Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Baby, I Love You!

Hello Everyone

I hope you’re all well and enjoying your Wednesday. It was my day off today so I went to the Metro Centre for a couple of hours and managed to pick up some lovely pieces which I’ll be doing a haul video on soon. For now though, I thought I’d share with you a brilliant shampoo and conditioner I’ve been trying out from a brand I’ve recently discovered called Tara Smith.

The Tara Smith hair care range is animal friendly and carries the slogan ‘tested on film stars not on animals’ and which film stars you may ask? Well, Tara Smith is a celebrity hair stylist to many big stars and even did the hair on the Sex and the City movie, so if it’s good enough for the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker then it’s certainly good enough for me.

Across the range, Tara Smith offers natural and organic products made with earth friendly ingredients making for a very gentle, nourishing way to clean and condition your hair. All Tara Smith hair care products are free from the harsh chemicals and nasties that are typically found in shampoos like parabens, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Glycols, Phthalates, PEGs, artificial colouring and animal derivatives.

I received the Big Baby shampoo and conditioner from the range to try and share my thoughts with you all and I’m pleased to say that on the whole, I’m pretty sold on these two hair care babies. I’ve been using them for almost 3 weeks now and have loved the results.

Big Baby shampoo and conditioner contains aloe vera which is ultra moisturising, camomile which soothes and calms sensitive scalps and amino acids which help to repair damaged hair. The ultra gentle Big Baby shampoo and conditioner was designed with children and adults with sensitive scalps in mind but their gentle formulation makes them ideal for the whole family to use. This makes them an easy option for family holidays as everyone can use them. Hassel free travelling!

The packaging of this shampoo and conditioner is gorgeous. I absolutely love all of the detail that has gone into the design of the bottle, even down to the embossed Tara Smith signature on the bottle. The bottles are quite small at 250ml but a little goes a long way and they are designed really well so its very easy to get just the right amount of the product out of the bottle.

The first thing I noticed when using the Big Baby shampoo was that it was quite a thick consistency that didn’t lather up very well into lots of bubbles. This made me feel as though my hair wouldn’t be very clean afterwards however I was so wrong. After using the Big Baby shampoo and conditioner, my hair felt squeaky clean, thoroughly cleansed and incredibly soft. After some research, I discovered that the reason why the shampoo doesn’t lather up is because it doesn’t contain any Sodium Laureth Sulphates so you don’t get lots of bubbles, just very clean hair. I used the Big Baby conditioner on the mid-lengths to the ends of my hair, as I usually do with conditioner as my roots do get greasy easily, and found that it instantly softened my hair, even in the shower. It acted as a great detangler as well as I managed to get a brush straight through my hair after my shower- result!

The shampoo and conditioner smell nice but don’t have a strong signature scent like a lot of hair care products but that is probably because a lot of other companies use synthetic fragrances in the formulation of their products whereas Tara Smith shampoos and conditioners are free from synthetic fragrances. I’m useless at describing scents but to me, the Big Baby shampoo smells a little of citrus and the Big Baby conditioner smells a bit of lavender.

I really think that the results speak for themselves in the above photograph.  My hair feels gorgeous, clean and healthy. Thumbs up from me!

I must admit, Tara Smith isn’t a range of hair products that I was familiar with until I was sent them a few weeks ago but now that I have tried them, I would definitely consider repurchasing them when I next run out of shampoo. I am particularly looking forward to trying the Feed The Root shampoo and conditioner as well as the Top Coat Glosser from the Tara Smith styling range. You can find out more information about Tara Smith and her hair care range at her official website and all of her hair care and styling products are available from both and in the UK. Also, if you’re a reader living in America, you can also purchase Tara Smith online at

Have you tried any products by Tara Smith? Whats your favourite hair care brand?

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