LOVE BEAUTY & PLANET PRODUCT REVIEW
Happy July! Hope y’all are enjoying the summer season so far! I have been using this trio for months consecutively and it is safe to say that I am in love. And I’m sure the planet is loving me back too. After months of using, my hair is healthy again. Let’s begin with a BEFORE AND AFTER using this trio. As you can see pictured below on the left, this was my extremely dry, unhealthy hair. It was constantly frizzy, dry and tangled. And after a few uses of this trio, pictured on the right, my hair instantly became healthy and nourished.
The goodness of these products have helped to revive my hair again after the years of bleaching and I am so glad Love Beauty and Planet created such amazing products that intrigued me to buy them off the shelf not knowing what I was getting myself into.
The bottles were intriguing enough, let alone knowing they are cruelty free. That’s honestly the only reason I bought them at first. Let’s just dive right in!
ABOUT LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET
Love Beauty and Planet was started by a group of like-minded people that believe looking good and doing good should go hand-in-hand. That is why when this company was started one simple goal was kept in mind: whatever we do must be good for beauty and give a little love to the planet.
With their 6 goals for a better future, this is a long journey to make you and the planet a little more beautiful. On their to-do list for the next 2 years includes the following:
SOURCING INGREDIENTS RESPONSIBLY
Their products are infused with several ingredients like lavender, ylang ylang and vetiver that come from certified sustainable sources. However, not all ingredients are, so they are committed to having all ingredients in their products be natural and from a certified sustainable source by 2020.
Their bottles are their pride and joy. The bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic. However, while the bottle itself is made with 100% recycled content, the caps and pumps are not. Which is why they are committed to moving all caps and pumps to use at least 50% recycled plastic by 2020, and improve as they go ahead.
With their brilliant scientists, their goal is to make rich, high-quality conditioners with fast-rinse technology. This patent revolutionary technology is proven to give lightweight conditioning without weighing down your hair. This technology helps to break down the conditioner faster when it comes in contact with water, allowing you to save water. They have cracked the technology with their conditioners, however, their goal is to have their shampoos 100% fast-rinse too by 2020.
COUNTING OUR FOOTPRINTS WITH HONESTY
We’ll always be transparent and open about our carbon footprint and as part of that commitment we will not only disclose our annual carbon emissions through the production and distribution of our products–and the calculations we take to get there–but also self-impose a “tax” on the carbon we create while making our products. Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by 20% before 2020.
We contribute $40 per carbon ton to a Carbon Tax Fund which then supports programs that help to reduce carbon emissions and landfill waste. We are working on partnerships that help use our fund to encourage higher recycling rates. While we encourage you to partner with us to give a little more love to the planet by doing your small acts, we are also determined to reduce the carbon emissions through consumer use through our commitment to new technologies and formats.
(FROM LIFE GOALS ON LBP)
To learn more about just how carbon conscious they are, click here to learn more.
LOVE BEAUTY & PEOPLE FOR THE PLANET PROJECT
Love Beauty and Planet believes in the potential and power of small actions. They are committed to supporting the efforts of envionmental change maker through a partnership with Ashoka, a not for profit organization that supports social entrepreneurs for the last thirty years.
By 2020 we commit to doubling our support for planet lovers to keep helping them transform their passion to impact.
(FROM LIFE GOALS ON LBP)
TO BRAVE & BENEVOLENT BEAUTY
Our love for beauty and the planet means we need to work towards good products that make you look beautiful and give a little love to the planet. We are committing ourselves to at least 3 new product innovations by 2020 that enhance the beauty of your hair and skin and those that continue our little acts of love for the planet too.
(FROM LIFE GOALS ON LBP)
WHY COCONUT OIL? WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOUR HAIR?
rich in vitamin e, fatty acids and moisture
conditions dry hair (can be used as a hair mask by itself)
makes your dull hair shine
coconut oil gets deep into hair follicles, protects your hair from breakage from roots to ends, and stimulates strong, healthy growth
tames frizzy hair
repairs damaged hair
To learn more from Love Beauty and Planet, click here.
COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG SHAMPOO
The shampoo gives your dull damaged locks a natural, nourishing cleanse. Formulated with virgin coconut oil and ethically sourced ylang ylang essential oil, the Hope & Repair Shampoo delivers meaningful boosts of moisture that helps to restore and revitalize damaged hair.
Sometimes, dry locks just need a natural boost of moisture. Called the “Tree of Life” in the Philippines, our hydrating coconut oil comes from 250 local, sustainable farms that harvest only the freshest coconuts for our virgin coconut oil, which takes the place of nasty silicones in all of our hair collections.
Each bottle will indulge your senses with a kiss of ylang ylang. Adored by perfumers for its lively solar tones, we love ylang ylang because its floral, jasmine-like scent adds overtures of fruit and spice to coconut oil’s decadent but delicate fragrance.
