Are you looking for a natural hair care range with clean and non-toxic ingredients? And still haven’t found a good and affordable alternative? Today I’m dishing on my current favorite hair care line – Calia Natural shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner.
I hadn’t heard of Calia Natural until sometime back. But while on my quest to find an affordable and effective hair care range, I stumbled upon an article raving about Calia hair products. And I was quite impressed by their natural ingredients and cost effective products.
If you don’t know about the brand:
Calia is a small, independent beauty care company located on Canada’s west coast. We are purveyors of natural organic hair care, skin care, and essential oils: made with care and dedication in Vancouver, BC. We are proud to ship our products to customers worldwide! It has always been our desire to have Calia products made without the use of modern chemicals – using only naturally sourced ingredients that could provide genuine efficacy and benefits to both the skin and hair.
With so many of today’s products containing a wide variety of synthetic and sometimes harmful ingredients, we at Calia have created a line of aromatherapy and personal care products that are as pure and as natural as possible, the way things used to be. It was, and of course, always will be, our desire to give the best value for the highest grade products we can provide.
About Calia Hair Care Products:
Their hair care range comes in three different categories – Balancing, Hydrating, and Purifying. Under each categories – you also get sub-categories suitable for the type of hair you’ve (for e.g. dry, oily, and normal). Plus they also come in various sizes ranging from 240ml, 360ml, and even 1 gallon! What’s more fascinating, there are some amazing hair care Mix & Match hair care bundles available on their website too! Check it out! Click here.
In this blog, I am going to talk about their Hydrating hair care range.
Calia Hydrating Shampoo is an all natural shampoo is made with certified organic botanicals, certified organic enriching oils and the addition of lavender, bergamot and rose geranium essential oils. its preservative is from excreted tree sap from BC’s forests. Its gentle, floral formula leaves hair feeling clean and alive without feeling stripped of its natural feel.
Let’s talk about its consistency first. It has a thick transparent gel sort of texture that I mix with water before applying it to my scalp (as a general practice, I always dilute my shampoos by mixing water before applying it to my scalp). Though the website mentions that the shampoo may not lather as well as the conventional shampoos; surprisingly, I felt it lathers well and washes off very easily. The packaging of Calia products are quite basic and simple. And the smell of the shampoo is pretty faint and subtle. The aromatic notes of lavender, bergamot and rose geranium feel quite soothing and pleasing to the senses.
What I really like about this shampoo? I have fine and thin hair with a dry texture. So finding a shampoo that makes my hair look hydrated and at the same time doesn’t weigh it down is very important. And this shampoo suits my hair really well. I love how my hair looks shiny, healthy (and a bit glossy); and how easily I can run my fingers through my hair.
[I alternate this shampoo with Holistic Hair Shampoo for sensitive scalp. This shampoo effectively relieves my scalp’s itchy condition but leaves it looking extremely dry and tangled. So I use it only once a week!]
Like all Calia products, this naturally produced conditioner is made with certified organic botanicals, certified organic enriching oils and the addition of lavender, bergamot and rose geranium essential oils. Its gentle, floral formula leaves hair manageable and vibrant.
This conditioner is probably one of the best conditioners I have ever used! It has a thick white colored gel sort of a texture that’s not at all heavy (unlike other conditioners I have used in the past). The aroma of this conditioner is quite subtle and withers away almost immediately. Because of its beautifully balanced texture, it doesn’t weigh down my fine hair. I apply this conditioner all over my hair and it just smoothens my hair like nothing I have used before. My hair looks so well managed and beautifully straightened. I also notice my hair looks less frizzy, which is a huge plus point for me. Even if I don’t comb my hair, I can easily run my fingers through my hair.
Like all Calia products, this naturally produced leave-in conditioner is made with certified organic botanicals, certified organic enriching oils and the addition of lavender, bergamot and rose geranium essential oils. Its gentle, floral formula leaves your hair manageable, vibrant and adds a natural fullness.
[In reality, after using the Hydrating shampoo and the conditioner, I actually don’t feel the need to use the Leave-in conditioner at all! But since, these products were gifted to me, I have reviewed this Leave-in conditioner too.]
After using the Innersense Beauty Leave-in conditioner (which had a thick – almost conditioner sort of texture), I was pleasantly surprised to find this Leave-in conditioner with a water sort of texture. I smell strong notes of ACV, which is known as one of the best natural hair conditioners. But don’t worry, the smell of ACV doesn’t linger at all. The Leave-in conditioner has a spray nozzle and can be easily applied to the hair. I feel it really helps in detangling hair and makes it look healthy.
I think if you’re among those people who don’t like using conditioner after shampoo, the Leave-in Conditioner could be a good alternative. But for extremely dry hair, the conditioner and leave-in conditioner would be a must! Also on certain occasions, when one doesn’t have the time to use the conditioner after washing the hair, the Leave-in conditioner could come in handy.
Overall, I think Calia Natural is a winner brand for me. Their products are so reasonably priced and they have a wide range of hair care products targeting different types of hair and hair related issues. The Hydrating hair care range works amazingly well for my fine hair with oily scalp. Now, I’m definitely interested in trying their Purifying hair care range, which will help in treating my scalp issues.
If you’ve fine and flat hair like me, I highly recommend trying Calia hair care products. I really like them due to their price point and efficacy of the products.
Have you tried Calia?