Welcome to Beauty Finds! This editions features Juice to Cleanse Clean Butter Hair Pack Bar.
The transition from bottle shampoo and conditioner to solid shampoo and conditioner bars as has been a long journey for me. Switching from shower gel to bars of soap was easy. The main reason was to reduce plastic waste. I also found out that bars so soap leave my skin feeling cleaner than any shower gel. I’ve tried various cruelty free shampoo and conditioner bars and never been happy with them. Most left my hair feeling and looking dry. I always returned to liquid shampoos and conditioners.
Last year after trying many shampoos and conditioners I was fed up with how my hair looked and felt. I oil my hair twice a month which helps condition it from the roots to ends with alma oil (helps against the whites hairs although the jury’s still out), amla powder hair masks and still my hair wasn’t how I wanted it to be. I go the hairdressers every 3 months for a trim and whatever treatment it needs and was always told the ends are too dry, the rest not so great. I know salt water isn’t kind to hair and I wanted to rebuild it over the winter. I also didn’t want spend too much. I had used Honest shampoos and conditioners which are cheap for the quantity and had gone back to using Briogeo which isn’t cheap. Almost out of desperation I turned to Miin Cosmetics my favourite Kbeauty store in Barcelona. Could they help me out? Read on for my Beauty Finds requirements or skip a paragraph for the review.
I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil, I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then…. My hair’s fine, super fine as people think my hair is short when it’s in a top knot only to be surprised it’s long. Fine hair means damage and/or unhealthy hair is more easily shown.
Juice to Cleanse Clean Butter Hair Pack Bar
Conditioning bar for dry hair enriched with argan oil and botanical ingredients.
How to use: After shampooing, apply to wet hair avoiding scalp and leave on fro 1-2 minutes. Rinse throughly with lukewarm water.
Cautions: For external and adult use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Stop use and see a doctor if any undesired effects occurs.
Miin Cosmetics description:
A small step towards a lower-waste routine, but a big step for the planet. The Clean Butter range will convert you forever! Yes, you can switch to environmentally friendly and still have beautiful hair. Here’s why: Juice to Cleanse has formulated this solid conditioner bar and packed it with natural oils, which have been cold pressed to further enhance the benefits they give to your hair. In the Clean Butter Hair Pack Bar formula, you’ll find shea butter to moisturise ends, chamomile oil to protect and strengthen hair, pomegranate extract to help smooth hair texture without frizz, as well as argan oil, green tea extract…. A whole host of 100% natural vegan extracts that we love. The delicious scent of lavender and eucalyptus also comes from natural extracts, not artificial fragrances! When people ask you what you’ve done to your hair because it looks so beautiful, you’ll remember us.
Miin Cosmetics didn’t have a liquid conditioner that I liked, the price was right at €6.98 for 90g. It wasn’t that expensive of a gamble compared to the shampoo (Aromatica B5+Biotin Fortifying Shampoo. I’m sure I went on a discount day.) I purchased at the same time. I know that a good conditioner can make or break your hair. The sales lady said many repeat buy it. It’s vegan, cruelty free, nearly 100% clean ingredient and plastic free. I was in!
So, does it work?
Previous solid conditioner bars have left my hair looking very dry. I know it takes a while to find the right amount of conditioner needed and when using a solid bar this is harder. It’s quite easy to use. I usually have my hair flipped over, wet the bar, then slide it over my hair in a sandwich: hair and bar in-between my palms then repeat with bar in the other palm going back so both ‘sides’ of the hair flipped over get conditioned. Then I quickly with what’s left on my hairs run it over the back of head (upside down) avoiding the crown and the roots around my parting. Any that gets on my crown and parting weights it down too much or leave baby hairs looking frizzy. I leave it on for about 5 minutes while I soap up the rest of me, shave legs, then rinse with warm or hot water.
It’s fairly easy to rinse out, however it does take a little longer than liquid conditioner. Teamed with Aromatica, B5+Biotin Fortifying Shampoo they work well together. I was hesitant to try a solid shampoo hence going for a liquid one. Baby steps! It took a few tries to get the right amount and now I can happily said my hair is looking much more healthier, shiny and moisturised! All the oils and butters make for happy hair!
It’s good value for money. I started using in October last year and I’m about 1/2 way through the bar. Compared to just starting a new shampoo bottle within the same 5 months. Inbetween uses I let it drain and dry on a soap dish.
Any cons as it’s too good to be true?
The scent takes some getting used to. It’s fairly faint so it’s not too bad.
Would I recommend? Yes, 100% if you have long fine hair and want to reduce plastic waste. My last trip the hairdressers nothing was said that my hair needs moisture 🙂