The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Shampoo + Conditioner Review

Saturday, 8 September 2018

I always talk about how carefree and easy my hair routine is...

...but one set of products which I'm always longing to find is the perfect shampoo and conditioner.

When it comes to reviewing hair care products, it's important to know more about the hair that is testing these products. That way you can compare what you have, and the end result - a hair profile I guess you can call it. I would say my hair is a little on the greasier side, but it's not as bad as it has been previously. As I wash my hair twice a week, usually on the last day, my hair is looking pretty flat. After testing a whole load of different types of products, I know I need a shampoo and conditioner that can help to clean my scalp of any dirt and buildup, but not be too creamy as that would be too heavy for my hair and that definitely doesn't work well with my hair type.

the body shop fuji green tea shampoo conditioner

I've mentioned this in a few posts but just in case, at the start the year, I got a horrible episode of eczema at the back of my neck and around my entire hairline. After nine months, it has kind of gone, but still to this day I have no idea what caused it. Ever since I have been making a cautious effort to be careful with the products I put on my skin. I'm not exactly an expert in hair care ingredient musts, but with the basic knowledge I do have, it has led me straight to The Body Shop. I read a little about each shampoo and narrowed it down to two. Luckily, The Body Shop do little bottles of their hair care (I like this, more brands do things like this please), and I decided to go for Fuji Green Tea Shampoo, and the Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. By the title of this post, I have clearly given away which shampoo I went for, but I'm going to tell you a little about why I felt the Ginger shampoo wasn't right for me in case it's exactly what you need. The main focus of the shampoo is to eliminate dandruff and help dry and flaky scalps. I was dying to try this shampoo for so long, especially when my eczema was at its worst, but it was always out of stock. As I no longer have that issue, it didn't really give me what I needed, though it may be a product I use once a month or so to give my scalp that more focused clean.

.@helloaycan is sharing her @thebodyshop Fuji Green Tea shampoo + conditioner review

Now let me tell you a little about the products we are here to talk about; the Fuji Green Tea shampoo and conditioner. Despite the product being for 'normal hair,' the properties are right for me. Both are used to help to remove any dirt and impurities and purify your hair and scalp. They are enriched with Japanese green tea, and honey to leave your hair feeling invigorated and fresh. The shampoo is "refreshingly purifying," whereas the conditioner is "refreshingly hydrating," so they sound like the perfect duo. The formula contains no silicones or colourants, is 100% vegetarian, and like with all The Body Shop products, cruelty-free. The shampoo has a fresh scent and a light gel formula. The conditioner scent is slightly different, it's more rich and pungent (which isn't a bad thing), and obviously is a thick creamy texture.

the body shop fuji green tea shampoo conditioner

In the shower, the shampoo lathers beautifully. I never like anything that is too foamy as that is very hard to work with, but this shampoo has a lovely texture. I do two washes usually, the first is just to remove any initial build-up, while the second wash is where the real cleaning happens. I always slightly dilute my shampoo in my hands with a little water before applying it to the hair too. I find it easier to control that way, but that's just personal preference. A little definitely goes a long way and even with washing my hair twice a week, with two washes each time, I'm still making my way through the bottle. With the conditioner, I apply it to the bottoms of my hair and clip it up while I carry on with the rest of my shower routine. I know it's not a leave-in conditioner, but I'm trying to absorb as much hydrating moisture as possible. The products are both easy to rinse out, and my hair doesn't feel heavy; just soft, clean and smelling beautiful.

The final result always lies in how your hair feels days after. I have noticed a change in my hair, even after the first use. My roots look and feel less oily on days when I would refuse to leave the house without a hat on. I have pretty thick hair, and it leaves it feeling soft and voluminous. To understand how well this shampoo is working, I tested it without using any styling products on my hair, as well as with. Both times I loved the look of my hair. One thing I may have to change is the conditioner. I have noticed the ends of my hair feeling slightly dry and needing to use a serum to help combat that. I haven't had my hair cut in a while, so I'm not going to jump to any conclusions just yet. I'll definitely wait and see a little later in the month when I finally get a very long trim.

Would I recommend this product? Absolutely! If you feel you need to wash your hair after 2-3 days, give this duo a try! Like I mentioned above with the ginger shampoo, you can incorporate this shampoo into your hair routine once a month to really clean and purify your hair and scalp. Let me know in the comments below any hair routine tips and tricks.