HAIR | Moor Spa Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner with a Dose of Hair Vitality

Natural hair care is something I have been less hesitant to embrace because my hair is FAR from natural now and I have been relying heavily on hair products that contain silicone for slip so that I can get a brush through it after having a shower! I currently use a number of Aveda and Shu Uemura products in tandem to retain my hair colour while also trying to expose my hair and scalp to a more healthy set of ingredients. I have used natural hair products in the past so I'm not opposed to them, but haven't always been successful. Either the conditioner left my hair a tangled mess because of the lack of silicones or the shampoo wasn't cleansing enough. I do feel that green beauty is progressing in terms of really looking at the science of how natural ingredients work so when Canadian professional spa brand, Moor Spa, reached out, I had a look at the ingredient list which also included EWG safety ratings, things looked promising!

Moor Spa Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Moor Spa is found in professional spas all across North America with each product containing imported Austrian Moor, a nutrient rich plant, flower and herbal complex used for detoxifying and refreshing skin. The other very cool thing about this brand is that each ingredient is 100% naturally derived. So no silicones or artificial fragrances here!

The bulk of Moor Spa's product line is skincare, but there are also a number of body and hair care products. In the realm of hair care, Moor Spa carries four products: Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Vitality Spray and the Hair and Scalp Mask. I have been test-driving the shampoo, conditioner and spray the last few months which was actually kind of interesting as far as shampoos go because the results were pretty noticeable!

Moor Spa Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Starting with the Botanical Shampoo* featuring rosemary and lavender oil, gotu kola, hops (like the ones in beer!), nettle extract, moor water and of course moor clay, this smells so wonderful I can't even...anyway when I first started using this my hair was in the green/blue phase meaning that I wanted the colour to stay as long as possible and that my hair was VERY DAMAGED. Having colour also means that I wash my hair every 3 days, spray with dry shampoo for volume at the roots and use quite a bit of product for extra hydration and styling. I was worried that this herbal shampoo would strip my hair and make it even more dry, but it did not! My scalp felt clean and there was a little bit of lather from the coconut oil-based surfactant to make me at least psychologically believe that I was being a productive shampooer!

The Botanical Conditioner* was where I was placing most of my eggs (that looks weird to type out...) as I have had some ugly, tangle-filled disasters that I have had to live with (THAT review is coming soon!). The conditioner contains a higher concentration of hops, enhancing hair's shine, as well as hydrolyzed keratin for strength and shea butter for moisture. When I first saw the ingredients list I was prepared to have a bird's nest of hair when I got out of the shower, but not only did my hair feel soft, I had ZERO tangles. It worked better than my silicone-based products!

Both the shampoo and conditioner worked far better than I had expected, but my only gripe was that my hair didn't have shine. Now, keep in mind what state my hair was in - bleached 3x, green and blue and naturally coarse. This is where the silicone-based products and hair oils worked better. I was able to bring some of the shine back with hair oils, but I think those with less damaged or uncoloured hair would have been very happy with the final results of using just these two products. 

Moor Spa Botanical Shampoo and Conditioner Review

The Hair Vitality* took some instruction to figure out how to use because I wasn't sure at what point in my hair washing cycle I was supposed to use this. This is a botanical spray that purifies and stimulates healthy hair growth and is used AFTER shampoo and conditioner and rinsed out after 2 minutes. There is a bit of peppermint menthol and red pepper extract in this product which will make your scalp tingle or red due to the stimulation of circulation. The redness goes away after a few minutes if you go red at all. Just don't spray this passed your forehead! God help me if I had gotten this in my eyes! I didn't really notice too much of a difference in terms of my "follicular health", but it sure does feel refreshing especially when your scalp has had a lot of buildup. It feels like I'm giving my scalp a fresh start!    

Moor Spa Hair Vitality Review

Final verdict: Overall, I was not expecting the products to be as good as they were and I only wish there were available in a more commercial setting, but I did look up which spas carry Moor Spa and there are a fair number! I also like knowing that there are some decent green beauty hair products out there that actually clean with ingredients that are low risk. I won't be giving up my artificial products anytime soon because I love colouring my hair, but if my hair was "normal" I would be using natural a lot more often!

Moor Spa products are available through Moor Spa partner spas or online. To purchase online, just ask for your special referral code!

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