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Natura Siberica Maximus Volume Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask Review



I can't be the only person that has struggled to find natural hair care that not only works exceptionally well, but doesn't cost a small fortune to boot. Good quality, effective and high performance natural hair care does exist. It just seems that most of it comes with a price tag that belongs in the high end range of things, with very few in the mid-range price bracket. 

I don't mind my styling products being more expensive, as I don't use nearly as much and they aren't used every day. For shampoo and conditioner, however, I go through it too quickly to be able to splurge that bit extra. 

Because of this never-ending struggle, I was so excited when Natura Siberica contacted me about their range. I'd had a sample of one of their hand creams once in a subscription box (it was gorgeous) so I was really excited to try their hair care range. With an impressive list of certifications (including EcoCert & Cosmos Certified Organic) on many of their products and ingredients, and a wide range of products from hair to body to baby, the range has been available in Australia since 2015, but will be launching in Chemist Warehouse stores from today!

Always looking for more volume for my hair, I chose the Oblepikha Siberica Maximum Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, and the Hair Mask for Normal to Dry Hair.



Full disclosure

You'll understand this once we get through the review.

I know this is all personal preference, and it is up to each of us to decide what we are and aren't comfortable with, or can or cannot afford. For me, I've found that in order to have a mid-range natural shampoo usually means it includes one or two ingredients I usually prefer to avoid. 

I've made the decision to be OK with this for a couple of reasons. 

Number one being I always maintain the attitude of do what you can. 

Number two - I'm also realistic that it is impossible to achieve a purely organic and/or natural existence. Even if my shampoo were 100% clean, and I ate 100% Certified Organic food, the environment that we live in is not. Other people still use non-organic food, which means the chemicals used to grow that food is in the air and soil and water. Shops use non-organic cleaners which we have to breathe when we go out, or your hair dresser might wear her favourite Chanel perfume that you get a waft of as you get your hair done. 

This doesn't mean that I'm going to start using synthetic products left, right and centre. I still very much have the attitude of minimising my synthetic chemical exposure where and when is possible. 


Oblepikha Siberica Maximum Volume Shampoo Conditioner Review / 400ml

I never have much faith in products that claim to volumise my hair, even though I always approach them with great hopes (I think I'm contradicting myself, there). 

The Oblepikha Siberica Maximum Volume Shampoo & Conditioner claim to:
"Gives hair incredible volume from its very roots
Nourishes and saturates hair with essential moisture
Makes hair thicker and more elastic"


I was just hoping for something that would leave my hair feeling nice and clean. 

From the very first wash my hair felt thicker, and more voluminous. Not kidding, or exaggerating. 
I'm always told by hairdressers that my hair is thick, although I don't really feel like it is, because both of my sisters have much, much thicker hair than me (the hair itself is fine, but we just have a lot of it). I was always the 'fine' haired one out of us. 

I'll always take any extra volume I can get, thank you very much. 
Aside from the added volume and feeling of thickness, my hair also feels very soft and silky, it stays feeling clean and fresher for longer too. 

The conditioner is also the first one I've used in years that doesn't weigh my hair down or make it feel like it needs a second wash. For some reason, my hair never does well with conditioner however little I use. This one is really lovely and just adds extra hydration and shine back into my hair, although I can do without it too, as the shampoo doesn't strip my hair and leave it feeling all squeaky. 




I've been using them for about 4wks or so now and my hair still feels glorious after every wash. 
The shampoo and conditioner also smell gorgeous, and I don't even need to mention the packaging. 

JUST. LOOK. AT. IT. 

It's so pretty and luxe. 

Also, the bottles being coloured the way they are helps stop accidentally picking up the wrong bottle first - "blue for shampoo" 😆


A note on the ingredients

Both the shampoo and conditioner are 100% natural and/or naturally derived with an exception noted below), with many of the ingredients being wild harvested or Certified Organic. You'll note that parfum is listed on the ingredients. This is due to EU regulations requiring something even from essential oils to be listed as fragrance (because of the potential to irritate sensitive skin). 

All ingredients in the Oblepikha Siberica are sourced from organic and natural agriculture and the parfum is sourced naturally. 

With the exception of the Cyclopentasiloxane listed in the conditioner and hair mask.
This ingredient is a synthetic silicone. It is not included in the shampoo.

As I mentioned above, I've made the decision to be OK with one or two synthetic ingredients for shampoo/conditioner, if it means finding something effective.

The role of silicones in hair products is to give hair that silky feeling and finish. A silicone like Cyclopentasiloxane is a lightweight silicone and won't weigh the hair down. Some people like silicones in their hair products and find it best for their hair, others prefer to avoid them because it "coats" the hair, which can lead to product build-up over time.

The shampoo is completely free of all silicones, whereas the conditioner also has dimethicone listed too.

As I mentioned above, I actually haven't been using conditioner for over 10yrs now, just shampoo, and this is the product I love the most. I shampoo every night, but I'm only using conditioner when I feel like my hair is feeling dry, as the shampoo doesn't strip my hair out and require the conditioner to put the moisture back in. 


Hair Mask for Normal to Dry Hair Review / SHOP

The Hair Mask claims to:
"Intensively hydrates hair
Makes hair softer and stronger
Makes brushing easier"

It is recommended to use 2-3 times a week after shampooing (in place of conditioner). I scoop out the required amount into a bowl, because it's tricky not to get water in an open tub in the shower. I use a good sized dollop on my hair (which is a short - medium length ATM) and combed it through with a wide-tooth comb. 

My hair does feel beautifully silky, soft and smooth after using this mask, although I used a bit much the first time and my hair felt a bit heavy afterwards, so experiment with the right amount. 

It's really nice for when if my hair needs some TLC. I have tried DIY hair masks before (coconut oil being one of the most popular recommendations) and I always find them too heavy and too much for my hair no matter how little I use - I always have to shampoo 2-3 times to get it all out. 

I also got my sister who has really dry, super fine but very thick (lots of it) hair, and she definitely noticed a difference in the silkiness of her hair afterwards and commented on how much easier it was to brush.


Overall

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this shampoo.
For the first time in years my hair feels incredible, and you can bet your sweet aunt I'll be repurchasing.


If you've been struggling like I have to find an effective shampoo, and want more volume and thickness to your hair, you will LOVE the Oblepikha Siberica Maximum Volume Shampoo, and if you're OK with the silicones, the Maximum Volume Conditioner is also brilliant without weighing my hair down.

If the silicones are a problem for you, Natura Siberica do have conditioners without the silicones (the Fresh Spa Detox Honey Conditioner here and the Northern Cloudberry Conditioner here)

Me (and my hair!) are so happy to have found this line!
You can purchase Natura Siberica here and Chemist Warehouse stores around Australia from today.

Kelsey xx
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