When I say I have a lot of hair, I mean it. Strangers frequently comment on how much hair I have. I go through an obscene amount of shampoo and conditioner each month and struggle with finding a routine designed for normal hair that works for me.
That's why I was so excited to write this ENSO thick hair review. Testing out a product specifically designed to nourish my hair type was a dream, and I couldn't wait to find out how using shampoo for thick hair would impact my beauty routine. Read on for my review — plus, find out what products you really should be using to meet the specific needs of your hair.
My Routine for Thick Hair
Over the years, I've tried my best to develop the perfect washing and styling routine for my hair type, but I've never seemed to be able to find the right combination of products. I've even resorted to time-consuming DIY solutions, like homemade mask recipes, to provide my thick hair with extra moisture or frizz control.
And because I'm also a curly girl, my hair does best when I only wash it once a week. Even so, I had to use way too much shampoo and conditioner to prevent buildup from accumulating on my scalp and hair strands. This often led to my hair losing moisture, gathering frizz and not looking anywhere near its best.
Why I Chose ENSO
My struggle to discover a perfect hair care routine was why I was so excited when I heard that my favorite brand had added a new shampoo and conditioner duo specifically designed for hair like mine.
Not only is the ENSO line completely clean, cruelty-free and vegan, like all VEGAMOUR products, but it's also features the first smart shampoo and conditioner set that adapts to the specific needs of a thick head of hair like mine. It's designed to instantly adjust to your hair's specific needs on contact, so you get the ideal dose of moisture, volume, repair and protection, plus color enhancement and shine.
ENSO products contain Karmatin™, a deeply restorative, vegan silk barrier that smoothes your hair. And they also contain marula oil, ximenia oil and murumuru butter that provide moisture and nourishment.
My Wash Day Experience
The first thing I noticed about my ENSO shampoo? It smelled great and reminded me of a fancy spa shampoo! The aroma was a blend of florals and citrus — thanks to the blend of yuzu, ylang ylang and jasmine botanical oils used in the blend.
Although normally I would have dumped a handful of shampoo into my palm and started lathering, I decided to follow the directions on the bottle, only using a quarter-size dab of the thick and creamy product and shampooing for one minute. As I started massaging the shampoo into my scalp, I was amazed to see how far that small amount went. I then worked it through my strands before rinsing. I'm happy to say that even before I applied the paired conditioner, I could already feel my strands smoothing out.
The conditioner was next. Moisture is critical for supporting thick hair, so it was extra important to me that VEGAMOUR got this formula right. I happily noted that the conditioner had the same great aroma as the shampoo, and it felt like a creamy whipped butter in my hand. Again, I stuck to the recommended amount, and I was surprised to find how effectively it covered my masses of hair, clinging closely to the strands, which felt instantly smoother and more hydrated. I left the conditioner on for two minutes as directed before rinsing my hair in lukewarm water.
I won't keep you in suspense — I'm officially an ENSO convert. This is the first product I've found that helps my hair feel smoothed and nourished all week long. My hair felt extra soft, smooth and manageable until wash day rolled around again, and my curls have never looked better. They were softened without losing structure or feeling weighed down.
Another plus is when wash day rolled around again, I found that my hair had gotten much less tangled than it typically does throughout the week, saving me from snarls and the damage that comes from combing them out.
And bonus points: I smelled amazing! Those botanical oils have serious sticking power. I felt like I was walking around a fancy spa everywhere I went. People kept asking me what perfume I was wearing. Combined with my extra soft hair, it felt like I had gotten an effortless, instant beauty upgrade.
If all this sounds intriguing, but you don't have thick hair, there's still a perfect ENSO product out there for you! VEGAMOUR offers ENSO shampoo and conditioner sets for fine and medium hair as well, and the overnight hair mask works for everyone. So give ENSO a shot; I bet you'll be a fan!
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