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Product Review: Maple Holistics Winter Blend Anti Static Shampoo and Conditioner Set
Picture this — It’s a cold, snowy Friday night. You’re on your way to meet family and friends at a restaurant for a birthday party. Your birthday party.
There will be group photos, there will be selfies, there will be Snap stories. You’re wearing your most complimentary yet comfy outfit, and your makeup looks classy without appearing too overdone.
You dash into the venue, shrugging off your heavy coat and pulling the wool cap from your head.
Then you turn to look in the mirror.
And see this:
If this has happened to you during the winter months, then you are not alone. In fact, most people experience flyaway hair in colder weather.
But if this also happens to you in the spring, the fall, and sometimes in the summertime, then you know all about this problem.
A problem that I’ve always experienced too, since I have fine, flyaway static-prone hair.
Frizzy, flyaway locks taken over by static electricity.
When cold weather and low humidity meet toe-to-toe, you know there’s a heap of trouble brewing. Mix that up with a head of hair that’s already low on moisture, possibly dry or damaged, and that’s a recipe for disaster.
You try to wet it down, and it just dries and springs up again.
Attempt to tame it with hairspray or gel, and your hair becomes sticky and matted.
Finally at your wits’ end, you wind up grabbing either a scrunchie or a baseball cap. Better to keep it covered than to allow it the freedom to go wild.
Believe me — I know allll about it!!
Pretty much my entire life I’ve tried to find a trick, tip or product to tame those flyaways. I’ve tested multiple anti static hair products like shampoo, conditioners, serums, gels, mousses (plural: moussi?), sprays, oils and cremes.
But nothing has done a great job at taming the wild beast. Everything works for a little while, but then I walk across a carpet, or go to pet my dogs, and then — ZAP!
Static electricity strikes again.
I thought I was doomed to a life of constantly pulling my hair back, or weighing it down with goop.
I had only ever found one product that kind of worked — it was a light conditioning spray, which has since been discontinued.
Then one day, while searching for a replacement, I ran across this product from Maple Holistics. Maple Holistics is a company that creates all natural health and beauty products, including shampoo for static flyaway hair.
Going for it
To be honest, when I purchased this Winter Blend set by Maple Holistics, I truly wasn’t expecting a whole lot.
I mean, I knew it would do its job at a basic level, like getting my hair clean and conditioned. However I’d been let down by SO many other hair products in the past, that my standards were embarrassingly low.
But I absolutely love the smell of mint and was intrigued by the fact that it was made with all natural ingredients.
I was willing to give it a shot, since the cost wasn’t horrendous (in comparison to the dozens of other products I’d tried), and I didn’t see a negative to at least trying it out.
While my hair is prone to frizziness, it also has a tendency to be annoyingly limp & lifeless when I add too much product.
So the fact that this anti static shampoo and conditioner claimed to revive dull, lifeless hair was something I was definitely interested in seeing.
A lot of products claim to moisturize dry or damaged hair, but what they really wind up doing is weighing it down. So sure, it’s moisturized, but it’s also a lifeless lump sitting on the top of your head — not cool.
And the other aspect that made me want to check this stuff out was that it’s made with all natural ingredients, including pure essential oils. Not a slew of chemicals, or weird stuff that you can’t even pronounce, much less define.
Trying it out
The first time I used the anti static shampoo, I noticed how minty fresh the scent was (which is always a way into my good graces — I LOVE mint-everything! Peppermint bubble gum – of course! Mint chocolate chip ice cream – yes please!)
And as I lathered the shampoo into my hair, it felt tingly and really refreshing. Just letting it sit there for a minute or so left me with this invigorating feeling that it was actually doing something. Like it was absorbing into my scalp and kind of working its magic to make my hair healthier.
The conditioner was just as fragrant, but also had a thicker consistency. I coated my scalp and let the ingredients sink in for a minute or two. Then rinsed, and was left with a tingly, fresh and clean feeling.
When I dried my hair as I normally do, I noticed how much softer it felt. And the minty fresh scent still lingered, which was a plus.
But the real test would be the next morning, when I woke up and tried to brush some sense into my hair.
And guess what? NO STATIC!!
Okay, so I’m not saying I’ve been static-free every little moment since then. But this has really addressed my problem in a way I never would have expected.
So believe me when I tell you — THIS. STUFF. WORKS.
What I Love
- All natural ingredients
- Moisturizing for dry, damaged or color-treated hair
- Sulfate free, paraben free & cruelty free
- Minty scent and tingly sensation
- Made for both women and men
- 5 mint varieties included: Peppermint, Spearmint, Bergamot, Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Mint
What I’d Improve
This item is listed on the Maple Holistics website as a LIMITED EDITION set — so I’m not quite sure if this product is available year round. There will definitely be a need to stock up!
And I guess to keep it real — the price is a dollar or two higher than what I’d normally spend on regular hair care.
If you’re used to spending $5 or less on a bottle of shampoo, then this may not be the product for you. But when you think about it, you’re looking for a product that solves a problem. So in most cases, this means you might expect to pay a little more.
And I suppose that’s what you call supply and demand. Because really, when I think of all the other products I’ve tried over the years — I’d gladly pay a few dollars extra, to have a product that actually works to reduce frizz and static.
Honestly, I love the way this stuff makes my hair feel. And I feel good about not putting a bunch of nasty chemicals in my hair.