100% organic ingredients, completely vegan, and smelling like flowers, no I'm not talking about a vegetable patch, but the hair products from beauty range A'kin, which has been taming my bushy mane for the past year.
Frankly, I donít care about the price because it turns my hair--my big, thick, curly, unruly hair--into something a goddess would seductively throw over her shoulder. I am not even exaggerating. Prior to use, nothing, no product made my hair soft to the touch. Yes, other products condition, and soften, but no other product makes my hair silky. And that is some feat. It can only be down to the incredible ingredients in the bottle.
Even the shampoo works, and Iím not a big believer in shampoo. For me, shampoo merely washed your hair Ė got rid of the gunk of the past few days, but did little else. The first time I used A'kinís Rosemary shampoo however, I literally could not stop touching my hair and scalp.
When I had dried and conditioned my hair (with a different organic conditioner), my curls were still defined, shiny (yes shiny), and bouncy. My hair wasnít horribly flat even though the shampoo didnít claim to volumise or Ďboostí my roots. It was clean, soft, and had both body and movement, which is rare at the best of times, with my hair type.
At £10.50 a bottle in the UK, I canít always afford to buy A'kin, but come payday I stock up on the shampoo and conditioner, which usually lasts me two months because I use it so sporadically, and you donít need to use a lot.
The shampoo comes out as a clear liquid, and builds a gentle foam with a completely natural fragrance as you wash your hair. If you happen to get some in your eyes it wonít sting because there is nothing harsh, it might however, be a little uncomfortable.
I recommend the rosemary shampoo and conditioner, but if you can't stretch to £21.00 for hair care just go for the shampoo because you won't find anything which washes your hair better.
The conditioner is just as good as the shampoo, and just as fragrant. With ingredients that do good, I am a big believer that even afro-hair can be made beautiful, just by the power of natural ingredients and the right quantities, made up in the wondrous bottle of A'kin hair care.
On the back of each bottle is the vegan-approved sticker, and a not-tested on animals badge. So you really are buying a happy, eco-friendly, socially-sound product.
Find A'kin in Holland and Barrett, Eighth Day Co-operative and WholeFoods store. If you can't reach any of the stores, buy it online, but beware, there is a hike in price and you may have to pay for delivery. A'kin haircare products are also available around the world. Check out their website for stockists.