A few months ago, I downloaded the free THINK DIRTY app and my beauty routine hasn’t been the same since.
I found out I’d been duped by companies claiming to be organic, natural, and eco-friendly when they were actually anything but. One of the biggest disappointments was discovering my favourite shampoo and conditioner brand, Organix, had actually undergone a class action suit for false advertising.
While I’m not the girliest of girls and hardly wear cosmetics, I do take a special pride in my hair, so I didn’t want to replace my shampoo and conditioner with just anything. Plus, I wanted to make sure that the company I switched to was actually legitimately natural and eco-friendly so I did a little digging and came across the Rocky Mountain Soap Company.
Reasons to love the Rocky Mountain Soap Company
- They’re a Canadian company
- They’re 100% natural and toxin-free
- They don’t test on animals
- They use biodegradable packing peanuts and recyclable or compostable packaging
- They reuse shipping boxes and materials
- They’re transitioning from using plastic to bio-based and post-consumer resins
- They sell refill sizes
- They have a goal of becoming zero waste
- They don’t use any ingredients that lead to the destruction of animal habitats, a species, or the environment (i.e., palm oil, derivatives of talc, lanolin.)
While there was a ton of shampoos and conditioners to choose from, I ultimately went with the Stimulating Rosemary and Mint set.
First use thoughts
The first thing I noticed was the smell—it’s earthy, refreshing, and grounding at once. It’s a great aroma for first thing in the morning and I’ll happily admit I spent more than few seconds just standing in the shower sniffing the stuff.
The second thing I noticed was that I needed a few more pumps than expected, but I do have hair that’s nearing my waistline.
For my hair, I used four or five pumps for full coverage.
The shampoo does lather, but certainly not like the synthetic alternatives on the market. It won’t get bubbly, but it will foam a little. It rinsed out easily and left my hair feeling clean.
The conditioner is thicker and creamier than the shampoo, as expected, but it doesn’t lather as I’d hoped. I used three or four pumps for my roots and another three or four for my strands.
My hair was knot-free, shiny, and smelled amazing.
After a month of use
I’ll be sticking with the Rocky Mountain Soap Company for my shampoo and conditioner needs. My hair is healthy-looking and stays fresh-looking for longer than the synthetic-laden brands of my past.
The best part? I feel good knowing the simple ingredients in these products aren’t damaging waterways after they’re rinsed down the drain. It’s a win-win.
Editor’s note: It looks like the Rocky Mountain Soap Company is currently updating their liquid shampoo and conditioner formulas. I’m expecting incredible things and can’t wait to try them. In the meantime, if I run out (which I probably will), I’m going to try the shampoo bar. I’ll let you know how it goes.