23 October, 2015

Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo and Conditioner Reviews

I have a confession to make: My scalp breaks out easily.

This isn't a fact that I'd normally share with people, just because it's not exactly a pleasant topic to discuss. In fact, I think only my husband knows about this. 

My scalp breaks out because it's extremely sensitive to sulfates, which unfortunately are in most shampoos, soaps, body washes, etc. It's even in most toothpastes! Whenever I use a toothpaste that has sulfate in its ingredients list, my gums would have blisters within hours. 

The most common type of sulfate in hair shampoo is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is an industrial-strength surfactant (or cleanser), as all sulfates are. Yes, this is the same industrial-strength surfactant that you would use to clean your kitchen counters, dishes, toilet bowl, etc. In short, it's a chemical that is too harsh for human skin, even though it usually appears right at the top of most shampoos' ingredient lists, only after water. 

In the Winter, when our scalp and hair tend to be drier than usual, sulfates can only make them worse, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Recently, I was contacted by Maple Holistics, and was given the opportunity to try their limited edition Winter Blend shampoo and conditioner. When I saw that their Winter Blend shampoo was sulfate-free, I jumped at the chance!

Maple Holistics is a company that specializes in all-natural personal care products that are proven to be effective, and I'm very happy with what I've tried!


Now, back to my scalp and its issues with sulfates. Another reason why my scalp breaks out is because when it is dehydrated, which is caused by sulfates and the weather, it would overcompensate for the moisture loss by producing a larger amount of oil than necessary. The excess oil, combined with skin that your body naturally sheds, would clog up my hair follicles, causing hair loss! When your hair follicles are clogged, your hair can't grow as quickly or thickly, and eventually it would just stop growing completely.

The reasons above are why you should avoid hair care products with sulfates in them.



Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo is such a pleasure to use. It is sulfate-free, yet effectively cleanses your hair and scalp, leaving them soft and clean. The blend of extracts from five different mints gives your scalp an invigorating and refreshing experience, while gently exfoliating your follicles at the same time. What you get in the end is clean hair that smells amazing, yet isn't damaged.

In addition to the beautiful ingredients above, the shampoo also has Jojoba Oil to replenish and protect your hair, and Botanical Keratin to help alleviate your hair's nutrient deficiencies. 


Now, let's talk about the Winter Blend Hair Conditioner! This product leaves my hair so incredibly soft and shiny, yet without any heavy or greasy feel at all. It applies evenly, and rinses completely clean. Not only do I love how it makes my hair smell, but also how my scalp feels! 

Ever since I started using Maple Holistics Winter Blend Shampoo and Conditioner last weekend, my hair and scalp conditions have improved so much. While I stopped using hair care products with sulfates in them some time ago, not all sulfate-free shampoos are equal, because their formulas might not still be very good, even if they are sulfate-free.

I hope that you will give the shampoo and conditioner a try, especially if you have the same scalp issues and sensitivities that I have. And if you have different hair and scalp concerns, Maple Holistics makes shampoo and conditioner for them, too!

Maple Holistics is currently offering free shipping for orders $25 or more! Also, when you add two items to your cart, you'll get a 10% discount!

*The shampoo and conditioner were sent to me free of charge. All opinions stated here are my own.

How do you take care of your hair and scalp in the Winter?
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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like great products, thanks for the review!

    Sarah x
    www.palmtreesandheels.com

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    1. They really are great. Thanks for stopping by! <3

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  2. These sound like amazing products! During the winter my scalp becomes a lot drier than normal, this shampoo might just be the solution.
    Fab review Tammy!

    Keisha xo
    www.thechrysalisgal.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thank you, Keisha, for the compliment. You are always so sweet and supportive! <3 This shampoo really is worth the praises!

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  3. Same here, I also have scalp problems. I'm jumping from one brand to the other trying to find the solution. LOL! Great review, Tammy! :)

    www.myangelmariel.com

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    1. Awww, lol, I understand the feeling. For now, just try products without any kind of sulfate in them!

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  4. This is so good that after using this Maple shampoo your scalp improved! Till today I never had problems with Lauryl, but it;s always good to use something organic or more natural. I didn't know the amount of different types of mint we have, and I like hibiscus very much! When I get back home after this year studying in another country, I will try to find this shampoo!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Oh, wow, Denise, I had no idea that you're studying in another country! Sounds like so much fun.

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  5. This brand is making an appearance all over the beauty blogsphere recently but I have yet to try anything from them. Definitely in my list to try though.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I hope that you will! So worth the hype, lol.

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  6. I really do not do anything particularly in the winter time about my hair because here the temperature and climate remain basically the same all year.xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  7. This was really interesting to read - I'll admit to not knowing much about ingredient lists and largely bypass them, but this is a real eye-opener - thank you for sharing! x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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    1. I used to not read ingredient lists either, until I started researching more. :o)

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  8. Sounds like an amazing shampoo ... Haven't heard of the brand before but sounds like a winner.

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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    1. I think it's a new brand! I wish them all the success, though; it's such a cool company.

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  9. I also have really dry scalp, and using sulfate shampoos just dries it out even more. I love sulfate-free herbal shampoos - the idea of cleaning my hair with natural ingredients just seems much more appealing. Thank you for sharing this brand!

    Jenny // www.geekyposh.com

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    1. Thanks, Jenny, for stopping by! I think that you will find the shampoo and conditioner very helpful. I can't imagine using anything else for this Fall and Winter. <3

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  10. Wow, so many good things in this shampoo. I must try it out. Thanks for the review :-)
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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    1. I was actually thinking of YOU when I reviewed the shampoo and conditioner! <3

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  11. I have treied their Argan OIl Shampoo & Conditioner and those were lovely and nourishing :) This does sound like a fab option for people who have super sensitive scalps :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee | Win Simply Supplements Vitamin D3 2000iu and Selenium with Multivitamins & Iron

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    1. Yay! I'm glad to hear so many good things about this brand (I wish more people know about it). Thank you for stopping by! <3

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  12. I actually have the volumising range from Maple Holistics and love it! Lathers really well and the ingredients are all natural! Whats not to love :) The winter blend sounds like heaven, need to try this next! xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Oh, I'm glad to hear that about the volumizing range! I got my hair cut into a pixie cut a few weeks ago, so there is no need for volume right now, lol, but when my hair is long again, I'll give it a try.

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