Review: Madara Colour & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner

I occasionally get the chance to review products made in other countries. I was excited when I received products from Madara, a company from Latvia. They make a Colour and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, which I have reviewed below.

Pros:
  • Gentle on color-treated hair
  • Conditioner has a light detangling effect
  • Smells slightly of apples
  • Shampoo is Eco Cert certified
  • Attractive bottles
  • Recycled packaging
Cons:
  • Luxury Price (around $27 each)
Summary:
I love how these products are presented in such a lovely way on the website, which clearly lists them as vegan and gluten-free. I also like how the ingredients are clearly listed. However, the texture of these products was a little unusual. The shampoo wasn't as thick as I am used to, and the conditioner was a sort of brown paste. The smell was pleasant but had a hint of grassiness. The products seemed gentle on my hair and worked well, but the formula was quite different from conventional products. The shampoo and conditioner both rate about a 5 on the EWG Skin Deep database, due to ingredients such as the fragrance, limonene, and benzyl alcohol. I'm assuming this is a little high due to the way the EWG handles fragrance, but I'm not sure. If you are in Europe and looking for gentle hair care for color-treated hair, this might be worth checking out.

Also available on Amazon.com: shampoo and conditioner.

Product Ratings (out of 5)

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Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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