Des and I received a couple of wonderful products to review from a company called Sparklehearts. I was super excited about these products cause I had ran across the information for the company a while back. First off Sparklehearts is a product line which feels it is possible to take better care of your skin and the environment. In order to do that, Sparklehearts products are made from 99.6% natural, vegetable and plant based ingredients. They manufacture their line in the USA to keep the standards higher and products safer. Sparklehearts uses 100% recycled packaging, never tests on animals, doesn't use artificial colorants or carmine, and is environmentally friendly, all while giving back to the community.
Sparklehearts makes a Shine Shampoo, Soft Conditioner, Peace Out No Knots Hair Detangler, Bubbling Blooms Body Wash, and a Sparkly Body Lotion. They even have a TSA approved Gift Set which is perfect for travelling.
We received the Shine Shampoo and the Soft Conditioner. Both products came in a 10 oz. round pump bottle (which can be "locked") and retail for $12.49. The bottles themselves make you want to see what is inside cause of how colorful they are.
Shine Shampoo's ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Lauryl Glucoside & Sodium Coco-Sulfate(sugar & coconut foaming agent),Decyl Glucoside (sugar derived),Vegetable Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside & Glyceryl Oleate (coconut oil & natural sunflower blend), Rosmarinus Officinalis(Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria)Flower Extract*,Oenothera Biennis(Evening Primrose)Flower Extract,Viola Odorata(Violet) Leaf Extract,Viola Tricolor(Pansy) Extract, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Essential Oils.
Des immediately wanted to see how the shampoo smelled so she opened it and was like, this smells like candy. Almost like Lemon Drops! I have to agree with her. The first time we used it and I pumped it into my hand I noticed that it is thick but runny at the same time and a clear yellowish color. The shampoo has a decent lather and allowed for you to run your fingers through the hair when you were rinsing it out. The hair definitely felt clean but not stripped which is always a plus when using a new shampoo. I would also like to say that this 10 oz. bottle of shampoo has definitely lasted a while. Both Des and I use it frequently and still have quite a bit left and we have had it about 7 weeks.
Soft Conditioner's ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Shea Butteramidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetyl & Stearyl Alcohols (coconut sources),Vegetable Glycerin, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*,Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Extract, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*,Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*,Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Essential Oils.
Des did the same thing with the conditioner that she did with the shampoo, she was dying to know how it would smell. It too smells like candy (Sweet Tarts to us). This is part of Sparklehearts' brand all their products have an all natural, signature scent that smells like candy. The first time I used it on Des hair I used about a silver dollar size amount starting at her ends and working my way backwards. It is creamy not really thick but it serves it's purpose. It does work well and makes the hair manageable. I have also used this conditioner as a leave in when I have done box braids only adding a little bit of Eco Styler to help with the hold and they lasted as long as they normally would. Due to the length of Des' hair we have use more of the conditioner than we do the shampoo but we still have some and that says a lot for how well it works.
All and all, Des and I both really like these products. I like the values that Sparklehearts has. I could see myself using them consistently. I am going to show you all pics of a couple of times that these products were used. You can find Sparklehearts on Facebook and on Twitter as well. To check out the other products Sparklehearts has or to buy some of your own click here.