Natural Hair Care Products that Are Salon Level Performance WithOUT the Harsh Chemicals.
Rare El’ements Hair Care Collection Review
Rare El’ements are a brand I’ve wanted to try for ages and I finally got hold of some samples to test out! I want to just come out and say it: I absolutely LOVE these products! I really didn’t know what to expect with these products going into it, to be honest, because this is a brand that looks and performs like a salon brand, but without all the harsh chemicals often seen in products like this. The brand was created by well-known Beverly Hills salon owner, John Amato, and a fashion model, Teri LaVerne, who partnered to create products that wouldn’t just mask the signs of damaged hair (as conventional products often do), but would reverse the signs of aging hair utilizing a number of naturally healing ingredients. These products “contain the most exotic and quintessential ingredients in the world, making up the “Rare” in Rare El’ements.” Endorsed by many celebrity stylists and luxury spas, Rare El’ements is often the brand referred to as the “Best kept secret” in the entertainment industry for reversing the damaging effects stars often face from frequent styling.
I was so fortunate to be able to speak with one of the founders, John, over the phone and get his personal recommendations! John is so gracious and nice; plus, he has over 18 years experience in the salon industry so he’s definitely someone who knows his stuff. He actually gave me a really brilliant tip which was to mix the Essential Lite Conditioner and the Essential Conditioner together in order to condition my hair because I have fine hair that is also slightly damaged. This was something I never would have through to try and perfect for me since I do need the hydration, but I don’t want my hair to be weighed down. Who knew, right?
I ended up trying out the Pure Shampoo and the Essential Lite Conditioner for over a month now and I’ve been LOVING the results. First off, the packaging is genius; stylish and functional. The unique rectangular bottles are so cute to have in my shower, but they pop off to reveal a squeeze pop top for the shampoo and a pump for the conditioner. They both smell lovely and go well together. The scent is subtle and pleasant, though; not overwhelming which I really like. More than that, these products just work really well! The shampoo is very cleansing, but not drying and doesn’t leave a film. It feels like a clarifying shampoo without the dryness that you would feel using a normal clarifying shampoo. It feels like it’s exfoliating my scalp, but it’s not irritating, and it works extremely well with the Essential Lite Conditioner. The Essential Lite Conditioner is very light, but also hydrating to hair. It doesn’t feel heavy on my hair or leave a film residue at all. It makes my hair extremely easy to detangle once I’m out of the shower, though, and even blow dries really well also.
Things to Know:
Color Safe, No sulfates, No silicones, No parabens, No synthetic fragrances
Ingredients Used in this Shampoo: Rare Kalahari watermelon seed oil naturally dissolves sebum and product build-up to rejuvenate and stimulate the scalp (and possibly hair growth). Blackseed oil and Murumuru butter along with Marula oil help add hydration and antioxidant protection while working to heal damaged and/or aging hair.
What I Love: The biggest bonus for using this shampoo is that it solves the number one complaint that green beauties have about natural shampoos – THE LATHER! This shampoo lathers like a total champ! It has, hands down, the best lather of any natural shampoo I’ve tried. Period. Aside from that, I love that it clarifies hair without drying it out because I have a really sensitive scalp, but I also tend to have product buildup so this works wonders for me.
Essential Lite Conditioner
Color Safe, No synthetic fragrances, No silicones, No parabens
Ingredients Used in this Conditioner: Murumuru butter, Marula oil, Camelina, and Baobab oil combine their powers to hydrate, soften, nourish, and heal hair while also providing antioxidant protection and helping improve volume.
What I Love: I really love how light, yet nourishing this conditioner is. The conundrum of having a lot of hair, yet having fine-medium hair strands is that my hair takes ages to get completely wet and to wash and condition, but it’s also super easily weighed down by products if I use something too heavy or too much of it. This conditioner mixed with the regular Essential Conditioner worked wonders on my hair. It helped detangle my hair which is frequently so tangled that it gets into literal knots. I deal with some breakage and my hair has a tendency to go dull and flat and super oily after a day of hair washing. That wasn’t the case with this one. It actually hydrated my hair so it looks healthy, shiny and bouncy, but it didn’t give me the same weighed down feeling as other brands have done in the past so I’m pretty sold on it.
Overall, I love the idea of a brand that is working to reverse aging and damaged hair altogether. I was initially attracted to this brand because they utilized natural ingredients in their products and they’ve become well-known among celebrity stylists as a cult type products, but now I’m seeing that these products are more than just a gimmick of Beverly Hills because they actually work really well. I was most impressed by the shampoo’s ability to work up a serious lather, but not be drying at all and no sulfates in sight and I loved that the conditioner worked really well at balancing both hydration and lightness in one product because that’s difficult to find in a product. I think any and all hair types could and should try these out, but I think fine hair and damaged hair types will probably see the most obvious results from using them.
Have You Tried Rare El’ements Hair Care?
What’s Your Favorite Hair Care Line of the Moment?
Come Chat With Me!
*Affiliate links in post; Not all links are affiliate. Products provided by Rare El’ements for review. All opinions and thoughts are 100% honest, completely my own, and based on my personal experiences with said products.