Hi everyone, I am still in the process of unpacking from the epic weekend.  The house is a mess and I look like a big mess too!!  I will get round to blogging about the previous weekend eventually…but meanwhile please enjoy a Sukin review I prepared earlier…

Recently, Sukin, an Australian natural skincare brand, sent yours truly some haircare products to review – Sukin Purifying Shampoo and Sukin Nourishing Conditioner.  What is special about Sukin products is that they do not contain a lot of chemicals and their ingredients are natural.  This sounds great, but for a girl who has always bought hair products without looking at the ingredients, which means that my hair is used to dealing with these (bada$$) chemicals like SLS, parabens and whatnot, how would they work on my hair?  Would they suck?  Let’s find out…

Sukin Purifying Shampoo

A pure, gentle daily shampoo to cleanser, nourish and soften any type of hair.  Contains a delicate infusion of aloe vera, nettle, horsetaila and burdock.  Perfect for sensitive scalps.

Sukin Nourishing Conditioner

This daily conditioner adds volume and shine while preventing tangles and static.  Combines a delicate infusion of aloe vera, nettle, horsetail and burdock with rosehip, avocado, jojoba and sesame oils.  (Editor – when I think of sesame oil, I think of Chinese food!) Paraben free.  Perfect for sensitive scalps.

Likes

√  Contains natural ingredients and feels good to not have so much chemical build-up in my barnet
√  Scalp likes the purifying shampoo as it doesn’t get flaky
√  At first, the herbal, essential oil smell was a big so-so, but I’ve grown to love it because it is rather soothing

Dislikes

χ  The conditioner doesn’t detangle very well
χ  The sturdy packaging makes it a bit difficult to squeeze the contents out of the bottle
χ  The bottle starts looking grubby after spending time in the shower because the stickers start peeling off

Overall

Sukin Purifying Shampoo was a winner for my scalp.  For those who enjoy a good lathering with shampoo, don’t expect that here.  There is a mild lather, but not much – but I think of it as less lather means less chemicals.  Due to its inability to detangle my ends, I’d give Sukin Nourishing Conditioner a miss, but that’s because I have thick unruly hair.  If you’re looking for gentle haircare products free of harsh chemicals, check out Sukin’s haircare range.  My scalp declares that Sukin do not suck.

My Husband has started using both these products.  As I have told you all before, he has annoyingly good skin even though he doesn’t use cleanser, toner or moisturiser…except on rare occasions when he gets cracked skin.  Anyway, he won’t admit it publicly but he is terrified of losing his hair like his dad.  His hairdresser has told him that his hairline is receding and as a result, my Husband doesn’t want to use the “cheap” stuff anymore.  He’s been subtly asking me which of my many shampoos and conditioners is good and I suggested these Sukin products because it doesn’t contain a long list of chemicals.  Surely natural ingredients will be less stressful for his receding hairline, right?  So far, I’ve heard no complaints from him so I think that’s a sign of approval!

For more information on their products and stockists, please check out Sukin’s website.

9 Comments on Do Sukin Hair Products Suck?

  1. Julie
    29/09/2011 at 12:50 pm (6 years ago)

    Agree that the shampoo is ok and that the conditioner just isn’t moisturising enough, which is a pity because I really wanted to like these products too! My hair is medium, slightly wavy and in good condition and still it was the same with the conditioner for me 🙁

    I would definitely revisit the hair products if they put out some specifically for dry hair that didn’t weigh it down.

    I do like some of the other Sukin products though including the regular night cream which is light enough for hot humid Sydney summers. I add a drop or two of the Sukin rose hip oil overnight for a good morning result.

    • Ling Tung
      29/09/2011 at 12:53 pm (6 years ago)

      @Julie, Guess I’m not the only one who thought the same then…

      As for other Sukin products, I am sure they are lovely. In fact, I got a couple of Sukin products last weekend so can’t wait to put them through some rigorous testing 😉

  2. emmabovary
    29/09/2011 at 4:51 pm (6 years ago)

    I find that now that I’ve used Terax Crema conditioner on my crazy mop I can’t go back to regular/other brands. But this shampoo sounds quite nice, my scalp is angry with me at the moment so a natural choice might be best for me right now. Thanks for another stellar review:)
    Emma x

  3. Me my best and I
    06/10/2011 at 11:31 am (6 years ago)

    Ive been going au natural and SLS free – am loving Alchemy right now , pity these werent that good, Im a real fan of Sukin stuff

    • Ling Tung
      06/10/2011 at 12:04 pm (6 years ago)

      @Me my best and I, I think my scalp loves SLS because I am trialling another SLS-free hair brand at the moment but it’s craving SLS!!!

  4. Genevieve
    04/10/2012 at 2:05 pm (5 years ago)

    I just started using Sukin’s shampoo and conditioner after I bought the protein treatment, and I’m never going back!
    I have naturally curly hair that’s dried, fried and frizzy, so it’s never ever a good hair day. I think Sukin’s absolutely great, with the exception of the shampoo causing my scalp to flake a bit.
    But overall, I found that with a little bit of argan oil, my curls start to soften up and my hair feels so much better than it ever did.

    Of course, no one has the same type of hair, so it’s normal for everyone to have a different reaction. I would recommend this for someone with curls, though. It seems to leave my hair silky, and that’s a plus!

    • Ling
      07/10/2012 at 10:37 pm (5 years ago)

      @Genevieve, Woohoo! Glad you have found something that works for you Genevieve 🙂

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