If you don't already know, I have extremely dry, frizzy hair that tangles easily thanks to the chemicals (i.e. bleach) I've subjected my once-amazing locks of hair to. So, I had really high hopes that the INDIA hair products will be my hair's knight in shining armor.
The kind people from Salon Cosmetics sent me four products from the INDIA hair care range - shampoo, conditioner, healing spray and oil.
|L-R: ICON INDIA Shampoo; Conditioner; Healing Spray; Oil|
The INDIA Range is Vegan, Gluten, Paraben and Sulphate Free and incorporates I.C.O.N. EcoTECH which is renewable resources, harnessed as the ecology of raw ingredients fused with advances in technology to create the art of the possible.
The two things I liked about this shampoo is the clean feeling my hair felt after using it, and the way it lathered so beautifully. Unfortunately, I did find that my hair seemed more tangled than usual after using this. Maybe I'm just not shampooing right...
This conditioner is not the worst conditioner I've ever used, but neither is it the best. I think it would be a lot better if it was more moisturizing for my hair. I guess my hair is far too dry.
|ICON INDIA Shampoo and Conditioner|
INDIA Healing Spray:
I think I was least impressed with this product. This healing spray is meant to "repair and seal split ends while also adding tremendous moisture", which is exactly what my hair needs. However, I didn't really see much of a difference after using this spray. Also, I was expecting this to be a fine mist spray, but it was "spraying" white lotion. Having dark hair (with blonde highlights), I had no choice but to rub the spray in, which I have absolutely no problems with. However, this one left me with sticky fingers. To this products defense, the stickiness only lasts about 5 minutes before miraculously disappearing.
|ICON INDIA Healing Spray|
This is probably my favourite product out of the four I was sent. This oil is meant to tame unruly hair and heal each strand. It can also be used for both damp and dry hair, which I love in a product. It not only tamed my frizzy hair but it also did not weigh my hair down.
|ICON INDIA oil|
All four products have really similar fragrances. Unfortunately, it's not a fragrance that I'm crazy about. It reminds me of cloves, which I'm not a fan of. The INDIA oil has only slight traces of the scent, which is awesome because it's my favourite of the four. In case you don't like the smell of cloves either, I'm happy to report that the smell does not linger all day. It does eventually fade out.
Overall, I'm quite disappointed that this haircare range did not work on my hair as well as it did for so many others. Out of the entire range, I'd recommend the oil for those with frizzy hair.
I have been told by Salon Cosmetics that there is another product that will be sent for trial soon called 24k Richly Exotic Masque Treatment. It's a rich detangling conditioning masque, which may be better suited for my dry damaged hair. It works by changing the hair’s inner core with pure gold micro-bursts and microscopic mixers. The restorative Moringa, Argan, Amber, Coconut and Olive fruit tree oils are the secret ingredients (well, not so secret anymore) that helps to hydrate, nourish, and strengthen hair. It also contains super-antioxidants to help renew the hair.
If you'd like to learn more about these products, you can check out the ICON India website here. You can also purchase these products here.
These products were provided for my consideration.