Smart girls don’t strip. Amen, Grow Gorgeous, I’m going to give not stripping a go (my hair that is).
I’ve been giving reverse washing a whirl ever since I read that Victoria’s Secret models use it to get their hair so swishy. I did like it, but my hair still got greasy ever so quickly and I’d have to go through the whole hair washing hoohah all over again.
I am on a never ending quest to find anything that stops me having to wash my hair every two minutes, which led me to Grow Gorgeous’s door. Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner promises to be an 11 in 1 product and now that I’ve finished my first bottle, I feel ready to share the ups and downs.
Deciem (the company behind Grow Gorgeous), are also behind other buzz products – Hand Chemistry and Inhibitif which gives some extra clout to this product’s scientific claims. Grow Gorgeous works by cleansing your hair with a conditioning complex and a Fractionated Cleansing Oil Matrix, which basically binds all the dirt from your hair and washes it away without the usual harsh detergents and sulphates which take all your healthy oils and goodness with them. The Fractionated Cleansing Oil Matrix is made up of Macadamia, Jojoba and Olive oils to deep condition your hair at the same time. Awesome.
Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner claims to make your hair softer, fuller and more lustrous from the first wash, but because the natural oils remain on your hair, the results get better the longer that you use it for.
This leaves hair undeniably light. I didn’t realise that my hair was weighed down by conditioner until I tried this. Somehow it just fluffs up the roots (in a good way), making it easy work for volumizing powders. It’s also really easy to comb my hair through after it’s been washed.
My hair is also much softer and shinier. So far, that hasn’t translated all the way down the lengths of my hair but I can see definite progress so I’m hopeful that if I keep faithfully using this, the shininess will keep on moving down to the end. I replaced my last bottle straight away because I absolutely love the effect that Grow Gorgeous has on my hair.
It is not cheap. Admittedly, it saves the need for separate shampoo and conditioner, but still costs £17.99 for the original formula and £19.49 for the blonde/brunette enhancing version. I’m trying to wash my hair less frequently, so in theory, if this helps my hair to be less greasy it should be more cost effective in the future. We’re not there yet though.
My technique definitely needed a little work. To be fair to Grow Gorgeous, I got all over excited and didn’t fully read how I was meant to use the product. I was just slapping it on like shampoo, thinking it would make it’s own way all over my head and do it’s thing. Even though Grow Gorgeous has a creamy texture, it doesn’t lather up so it promptly stays where you put it.
I found that unless I used a lot of product (which feels wasteful) or worked really hard to distribute it evenly, I would get sections where my hair needed washing again. I also found that all that lightness meant that my naturally straight lengths suddenly had a case of fluffies.
So, after a little experimentation (and actually reading the instructions), I learnt that applying small amounts all over my head, massaging it in and then combing it through with my Tangle Teezer works really well. That helps me get a thorough clean and has smoothed down the lengths. I only have myself to blame…
I think Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner is brilliant and I’m definitely a convert to the co-washing trend. Plus I love the packaging. Next on my list, Grow Gorgeous Hair Serum…
Have you ever tried a cleansing conditioner?