Odylique is a UK brand created 30 years ago featuring certified organic and 100% natural skin and hair care. The brand is finally launching in North America, through their website www.odylique.com, and I had the opportunity to pick a few products to try out! I was especially interested in their shampoos so I tried out both the original Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo* as well as the Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo*.
The Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo is free of sulphates, petrochemicals and it’s also vegan. While it is meant to be a conditioning shampoo and the instructions say that if you let it absorb for 2-3 minutes before rinsing you can generally avoid the use of conditioner, this was definitely not the case for me. I actually feel like it left my hair very clean and rid of all product, which is great, except that I definitely need to add more moisture in (by using a conditioner) to keep it from tangling. It has a slightly medicinal, herbal scent and a very runny consistency.
The Odylique Tea Tree & Herb Shampoo is quite similar to the Gentle Herb variety, but with extra antibacterial and antifungal properties thanks to the addition of tea tree oil. The scent also has a definite tea tree aroma to it. Again, I found it a bit too dry and the tangles in my hair definitely still require a conditioner. I needed quite a few pumps of both shampoos, but I have a lot of hair, and they lathered okay–probably better than many natural shampoos, but less than I would prefer.
I’m still very interested in Odylique and excited to try other products of theirs, but as much as I love the idea, I haven’t found a natural shampoo that has totally sold me yet. I love the ingredients of the Odylique Gentle Herb and Tea Tree & Herb Shampoos, but the products themselves were just a bit too cleansing for me to use regularly. If your hair and scalp aren’t really dry like mine are, these will probably work better.
Have you tried a natural shampoo?