5.20.2011

The Body Shop Rainforest Hair Care Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway closed

I'm slowly transitioning to green products - stuff that's good for the environment and good for me.  When The Body Shop announced their Rainforest Hair Care line, I was excited.

This line has products that address various hair care needs: 
  • Shine is for normal to dry hair
  • Moisture works to treat dry and damaged hair
  • Balance is used for those with oily hair
  • Radiance helps color-treated hair  

I chose Shine since I don't really have a lot of hair issues except that it tends to get poufy when I'm stressed.

The products do not contain any colorants, parabens, sulphates or silicones.  Most of the products out there have these present and it's difficult to avoid these completely.  I mean, just read the label of every item you use.  So I'll take the alternative that lessens my exposure to these chemicals.

Because it does not contain a lot of chemicals found in other products, the formula is easily biodegradable - that means that the formula breaks down faster.  It also means that the products do not work and feel the same as others.  The formula of the shampoo was watery.  The conditioner felt less slippery.  I found that I needed to use a little bit more than usual.  

Since there are no sulphates in this formula, don't expect it to lather as much.  The Body Shop recommends that you mix the product with a little water using your hands, before applying it to your hair.  I didn't really understand why until I tried it - the method made it easier for me to work the products into my hair.

Even if it was a different experience, I found that it did the job in terms of making my hair clean.  I was worried that the conditioner did not work because my hair did not feel slippery but to my surprise, it was easier to comb.  Plus, my hair did not feel weighed down.  The products have a clean, somewhat herbal smell that I liked.

All in all, I like this product enough that I would purchase it again.  It takes some getting used to, but it's all good.

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Want to try this product?  I'm giving away a Rainforest Shine Travel Set which includes 2 sets of travel sized (60 ml) shampoo and conditioner.  There's also a lovely apple green comb that's part of this set - it's made of 100% recycled material.

the box
 
 inside

Here's how to enter:

1.  Leave a comment below, please include your email add.  Only one comment is allowed per person.  If you don't want your email add published, you can send it to me here - please include your follower name & email add.  And you'll still have to leave a comment on this page.
2.  Get an additional entry by letting people know via Twitter.  You can do this once a week.  Each tweet equals one entry.  Make sure to include @stepfordwitch so that I can track your entry.

Giveaway closes on June 3 and the winner will be announced on June 4.  Good luck! :)

28 comments:

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  2. Hi there, I love your~❤~Lili & Morticia~❤~reference. Two of my favorite ladies & SO beautiful! Love the going green, I've been using Lush & diy Vegan (usually from Etsy) for a few years now & it just is SO much better. My fiancĂ© LOVES, Lush's "Lady Godiva" shampoo bar & we have changed to strictly organic/cruelty free foods etc., as well. Just say NO to chemicals, steroids & antifreeze, actually allowed by the FDA to be consumed in this country. This is why we have so much cancer etc. The pharmaceutical co's get richer & richer at such a cost. Also boycotting places like Hellmart that carry 91% China imports. Sorry for the rant, I'll shut up for now! Please enter me in & I'll tweet you too. Came here to see your Sugarpill review, looking forward to it. Thank you, xXx...Sorrow ~Addy: BewitchingBlond@gmail.com

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  3. I'm going green too and just recently bought their earth-friendly bath gel. :) Would love to have this! Can I send my email address separately? :)

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  4. I want i want i waaaannt!!!

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  5. I definitely want to try this, since now im now aware of harmful cause of chemical...heres my email address: cha_sie7@yahoo.com

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  6. The travel set looks cute. I want to be able to try this. Lately, my hair is not as shiny as it used to be. I hope I win. :)
    fegraced[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. household is slowly doing this too, shifting to organic home products. as with the body shop, my sister's interest with the products is infectious! i want to try their ginger shampoo too.

    dvjamesc(at)gmail(dot)com

    followed you on Twitter @dvjamesc with
    https://twitter.com/#!/dvjamesc/status/71859312787595264

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  8. Wifey loves shampoos, especially hair fall control ones. I'm sure she'd love to try this.

    http://twitter.com/gerc44/status/71889437239418880

    gercoton@gmail,com

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  9. i'm in, i'm in :} rlyn68..at..gmail..dot..com

    https://twitter.com/#!/rlyn68/status/71925260273979392

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  10. Have brought some body shop products last sunday and it worth every penny. Want to try rainforest shine product

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  12. I'd like to try The Body Shop please.
    http://twitter.com/hjermae/status/72506335811485696
    hjermae@gmail.com

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  13. the comb is really pretty, a perfect companion to the products!

    http://twitter.com/daea_r/status/73244305233412096

    daeaSR gmail com

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  14. I want to try The Body Shop. bensoljune@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/13benson/status/73330254718046209

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  15. ako si alma wants this too! :) http://bit.ly/iQlCqp almasialma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. i've been hearing lots of rave reviews about their ginger shampoo. have you tried this? i wanted to know which is better of the two. thanks. :)

    iamtorque15 gmail com

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  17. @torque15 i've heard the same thing. i'll probably try it soon :) i hope they come up with a chemical-reduced version tho.

    thanks for the suggestion!

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  18. I'm thankful I'm not too late xoxo purijc at gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/purijc/status/73758981935468544

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  19. My hair NEEDS something natural to tame and de-stress. Is this it? :)

    @kahodin plus tweet http://bit.ly/lrlyUA
    kahodin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. take 2: i'm in, i'm in :} rlyn68..at..gmail..dot..com

    http://twitter.com/#!/rlyn68/status/74760755915927552

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  21. another tweet dvjamesc(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://twitter.com/#!/dvjamesc/status/74779255845814272

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  22. pa-join... hidburn@gmail.com.removethis.pls
    http://twitter.com/#!/hidburn/status/74840789913579520

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  23. ako si alma wants this too! :) http://bit.ly/mIMpno almasialma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. the apple green comb is lovely, i wanna shine and be brilliant with them! :)

    http://twitter.com/daea_r/status/75614553400016896

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  25. good night!

    http://twitter.com/gerc44/status/76310144069287936

    gercoton@gmail,com

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  26. It's a green product, good for the environment. It's organic, so it must be all good.

    GFC josh liza
    joshua22ryan at gmail(dot)com

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  27. My share - http://twitter.com/JRCCme/status/76413387642384384

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  28. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

    To everyone, thank you for joining. I will announce the winner shortly :)

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