Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Review: Ilog Maria Honey & Propolis Shampoo

Hullo!

A few months back, my mom came back from Cavite and got me this shampoo from Ilog Maria. Their products come from their very own bee farm. For more information on the company click here.
Rating:
5: Beyond Explanation
4: Awesome
3: Decent
2: Dislike
1: Hate
0: Abhor

1. Packaging: (3/5)
The packaging is somewhat similar to the Philosophy brand. [Click!] It is very chic, simple and minimalist. Something that I like about the packaging that is rarely done with other products is that, on the front, it lists the different ingredients used as well as their benefits. Although, there are two complaints that I have with the packaging. First is the grammar of the things written. It could definitely do with some corrections. The second issue I have is with the cap. The cap is one of those flip and squeeze caps. The product is a little on the runny side so, when you try to squeeze out some to use, it will all come gushing out. This could do better with a pump. But if you are careful enough, you can avoid this. But if this poses as a bother to you, then you can simply switch out the nozzle or change the bottle itself.

2. Scent: (5/5)
The scent has that odd nature-y kind of scent. People might find this disturbing but I find it oddly relaxing. This scent actually has a positive and negative effect to it. The negative to it is that it'll, obviously, make your hair smell nature-y which, again, doesn't bother me. But if that bothers you, then you could just use a conditioner which smells more pleasant to you. The positive to this is that since you can still smell the ingredients, this means that they did not add any more harmful chemicals to mask or replace the scent so, it's that much more healthier to the hair and to the scalp which is a big plus.

3. Application: (4/5)
Assuming that you already took the aforementioned measures to solve the cap issue, the application is pretty easy. Something that I deem worth mentioning is that this shampoo is sulfur-free so, it doesn't lather on your hair. That is kind of a huge bummer but considering that it's sulfur-free, it means that it's safe for people with thin/falling hair and for people with extensions. Once you have massaged it thoroughly through your hair, you will feel a menthol-like feeling on your scalp. If you wash this off immediately, you will end up with straw-y hair so, I suggest leaving it on for 3-5 minutes. Afterwards, you'll end up with soft hair.

4. Effect: (3/5)
The effect of this product is nothing out of the ordinary. It works pretty much the same as any other shampoo. It claims to help control graying and falling hair. Now, I don't know much about the graying part but regarding the falling hair, it did help decrease it a bit. It's nothing drastic or anything but it did help in the long run.

5. Amount of Product and How Long It Lasts: (5/5)
I have had this four over four to five months and I only hit halfway just about now. So, I think the product will last a good eight to ten months which is great considering the price your paying for.

OVERALL RATING: 4/5
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: Yes. The selling point of the product is that it is sulfur-free and all natural and you all know that I'm all for anything that's natural.

OTHER FACTORS:

Price: Php 77.00

Availability:
You can purchase this from their farm in #1 Ilog Maria Km. 47 Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite or from their website. (http://www.ilogmaria.com/)

40 comments:

mav said...

Interesting :)

Michelle said...

@mav: Good that you think so! :)

iryn said...

i'm from cavite and wth, i don't even know anything about ilog maria. Thanks for sharing!


btw sis, i joined your fans club on LookBook. :)

Hazel☺ said...

wow 77 pesos only?? i think you definitely got your money's worth! thanks for sharing :)

<3 hazel
thethriftycloset

Morgan I. said...

I bet it was worth the money! I love nature scents!
~Morgan
http://livelaughspin.blogspot.com

sugar sugar said...

it's only 77Php? Wow! I should probably try this too. ^^

Locke said...

i've tried their hair and face oil.it's too oily for my skin but smells good ^_^ nice review!

Mai said...

Nature scents are good <3 I should try this out, my family has bad genes when it comes to hair :/ Thanks for the review!

Alex said...

sounds like it smells amazing :)

Michelle said...

@iryn: Thanks for fanning me! :) And you should check it out! You don't even need to pay for shipping! :))

@Hazel: I know! It lasts practically forever! :)

@Morgan I.: Yup! Me too! But some people hate it!

@Sugar Sugar: Tell me if you decide to try it! :)

@Locke: Cool! :) Aww shucks! Too bad it didn't work too well! :-/

@Mai: This would probably work well cause it's natural and whatnot. :)

@Alex: It does! :)

gingerSnaps said...

I lived many years in Cavite but never heard about this product. This is good. I'll try this shampoo when I get back home.

Michelle said...

@gingersnaps: Yay! Post a review on it too!

miss savealittle said...

oh wow if it helped to control hair fall (even for a bit) is quite interesting because my hair has been messing around with me falling off my head and all. :) now i wanna try if myself. thanks for this great review! x

Michelle said...

@miss savealittle: that was really my problem too! I was so desperate for a solution to that that I was thankful even though it just made a minor difference! :))

voodoo girl said...

i looooove ilog maria stuff! i've tried their soap, moisturizing cleanser & throat spray.

i haven't tried the shampoo tho, so thanks for posting this. i may just give it a go :)

Michelle said...

@voodoo girl: oh, this is the only product of theirs that I have ever tried! :)

Marie said...

Thanks for the review and pictures, I will ask my Tita about this brand.:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Michelle said...

Cool! Tell me what you think of it! :)

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