So I’ve had time to check out some of the Creme of Nature Straight from Eden Collection, mainly the Hydrating Shampoo, Conditioning Treatment, and Detangling Leave-In Conditioner. The Straight from Eden Collection is being marketed as a plant derived hair care collection, but if you are looking for a full recap of the Creme of Nature Straight from Eden Collection, read this.
Before we get to the actual products, let’s talk packaging. I really like the slim bottles, it takes up less space and looks chicer than bulky bottles. Since the theme here is Eden and using plant based ingredients the bottles are green, but I was surprised to see that the actual shampoo and conditioners are this strange green color as well. Not exactly natural, but I get the idea. All three products have the same scent, it reminds me of Coconut Lime Verbena. It’s actually pretty strong and if you use all three products together the scent does linger. I like the scent so I didn’t mind one bit.
On wash day, I prepped my hair by combing through to remove shed hairs (postpartum shedding is a B!) and minimize tangles. I hopped in the shower and got started.
First up, the Hydrating Shampoo (Product Description) – “Instantly detangles, revitalizes & hydrates…naturally! Nourish your hair using the goodness of nature’s garden with straight from eden plant-derived hydrating shampoo, a luxurious creamy & hydrating formula created to replenish moisture, while gently cleansing all hair types. This sulfate-free formula is made with conditioning plant extracts derived from coconut, avocado and olive oils. Plus, NO sulfates, NO parabens, NO mineral oil, NO petrolatum, NO alcohol.” I love this shampoo! It’s really rare that a shampoo really catches my attention right away like this one. Okay, so like I said before it’s green thanks to yellow and blue dyes but it is free of sulfates. Despite being free of sulfates this shampoo lathered like nobody’s business! It created this lovely, thoroughly moisturizing lather that cleansed and conditioned in one step. If I did have a star system on this blog, this shampoo get’s a perfect 5 star score.
Once I cleansed my scalp, I moved on to the plant-derived Conditioning Treatment (Product Description) – “Strengthens, deeply fortifies & repairs…naturally! Nurture your hair using the goodness of nature’s garden with straight from eden plant-derived conditioning treatment, a rejuvenating & fortifying formula created for all hair types to strengthen hair and protect against damage and dehydration. An innovation in natural hair care products, this intensive nourishing treatment is made with conditioning plant extracts derived from coconut, avocado and olive oils.” I was surprised to see that the directions say to leave this conditioner on for 10-15 minutes, I thought it was an instant conditioner (meaning one you leave on for 3-5 minutes). I’m glad I saw it, so I was prepared. Unfortunately, after using such an awesome shampoo I had high hopes for this conditioner. It was just okay. It didn’t give as much slip as I was hoping for and it didn’t soften my hair as much as I like. Maybe next time I’ll use heat and see if I get different results.
Once I was finished, I sprayed on some of the Detangling Leave-In Conditioner. Be sure to shake it up first, because it’s a two phase formula. I love that the spray is a very fine mist, it’s really easy to work with and has the same Coconut Lime scent. It helped with some of the detangling but I’m having some serious postpartum shedding and detangling is a serious task. I wasn’t able to completely detangle while my hair was damp without fear of doing some damage so I threw it in a bun to air dry. Once my hair was dry I noticed that it was nice and soft to the touch and the scent was still lingering, overall I’m happy with the products but the shampoo is the winner for me!