Roots and Rituals kindly sent me a couple of their products to try and I have been testing them for almost two weeks now. The brand focuses on natural, nourishing ingredients unlike most haircare brands on the market which fill their products with hundreds of ingredients. Roots and Rituals products are paraben, silicone and fragrance free but they do contain lovely coconut, olive and avocado oils which nourish, help to repair and encourage healthy hair growth.
I have the *Roots & Rituals Intense Nourishing Conditioner (£7.49, 100ml, including postage and packaging). Firstly, I love the packaging and bottle design, it is so unique and it looks great in my bathroom. I also love the scent, since using Moroccan Oil products I cannot get enough of the scent of hair oils! The conditioner smells so nice; someone needs to make a perfume from this product and others like it. The conditioner applies nicely and it almost instantly detangles my midlength, thick hair which is pretty amazing as my hair can become very tangled and few conditioners can deal with it! The conditioner helps to tackle frizz and it makes my hair so much smoother and more manageable; the lovely scent stays in my hair for a while too. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Now onto the hair oil, I only started using hair oils and oil treatments late last year and I fell in love with most that I have tried; however this one is a bit different as you apply it to dry hair and then you wash it out rather than leaving it in. The *Roots & Rituals Deep Conditioning Hair Oil (£18, 100ml, full size) smells almost as divine as the conditioner but not quite. I like the design of the packaging/bottle although I wish it came with a dropper or pump dispenser. I apply the oil onto my dry hair and then wrap my hair in a warm towel for half an hour then rinsed it out.
I find it does really smooth my hair and reduce frizz to a minimum which is fantastic. It also leaves my hair feeling silky, soft and nourished; however the first time I used it, I used too much oil and even after washing my hair felt quite greasy so a little goes a long way with this hair oil. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
Overall, I am very impressed with both products, especially the conditioner – I cannot get enough of the conditioner! I love the packaging design, natural ingredients such as argan oil, rosemary oil and basil oil.
Have you tried anything from Roots & Rituals?