ICYMI, a few months back we launched our very first shampoo and conditioner duo. Since then, we’ve been loving your super-amazing feedback on our Like A Virgin Super Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner – and totally wowed by your before and after pics! But we’ve also received a lot of questions. Which we totally welcome!
You take your strands seriously – and so do we. It’s why we spent 3 years making sure these formulas were just as amazing as our OG cult hair mask! (And hair oil and scalp scrub...) But we also wanted to create this essential guide to set your mind at ease.
For the answers to all your burning questions about our shampoo and conditioner – read on. We’ve started with what’s so spesh about the formula and ended with some tips and usage advice for seriously head-turning results.
What makes the Coco & Eve Shampoo & Conditioner different from other brands?
From our luscious, tropical ingredients to our advanced technology and the things we leave out, there are a bunch of reasons our shampoo and conditioner stand out from the pack! Our amazing formulas were 3 years in the making and we went through hundreds of samples to bring you the most unBalievable results for your strands.
We use only CLEAN FORMULAS. Both products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and free from drying sulfates and silicones. What’s the problem with silicones? Well, they’re totally fine in treatments and styling prods, but they’re best avoided in daily products like conditioner as they can cause build up and rob your strands of volume.
Our dynamic duo is SUPER HYDRATING. Infused with ResistHyal™ technology from hyaluronic acid, our shampoo and conditioner boost hair hydration by a whopping 26 times. They also add 51% more softness, smoothness and gloss.
Our Super Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner formulas are also supercharged to deliver IMMEDIATE, AMAZING RESULTS! After a single wash, your hair will look loads healthier and feel cleaner than ever before. Give it a go and see for yourself!
Since this shampoo has no sulfates, does it remove oils, dirt, sweat & build-up efficiently?
You bet your darn coconuts it does!
The most common detergent used in beauty products, sulfates (SLS, SLES) create a rich lather and remove oils and impurities. They’re popular with beauty brands because they’re cheap and easy to formulate with – but they’re also notorious for causing dryness.
The problem is, sulfates clean TOO well – stripping the hair and skin of excess oils, but also the good stuff, like moisture. We therefore choose not to formula our shampoo with sulfates and instead use a natural combination of soap nut, fruit enzymes and coconut oil to cleanse the scalp and strands gently and effectively, without causing dryness or irritation.
What hair types are the Shampoo and Conditioner best suited for?
Our shampoo and conditioner are ideal for normal to dry hair, coloured or damaged hair, thick, wavy and curly locks. Sulfate-free, our shampoo is perfect for these hair types as it hydrates the scalp and strands as it cleanses. The plant-powered blend of soap nuts, fruit enzymes and coconut oil gently yet thoroughly cleanses your scalp, roots and hair, without stripping parched hair of moisture.
Not a natural-born redhead or brunette? Don’t fret. The omission of sulfates in our formula will help keep your colour vibrant, wash after wash.
The Super Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner also contain ResistHyal™ technology, derived from hyaluronic acid. This is amazing for dry or coarse hair as it adds 26 times more hydration! It leaves hair looking and feeling super-soft, healthy and frizz-free, without the use of silicones which can de-volumise hair and weigh down curls.
Thick and velvety, our conditioner intensely nourishes dry, damaged strands, smoothing the cuticle with avocado oil as coconut oil seals split ends. Meanwhile, pea proteins help strengthen vulnerable tresses, reducing damage by 65%.
Are they suitable for people with coloured/bleached hair?
100%! Our Like A Virgin Super Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner are free from sulfates, which cause colour fade. Better yet, the unique blend of hydrating oils and ResistHyal hyaluronic acid infuses hair with moisture and shine, while giving your colour vibrancy. So, don’t be scared to lather up after that salon visit!
I often get dandruff – will these products be useful?
Our shampoo will give you cleaner-than-clean results thanks to its sulfate-free, triple-cleansing formula that combines soap nuts, fruit enzymes and coconut oil to deeply cleanse locks without over-drying. It’s great for a parched scalp as it also contains ResistHyal™ technology derived from hyaluronic acid, which adds intense hydration to the scalp and strands, without any greasiness.
For a flaky scalp, you may also want to try our Deep Clean Scalp Scrub. Soothing and invigorating, it works by combining coconut shell powder with enzymatic exfoliants, AHAs and BHAs, to dissolve flakes. Meanwhile, volcanic ash absorbs excess oil which can cause dandruff by clumping together loose skin cells, and Piroctone Olamine battles bacteria that cause dandruff.
