I’m always on the lookout for great, natural shampoo and conditioner for my daughter. Most of these, however, are formulated for baby hair, and don’t work as well on my four year old, who has curly hair, and a lot of it! I recently got the chance to try out the DO Naturals Just Berry Travel Set, which comes with shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and body wash. I’m happy to say that I think I have found a new favorite, especially in the conditioner!
Dolphin Organics was founded by Nigel and Ayo Hart, a couple who decided to make their own personal care products after finding out that many so-called natural products contained not-so-natural ingredients. They have even worked closley with moms and tweens to develop their new line of DO Naturals products.
The products in the travel set all come in a sturdy, see-through pouch great for storing in your suitcase for travel. When my daughter saw the eye-catching bright pink bottles she wanted to take her shower right away to try them out!
I love how the ingredients are listed very clearly along with their origin. Oftentimes I buy natural shampoo only to find chemicals and artificial ingredients in it. DO Naturals products are formulated with plant derived ingredients and are vegan and PETA approved cruelty-free.
My daughter and I both tried the moisturizer first. The berry scent is very fresh and playful. And, as opposed to many products which vaguely include “fragrance” in their ingredients, DO Naturals products’ scent comes from botanical extracts and essential oils. Great for kids, teens, and even adults! The moisturizer blends in fast and doesn’t leave a greasy residue like many other moisturizers. Best of all, it left our dry winter hands feeling soft and smooth, and smelling great!
The shampoo suds up nicely and rinses out quickly. It gave us that clean feeling after rinsing, but didn’t leave either of our hair feeling stripped of moisture like some shampoos do.
Then my daughter tried the conditioner. It’s not that easy to find a standalone natural conditioner product for kids, but with my daughter’s hair that knots up easily, she definitely needs it. I often find myself using my adult, conventional conditioners on her and I feel bad because many of them contain chemicals and artificial ingredients. So, the conditioner worked very well. It rinsed out very easily and left her hair feeling smooth and moisturized. After her shower, I brushed her hair and her knots came out easily. Perfect! I’m so happy to have finally found a conditioner product for my daughter’s hair that is natural and works great.
The body wash completes your shower with the same fun berry scent. Like the shampoo, it leaves you feeling clean without that too-squeaky-clean feeling you get when using soaps that strip your body of moisture.
My only complaint about the products is that during my shower, the fruity scent made me feel thirsty! That’s how good it smells! Hours later, I could still smell the delicious berry scent in my hair.
Each of the four products that come in the travel set are 2 fluid oz. I would say you can get a good six or so uses from the shampoo, conditioner and body wash. (How many uses you get out of the moisturizer will depend on how much of your body you use it on.) Pretty good for travel sized products!
In all, I’d recommend DO Naturals to any of you who are looking for a great, natural shampoo for your child or even for yourself. This product fills a big need in the market for a natural shampoo product for tweens and teens, and does a great job at it! To buy DO Naturals products, as well as their Dolphin Organics products for babies, check out the Dolphin Organics website.