Nudge Boutique: Rosemary & Peppermint Shampoo Tablet for Oily/Combination Hair (First Impressions)

I am sure that many can relate to the endless journey in finding a shampoo bar that is perfect for your hair, and the constant disappointment when they don’t live up to your expectations. Thankfully my quest may have come to an end after discovering a newly launched plastic-free shampoo that might just be ‘the one’…

Nudge Boutique have formulated a selection of shampoo tablets that are made from 100% plant-based ingredients that cleanse the hair and scalp without causing and dryness or irritation. The Shampoo Tablets, which launched yesterday, come in two fragrances for normal to dry hair types (Geranium & Lavender/Orange) and one specially created for oily to combination hair types (Rosemary & Peppermint). Each tablet is handcrafted and comes in plastic-free packaging with no outer box to further reduce waste and maintain a stylish and contemporary look.

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Nudge Boutique kindly gifted me their Rosemary & Peppermint shampoo tablets to try last week as they suited my hair type the best (thick hair prone to oily roots and dry ends). As I always struggled to find a shampoo bar that doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy, heavy or chalky, I was very excited to put these to the test.

What I instantly discovered was that Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablets are perfectly palm-sized for easy application and made rubbing into the hair incredibly effective. The texture when dry is like a hybrid between a shampoo bar and plastic-free shampoo cube, merging the best of both for hassle free hair cleansing. The aroma isn’t too intense yet each individual scent is detectable, from the fresh peppermint and herby rosemary to the punchy Apple Cider Vinegar that in no way overpowers the other aromas. The tablet itself is designed to apply straight onto the hair as opposed to the hands and lathers extremely well, even more so than some liquid shampoos i’ve used in the past. The fragrance of the shampoo tablets remains while shampooing yet when rinsed, I found that only the peppermint remained which was a pleasant surprise and one which I certainly enjoyed.

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When rinsing my hair I instantly felt a difference to the previous plastic-free shampoos i’ve used in the past as my hair had the familiar squeak that I only ever achieve from utilising a liquid shampoo within my hair care routine. I followed with my conditioner as instructed, and with such a positive experience throughout the washing process, I couldn’t wait to see how the shampoo tablet made my hair feel when dried and styled.

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On first use, I wanted to see how my hair felt after using the Shampoo Tablets for the first time by just blasting my hair – as this is usually where many shampoo bars have fallen. Despite using the tablets designed for oily/combination hair, my tresses certainly didn’t feel dry or stripped, and actually made my hair feel soft and bouncy – much more than when I use the same conditioner with my usual liquid shampoo. My hair at the root felt incredibly clean yet the ends of my hair were showing no signs of dryness. I’m sure i’m not the only one whose hair goes flat and slightly oily after a good night’s sleep however I am glad to report that the following morning, my hair was full of life as though it was still wash day! On second use, I received the same great results with my hair showing no signs of heaviness and remaining fresh and full of life. Even after my hair air-dried a little before blow-drying and styling, Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablet maintained its great results and my hair didn’t feel flat at all.

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I have now used Nudge Boutique’s Rosemary & Peppermint Shampoo Tablets on three occasions and I am still loving the results so far.  Despite it’s smaller size, I am still on the first bar and feel i’ll have plenty of uses left making the tablets amazingly good value for money. It may be early days, but first impressions are very promising and I have been blown away with just how good these are. I have enjoyed my experience so much that I have already ordered samples of their other tablets to see how they perform when my hair just needs freshening as opposed to a full wash. The quality of this new hair care hero is incredible and certainly lives up to my already high expectations from the brand. Each Nudge Boutique product i’ve tried never fails to deliver when it comes to great results and the brand’s ethos and dedication to great skincare (and now hair care) at any age is admirable, and something which more brands should strive to achieve.

To find out more about each shampoo bar fragrance and the ingredients, check out the link below.

Nudge Boutique: Shampoo Bars (3 Varieties) – £2.75/sample, £5.00/2 tablets and £9.00/4 tablets.

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Have you tried any Nudge Boutique products in the past? The brand formulate products designed with menopausal women in mind yet are also highly effective for younger skin prone to dryness and sensitivity. You can find my previous review here, where you’ll also discover some more about Nudge Boutique.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by Nudge Boutique. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such.

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