This weeks review is of the Vatika Naturals Egg Protein with Honey Shampoo and Conditioner duo.
I’ve had these little beauties sitting in my bathroom for months now and I can’t believe I haven’t taken the time to review them!
All the way from the United Arab Emirates, this duo is a MUST HAVE for anyone with damaged/chemically treated hair (this includes bleach, hair dye, etc).
Vatika Naturals Egg Protein Rejuvenating Shampoo
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Carbomer, Dimethiconol (and) TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulphonate, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Distearate, Trimethylsily Amodimethicone (and) Laureth-7 (and) Laureth-5, Perfume, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Paraben, Propylene Glycol, Quaternized Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) Polymers, Acrylamide Copolymer, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Propyl Paraben, Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Honey Extract, Egg Powder, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate (and) Buteth-3 (and) Tributyl Citrate, Ext. D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730) and D & C Red 33(CI 17200)
Now I know what you’re thinking………SULFATES!
Yes, this does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate…..however I only use this once every four – six weeks to clarify my hair. This removes any product buildup from my curls whilst injecting them with well needed protein. I usually use it just before my Aphogee Two Step treatment to make sure that the treatment can fully absorb into the hair cortex.
The shampoo DOES strip my hair, however as I said previously, I only use it once a month (maximum) to clarify. My hair is always left strong and shiny after usage and has a semi pleasant smell.
Overall, I think it’s ok. It’s not my favourite shampoo by any means, but it does do the job and keeps my hair residue free.
The thing I really don’t like about this shampoo is the parabens. I prefer to use paraben free products as they are known carcinogens.
I give this a 6.5/10
Vatika Naturals Egg Protein and Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Aqua, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Parfum, Honey Extract, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Marrow Extract, Egg Powder, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid, CI 19140, CI 42080, CI 28440, CI73015, CI 16255, CI 14720
I love this stuff!
Seriously…..I’m so gutted that I’m getting to the bottom of the tub!
I use this deep conditioner much more frequently than the shampoo. I probably use this once every two weeks, I like to mix it with, usually, Palmers Coconut Oil conditioner. I only really do this to stretch it out and make it last a little longer.
It’s not a particularly strong protein treatment, which is why I use it fairly regularly and in between my Aphogee Two Step Treatment as a “protein top up”.
It has a very pleasant honey/floral scent (kind of like honeysuckle) and provides me with TONS of slip, which makes detangling an absolute breeze! Even though it’s a protein treatment, it’s incredibly moisturising and very nourishing. You can literally feel the oils and honey coat your strands with lustre as you apply!
It leaves my hair very soft and strong and over time helps to repair any damage caused to the strand.
I also think this protein treatment is perfect for those who frequently heat style their hair.
I give this a 9/10
You can pick this up in the UK in Wilkinsons and Superdrug. I think it may also be on sale in Sainsbury’s too? Alternatively, you can always check Amazon!
The price I paid was £5.99 each…..an absolute bargain in my opinion!
I do think that the two products do work well together, however I prefer to use the deep conditioner alone after using a more gentle, sulfate free shampoo.
Have you tried these products? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
The Curly Cockney