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! * LolaStar Hearts | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog * !: Tara Smith Vegan Hair Care Range

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tara Smith Vegan Hair Care Range


One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to stop using sulphates in my hair. Even though I love the John Frieda Full Repair Range, it contains SLS so I’ve been searching for an alternative to rival it. Last month I attended the Tara Smith Vegan Hair Care Blogger Event, and got to meet the lovely Tara in person.

tara smith vegan hair care range review swatch photo sulphate free shampoo shine on feed the root conditioner

Tara’s whole range is so impressive, free from parabens, SLS, animal products, artificial colouring (and a whole lot more!), all of her products are natural, organic and vegan approved. Whilst my main issue was sulphates, I wasn’t really thinking about the other nasties that could be in my hair care, so Tara’s collection really amazed me. After telling her my hair concerns Tara recommended both the Shine On* and the Feed The Root* ranges.

tara smith vegan hair care range review swatch photo sulphate free shampoo shine on feed the root conditioner

This range is designed to stimulate and nourish dry hair and scalp with essential minerals. Both the shampoo and conditioner smell very earthy; not unpleasant, but definitely a bit of a change from the usual heavily perfumed products I’m used to.

tara smith vegan hair care range review swatch photo sulphate free shampoo shine on feed the root conditioner

This range is designed to leave your hair squeaky clean with a glossy finish. The scent is more pleasant than the FTR range and it definitely makes hair feel a lot cleaner.

Verdict
Honestly speaking, when I first used both of these ranges I didn’t like them. My hair still felt really dirty and the absence of sulphates made it difficult for me to judge when to stop shampooing. Sulphates are the reason a foamy lather is created, so without them you don’t get a rich lather. Sulphate-free shampoos are less damaging on the hair, but take a while to get used to.

However, desperate to fulfil my resolution I tried them a few more times and I was a lot more impressed. The ‘clean’ feeling that I’d associated with my sulphate shampoos was actually the feeling of dry, moisture-stripped hair. After using both Tara Smith shampoos, my hair still felt strong and full of natural oils, and after applying the conditioner my hair actually felt like it does after I use an intense treatment.

Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed a lot less breakage, my split ends don’t look as scraggly, and my hair generally looks and feels healthier. Now I’m sure this isn’t all down to Tara Smith, but I’m know the products have definitely helped.

At £10 each for 250ml of the shampoo and conditioner, these aren’t the cheapest hair products but they’re definitely worth the extra cash – in my opinion. In fact I’ve already repurchased the full-sizes.

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The whole Tara Smith Vegan Hair Care Range is available exclusively from Your Beauty @ Marks & Spencer. The shampoos and conditioners are all available online and in selected M&S stores, priced at £5 and £10 for 100ml and 250ml bottles.

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17 Comments:

At January 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

These look so cute! Didn't know your blog. Already following you! http://womenspleasuresandtreasures.blogspot.com

 
At January 31, 2013 at 2:10 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Oh wow, the packaging is the cutest!!! I love them! I have never tried any thing like these, but they sound really good? I think I might have to try them out xxx

 
At January 31, 2013 at 9:47 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Wow, that seems really good! I often give up on products after a while so maybe i'll have to persevere a bit more!

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At February 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

I love chemical-free ingredients! I'm finishing off my current shampoo, but the next one I shall make sure it doesn't have sulfate. Totally makes a big difference! :)

xoxo,
Angel
http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

 
At February 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

I've never tried any of this, but bottles are very cute :)))

Enter KiraPlastinina jewellery giveway!

 
At February 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Hi Omg the design of the bottle is so cute. I really enjoyed reading this and i have a look time i'm in M&S.

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At February 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Great products! I have Giveaway in my blog. Enter if you like it: http://kati-kz.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-first-international-giveaway_4.html

 
At February 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

This shampoo is so interesting

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x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Thanks for the sweet comment hun :) another good sulfate free shampoo is the loreal eversleek, its not fully natural thoug.. These sound great too!,

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Yeah the packaging is the best!x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Yeah I've definitely noticed a difference in the overall condition of my hair. No sulphates makes all the difference!x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Yeah I'm glad I actually went back to use them again xx

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

It really does, I wish there were more on the market!x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Aren't they just?! I love the packaging!x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Thanks!x

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Yeah it's a great brand xx

 
At February 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM , Blogger Lola Omokorede said...

Ohh I'll have to look out for it, thanks for the heads up!x

 

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