Necessaire Shampoo and Conditioner Review – The Duo That Transformed My Frizzy Hair

Necessary, the luxurious body-care brand known for its chic, minimalist packaging and clean formulations, has officially branched out into hair care — or rather, scalp care. The scalp duo, consisting of shampoo and conditioner, seeks to “treat your scalp like your skin.” Both components are packed with vitamins and a host of nourishing ingredients while remaining free of sulfates, silicones, parabens and synthetic fragrances – you know, what your hair doesn’t like. Necessaire’s shampoo has a gel formula based on plant surfactant, vitamin B3 (aka niacinamide), vitamin B5, and aloe vera leaf juice.

I decided to give the duo a try to see what it could do for my fine, frizz-prone hair and ended up being pleasantly surprised. I’ve always struggled to find the right routine for my finicky hair. My scalp and ends tend to be dry, but since my strands are so fine, any moisturizer ends up making my hair look weighed down and greasy. Therefore, I’m generally looking for an impeccable cleansing effect, which I couldn’t find in sulfate-free and paraben-free formulas – until now.

The shampoo lathers really well and leaves my hair extremely clean (but not stripped). In the last week that I have used it, I have noticed that I have less scalp dryness and dandruff, although this could also be due to the silicone scalp brush I was using. to work in shampoo.

The conditioner has a lightweight, creamy texture, and although the brand says it’s meant to be massaged into the scalp, I apply it from mid-length to tip. It rinses out well (a hard quality to get with conditioners) but still leaves my hair feeling hydrated. In addition to vitamins B3 and B5, The Conditioner also contains hyaluronic acid and celery seed extract.

Although The Scalp Duo didn’t completely combat my frizz, my hair felt bouncy and soft after using it. In the image below, my hair is freshly washed and air dried with no additional product or styling. Overall, these products do a great job of deep cleaning and simultaneously nourishing my hair and scalp. Those with curly or very dry hair may not get enough moisture from these products alone, but I think this is the ideal amount of moisture for fine hair. Although I prefer a light fragrance when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, I can understand that they are fragrance free to avoid skin irritation or unnecessary ingredients.

Courtesy of Catherine Santino

As a bonus, the packaging demonstrates Necessaire’s commitment to sustainability. The cartons are made with FSC-certified paper, while the bottle is 100% bio-resin (sugar cane).

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Melissa R. Brumfield