Bentley Organic has four different shampoos depending on purposes, and one conditioner to choose from. I have an oily scalp to the extent that you could say I suffer from it, and so I had this idea that maybe I’m having this problem because my scalp is actually just dry? In the past, I’ve bought shampoos for oily hair, but always had the opposite effect of it drying out my scalp and causing itchiness. So, instead, I went and picked up the Lavender Shampoo for Normal to Dry hair, to test this theory of mine.
Even though I was very pleased with the Kiss My Face Whenever shampoo, I wanted to discover something new. It was hard finding something with a similar clean ingredient list and in the same price range, but eventually, I found Bentley Organic shampoos at Vitaminvaruhuset.
Bentley Organic Shampoo – Lavender & Aloe Vera with Jojoba
I was expecting it to act similar to the Whenever shampoo by Kiss My Face but was met with a struggle to thoroughly clean my hair.
First wash I did, I realized I had some residue on the sides and had to go back into the shower to clean my hair a second time.
But still, after that, it didn’t feel clean at all:
- It took forever for my hair to dry and it never really dried completely.
- My hair looked greasy and felt dirty.
- The shampoo felt wasteful, taking 3-5 pumps for my hair to really get clean.
I knew that when it comes to natural shampoos there could be an adjustment period, so I gave it a month’s extra chance to prove me that I shouldn’t go and buy one of the other Bentley Organic shampoos for normal or oily hair.
After about a months suffering from bad hair days, I turned to my Phyto Detox shampoo, and oh my God that felt good! Strangely, after that cleanse, I and the Lavender shampoo did come to some sort of agreement. It took almost two months for my hair to adjust to it, but I still do have issues with it – one being: that it’s definitely for dry hair and that my greasy hair is not caused by having a dry scalp.
But as my hair grew more accustomed to this shampoo, it up-ed the points a bit.
However, let’s say I did have dry hair…
… it would still just be an okay shampoo. And I’d probably still have issues with it leaving some kind of greasy residue on my hair that can be felt when pulling your fingers through. Though, from the bright side, the residue together with some dry shampoo = volume and somewhat cleaner looking hair. But considering why we wash our hair in the first place, you don’t expect to put dry shampoo directly after the wash.
At least the shampoo feels gentle enough to be used every day, but then again, you shouldn’t be washing your hair frequently.
This isn’t a fair review though, it’s my bad, and just because I didn’t like this shampoo doesn’t mean the rest of Bentley Organic shampoos are bad in any way! – I’m saying this because I read a review where the blogger totally dismissed the brand and didn’t even consider trying one of the other shampoos because of her bad experience, that’s just not fair!
When I’m done with the Lavender shampoo I’ll be trying either the one for oily hair or for frequent use, to build a better opinion of the brand.
If you got dry hair and on a budget, I still think it’s worth a try. Just have in mind that there might be an adjustment period of 1-2 months.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Extract, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Parfum*. * Certified Organically Grown Ingredient
Bentley Organic Conditioner – Sunflower & Shea with Chamomile
Bentley Organic offers only one conditioner for all hair types, which I can find a bit boring, but at the same time very down to earth. As a last resort, I at least wish they added an intensive hair conditioning mask to the collection.
Unless it does nothing to soften your hair, I don’t think you can tell a major difference when it comes to conditioners? But there’s something about this conditioner. Not saying, it doesn’t work or anything like that, it’s just something about it… something boring about it. I don’t know, ever get that feeling with a product?
While it detangles and softens my hair follicles, it just feels less good compared to the others I’ve used. But I really shouldn’t expect much for the price, it’s an okay product and does what it should. I don’t hate it, but I’m not in love with it either.