March 16, 2010

Product Review: Dr. Bronner's Shikakai Soap and Hair Creme

I am so bad, I am always looking for amazing natural/organic products and am shameless about my addiction to finding them, hoarding them and declaring them to friends and family. This past Sunday I was driving around and thought to stop by the Big Carrot to check out some Dr. Bronner's products. I had a bad experience with the Pure Castile Soap so I was a little apprehensive about trying their other products. I pick up the Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Skikakai Soap in Lavender (mouth full) and the Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Hair Creme For Leave-In Conditioning & Light Styling in Lavender Coconut (another mouth full). I went straight home and got to work.

I washed my hair with the Shikakai Soap and fell in love, sorry Aubrey Organics, it was so sweet, literally. The soap taste like a sweet syrup which is good if it gets in your mouth. The sweetness is because of the high amount of white grape juice and organic sucrose in it and the scent is minimal so its good if you are sensitive to scents. My curls were popping, my hair stayed moist even after three washes and it thoroughly cleaned my hair. I don't think I've been this excited about a hair cleanser before. I truly love this product and I'm hooked.

Another good feature is that it comes as a pump bottle which allows you to use it in the bath/shower without worrying about spilling product. This soap can also be used as a face wash, body wash and I will be trying it out when I shave.

The Hair Creme which is a leave in conditioner and light styling product is another surprise! I love the subtle lavender coconut scent and absolutely adore the texture of this creme. This creme has major slip and makes detangling a breeze, it also adds a light amount of moisture to the hair, and aides in styling by giving a very light hold, I was able to slick down my edges with this creme along with some pomade and got a natural hold that I absolutely love. When I styled my hair it stayed in place without feeling stiff but very soft and moist. This product has been under the radar for a while, I haven't heard any naturals mention it and I'm happy I decided to try it out, this is another staple and will be my leave-in conditioner and styling aide, another amazing product!

Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Skikakai Soap

Performance: This product thoroughly cleaned my hair and scalp, please keep in mind I don't use silicone or petro-chemical based products so your results may vary. My curls were popping and my hair stayed moist even after three washes, it's a keeper! 2/2

Price: 12 ounces for 12.49 CAD, if you love this product its better to buy it online at 2/2

Ingredients: Organic Shikakai Extract (Organic White Grape Juice, Organic Sucrose*, Organic Shikakai Powder), Saponified Organic Coconut* and Olive* Oils, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Lavandin Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Citric Acid, Vitamin E. *Certified fair trade by IMO. 1/1

Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Skikakai Soap 5/5


Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Hair Creme For Leave-In Conditioning & Light Styling

Performance: This creme acts as a leave-in conditioner and light styling product, I love it! A little dab goes a long way. The scent is subtle and I am able to get amazing manageability with my hair when I use this creme. It adds a high shine to my hair most likely because of the coconut oil and it doesn't make my hair feel sticky or crunchy, instead I get very soft hair that is easy to style. 2/2

Price: 6 ounces for 10.99 CAD, it's better to buy it online if this is a favourite of yours, visit 2/2

Ingredients: Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Ethanol (denatured with Organic Lavender Oil), Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Quillaja Extract, Tocopherols

Dr. Bronner's Magic ALL-ONE Organic Fair Trade Hair Creme For Leave-In Conditioning & Light Styling 5/5


savvy brown said...

Guuuurrrrl. Ur gonna make me break my BUDGET!

- savvy

Nu Kynk said...

@savvy brown

So sorry, lol! (shameless:)

Seriously, the soap and creme are so amazing, what took me so long???

Nicky said...

Hey Nat. thank you for posting this I got these products some months ago and completely forgot about it. I'll definitely have to do a video on these products soon.

Nu Kynk said...


I love them... have fun:)

CW said...

Loving your site because many of the items featured are budget friendly...Purchasing these items now...

Nu Kynk said...


I'm confident you'll like them;)

Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for posting!

you always give honest reviews on the products but it would be nice to see pic results of your hair?!


Monti said...

I am so with you on the hair creme! It's amazing and one bottle lasts forever. I've been on the same bottle for about four months; and that's with me using it on my hair and my two nephews' hair. I am headed to the local health food store tomorrow to buy another bottle (it's finally almost gone) and I will try the soap as well! Thanks for the reviews.