Ever since I finished up my Pantene Aqua Light shampoo, my hair has been on a downward spiral. I can’t seem to get anything to work with it for longer than a week. If its not weighing my hair down, it’s making it frizz and drying it out more. I haven’t had that problem for about 3 weeks now though, and it’s thanks to an inexpensive but effective product.
The brand is Human Nature or Human Heart Nature whichever way you want to look at it and this is the Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. There’s no “name” of product per se. That is the name! I will tell you that when it comes to natural products, I honestly never expect them to work – few do for me with any lasting memories/effects. I’ve used a few different brands and I will personally say I’m not about to make that switch to go all-natural (kudos to those who do, but its just not me to).
So when a product that says it is natural, without all that chemical razzmatazz and is affordable (oh yes it is!) I am mildly surprised at best, when it does what it says, without my realizing it.
Human Nature is a very affordable brand from our ASEAN neighbour, Phillippines (waves to all Phillippines readers!) that specializes in creating natural based personal care products with no harmful chemicals. The present range isn’t very large but it encompasses most of the products we use daily for face, hair and body and the prices surprise even me!
Locally, Human Nature is distributed by DowntoEarth.com.my and their products are available online. The Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner is what I’ll tell you about today because for me, it has been the most effective product I’ve used from what I have tried.
The Natural Moisturizing Shampoo with CreamFoam (a Human Nature trademarked ingredient) takes some getting used to. The shampoo is very very liquid and feels almost like a watery body lotion. Formulated without SLS, the shampoo doesn’t lather up very much or at all. Personally, I feel that for my short hair, I end up using quite a bit more than what I’m used to because when I apply the product to my hair, it feels like it just soaks right into my hair and I have nothing to wash out! Serious! When I use a little more, it lathers up a little but you will definitely not get that headful of soap suds that you may be used to.
I’m used to this happening from natural non-SLS based shampoos so I’m not overly surprised, but I am surprised at the very liquid lotion texture and feel on my hair and it almost feels like I am coating each strand of hair with a protective moisturizing lotion. I do wash it out of course and you aren’t left with a squeaky clean feeling of hair and scalp.
My hair does not feel very dry but I do follow up with the Natural Moisturizing Conditioner which I happen to LOVE! This one has a creamy texture without the silicone feel you can expect from most hair conditioners. It again, feels like body lotion except its meant for your hair. I don’t have to use very much for my short hair, and it is interesting to note that although I apply it all the way to my scalp, my scalp does not feel oily thereafter.
I use it the usual way – apply a dollop all over my head, leave on for a few minutes and then wash out. Again, it doesn’t seem like a lot of it washes out. Its like everything’s absorbed right into my hair. Very strange observations as you might expect.
However, with regular use of these products, I’ve found that my hair actually falls better. It does not look frizzy and voluminous, its not rebellious, I wake up each morning to good manageable hair and if its even possible, my hair actually looks healthy and I’m starting to see a shine! Interestingly, although its a moisturizing shampoo, it does not weigh my hair down at all unlike many others.
I’m surprised, because I’ve used both natural and organic hair care before this and they have thus far left me quite unimpressed with long term use. This is the first time I’m actually using a natural based haircare range for longer than 2 weeks and am very happy with the results.
Oh and I have to mention the scent. It smells of fruits. It is a fresh scent which has hints of citrus and other fruits like pears that is again, a little surprising, but light on the nose. The scent does not linger in my hair though I wouldn’t mind if it did (it lingers for a little while but by morning, its gone). I have been using this everyday as I wash my hair everyday, and so far, I’ve faced no problems.
Oh wait, there is one small problem. My hands. I have sensitive skin on my hands and as with most natural based products, I found that the skin on my hands will start to feel a little dry. It hasn’t started to dry out and peel all over, only on a few fingers, so I think its reached its limit and I can sort of live with it. Just sort of.
In a nutshell
Human Nature Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner is an affordable all natural hair care product from this brand which originates from the Phillippines. The shampoo has a very light watery texture which takes some getting used to and does not lather up very much or at all. The conditioner has a thicker cream texture and you don’t need very much. With regular use, I found that my dry frizzy hair has become more manageable, falls better, feels lighter and less stiff and looks healthier. The sensitive skin on my hands do get dry and start to peel but the effect is less than with other natural based hair care products I’ve tried. All in all, I’m seeking to repurchase this product!
Pros: Affordable, Smells nice and fruity, Hair feels more manageable and looks and feels healthier, Does not weigh my hair down, Natural based product without chemicals
Who will like this: Those who like natural based products, Those who have dry and frizzy unmanageable hair, Those on a budget who want a product that works
Here are the ingredient lists from the back of the bottles.
Human Nature Natural Moisturizing Shampoo (ingredients)
Human Nature Natural Moisturizing Conditioner (ingredients)
I’m not all that savvy to know if the ingredients are really all natural or not. I can only take it at face value. More importantly for me, it works as it says it does, and I’m very happy because the price is good so guess who will replenish when I’m done? 🙂
Have you tried any Human Nature or Human Heart Nature products? Have you even heard of the brand before this? If there are any readers from the Phillippines who have tried this and have Human Nature products to recommend or an experience to share, please do! I haven’t heard of this brand before, so it was an eye opener for me. I was too wary to try their face products before this, but now, I think I may want to 😀 I did not see any body washes though. I’d like to try one 🙂
Human Nature Natural Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner Price: RM8.90/50ml, RM19.90/200ml, RM39.90/500ml Availability: Down to Earth website Shipping: Free within Malaysia with purchase of 3 items (Otherwise RM5/1 item or RM3/2 items flat rate otherwise)