The items in this post were gifted to me but all my opinions are my own.
Hey beauties!! How are you all doing?? I was recently sent some hair products but Cel Beauty to test out and get my opinion on. Now when it come’s to hair products, being a hairdresser myself, I am extremely picky!! So when Cel reached out to me I was actually excited to hear that they had a product that was not only cruelty free, but also paraban and sulphate free!! Why is this important you ask?? Let me explain!!
Why are Sulphates and Parabans bad for your hair??
Now I could go into loads of detail here on the ifs and whys when it comes to parabans and sulphates. There are so many theories about them causing breast cancer and skin disorders, but let’s just get straight to the points. We all like our hair to lather up and feel soft when it’s washed but in reality this is a mask. Long term shampoos and conditioners containing sulphates and parabans will strip your hair of it’s natural oils and cause it to become dry and brittle ending in it snapping. Do you suffer with hair that wont grow past a certain length?? This could be why!! Also alot of people (including myself) notice that after so many washes they have to switch products because their hair just feels greasy alot, this is also due to cheap nasty products containing sulphates and parabans. Also if you’re someone who uses hair extensions, these 2 chemicals will wreck your extensions PERIOD.
Cel Microstem Cruelty Free Products
Here are just SOME of the benefits listed with the shampoo and conditioner I was sent.
- Cruelty Free
- Paraban and Sulphate Free
- Thickens Hair
- Promotes new hair growth
- Suitable for ALL hair types
- Suitable for coloured hair
- Prevents damage/breakage from the every day enviroment
I know I know, it sounds too good to be true right?? I thought the same!! I mean how can all this be right?? Well my beauties I’ve been using the products a good solid 4-5 weeks now, not only on my hair, but on the sprogs hair too!! The verdict?? I LOVE THEM!!
Now the smell isn’t the best, it’s kinda earthy, it’s not fruity like a normal shampoo and conditioner, but that just goes to show they haven’t put all the unnecessary crap in!! It lathers up just like normal shampoo (a little goes a long way!) and my hair litterally feels squeeky clean. I honestly didn’t fully understand the concept of that term until I tried these products!! The conditioner also leaves our hair feeling silky smoother for days too!!
The 2 biggest claims that drew me to this product though was that it claimed to ‘encourage hair growth’ and ‘thicken hair’. Well let me just shed some light on that for you.
My daughter has ALWAYS had very fine hair that snapped in places and just looked scraggy no matter what products I put on it. After 4 weeks her hair feel soo much thicker!! I thought it was in my mind but people who don’t know I’m using these products have commented on how much thicker her hair seems to be getting!!
With mine and my sons hair, ours have also gone thicker BUT we both shave our heads (I have an undercut) and his is growing back quicker than normal. Now ironically around a week or 2 before receiving these in the post, I’d decided to change the shape of my undercut from a triangle to just straight across my head, so I had roughly an inch width of hair that I’m growing back. Normally I can get away with a 2 week gap between shaving my re-growth. The average head grows half an inch of head each month. Well since using these products I now feel like I need to shave withing 5-6 days and the re-growth from where im growing part of my uncdercut, I can ALREADY hold the hair between my fingers. Now if you’re someone who’s tried growing shaved hair then you will know how epic that is!!!!!
I think it’s safe to say I’ve loved these products. So much so that I’ve reccomended them to clients, friends, family, anyone who will listen haha!! I have tried soooo many products over the year’s and I can honestly say this is one of the best and I’d definitely use them again!! Our hair is looking and feeling better than ever right now!!
Check out Cel’s Instagram page and see even more results, reviews, tips and trick’s on their products HERE.
Will you be trying the products?? If you have any products you reccomend please let us all know in the comments. If there is anything you’d like me to test/review for you let me know also, I love finding new favourite products!! Until next time.
Much Love – Mrs Slee-Jones xx