I have to admit, I haven’t really bought into the whole ‘organic’ thing. I’m not super keen on paying double for my beetroot just for the ‘organic’ tag (yes I know it’s more than that but I’m on a budget!) so when I was asked to try out an organic (chemical free, sulfate free) shampoo, conditioner and hair oil I wasn’t bursting with excitement.
When I saw that this chemical free stuff was also supposed to give me body and volume that all the chemicals in the world had failed to do, I was definitely bracing for disappointment. I then noticed that it’s used by Georges Antoni from Australia’s Next Top Model and The Face. That dude has some serious hair, so I dared myself to be a little bit optimistic.
What can chemical free possibly do for my fine, flat, straight hair?
I’ve always had fine, flat, straight hair. I’ve tried layers, different types of streaking/dying, long styles, short styles, I even tried perming it. Perming it! In the 2010s! I still had flat hair. I’ve tried all the volumising shampoos and conditioners out there and none of them seemed to help me in my quest for body.
Enter: The Carelli 3 Step Healthy Hair System, natural, organic shampoo, conditioner and ‘recovery oil’. The first thing I noticed was how AMAZING it smells. I was worried that without all my beloved fragrance chemicals, I might not get to enjoy that freshly washed hair smell. I was very wrong. I went to get a coffee that morning and the barista actually asked me what was in my hair because it smelt so good! Yes, it was a slightly odd conversation to have with someone who knows nothing about you other than your coffee order, but that is a pretty good endorsement!
So walking on air knowing I had the best smelling hair around, I started to critique the volumising effect that Carelli had promised. Again, I didn’t have high hopes because nothing has really worked for me in the past and I seem to have the sort of hair that likes looking like a flat, limp curtain no matter how hard I try to convince it to transform.
To my surprise, Carelli seems to have persuaded my hair to embrace change! It took a few weeks of regular use, however, the results speak for themselves. I now have such an increase in body that my Mum thought I had cut my hair and my boyfriend was asking to use it!
My hair has completely changed since I started using the Carelli products. It’s so much healthier, stronger and I notice a lot less hair fall in the shower when I wash it. It actually has some shape now and I feel much less self-conscious about any visible scalp or my hair looking a bit dirty when it was freshly washed (anyone with flat, limp hair knows how that feels).
Hey, guess what? Chemical free shampoos really work!
I feel a bit silly for dismissing the ‘organic’ fad as a money grab, because it seems so obvious to me now that if you have unhealthy hair, you need to nourish it with natural products, not more chemicals. It feels a bit like I went from feeding my hair processed junk food every day to feeding it fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you’re someone who’s struggled with volume I highly recommend giving The Carelli 3 Step Healthy Hair Solution a go. I know I will absolutely not be going back to buying regular hair care products at the supermarket. I might even try that expensive beetroot.
You can buy the Carelli range online in Australia here.