OK, so when I’m choosing a new beauty product, I have to admit I’m often influenced by what I see recommended in beauty magazines, as well as celebrity endorsements. That’s why Hamadi Hair Care first caught my attention. But, before I buy, my more practical side takes over and I start my research. This is what I discovered…
Hamadi is an all-natural hair care line developed by hair stylist Jamal Hammadi, creator of glamorous hairstyles for celebrities and supermodels. His line is 100% organic and made with organic essential oils and plant extracts. And they’re sulfate free, paraben free and biodegradable.
The first Hamadi products I decided to try was the Eco-Pack Style Duo, which includes two travel-size products, Honey Soymilk Hair Wash and Shea Leave In. The shampoo works great for fine, thin hair or anyone who wants volume, which describes me perfectly. The leave in is a conditioning styling cream that adds body and shine to fine hair or extra softening for damaged hair.
If you’ve never used natural hair care before, the first thing you need to know is that they are super-concentrated. That means a little goes a long way. So, a nickel-size amount of shampoo and a dime-size amount of leave in was plenty for me, but I do have short hair.
Also, if you haven’t used sulfate-free products before, you have to remember that these products don’t really lather. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t working. The shampoo cleanses just as good as a chemical-packed shampoo and yet is so much better for you hair. You do need to rinse well, however, to make sure you aren’t leaving any residue in your hair. After using it for a few days, my fine hair feels great. It wasn’t heavy at all. And my hair does seem to be fuller.
The leave in was great for shine and smoothing down those new hairs and breakage that tend to stick straight up. However, the first time I used it, I applied a little too much and it looked greasy. Just a dab is all you need. If you have long hair, I would recommend using this leave in on your ends and then very lightly smoothing over the top for shine.
Both products are fragrance free, which means the natural ingredients are what you’ll smell. The shampoo contains ylang ylang and guaiac essential oils and smells somewhat woodsy. The leave in contains lemongrass, verbana, ylang ylang, and rosemary essential oils, as well as shea butter, leaving you with a rich, soothing scent.