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WHY OUR HAIR NEEDS THE JANUARY DETOX TOO

23/01/2017

As soon as January rolls around and I’ve finally polished off the rest of the Celebrations, gotten rid of the leftover bottles of wine that have seen too much love in the past few weeks, given into the fact that I can’t watch 14 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy a day without moving anymore and generally just decided that work mode is on and Christmas mode is well and truly switched off… I, like 99.9% of the population, decided to detox my life.


Now, if I’m being totally honest, I’ve slacked off a lot this year – I spy you in the corner family size bar of Galaxy chocolate and complete lack of gym membership – but generally, the January detox began and I’m doing a lot better. One thing I never ever considered though, was my hair. I have always taken my hair for granted and used any products that I could get my hands on but after really seeing the repercussions of the festive season’s excessive styling, shocking diet and caffeine/alcohol consumption (think breakage, weighed down, straw-like hair with not a speck of glossiness or shine) I just knew that something had to change.


I just needed to make changes. In fact, my poor hair needed a complete and utter overhaul


For January I decided to go organic to see if it made any difference. To really test out these super friendly, gentle products that so many rave about and to see if they actually worked. I opted for Avalon, a brand I’d heard a lot about amongst blogger friends and one that came highly recommend.

So do we actually need a hair detox and what are the benefits in going organic?



Here’s the thing, everybody’s hair is different. Yours might be in tip top condition in which case (I’m totally jealous) you may not need it but for me, I had so many tell tale signs that it was just what I needed. My hair had become dull (no but seriously.. dull as dishwater does not do justice to how lifeless my hair was) and completely lacking in any shine. It was incredibly difficult to manage even with all the conditioner known to man, drier than the Sahara, weighed down with product and basically was just limp and lifeless (soz Chezza, I know that’s your line). So yeah, I needed a hair detox.


Going organic isn’t just about the benefits of the organic ingredients, it’s about the benefits of not using certain other ingredients. SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl and Laureth sulfates) for example are the chemicals that produce the rich lather in most shampoos and body washes, they’re also a strong detergent which can really irritate, inflame and itch the skin. But this is just one example of many chemicals that we don’t even realise are in our products.

So let’s talk about Avalon. Formulated with organic botanicals and essential oils, Avalon Organics are gentle, safe and incredibly effective plant-based shampoos and conditioners designed to bring luminosity and nourishment to your hair without the use of any harsh chemicals. There are absolutely no synthetic fragrances or colours, no harsh sulphates/parabens, they are eco-friendly (as everything is biodegradable), Vegan, certified organic and they contain no GMO’s.


I know, pretty darn impressive, huh?

I’ve been switching between two ranges, the Volumizing Rosemary which is insanely incredible and the Strengthening Peppermint and I have to say, I have been completely blown away by both. My first thoughts before I tried them was that they would barely lather because of the lack of sulphates and chemicals but I was so, so wrong. Yes, they don’t lather as much, but it’s still enough to easily distribute the product and get an amazing deep cleanse. The volumising Rosemary genuinely give more volume to my hair than so many non-organic brands that I’ve tried recently (oh, and did I mention that it also smells absolutely divine too?!).

The Strengthening Peppermint range however is the one that really makes a difference to my hair. The shampoo contains Aloe Vera to soothe, Vitamin E to strengthen and prevent further damage and quinoa protein to rebuild for growth, protection and strength. I know sometimes all of these ingredients can be slightly daunting, so what you really need to know is that the shampoo completely cleanses your hair of any build up but also strengthens it, making it look and feel so much healthier and stronger and just full of life.

The Peppermint conditioner is equally stunning. With Arginine, an amino acid which is essential for healthy hair growth and improving blood supply to the roots. As well as the Biotin, in the Biotin B complex which is one of the most important nutrients to help preserve hair texture… this range just has you covered. You can find the Avalon range in Holland and Barrett (all prices based at Β£5.99 which is just out of this world considering the ingredients).


