a conditioner. Despite only using a very small amount of conditioner – I often find that the more natural conditioners are extremely thick, difficult to rinse out, and can leave an oily residue on the hair – I’m really impressed with the condition of my hair after using the Benecos shampoo and I think it’s because it’s not drying my hair out at all. My hair is manageable and soft after drying, but still has quite a bit of volume.
Overall I’m really impressed with the results of the Benecos shampoo and I’d definitely recommend it to those with an itchy or problem scalp, or just to anyone who is looking for a more natural SLS-free shampoo.
Best of all the Benecos shampoo is really affordable, a lot cheaper than most SLS-free or natural shampoos.
UPDATE 31st Jan 2018 – Benecos have recently relaunched their range of shampoos, and this Shampoo for Silky Hair is no longer available. However there are 3 new natural shampoos, my favourite is the Benecos Natural Hair Shampoo with Aloe Vera priced at £4.95 for 200ml.
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