Now that my hair is shorter and it’s chemically treated, extra care for it has been an agenda of mine for everyday. Imagine my happy disposition when I got these babies from Zen Zest : A bottle of Revitalizing Coconut Shampoo and a bottle of Intensive Coconut Conditioner. When I hear coconut – I equate it with the words, “intense moisture” since it’s the ultimate “moisturizer” not only for the hair, but also for the skin! Well, this is worth a roadtest to see what I think of it!
First things first, I must say that I absolutely dread the smell of coconut oil in its purest form. I guess I’m not a fan. It’s a struggle to want something because of its benefits versus the smell, to be honest. Good thing that Zen Zest’s Revitalizing Coconut Shampoo does not smell of pure coconut oil – instead, it smelled of coconut milk, which was delightful to my olfactory senses. Good.
Upon pumping some product out, I started lathering my hair with about three or four pumps of the shampoo because my hair was thick. I noticed that there wasn’t any lather, and it’s because it’s not your normal shampoo with sodium laureth sulfate. Somehow, I missed using shampoos that are not found in normal department store shelves and supermarkets. This smelled very natural to me, I was able to get away from the “commercial” small for a while because of this, and I totally loved it.
After washing off the shampoo, I proceeded with using the Intensive Coconut Conditioner. It smelled just about the same, and I waited for it to be seeped in into the hair , say 3 minutes, until I rinsed it off. Officially, my hair smelled like coconut milk, and I felt like a total beach bum, a glorious, and happy one, that is!
To give some comments about these two products that I’ve tried, I would say that I really, really, really love the Coconut Shampoo because of its smell, and its cleansing properties. My hair felt really clean after using this, and as I mentioned, there are just some moments wherein you’d love to steer away from your local shampoo and feel your hair being “all natural” or at least, smelling different from the usual commercial scent. As for the Intensive Conditioner, the conditioning that it gave my hair was moderate, we can say it’s good enough for everyday such that it’s not overly greasy on the hair, and it’s not drying, as well. It’s a great everyday conditioner for maintenance, but if you’re seeking for something more intensive, then Zen Zest’s Coconut Oil for Hair and Body would do the trick – let it sit on dry hair for about thirty minutes, rinse, and everything’s definitely intensely soft and smooth.
Would I repurchase? I’d have to confess that I’ve been holding on to these two bottles for the last two weeks already because I’m getting addicted. So that’s a yes. Hahaha!