Basically, what I’m trying to say is, the benefits of going Organic and getting these incredible nutrients into your hair, as well as leaving behind nasty chemicals and sulfates is absolutely incredible. My hair feels stronger, cleaner, full of volume and thicker than it has in years [insert all of the hand clapping emoji’s here], so I couldn’t be more chuffed that I took part in Detox your hair Jan, and I couldn’t be any more over the moon that I discovered Avalon! Don’t get me wrong, am I saying that I will exclusively only use organic products for the rest of my life? Of course not. I think in this age and with my job it would be impossible, plus I have some non-organic styling products that I am yet to find an organic replacement for because they’re so good, but the organic detox did me the world of good and it’s definitely something I’ll do whenever I possibly can!

Have you ever tried Avalon Organics before? Would a hair detox be something you’d ever indulge in? I would love to hear your thoughts on this πŸ™‚

As always, thanks so much for reading!


This post was sponsored by and in collaboration with Avalon Organics but all thoughts, photos and extreme love of products that make my hair feel like a goddess, my own.

28 responses to “WHY OUR HAIR NEEDS THE JANUARY DETOX TOO”

  1. I hadn't even thought about going organic, but I'll definitely give it a try!x

    http://www.sheintheknow.co.uk

  2. These actually look SO luxurious (unless it's you and your gorgeous hair, which is a high possibility!). I bet there are amazing! xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

  3. Lucy P says:

    Your hair is looking great!! I bet those products smell wonderful with all the peppermint and rosemary. I think my hair has gotten to the point where about half of it just needs chopping off eek! Xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  4. mahryska says:

    oooohhh looks interesting!!
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  5. Girl this brand sounds the BOMB! I always try and change up my hair care as I find my hair becomes so used to product and gets greasy really quickly! I'm in need of a hair detox and will be checking out this brand for sure!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

  6. Immy May says:

    Oooh Avalon looks right up my street!A brand spanking new H&B just opened round the corner from work so I am going to hunt this amazing stuff down in my break >:) I always neglect / use 'n' abuse my hurr so much – really need to start giving it some TLC! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  7. Your photos get me every time, they are always so well thought out and pretty!

  8. Frances says:

    Your hair looks beautiful in the last picture here! So interesting to hear about all of the benefits of natural products, there seem to be so many posts cropping up at the moment πŸ™‚ xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

  9. Alina Bostan says:

    I've never gone organic with my hair care, but it could definitely do with some TLC as it's one of the things I always ignore in my beauty routines. The brand sound pretty amazing and your hair is total goals right now, so I'm sold x

    Beauty with charm

  10. Call Me Amy says:

    I've just switched to using natural shampoo and conditioner from lush – my scalp was literally dying and when I looked it up it seemed to be sulphates that were the problem! I'll definitely try these when I get bored of my lush ones though πŸ™‚
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

  11. elizabeth says:

    Your blog and photos are so dreamy and your hair so beautiful! I've only found OGX so far that don't contain sulphates so I'm so excited to look for these! πŸ˜€ xx

    elizabeth β™‘ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  12. I AM YASMIN says:

    The haircare products actually look SO AMAZINGBALLS πŸ™‚ I love your blog so much, recent reader here! Keep creating amazing content

    xo, Yasmin

    http://www.iamyasmin.ca

  13. I love trying out different shampoos. I wonder if I can find this in Canada or order it online πŸ™‚

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

  14. I ve tried and recommend too !!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Happy New Year to you and your family!! Dominica from London, http://www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

  15. My hair has been looking like absolute crap lately so I definitely need to switch something up. I wouldn't have thought of going organic before but I usually eat organic where I can, so I guess I'll try it out with my haircare too and see if it makes a difference?

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  16. Laura Scott says:

    I haven't heard of this brand before but this organic range looks wonderful in terms of packaging but also sounds wonderful to nourish the hair.

    Great post, haircare is so important come rain or shine.

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

  17. Aylish says:

    Will be trying this out! If you don't mind me asking, where do you get your hair coloured? It looks amazing!

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