– quoted from love beauty planet
How it works
Made with coconut oil and ylang ylang, the shampoo gently removes dirt to nourish and smoothen your hair while providing alignment to reduce friction and damage
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Chloride, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Cocamide MEA, PPG-9, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool *PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS
(Information from Love Beauty Planet)
I absolutely love this shampoo! It smells absolutely divine. This lathers very well. I have very long, thick hair, so I don’t have to use nearly as much as I do with other shampoo brands. I hate using shampoos where I have to use a lot of product and still my hair does not feel cleansed. I use half the amount of what I’m used (and that’s a lot) and my hair feels so cleansed! Best paired with the conditioner afterwards. It’s great to use on it’s own if that’s what you’re into, but I love conditioners so the combo is a must try.
COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG CONDITIONER
The Love Beauty & Planet Hope & Repair Conditioner is formulated with Filipino coconut oil and ylang ylang. It gently nourishes and hydrates your hair for healthy looking and beautifully strong locks with a kiss of fruity spice.
This conditioner is designed with a fast-rinse technology to speed up the rinsing process and help you save water with every shower.
Specially formulated with coconut oil, this generous conditioner gently nourishes and strengthens your hair, giving your locks all they need to keep flowing strong and freely. Called the “Tree of Life” in the Philippines, our hydrating coconut oil comes from 250 local, sustainable farms that harvest only the freshest coconuts for our virgin coconut oil, which takes the place of silicones in all of our hair collections. Each bottle will indulge your senses with a kiss of ylang ylang that’s handpicked on the Island of Mohéli. Adored by perfumers for its lively solar tones, we love ylang ylang because its floral, jasmine-like scent adds overtures of fruit and spice to coconut oil’s decadent but delicate fragrance.
– Quoted from Love Beauty & Planet website
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol*, Behentrimonium Chloride*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil*, Parfum, Dipropylene Glycol, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool *PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS / INGRÉDIENTS À BASE DE PLANTES
I look forward to using this conditioner. A low-flow shower head uses about two gallons of water a minute, or 20 gallons for a 10-minute shower. That is a LOT of water we are using. Knowing facts like these, Love Beauty and Planet took the time and resources to create a conditioner (and soon shampoo) that has a fast-rinse technology just so we can save water. With the touch of water, the conditioner automatically rinses out fast. And I love it. I get to give my hair all the good benefits of the coconut oil based conditioner, and not waste water. The conditioner hydrates my dry hair without adding any extra weight or grease. 100% would recommend. Even if you just try the conditioner alone, you’ll fall in love too.
COCONUT OIL & YLANG YLANG 3-IN-1 BENEFIT OIL
This treatment is infused with virgin coconut oil, and nourishes the hair to repair and prevent split ends for smooth and healthy looking tresses. This hair oil is cruelty free, paraben free, silicone free, dye free and formulated without phthalates.
This can be used as a pre-wash treatment, which is recommended by Love Beauty and Planet to be used once a week as a pre-wash treatment, or after as a finishing aid for smoothness and alignment of hair.
This coconut oil treatment is specially formulated to revitalize and nourish your hair. Our formula is infused with coconut oil that comes from the finest coconut trees in the Philippines where the farmers refer to them as “The Tree of Life” because of its many uses in health & beauty and also as the perfect summertime refresher. The ylang ylang flowers are handpicked on the Island of Moheli and distilled for a floral, jasmine-like, scent with overtones of fruit and spice.
– Love Beauty and Planet
How to Use
• Using your fingers, divide your hair into sections.
• Apply a coating of Hope and Repair Oil throughout each section to reach every layer of your hair.
• Wash out in the shower and follow with Hope and Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.
• This oil can also be used as a post wash aid for alignment and smoothness of hair. Take 2-4 drops in your palm and spread through the lengths gently.
I have been using this oil as a post wash aid. And it helps to tame my hair. It provides that extra moisture to my locks. The coconut oil helps to moisturize, detangle and protect my hair. I notice a huge difference when I don’t use this oil as a post wash aid. When I don’t use it, my hair gets tangled much faster, and with my long, thick hair, it tangles and frizzes very easy. This can be used as a post wash treatment whether you use conditioner or not. There is a pump which is highly effective and makes it mess free. I remember the first use I was thoroughly impressed.
Note: on the packaging it says to use in wet hair. Follow this instruction because I used it when my hair was dry and it did not do justice. It cannot he used when dry because my hair got super tangly, felt greasy, and just overall like it needed to be washed. So, fair warning 😂
That’s all folks! If you made it this far, thank you. If you skimmed through, that’s alright too. I hope you learned as much as I did about this amazing company and will try their products. Love Beauty and Planet has more than just hair products by the way! They have all sorts of home products y’all like laundry detergent as well.
Go check them out! Let me know if you try their products and if you loved them too.
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