Shampoo: – About R28-00
Conditioner: – About R30-00
Comment: – Not for me
Bloublommetjieskloof farm is a registered Biodynamic farm that produces home, personal and food products. Biodynamic farming, according to what I could find on the numerous sites that I googled and researched, is not only 100% organic farming, but is also a philosophy and belief that the whole of the earth and its surrounding cosmic space, form one indivisible whole and should be treated as such. According to Wikipedia – ‘Methods unique to the biodynamic approach include the use of fermented herbal and mineral preparations as compost additives and field sprays and the use of an astronomical sowing and planting calendar.’
It was originated by Rudolf Steiner in about 1924, and most Biodynamic registered farms are certified by Demeter International who claims to have further developed this method with research, and do have some strict guidelines and criteria that the farms need to follow in order to remain certified. You can read up more about this on the sites below.
While I admire the ingredients of these products, 100% natural and organic, personally this shampoo and conditioner did not work for me. Its consistency is very thin, and it ran off my hands on route to my hair, it hardly lathered, and I found that my hair felt as though I had put on too much styling product after I had washed it. It felt ‘clumpy’ and sort of stuck to my scalp. Almost not clean. I had been using other natural, biodegradable products previously, and so I am sure that there was no build up from my previous products on my hair. I have tried a few washes with Bloublommetjieskloof shampoos and conditioners, but alas with no better results.
As I have said in previous posts, this is my personal opinion, and all is not lost. I have continued to use the shampoo as a body wash, and I have found with the conditioner that I have been able to sometimes use it as an after wash leave-in conditioner. While I must state that this is not a recommendation of the producers, it works for me, although I don’t use it continually.
There is however one recommendation I would like to make to the producers and that is to use labels that are more water-proof/water-resistant in future. I found that with the bottles standing in the shower, the paper labels wore off and I battled to tell which was which! As the products are still available in stores, I presume there are other people who enjoy using them, and would be interested to hear their opinions.