[unpaid/sample] I feel a bit guilty about Maria Nila Hair Care – I’ve had it put in front of me by their PR several times and each time I’ve felt unexcited about it. It was only when Lucy took it to the pool last week because it was the first thing she could find in my office and came back absolutely raving about it that I gave it a go (more or less straight away because Lucy doesn’t rave often!).
True Soft Shampoo and Conditioner are best for dry hair and in particular, in my view, fine dry hair that is prone to static and puffiness. I mean, everyone’s hair is puffy in this heat and there is a point at which nothing is going to help, but freak tropical days aside, it’s a beautifully hydrating shampoo that leaves tresses super soft. It’s actually just about perfect for post-swim where salt or chlorine takes the moisture from your hair – argan oil and fatty acids in a light feeling mix don’t weigh strands down, but do revive them.
You may or may not need the conditioner as well – I used it for testing purposes but could, I think, have done without, having no chlorine to contend with. The scent is something you’ll definitely notice – it’s a lovely combination of lily, jasmine and rose that I reckon owes a lot to fabric fragrancing because it reminds me of fresh linen and linen sprays in that it’s a very clean, gentle aroma that’s both relaxing and refreshing. Maria Nila hails from Sweden – the pared back design is a clue to the Nordic chic element as is the muted sage green packaging that’s so easy on the eye. And, given its heritage, perhaps no surprise that it’s both fully vegan and climate-compensated (meaning every purchase contributes to tree planting). I’m really a new fan of this brand and looking forward to trying more products. The best place to get it, I think, is Sally Beauty who have 100ml sizes of both products for £6.99 each HERE – otherwise it’s about £16.99 for a full size of each, rising to £44 for the litre bottles (more eco friendly, but make sure you love it first).
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