L’occitane en Provence was a cosmetic company not known to me. Yet that was about to change. Two months ago, while on vacation, I got to know this brand thanks to the little bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the hotel where I’ve stayed in.
Soon enough, good surprised by its effects on my hair and back in The Netherlands, I looked up to the local website of L’occitane en Provence to purchase the shampoo and conditioner. This is my review of the Aromachology collection of two of their products.
Aromachology Repairing Shampoo
Enriched with anti-break complex, this shampoo is created for dry and damaged hair. It is a perfect product for women that blow dry their hair, color treat, curl or use drying styling products on their hair. The ingredients are enriched with 5 essential oils: Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang-ylang and Patchouli. Some facts about those oils:
- Angelica oil is said to help hair loss, it helps also to enrich the process of repairing dry and damaged hair cells.
- Lavender oil is used for treating scalp conditions such as psoriasis, dry scalp, dandruff, but also helps new hair growing.
- Geranium oil is said to be good for both oil and dry scalp. It balances the oil in the scalp which also helps hair growth.
- Ylang-ylang oil is also said to be one good hair tonic. It works the same way as the geranium oil by bringing to balance the oil in our scalp and promote hair growing.
- Patchouli oil is a long used product in the traditional Asian medicine. It is used to treat skin hair conditions such as eczema, dry scalp, oily scalp, dandruff.
Not only being enriched with those essential oils, the shampoo has also vitamin B5 (wheat protein) added to the complex.
How to use (suggested use) Put a small amount of the shampoo on your fingers and smear it good until it makes foam. Put the created foam on your wet hair. Massage good on your scalp, spread it through your hair length then rinse. I repeat this process so my hair and scalp can be good cleaned. Leave the shampoo to work for about 2-3 minutes during the second wash and rinse thoroughly. Third time washing your hair is not often needed. Good thing is that this shampoo is also suitable for daily use.
Result An amazing smelling hair with volume!It leaves the hair soft and really healthy looking. It cleans hair and scalp really good and the smell is just fantastic! I have a really sensitive scalp and after washing my hair with some other natural shampoo’s, my scalp gets all itchy and feels not clean at all. Not the story here, guys. It just feels normal and I am forgetting that bad previous experience.
Package The shampoo is available at three sizes: 300 ml (10.1 fl.oz.), 500 ml (16.9 fl.oz.) bottles and 500 ml refill. The bottles have that old romantic style that reminds you of an old French cottage accessoir that fits the beautiful and simple life. I ordered a refill package because I am trying to minimize my plastic impact. It is good to reuse old shampoo bottles. It also uses about 65-90% less plastic than the regular shampoo bottle. Something good for mother Earth.
Aqua/Water**, Sodium Laureth sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Laureth-2, Lavandula Hybrida Oil**, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil**, Canaga Odorata Flower Oil**, Angelica Archangelica Root Oil**, Angelica Archangelica Seed Oil**, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil**, Lecithin**, Coco-glucoside**, Glyceryl Oleate**, Hydrogenated Palm GlyceridesCitrate**, Panthenol, Glycerin Polyquaternium-7, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocopherol, Parfum/Fragrance, Linnalool, Limonene.
**Natural origin ingredients.
Aromachology Repairing Conditioner
The written above applies also here. The ingredients are almost the same, the bonus is that it detangles your hair and finishes the styling it with a nice soft touch. Using this product is not necessarily needed but recommended. If you want to go that extra mile, you can also buy the Aromachology Repair Hair Mask. Good thing to remember while using the conditioner, is that you apply it only on the length of your hair for about 3 minutes and then rinse good. Never apply a conditioner on your scalp – this suffocates the follicles of your hair and that leads to less oxygen and therefore – dying of hair/hair loss.
I love how the order is delivered and how good it is packed. It really shows you that there is a personal attention to every client and order, not just the mass consummation attention that you get from every day life. This is indeed a little gift to yourself, a moment to treat yourself good and with respect!