I’m actually more careful with my hair than with my skin and this is probably why you see fewer hair products reviewed on this blog. However, I’ve been rather bored using the same shampoo over such a prolonged period and decided to try some new products. So I ventured to buy the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner from Watsons, especially after reading some positive reviews up on iHerb.com.
Not fully organic
Products under Avalon Organics are said to contain 70% organic content, 100% vegetarian ingredients, and are formulated with no parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates or harmful sulfates. Okay, I know some of you don’t really like Avalon Organics because of you associate the brand with some amount of green washing. Well, I have to admit there’s truth to that perspective but at the least, the products have five organic ingredients that are higher up on the ingredient list; that’s at least better than some brands that claim to be organic but only contain only one miserable organic ingredient in their list.
Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo
The ingredient list is very long, isn’t it? I don’t even want to analyze it. All I was interested in when I was buying this product is that it must help to thicken my fine hair because the Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo is described as being able to boost volume and even strengthen hair strands. If I understand correctly, this product is actually able to stimulate the scalp to encourage hair growth too.
I’m not sure what it can really do to encourage hair growth but I did notice that I do not drop that much hair with every hair wash. However, I also don’t see much of a thickening effect on my hair. I think my hair just looks pretty normal after every wash. But I do agree that this shampoo is able to cleanse my hair well and I like the refreshing bergamot scent.
Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Conditioner
I bought this conditioner a bit later than the shampoo and the reason was because I thought it might help to enhance the thickening. This conditioner feels thicker than my usual and I need to dilute it with some water in order to make application easier. Like the shampoo, I don’t see the conditioner doing much magic to build body in my fine. And put together, both products are just…normal performing.
What I find interesting about the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner is that both are formulated with a healing complex of B vitamins – Biotin, Niacin and Panthenol plus Saw Palmetto and Wheat Protein to help control hair loss. I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner for awhile now and although I quite like them, I can’t vouch for their claims. They do work well to prevent more greasiness in my scalp but other than that, I’m not seeing the thickening effect that was promised. As for promoting hair growth, I’m not expecting too much but I probably have to finish the bottle to give a more accurate verdict. Perhaps some of you who have better results with these products can share your views?
But the products are really value for money. Each bottle is over 400ml and cost under S$20. And since they do cleanse my hair and scalp well, I don’t really mind using them.