If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know how much I love Nudge Boutique’s amazing product range, and one of my favourite items has to be their highly effective Shampoo tablets.
I had struggled finding a plastic-free shampoo since I made the switch to natural beauty products as many require a lengthy transition period for the hair to adjust, or simply leave hair feeling heavy without a separate rinse. Thankfully, Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablets are a game changer when it comes to plastic free hair care, so much so that I haven’t used any liquid shampoo since discovering them and have even got the rest of the family loving them too!
What makes Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablets different from traditional shampoo bars? Well, the shampoo tablets are PH friendly and contain a surfactant derived from coconut fatty acids that performs exactly the same way as liquid shampoos. This means that the Shampoo Tablets create a rich lather like a liquid shampoo with absolutely no need for a separate hair rinse or transitional period. They are also formulated with specific hair types in mind so will help with specific hair concerns as well as keeping tresses clean and fresh.
The best news is that not only are Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablets great for the hair but they are also great for the environment too. The tablets are completely plastic free, with card and tissue paper wrapping and biodegradable seals. Their impact on the environment goes beyond just the packaging itself, with one pack of shampoo tablets (which contain 2x tablets) lasting approximately the same amount of washes as a 250ml bottle of liquid shampoo. Each tablet, depending on storage, usage style and water hardness, can yield around 10 – 20 washes on medium to long hair and up to 30 on short hair – meaning one tablet could last you up to a month! Nudge Boutique’s Shampoo Tablets are not just good for hair and the environment, but also on the bank balance too.
They are also incredibly easy to use as the ergonomic shape fits into the palm perfectly and can either be applied directly to the hair and scalp, or a lather can be formed in the hand first, then applied to the head. Once you have distributed the shampoo on the hair, simply massage with fingers as you would with traditional liquid shampoo and rinse for squeaky clean locks.
Combination to Oily Hair
As someone who experiences oily roots, these have to be the shampoo tablets I use most within my hair care routine.
Both shampoo tablet varieties for combination to oily hair contain French clays to remove any build-up from the hair and scalp while also eliminating dead skin cells from the scalp that can lead to excess oils causing our hair to become greasy. The addition of Apple Cidar Vinegar acts as a gentle rinse while naturally derived vegetable emollients (isoamyl laurate and isoamyl cocoate) leave the hair shiny without ever feeling greasy or heavy.
Rosemary & Peppermint
This was the first shampoo tablet I used from Nudge Boutique and it still remains one of my favourites.
The results are just as good now as the first time I tried it as it cleanses my hair while leaving it feeling in fantastic condition. You can read my first review here to find out just how good this one really is.
May Chang & Pink Grapefruit
I am a big fan of citrus scents so this one was always going to be a winner for me! The combination of may chang and pink grapefruit is so refreshing and is perfect for AM hair washing to awaken the senses.
It performs much like it’s Rosemary & Peppermint sibling as hair is clean, soft and bouncy after use and leaves hair smelling citrus-fresh (with the same aroma as the brand’s Kokum Body Boost Butter). I have even used the May Chang & Pink Grapefruit Shampoo Tablets after using a pre-wash hair oil and it eradicates all traces of product with just one wash, while maintaining the the benefits of the pre-wash treatment. It is a great all-rounder and certainly one of my favourites for this time of year.
Normal to Dry Hair
Nudge Boutique’s Normal to Dry Hair Shampoo Tablets may contain a few more nourishing ingredients designed for drier hair types but that certainly doesn’t compromise their performance when it comes to effectively cleansing the hair.
Both shampoo tablets for normal to dry hair contain glycerine, derived from rapeseed, to help lock in moisture as well as organic coconut milk powder to restore dry, damaged and brittle hair (including split ends).
Geranium & Lavender
Formulated with French pink clay and calamine powder, the Geranium & Lavender Shampoo Tablets are the most gentle of all the collection. The French pink clay gently removed build-up from the hair and eradicates a flaky scalp while calamine powder also helps to calm and soothe any scalp irritations.
The floral aroma is incredibly delicate and makes it a joy to use and it lathers just as well as it’s Combination to Oily cousins. As it is quite gentle, and I’m prone to oily roots, I find it will sometimes take a second wash to fully cleanse my hair. I personally like to keep these particular tablets for freshening up my hair or using when my eczema flare’s up in the nape of my neck as it doesn’t irritate and actually helps to soothe the itch. Even though it does leave my hair feeling soft and nourished, for me it is the scalp where it works wonders. If you suffer from a dry, itchy or flaky scalp then this one is certainly the one for you.
Orange and Shikaki
Last, but by no means least, is the gorgeous Orange and Shikaki Shampoo Tablet which is my go-to when i’m in a hurry. Thanks to it’s nourishing formulation, I can sometimes skip the conditioner and just use a hair oil before blow drying which saves me precious time when washing my long, thick hair.
Thanks to the addition of cocoa powder and organic shikaki powder, this shampoo tablet boosts shine, vibrancy, volume and promotes healthy hair growth – all while cleansing the hair beautifully. What I love most is the amazing aroma which smells good enough to eat, as the stunning ingredients leave it smelling just like chocolate orange. Despite the bar creating a really rich lather, it still has good staying power and lasts just as long as the others in the collection.
I have to say that these are one of my favourite discoveries since switching to a natural hair care routine a few years ago as they perform like nothing else i’ve tried on the green beauty market. My hair looks and feels great after washing, as it is clean, bouncy and shiny, and it also lasts longer between washes than using traditional liquid shampoos. The brand have continually impressed with their unisex, ageless products that are eco-friendly yet don’t compromise on great quality or effectiveness. They are certainly a brand to follow if you’re looking for ethical and vegan handmade products that deliver amazing results with each use.
There couldn’t be a better time to check out their collection, as not only are Nudge Boutique currently offering free delivery on all UK orders over £20.00 but they have also launched their new ‘Nudge Rewards and Loyalty’ program. Not only will you be able to build points on future purchases online but you’ll also be able to earn them at craft fairs and events in the Norfolk area too. Nudge Boutique will also be running special promotions where you’ll be able to earn even more points to gain bigger rewards – so make sure you sign up as soon as you can by clicking on the image below which will take you directly to the account page*.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
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