I have naturally kinky-curly hair that I straighten regularly, so I have to keep it moisturized to avoid breakage. I’ve been lucky that I haven’t had to switch to products geared specifically for natural hair (outside of coconut oil, which I LOVE), but I do like testing out different conditioners since that can totally affect how your hair responds to other styling products.
I recently received SoapBox’s Argan Oil Shampoo + Conditioner VoxBox from Influenster to test out. SoapBox is a sulfate and paraben free haircare line that also gives back to the community: through their parternship with Splash!, for every product sold, one month of clean water is given to a child in need. They carry various forms of soap, but the shampoo and conditioner are newest to the line. The Argan Oil line is packed with Moroccan Argan Oil and Vitamin E, so it’s designed to leave hair hydrated, smooth, and shiny.
First things first: the bottles are HUGE (13.5oz). Considering they retail for $4.99 each, that’s an awesome pricepoint, especially if you’re some who has to wash your hair every day. The scent is mild yet clean, and although it’s sulfate free, it still lathers, so if you’re someone that needs to see suds to feel like your hair is getting really clean, you’ll get that. I noticed while shampooing that my curls “found” each other, and it was softer after the 2nd rinse.
The conditioner is thick but not heavy. I slathered it all over my hair, detangled it (which was easier), and left it on for 20 minutes. My hair was really soft after towel-drying, and it added definition to my curls (if my hair was bigger/longer I would’ve worn them out). I still had to add a little styling product, but a few minutes were shaved off of my blowdrying time, and there was way less frizz once I was done. I flat-ironed my hair like I normally do, and although it’s a little humid here this week, my curls aren’t trying to rebel-my hair is staying straight.
Overall I was impressed with the product. Shampooing and conditioning natural hair is a task, so any products that will help my hair flourish are must-haves in my book.
Have you tried SoapBox?
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, but as always, opinions are my own.