APPELLES Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner smells amazing – but does it deliver soft, smooth hair? There was only one way to find out!
You’ve probably realised by now that I love trying out new shampoos and conditioners. I’m definitely not loyal to any one brand, and because I don’t colour my hair I am the perfect guinea pig for new products!
My first encounter with APPELLES came in May when we sampled the Rosemary Body Bar in our bellaboxes. I was really impressed, so I was looking forward to trying out the Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner, which both contain Rosemary, Ylang Ylang and Lavandin Super. The shampoo is meant to strengthen the hair and remove toxins from the scalp, while the conditioner contains Tamanu, an antioxidant which penetrates the hair follicle and restores moisture balance.
I used a sample size of both the Blackseed Shampoo and Tamanu Conditioner. My hair is long (mid back length) and a little bit wavy and frizzy. I found that I used about a third of the tube, which is a good amount for a sample.
I found that the Blackseed Shampoo lathered up really nicely, and it made my bathroom smell beautiful. I followed this with the Tamanu Conditioner, which distributed well through my hair. The instructions recommend combing the conditioner through your hair, so I did this with my Wet Brush. I really think this helps you get the best results from any conditioner and results in way less tangles in the long run.
The verdict: I really liked the scent of this shampoo and conditioner. My scalp felt clean and my locks felt soft and nourished, and that’s exactly what I want when I’m washing my hair. There was no residue left behind, and I was able to style as usual once my hair was dry. Thanks APPELLES, you’ve won me over again!