January 18, 2012

Shielo Hair

Our philosophy is to create products with integrity and ensure that we preserve the future well-being of our environment. Shielo is against animal cruelty and proud to use post-consumer recycled and recyclable packaging. 
Vegan & Natural Base 
Our products contain the highest quality ingredients from nature, combined with advances in haircare research to ensure desired performance and ultimate results. As an organization, we have committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals.

Do you ladies remember my Made from Earth product review? Well the same product formulators have made some organic and chemical free hair products for Shielo and I was given the opportunity to try these products as well. I realise I almost never feature hair products on my blog and I don't really know why - I guess it's because I'm not sure how I'm supposed to review a shampoo? I must say I'm not very adventurous or picky when it comes to shampoos and conditioners either. Well I'll be happy to try my best to review these vegan and cruelty free products. I've been sent their Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner as well as their #1 seller, Antioxidant Leave-in Protectant.

Volume Volumizing Shampoo $28.49 for 8oz / 237ml
This modern volumizing shampoo is designed to remove residue and product styling build-up, without stripping hair or fading color to provide an optimum environment for thicker hair. Fights free radicals that damage and weaken hair. The results are thicker, healthier, more beautiful hair.

I think it's hard to say whether a shampoo protects hair color from fading or not - I dye my hair dark brown which is a relatively easy color to maintain, unlike red or something like that, and yes, brown will fade, but it's not as much noticeable. I try to wash my hair only twice a week to prevent it from becoming oily too fast but also in an attempt to preserve the shine the hair dye provided to my hair.

I can't say I feel Shielo Volumizing Shampoo really did something for my hair. Yes, it left it squeaky clean, but I hate to have to use a crazy amount of product to get just a little foam - I know we have to get over the idea that a product has to lather to properly clean, but still, it's hard to say where I have put shampoo if I can't feel it!

Another thing I find hard to tell is if a product truly leaves hair more volumized or not. I don't think my hair are naturally voluminous but they aren't super flat either, and this shampoo doesn't seem to have changed its condition, but I must say I didn't know what to expect because I never had amazing results from any volumizing shampoo before.

My hair wasn't left smoother or shinier either. I would say this shampoo does the cleaning job very well, but for this price, I was expecting more.

Volume Volumizing Conditioner $24.99 for 8oz / 237ml
This must-have conditioner for full thick hair is enriched with nanofilaments designed to thicken each hair shaft. The conditioner is featherweight and detangles fine or limp hair with ultra light silk fibers that separates strands to create a fuller look. The results are thicker, healthier, more beautiful hair.

The first thing I look for in a conditionner is a thick texture. I won't bother with a super runny and watery conditioner that will only glide on my hair and do nothing. I want to be able to feel it and I want it to properly coat and penetrate my hair. Shielo Volumizing Conditioner didn't disappoint - sure it's not as thick as a hair mask, but it's just what I expected! It's not a runny mess to use and I could really feel my hair being softer and it was also left super shiny.

As for the volumizing claims, I didn't really notice my hair being thicker but I don't really understand how a conditioner can volumize hair - don't you want your volume at the roots to have truly bigger hair?

Both the shampoo and the conditioner smells like green apple to me, which I absolutely love!

L -R: Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Antioxidant Leave-In Protectant $19.99 for 4oz / 188ml
This antioxidant rich leave in protectant is designed to fortify every strand of hair, creating texture, as well as protect your color-treated hair from the elements. Our unique protective complex with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids infuse hair with vitamins while providing UV protection. For deeper natural and color-treated hair color. Excellent in eliminating frizz and protecting hair from styling tools.

Leave-in protectant is something I can't leave without. It has litteraly saved my hair in the past, and now, even thought I haven't touch bleach in a long time, I'm afraid to go without one! It just complements conditioner so well and it never fails to leave my hair super soft and gives it that extra shine.

It's the first time I used a leave-in protectant in spray form and I must say I had the impression that it did nothing at first because it's advised to mist it throughout clean, towel-dried hair, and I guess because I wasn't able to "feel" the product, I thought it would not work. Honestly, I didn't notice extra texture in my hair after use or anything special but I don't think this is the kind of product that you can "see" working, I think you will notice if it works or not in the long term.

I think the spray makes it less messy to use but I don't like that I can't see where I put the product - I don't want to miss a spot! I love the smell, it's kind of slight banana-y and it does perfume my hair a little but sadly, the smell won't linger.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. oh wow this looks really good i wonder if they sell it on ebay

  2. love this brand! i really need to place an order again soon for the shampoos

  3. J'ai vraiment de la difficulté à me trouver de bons produits pour les cheveux vegan, parce que mes cheveux sont hyper endommangés (décolorant)... Ceux que j'ai utilisés par le passé ne m'ont pas impressionnée par rapport aux produits de salon (non-testés sur les animaux, mais pas nécessairement vegan) que j'ai essayé. Je suis toujours en quête!

  4. This sounds like a great brand. My dry hair needs stuff like this. XOXO

  5. @Beauty Fiend : I just checked real quick and I found nothing... you can't order from the website?

    @christine : You have already tried them? I'm glad you like them!

    @Sea: As-tu essayé les shampooing de LUSH? Je teste présentement le shampooing solide NEW! et je l'adore! J'ai regardé sur leur site et je crois que Trichomania pourrait peut-être t'aider, il est recommandé pour les cheveux secs.

    @Venus Loves Virgo : I hope you will like them if you try them!

  6. J'ai déjà essayé Godiva, que j'ai bien aimé (j'aime le concept du shampooing en barre sans emballage, c'est plus écologique). J'ai aussi essayé le traitement R&B (sans rinçage) et le revitalisant jungle & le revitalisant végétalien. Je trouve que ce sont de bons produits, mais ils travaillent plus sur le ''instantané'' que le ''long-terme''. Mes coups de coeur du moment ce sont les produits Goldwell (la gamme rich repair) qui est non-testée, mais pas nécessairement vegan. Sinon y'a pureology, qui est une gamme de salon végétalienne (plus dispendieuse, par contre!), j'ai essayé un masque, je n'ai pas été étonnée pour le prix, mais j'ai rien testé d'autre, alors peut-être testerai-je quelque chose d'autre de cette marque. Il me reste Abba aussi à découvrir, qui est une gamme 100% végétalienne.

  7. Okay, the green apple smell just sold me. Love that smell.

    It's hard to tell if shampoo really works or not. Of course hair will feel nice and volumized after wash. You just got rid of all that oil, right?

    Still, I think it sounds like a nice product.