[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] I’m not sure where I’d be without my trusty pineapples to illustrate all the bright and beautiful products for summer. To be clear, there’s no pineapple in either of these products that I’m aware of but they do have that kind of fruity-floral-nutty tropical scent that’s an instant win in my book.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Shampoo & Conditioner

For no particular reason, I had in mind that these would be very rich but in fact, the shampoo is very cleansing – almost to the point of a detox shampoo so I couldn’t describe it as rich at all. The conditioner is another matter – it is indeed rich and you only need a very tiny amount pulled through the lengths so unless you have super dry hair, it should last for an age. The fragrance is a blend of jasmine, vanilla, pistachio and caramel and while, yes, it is sweet, it avoids being cloying – and believe me, it properly scents your hair. I used this mid-afternoon yesterday and can still smell it now.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Shampoo & Conditioner

There are lots of oils and butters in the conditioner – coconut, brazil nut, murumuru, buriti and sunflower – but it rinses away easily, leaving smooth strands in its wake. In fact, smoothness and shine were both obvious. I’ve hardly used straighteners at all during lock down and it has shown me the products that smooth and those that don’t really have any impact. Everything looks smooth after irons have been run through so testing without is clearly the way to go to get a true idea.

I like both of these a lot – the shampoo for being very cleansing and the conditioner for being very nourishing – over and above your average, I’d say. If you have oily hair, the conditioner is probably not for you but otherwise, it’s good for all hair types. The shampoo is £22 HERE, and the conditioner is the same price HERE. Non-affiliate is HERE.




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