I couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of Organic Surge on a chilly rooftop in London Town. I was really impressed with their ethos and the fact that they cut their margins so that us peoples have access to fabulous organic products at reasonable prices. Not only that, but they support children’s hospitals in Africa, providing them with whatever they need to ensure the kids are well looked after and healthy. Doesn’t that just warm your heart on this cold Winter evening?! Anyway, I digress… whilst I was chatting to Alan MacKenzie he introduced the haircare range and said that he’d compared it to Liz Earle and preferred it. Well, he would say that wouldn’t he, but I thought I’d give it a whirl and put it to the test. I adored the Liz Earle haircare range so Organic Surge Moisture Boost had a lot to live up to…
“Moisture boost shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp without removing their natural protective oils. Seaweed extract, rich in proteins and minerals, works to smooth hair and boost moisture retention, restoring silkiness and manageability. Moisture boost shampoo gently smoothes and rehydrates, leaving your hair feeling revitalised and healthy. Organic Surge shampoo is free from harsh foaming agents that strip hair of its natural oils and can cause scalp irritation.” So not only is the shampoo (and conditioner) free from nasties, but it contains all kinds of good ingredients to help your hair on its way to hair heaven.
The first thing I noticed about both formulas is that they’re very runny. So much so that the first couple of times I used it I had to keep going back to the bottle as I’d dropped it all over the shower! I don’t know if this is the result of the organic ingredients or by design, but it took some getting used to – especially the conditioner which I would’ve preferred to have been thicker and creamier. Nevertheless, the products smelt fab with just a hint of fruitiness and did the job well. The shampoo lathered very well considering it’s SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate – the traditional foaming agent) free and left my hair feeling clean and fresh after two washes. The conditioner detangled my hair and left it feeling relatively moisturised, although not as good as some other products I’ve tried, definitely much better than most.
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The big comparison though was with Liz Earle. When I tried this range a few months ago it sorted my hair out in every which way, leaving it in great condition and smelling fantastic. It was a hard act to live up to, but I do think Organic Surge compared well. The LE products retail at £7.50 and the OS £4.99 so you’re getting a cheaper deal here and more product for your buck. I don’t think the conditioner is as good, but it’s a great ‘every day’ shampoop/conditioner range that means you don’t have to faff with your barnet too much. On the whole my hair is in good condition, shiny, moisturised and protected from this horrid weather. I’d definitely recommend this over anything else you’d find in Boots for less than a fiver.