Do they promote hair growth?
While there’s no miracle product to make your hair grow, our shampoo and conditioner can help you achieve lush lengths by creating a healthy environment for hair growth. Massaging our shampoo into the roots will help stimulate circulation, while strengthening the hair follicles. To boost these properties, try our Shampoo Brush for even more scalp stimulation!
Both our shampoo and conditioner are infused with ultra-hydrating ingredients like ResistHyal™ technology, derived from hyaluronic acid plus 6 different natural oils. These ingredients – plus the pea protein in our conditioner – help to prevent split ends and increase hair strength. Meaning? Less hair breakage (65% less to be specific!) for longer, thicker, more resilient hair.
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Can I use the LAV Hair Mask with the Shampoo & Conditioner?
Yes, please, thank you. Conditioners and hair masks are quite different but also complementary (kinda like the serum and moisturiser combo in skincare), so both definitely belong in your haircare routine!
Using the Like A Virgin Nourishing Hair Masque once or twice a week will really supercharge your shampoo and conditioning results. Why? Well, aside from consistency, the main difference between a hair mask and a conditioner is that a hair mask addresses hair concerns from the inside out, while a conditioner works at the hair cuticle layer. While a conditioner is mainly concerned with, well, conditioning and detangling strands, conditioning is just ONE of the jobs our 5-in-1 Hair Masque does.
Think of our Cream Conditioner as your frequent hydration boost to condition hair with 26 times more moisture. It’s designed to be used 3/4 times a week to maintain hair health, shine, smoothness and strength.
Our Hair Masque, on the other hand, is your 1-2 times weekly treatment to deeply nourish and restore your hair in 10 minutes. You can use this product either as a wash-off or a leave-on treatment. For super-intensive results, cover the mask with our Microfibre Towel Wrap to nourish strands overnight as you sleep.
But remember, you only need to condition OR mask after washing. Don’t use both at once as it’s basically too much of a good thing ;)
How often should I wash my hair with the Shampoo & Conditioner?
How often you use the shampoo and conditioner will really come down to your hair type and your lifestyle – eg. how often you work out. But you can rest assured our shampoo is gentle and hydrating enough for daily use if needed! Our conditioner is best used 3 or 4 times a week to keep hair soft, silky and super-manageable.
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Why are the bottles so small?
Like a concentrated skin serum, our shampoo and conditioner pack a WHOLE lot of hair-loving actives into one small bottle! Instead of bulking out our formulas with fillers, we’ve made sure each and every ingredient in our shampoo and conditioner pulls its weight. We’ve used only THE most effective ingredients in the most beneficial concentrations for your strands, which means a little product goes a long way. This allows us to package our products in the cute, shelfie-ready bottles you love.
Our shampoo contains highly efficient surfactant/cleansing agents, so just a pea sized amount is sufficient for each wash (with a little more added for extra-long or thick hair). Meanwhile, our conditioner is twice as thick as a regular conditioner, so you don’t need to go overboard with a handful of product to see results!
Our conditioner also contains pea proteins for a 65% reduction in damage, while both our shampoo and conditioner are formulated with a high-quality hydrating active, ResistHyal (Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid), at a percentage proven to boost hydration by 26 times.
In other words? Our shampoo and conditioner bottles might be small, but the benefits for your hair are HUGE.
How many applications are in one bottle of Super Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner?
How long is a piece of string? The number of washes per bottle will greatly depend on your hair length and type. However, you should get at least 25-30 uses of both the Shampoo and Conditioner if 10ml is used each time. You’ll probably find you go through the bottles a lot less quickly than you’d expect.
Worried you’ll run out? We’ve just launched a shampoo and conditioner subscription, so you never have to!
What results can I expect? How long will it take for me to see results?
Our Super Hydrating Shampoo and Cream Conditioner are formulated to give you the cleanest, healthiest hair of your life! You can expect smooth, frizz-free hair that’s hydrated and super-shiny from the first wash, with an increase in strength and reduction in split ends and breakage over time.While you’ll see results immediately, real change takes time and consistency is key. If you’re not happy with your results after a few weeks, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee, which you can read about in our FAQs.
Written By: Pip Jarvis
Edited by: Vidhya