Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Briogeo Be Kind Be Gentle™ Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo and Briogeo Be Kind Be Gentle™ Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Conditioner.
What it Does: The green-juice inspired shampoo is packed with matcha and apple to cleanse and help nourish hair without stripping it of moisture. The conditioner is an infusion of kale and apple to nourish and hydrate the scalp and hair. By harnessing the power of fruit and vegetable fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, this regimen will support the vibrancy of hair and is the perfect compliment to your wellness routine.
I first discovered Briogeo back in I think 2019. An Apple News* Buzzfeed article on must have beauty items lead me to Glow Recipe which lead me to Briogeo on Cult Beauty. Sometimes unexpected leads, lead onto good things. Something said just try them. Based on founder Nancy Twines Mum’s kitchen recipes, cruelty free, vegan and 97% naturally derived ingredients, of course I was going to try them. I’d been looking for a good silicone free shampoo and conditioner for a long time. My hair at the time wasn’t doing too good. Greasy everyday, yet dry and no amount of conditioner could make it happy, shiny and soft.
I can’t remember when, maybe be in lockdown I started washing my hair every other day rather than every day. My hair since has been happier that the good oils it produces aren’t be washed out everyday. I’ve tried different shampoos and conditioners both liquid and solid since and I keep coming back to Briogeo Be Kind Be Gentle™ Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo. My hair is fine, slight wavy, long, shows greasy and any damage easily. Read on for my Beauty Finds requirements or skip a paragraph for the review.
If you’re like me, love the beach and sea, lucky to live along the coast, have fine hair and visit the beach almost every day during the summer, your hair might not love the salt water as much as you. Over the course of summer, salt water, sweat, sunscreen, humidity can damage my hair. When it’s fine hair, damage is emphasised 3 fold.
This summer, I think I may have the damage under control. Previous years I left coconut oil in overnight after being in the sea. My hair didn’t respond well. I’ve found after rinsing salt water out in the shower, it needs some sort of moisture locked back in. I’m sure my hairdresser will have their say next time I go in, however I’m finding the following’s working out okay keeping my hair healthy this summer:
The Right Shampoo and Conditioner
More so the right conditioner. For a few years I’ve been using hairdresser recommended conditioner. While it’s natural, cruelty free, this year I decided to look for another. One reason price, the other it contained silicones which aren’t kind with
A few months ago I gave up my beloved Tangle Teezer for a simple wooden comb. I switched hairdressers and before they even started cutting my hair they recommended hair and scalp rebuilding treatment. I didn’t even get my hair cut on my first visit.
My hair’s fine and just because I don’t dye it or use a hair dryer doesn’t mean I get away scot free on damage.
I’m normally in and out the hairdressers in under 30 minutes. A trim, blow dry naturally and go. Last week I was in there for 2 hours!
The lady in PAS, Pelo Arte Sano in C/Duc 14, an all organic hairdressers after asking what I wanted done was okay, but first we need to address your scalp. I knew parts of my parting were red, but put down to the sun those parts have been red for years. If you’re my Mum you’ll say
A few weeks ago watching Chriselle Lim’s YouTube Winter Favourites video, I was curious try an apple cider vinegar (ACV) hair rinse she recommend by dpHUE. She used it on the days she didn’t use normally shampoo and helped her hair be more manageable. My hair’s fine, oily, somewhere in-between straight and slight wave, stubborn holding styles apart from straight at the hairdressers.
I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I can count on one hand how many times I used my hairdryer in the past year.