March 20, 2016

{review} josh rosebrook nourish hair care

life in blush review of josh rosebrook nourish hair care

Welcome to the vernal equinox lovelies!

Today is the first day of spring and in celebration of the day which marks the end of winter

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I thought I’d share with you a recent discovery of mine.

Very little gives me more pleasure than finding a new beauty product that I just can’t wait to tell everyone about.

And today that product is Josh Rosebrook’s Nourish shampoo and conditioner, which is perfect for all hair textures with normal to dry scalps.

Josh Rosebrook products pepper my shower and my vanity table because, in addition to being a simply delightful human being, Josh is very passionate about plants, and about a return to our roots. He understands that our planet provides such an immense bounty of delicious botanicals and oils and through this understanding has been able to cultivate a line of hair and skincare products that respects the delicate balance intended by nature.

Nourish Shampoo Scorecard

ingredients: Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Aqua, *Black Soap, Saponified Coconut oil, *Camelina oil, *Hemp Seed oil, *Jojoba oil, *Coconut oil, *Grape Seed oil, *Evening Primrose oil, *Sweet Almond oil, *Calendula, *Nettle, *Catnip, *Alfalfa, *Rose Hips, *Flax, *Dandelion, *Rosemary leaf, *Linden flowers, *Burdock, *Horsetail, *Sage, *Chamomile, *Ginseng, *Oregano, *Thyme, *Lavender, *Peppermint, *Goldenseal, *Cinnamon, *Cayenne, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, †Lavender essential oil, †Orange essential oil, †Rosemary essential oil, †Ylang Ylang essential oil.

*Certified Organic †Organic ‡Wildcrafted §Non-GMO plant sourced

key benefits: african black soap and dandelion detoxifies and gently cleanses; nettle slows hair thinning; rosemary slows growth of grey; sage and camelina seed oil add shine and strengthens hair; horsetail, peppermint, ginseng, thyme, calendula, lavender
all work to stimulate hair growth, condition the scalp and increases scalp and follicle circulation; and catnip calms any sort of scalp irritations

how to use: after you wet your hair and suds* up let it sit for 1-3 minutes. This gives the nutritious ingredients a chance to really penetrate the hair follicles and provide maximum benefit

*don’t expect it to suds up like conventional shampoos, but it will lather substantially more than a lot of other natural shampoos. To me, as someone who’s been using natural shampoos for awhile now, it provides the perfect amount of foam. 

performance: I have to say that

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and the reason for this bold declaration is that usually with other natural shampoos my hair feels straw-like as I’m washing it (which is completely normal since its the silicone in shampoos with nasty ingredients that make your hair feel slip n’ slide smooth) but with this one my hair feels unbelievably silky. Both in the shower when I’m washing it and after when I’ve left it air-dry.

It’s the kind of silkiness that I can only equate to wearing silk pajamas while lying in a bed of silk sheets.

price: $45 CDN (240ml)

Nourish Conditioner Scorecard

ingredients: *Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Aqua, *Camelina oil, *Coconut oil, *Meadowfoam Seed oil, *Olive oil, *Hemp Seed oil, *Shea Butter, *Rosemary leaf, *Calendula, *Nettle, *Catnip, *Alfalfa, *Rose Hips, *Flax, *Dandelion, *Linden flowers, *Burdock, *Horsetail, *Sage, *Chamomile, *Ginseng, *Oregano, *Thyme, *Lavender, *Peppermint, *Goldenseal, *Cinnamon, *Cayenne, †Sustainably Sourced Palm Kernel extract, *Guar Gum, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, *Vinegar, †Lavender essential oil, †Orange essential oil, †Rosemary essential oil, †Ylang Ylang essential oil.

*Certified Organic †Organic ‡Wildcrafted §Non-GMO plant sourced

key benefits: nut, seed, plant oils and herbs combine to smooth, soften and moisturize hair; fatty acids and active phytonutrients bring back shine and herbal infusions stimulate scalp circulation supporting and encouraging strong hair growth

performance: this conditioner is very light in texture so at first you don’t think it’s going to be a powerhouse moisturizer but it is.

And as someone who likes to skip combing their hair post-shower and let it air-dry, to help retain my natural boho curls, I find that the conditioner (or perhaps its the duo) has helped to significantly decrease tangles and frizz

price: $45 CDN (240 ml)

shampoo + conditioner for the win?

Due to the silk-factor and the decrease in tangles and frizz both the shampoo and the conditioner are wins in my book and are 100% repeat purchases.

Guys, when you run your fingers through your hair you’re basically petting a pile of really soft puppies.

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  • Jessica Stacey

    I bought some rosebrook shampoo and conditioner but unfortunatly my area is hard water area and it does not work at all. I know it’s this as I went skiing and with my suspicions took it along to try it there and it worked great. The website I bought it from sent me a yorak sample. Now this worked great I’m guessing because it had more lather but it was a one use sample and as you know it not cheap and I’ve already wasted my money on rosebrook which i chose over living libations as i couldn’t bring myself to spend so much on that though I know its a beautiful brand. In your yorak review you said you would use it on special occasions. So what’s your everyday, living libations just that is as if nit more expensive isn’t it? (Sorry for the essay!!!!) Xxx

    • Hi Jessica, love the essay! Always enjoy chatting with people who have a lot to say 🙂

      I agree with you that it’s 100% the hard water. I have a filter on my shower and when I use the Nourish duo at my bf’s place (that doesn’t have a filter) I notice a huge difference in the softness of my hair and how much of my natural curl is allowed to form. (Non-filter shower = frizzy hot mess)

      I wrote my Yarok review quite some time ago and at that time I did only use it on special occasions (my day to day was EO shampoos), but fast forward to now when I’ve tried Yarok, LL, JR (regular), JR Nourish and Rahua and my top 2 picks are either JR Nourish or LL Seakbuckthorn for shampoos and Rahua (regular), LL Shine On or JR Nourish for conditioner.

      I rotate between them as my day to day because my hair feels SO MUCH better with them than the other, less expensive ones. I’ll freely admit that I’m obsessives compulsive when it comes to how my hair feels and am willing to pay more to have it as soft and healthy looking as I’ve become accustom to.

      With regards to price JR and LL are pretty comparable. The LL shampoo is $40 CDN for 240ml and JR is $45 CDN for 8 oz (236ml).

      In short, I wholeheartedly believe both LL and JR are worth the price and I’m willing to cut back in other places (i.e. not buying coffee or lunch out) so I can splurge on these items 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

      • Jessica Stacey

        Thank you for that! What sort of filter did you go for then because I’ve researched so much now but all I ever find is chlorine reducing and a bit if other filtering where I’ve read removing chlorine won’t necessarily soften your water and typical water fliter can’t work with water at high heat/pressure. I almost bought a vitamin c but though I am bothered about the chlorine and other types of chemicals my water isn’t that bad as far as all the bad stuff goes here in the UK in my area it’s more it runs over limestone so is very hard, so mainly want I it to stop my hair getting dull flat and greasy! X