The collection has three shampoo options:
Oat Replenishing Shampoo for dry and damaged hairFor the purpose of the 30-day challenge, I chose the Millet Nourishing Shampoo. All three shampoos are made with gentle, biodegradable coconut- and sugar-based surfactants and the Nourishing Shampoo also contains millet seed extract and macadamia nut oil to enhance shine, revitalize and strengthen hair, and improve hair's resilience. The Millet Shampoo is scented with grapefruit and peppermint, but to me, it mostly just has a very standard shampoo smell with a bit more freshness coming through from the mint. I don't want to say the shampoo is thick exactly, but it's almost syrupy in consistency and can be a bit challenging to distribute through the hair. That said, as long as my hair is very wet, the shampoo lathers well and can be worked through without too much difficulty.
Millet Nourishing Shampoo for normal hair
Wheat Balancing Shampoo for hair and scalp care
The first couple weeks of use, I was left with a squeaky, almost too clean feeling after washing, but that gradually dissipated. By about day 20, I was noticing buildup on my scalp. I'm not sure if it was caused by the Weleda products or just other buildup (from styling products, environment, etc.) that the Weleda was not effectively removing, but I did reach for another, more clarifying shampoo at that point, before returning to the Weleda for the rest of the challenge.
I also had samples of the other two shampoos hanging around, so I decided to test them during the 30 days as well. None of the three seemed drastically different from one another, but, surprisingly, the Oat (for dry, damaged hair) left my hair feeling more dry than the other two. It was definitely my least favorite. I think the Wheat and Millet could be used pretty much interchangeably, although the Wheat does contain wheatgerm oil, sage leaf extract, and rosemary, tea tree, and copaiba essential oils intended to soothe and moisturize dry and irritated scalps.
Oat Replenishing Conditioner
Unlike the shampoos, there is only one conditioner option in the collection. Fortified with organic oat extract to help strengthen hair and reduce breakage, the Oat Replenishing Conditioner can be used with any of the shampoos. It also contains moisturizing white mallow and organic jojoba and coconut oils to smooth hair, and increase shine. I'm not crazy about the floral scent here, which is derived from mimosa and tonka beans. It's just a little too sweet and flowery for my nose. If you've smelled Weleda's Calendula Baby range, the scent is similar, but stronger and sweeter.
In spite of the scent, I really did enjoy this product. It's very thick and rich and hydrates well without weighing down the hair. With curly hair, I'm always concerned I'll end up with a head full of frizz instead of defined curls, but the Weleda conditioner does a great job and I haven't had even a hint of that problem. Like the oat shampoo, it's marketed towards dry and damaged hair, but I think you could tailor the amount of product you use to suit all hair types.
Oat Replenishing Treatment
The replenishing treatment is made with organic oat extract, shea butter, and sea buckthorn and coconut oils, and is recommended for hair that is damaged by heat styling or chemical processing. I don't have especially damaged hair and to be honest, I didn't notice a big difference between this and the already rich conditioner. It smells the same, and while it's slightly heavier, my hair felt and looked pretty much the same with both products.
Rosemary Conditioning Hair Oil
Hair oils are a key part of my post-shower routine, so I was excited to give this one a whirl. It did not let me down. Definitely my favorite part of the collection, the Rosemary Conditioning Oil is a multi-purpose product that can be used either as a leave-in styling aid, or more liberally, as an intensive treatment to be shampooed out. You don't see peanut oil in a lot of beauty products, but it makes for a light, hydrating base that helps hair hold moisture, while rosemary, clover, and burdock root nourish the scalp and encourage hair growth.
I swapped out my usual argan oil for this and I like it a lot. I haven't noticed any significant difference in terms of scalp health or hair growth, but then I generally just apply it to the bottom few inches of my hair. A little goes a long way and it does an excellent job smoothing the hair and controlling frizz and flyaways.
Something else that's pretty neat? This product is one of Weleda's oldest formulations and has been around almost as long as the company - since 1922!
The Bottom Line
Overall, I'd say I liked but didn't love Weleda's hair care line. My hair was left feeling soft and healthy after a month of these products, but nonetheless, I'm a little on the fence about some parts of the collection. I will say, I'd certainly buy the Rosemary Conditioning Hair Oil again and if Weleda ever decides to expand the line with matching conditioners to the Millet or Wheat shampoos, I'd be all over those too.
Have you used any of Weleda's hair care products?
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