Friday, 26 April 2013

Original Sprout Hair and Skincare Range

For anyone who has been following the blog you’ll know that back in December during the run up to Christmas I entered a few competitions and I was lucky enough to win a few bits in the process. My biggest win thus far has to be £100 worth of Original Sprout goodies ! To say I was a happy bunny when I got the phone call from them telling me I’d won was an understatement. In fact at first I had to rack my brains to place which competition it was I’d entered. I don’t normally enter competitions but something in December made me go a bit mad with it all and it certainly paid dividends.
 
My Original Sprout Goodies
I have very thick hair. It has its blessings and its frustrations. Since my journey began sourcing free-from hair, skin and bodycare products, I’ve always struggled to find a shampoo and conditioner that suits my hair. It’s really frustrating so when I came across the Original Sprout competition via Green Parent magazine, I felt the urge to enter to see if their comprehensive range of haircare products would suit my hair instead.

Original Sprout was founded by Inga Tritt in 2007. She also founded The Original Little Sprout in 2003. The name Little Sprout was inspired by the birth of her daughter, Maya. Inga was born in Germany and was a successful hair stylist before selling her salons and spas, moving to the country and becoming a Full-time Mum to Maya. Her knowledge as a hair stylist, the fact that her own daughter had thick hair, and the want to only use the safest of products on her encouraged Inga to develop what is now a extensive range of hair and skincare products for children and adults.

Original Sprout Hair Care Range

All Original Sprout products are what they term as “Worry Free”, in other words they are:

  • Free of Phytoestrogens Lavender & Tea Tree, Phthalates, Clove & Musk
  • No Soy, Gluten, Honey, Peanut or Dairy
  • No Nanoparticles or Titanium Dioxide
  • Parfum with Natural Extracts
  • 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • E.U. Compliant Ingredients
  • Biodegradable
  • Lice & Insects don't like Organic Rosemary but We Love It!

More information can be found on their ingredients page here

So my question was would they be up to dealing with my thick hair and how would all the products I chose fair on the girls too?

I chose the following products from their complete range:

  • Tahitian Island Bliss Shampoo
  • Tahitian Luscious Island Conditioner
  • Tahitian Hair Oil
  • Scrumptious Baby Cream
  • Face & Body Sunscreen
  • Natural Shampoo
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Leave in Conditioner
  • Natural Hair Gel
  • Cradle Cap Kit (Moisturising Hair & Body Wash, Cradle Cap Comb and Miracle Detangler)

So, where do I start?

Well, the Scrumptious Baby Cream is fab. It smelt gorgeous with lovely coconut overtones. The girls loved it. It made administering cream after a bath lots of fun, and it really did condition and moisturise the skin well.

Original Sprout Scrumptious Baby Cream

The Cradle Cap Kit was a winner too. We still had some lingering cradle cap on my youngest daughter’s scalp, and this kit particularly the comb which is very similar to a comb for lice / nits was excellent. Within a few washes it has virtually disappeared completely. Joy !

Original Sprout Cradle Cap Kit

The Miracle Detangler is awesome, really! You spray it on and it seems to melt the knots from your hair. It made hair wash night in our house so much easier. My eldest is always groaning about me combing her wet hair out despite the fact that I am particularly careful not to tug and pull too much. With this detangler spray all the tears and tantrums over knotty hair disappeared in one spritz. And it also worked for me too. With thick hair that’s a real bonus believe me.

The Natural Shampoo and Deep Conditioner worked well on the girls’ hair and again smelt great. However, it didn’t suit hubby’s hair so well.

The Tahitian Range

The Tahitian Island Bliss Shampoo & Luscious Island Conditioner smelt great but unfortunately for me they didn’t suit my hair. It would be great if your hair is drier, but mine can get greasy at the roots and this shampoo and conditioner seemed to highlight this after a day.

I have to say that this is a problem in general for me with free-from shampoos and conditioners. They all seem to leave a slight residue on my hair which makes it feel like my hair’s not fully clean. My hunt for a free-from shampoo that works for me is still on which is a shame because I do like this range.

Hubby found the Hair Gel wasn't quite strong enough for his needs but I used it on my eldest when we needed to tame over zealous bits of hair escaping from our hair creations and it worked well for this purpose.
 
Original Sprout Face & Body Sunscreen
As yet I have not used the Leave-In Conditioner, Tahitian Hair Oil or the Face & Body Sunscreen. I’m waiting for that all important sunshine to stay longer than an hour or so before I’m able to test these out. I will report back to you when I know more.

All in all I liked the Original Sprout range. The competition win gave me the chance to pretty much try out the whole range which was really beneficial to us as a family. I’d definitely buy the scrumptious baby cream, miracle detangler, moisturising hair and body wash, and natural shampoo & conditioner again. The cradle cap comb has definitely been a great addition to our hair accessory box.

So there you have it; my take on the range of free-from products from Original Sprout. If you want to find out more, then pop across to their website: www.originalsprout.co.uk for more information. You can also follow them on Twitter: @originalsprout and they have a Facebook page too 

Have any of you had experience of the Original Sprout range of products? If you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts so please do leave me a comment as I love to hear from you. Until next time my lovelies x

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Charlie
    I love Original Sprout I have only ever used the children's shampoo on my little boy and it's fabulous.I particularly like that it is free of all nasties and vegan. I didn't realise they did all these other products so thanks for sharing I think I will be going on a little shopping spree!
    Charlie x

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    1. Hi Charlie - It's great to find someone else who has tried something from the range. It's great that it is free-from so many nasties and vegan too. Hubby & I did struggle with the shampoos though but they were great on the kids hair. And the scrumptious baby cream was really lovely. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy browsing the full range online ;0) xx

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  2. Hi,
    The products sound great.

    I've added this post to the Britmums Beauty Roundup this month. It's due up on the Britmums blog in the next few days. Look out for it! :-)

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    1. Hi Yummy Mummy? Really? - Oooh, thank you xx I didn't even know Britmums had a Beauty Roundup! Sounds like I need to find out a bit more. Thanks for including me :0) x

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  3. Hi Charlie,

    We just came across your write up on the Original Sprout collection, thanks for the positive feed back to your readers.
    Have you had a chance to try out the Leave in conditioner or the Tahitian Suncream and oil yet?
    Its disappointing you did not get the results required from the Tahitian shampoo, did you try the classic Shampoo on your hair or was it just your husband? Although the products are designed for kids they suit adults too, you never know the classic shampoo may work for you, lots of adults and kids LOVE it.

    Look forward to hearing how you got on.
    Best wishes
    Caroline - Original Sprout UK

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    1. Hi Caroline - Thanks so much for stopping by xx I have now tried the suncream, leave in conditioner but not the oil. I'll be doing a second post about those in the near future. I did try the Natural shampoo and although it was better for my hair type than the Tahitian it still left a slight residue. My hair is really hard to find a free-from shampoo for. My journey continues on that one but I really like your range. I'll be sure to tweeet you my next post once up xx

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  4. Thanks Charlie that will be great we look forward to reading stage 2.
    You must try the oil it is soooooo good, tell your hubby to use it as an after shave oil my husband rates it for that, its an all rounder in our home, great for daughters curls, hubby's face and my flyaway hair!

    Catch up soon and thanks again for all the feed back!
    Best wishes
    Caroline

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