My hair: an ongoing, uphill battle to de-slick, de-frizz and de-tangle. The top half of my head is prone to grease, and my dyed ends are inclined to become scraggly and dry. To my delight, I have two completely different problems on one noggin! I felt compelled to write this blog post today, as I bared witness to the full power of these two bottles of magic. Upfront I just want to say, THANK YOU MILK_SHAKE. Thank you for being the best and just an all-round good reliable pal!
Okay, taking a step back, let me tell you a tale: a vibrantly red, sweaty girl (me) waddles home post-workout, 4 days into not washing her locks (cute). A shower! Yes. That’s what she needs. She proceeds to the bathroom, excited to feel so fresh and so clean (clean). She takes out her hair lacky and… her eyes widen in horror. Her jaw drops in disbelief. Her hair hasn’t budged. It stayed slick in the same pony-tail shape! Yikes.
In case I wasn’t clear enough, this story is about yours truly. And so, to kick this grease in the butt, I definitely needed something heavy duty! Enter: Milk_Shake’s Sensorial Mint Shampoo & Conditioner.
I stumbled across this dynamic duo about 1.5 months ago, and at the time there wasn’t much online to tattle on how good (or bad) they were. However, I’m familiar with the brand and absolutely adore their Whipped Cream Leave-In Conditioner (seriously, if you haven’t heard of this stuff, I 2000% encourage you to do a swift google or give it a try. It’s pure heaven!), so I took a leap of faith and chucked them in my lil basket.
I was eager to try something new, something earth-friendly. The bottles are not only eye-catching and calming to look at, but they are also biodegradable. Win. The organic minty-ness is there not only to make your nostrils happy, but to help stimulate hair growth and revitalise your hair and scalp. Double win. Also containing sage and fruit extracts of papaya, raspberry, mango and blackberry your hair will be boosted with extra shine and vitality. Triple win?!
I think minty shampoos are divine! The only taste I’d had were from testers, but I definitely enjoyed what they were bringing to the table. Maybe it’s just me, but using this scent in the shower makes me feel invigorated and fresh and revived. Some may think that’s a bit much for a shampoo and conditioner to achieve, but I stand my ground! So I was very excited to give these a whirl.
Made for using after an intense gym sesh or sweaty summer’s day, the shampoo comes out as a clear gel, while the conditioner comes out a smooth white cream. I shampoo twice in my hair-washing routine, and I love to really work and massage this shampoo into my hair and scalp. The first round doesn’t work up too much of a lather, but the second round is definitely nice and foamy. The mint is cooling and really very lovely! The conditioner I slather all over my ends and I leave it there for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
It’s baffling that my mane was able to change from a mouldable, greasy, wiry mess to lusciously light, lustrous, soft, and flowy hair. It actually moves in the wind!! My hair is also thicker and more easily managed. A truly heart-warming tale.
The only downside I find is that the smell isn’t pure minty goodness. Because there’s added other bits, the smell is transformed into what I pick up as freshly mowed grass. While I do enjoy this smell, I prefer it when I’m wandering around outdoors on a sweet day in spring, and not particularly when I’m rubbing it all over my head. But hey, a small price to pay for an effective result!
At around $26 per 300ml bottle, it’s not exactly the cheapest option out there, but I personally think for the finish you get, it’s worth it! I’m more than happy to keep these in my life, however I will continue my hunt for the perfect pure minty shampoo and conditioner.