I’m really excited about today’s blog post. I’ve partnered up with Hair Food, (a newer, at least to me!) haircare brand with a focus on good-for-you ingredients and none of the bad stuff. I can, admittedly, be a little bit of a snob when it comes to my hair products, but for good reason: I spend a lot of money maintaining both my color and keratin treatment, so I have to know that I can trust the brand and won’t mess my hair up. For me, parabens and sulfates are the biggest dealbreaker in any haircare product I’m using. Sulfates in particular as I have a keratin treatment.
For the past three weeks I’ve only used Hair Food’s Avocado & Argan Oil Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner on my hair. I am really impressed with the products! Read on for more about the brand and my experience.
Hair Food believes that what you put on your hair is as important as what you eat. They’re inpired by clean, simple, kitchen-crafted recipes. No sulfates, parabens, dyes, or mineral oil.
There are four different collections: Moisture (with manuka honey and apricot), Purifying (with tea tree and lavender water), Nourishing (with coconut milk & chai spice), and Smooth (with avocado and argan oil).
All four collections are sulfate free (which is important but extra important if you have a keratin treatment – mine is at the end but I still want to preserve it as much as possible as I try to only go twice a year!) I chose to test the smooth collection as that is definitely my biggest concern. It’s not so much dry an damaged as it is unruly!
My personal experience:
First of all, I loved the fragrance. This is a superficial thing but the products smell so good, and I like my hair to smell great. Honestly, I would wear a perfume if they made it. It’s hard to explain the fragrance. But it’s a little bit fruity and floral and smells a little bit like candy but not too sweet.
Like I said above, I tried the products for 3 weeks (and counting – still using them!) I was a little bit nervous how they would measure up (my last shampoo costs $45!) but I was very impressed. The shampoo got my hair very clean without stripping it, and the conditioner left it super soft (not to mention smelling amazing). I 100% recommend these products and am really happy to now have a more affordable haircare brand to recommend that doesn’t contain all the bad stuff.
One last little thing: the true test was when I air dry my hair (which I don’t do very often). My hair was noticeably less unruly (I have cowlicks and it can just do whatever it wants to, especially the top 2-3 inches, since my keratin treatment is wearing out). It was also a lot less frizzy.
Created in partnership with Hair Food // photography by Carter Fish.