Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Healthy Hair with Olive Shampoo & Conditioner from the Skintopic



I'm not one of those lucky ladies who were blessed with glorious, flowing, manageable hair. I did have beautiful hair when I was younger and it didn't matter what shampoo I use. It just stays straight, shiny and soft. But as I aged, my hair became harder to maintain and manage. I remember starting to worry about it when I was around 14. I started having frizzes, my hair became unruly, and if I cut it shorter than shoulder length, I'll have "bad hair days" for at least a month! Not that I intentionally torture myself by cutting it that short; but sometimes, some hair stylists can't stop cutting. 

As I mentioned in my other hair care-related posts, I have resorted to hair rebonding years back. But now, I'm trying to reduce the need to go through this treatment. So I am actually in search of good hair products that can help me in achieving soft, manageable hair even if it's not super straight like how it gets from rebonding. 


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Olive with extra virgin olive oil Shampoo and Conditioner
I can't remember if I've already tried using hair products with olive oil as a key ingredient but I was so thrilled when I was given a chance to try Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo and Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner. These products are available at theSkintopic outlets or boutiques (full store list below). Made in New Zealand by Simunovich Olive Estate Limited, Olive hair products are free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors and other harmful ingredients. I do know that olive oil is an amazing skincare ingredient because of its antioxidant properties. And I’m quite sure it will also do wonders for the hair.


Olive (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Hair Nourishing Shampoo
250ml at RM101
Life after opening - 12 months 

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Olive with extra virgin olive oil Hair Nourishing Shampoo @ theSkintopic
The shampoo comes in a light olive green plastic bottle with a clear cap. The look of the bottle has that "organic" feel to it, with its clean appeal and green-brown color combination. I love that the cap of the shampoo comes with a push function, which makes it easy to open and close while giving control to the amount you disperse. 

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Simunovich Olive Estate Emblem/ Seal
I also liked the emblem stamped on the box and on the bottle itself. It features the Fleur-de-lis (fleur means 'flower' in French and lis means 'lily'), a stylized lily or iris used as a decorative symbol. The emblem or logo on this product stands for Simunovich Olive Estate --- Nature - Nurture - Growth. 


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Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo and foam
The product itself is a clear liquid with very mild scent of olive oil and herbs. With sufficient amount of water, the shampoo creates light foam. It’s easy to use and massage all over the hair but you might need more amount than normal shampoos. This is because Olive Hair Nourishing Shampoo does not contain those harmful sulfates like other ordinary shampoos have. After use, my hair does feel light and smooth, not frizzy and rough.

What the packaging says:
A moisturising and hydrating shampoo for natural and salon treated hair. A gentle pH balanced, nutrient-rich blend containing extra virgin olive oil that will help to cleanse your hair and scalp of excessive oils and pollutants, while restoring moisture for softness and proteins for conditioning.

Directions: 
Use daily or as needed. Massage onto wet hair and work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. To ensure healthy hair we recommend you use Olive Hair Conditioner and Olive Renewal Hair Masque. Beneficial for both natural and salon treated hair. Can be used daily. For external use, if product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with water.

Key active Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive oil: Assists the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself.
Aqua Spring water: Helps the natural and organic plant extracts penetrate and hydrate.
Vitamin B: Deeply moisturises, hydrates and guards against dryness

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sucrose Cocoate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, D-Panthenol, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Beta Carotene, Lactic Acid


Olive (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Hair Hydrating Conditioner
150ml at RM101 
Life after opening - 36 months

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Olive with extra virgin oil Hair Hydrating Conditioner
I can't live without conditioner so my hair care always comes in a set. The Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner comes in a soft tube with the opening at its base. Like the shampoo, this product also features the Simunovich logo with the Fleur-de-lis that I like. I find it unusual, though, that the size of the conditioner is smaller than the shampoo. It should at least be the same size of 250ml shampoo. I can predict that I'll finish the conditioner much earlier than the shampoo. The product itself is an opaque, white fluid that has a mild olive scent. 

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Olive Hair Hydrating Conditioner

I applied the conditioner after washing with the Olive shampoo then leave it on for around 5 minutes with a shower cap on. It’s easy to rinse, unlike other conditioners that tend to take much water to wash off. With water shortage nowadays in Malaysia, it does help to require less water to wash and bathe. My hair feels a lot softer after washing, definitely better than just washing with shampoo alone.

What the packaging says:
A conditioning treatment to moisturise and hydrate natural and salon treated hair.

A deep moisturising and hydrating treatment for natural and salon treated hair. Olive’s pH balanced, nutrient-rich blend of natural plant extracts and extra virgin olive oil will provide deep conditioning while restoring softness, manageability and a healthy shine.

Directions: 
After washing hair with Olive Hair Shampoo, apply conditioner, then massage gently all over your hair, paying more attention to the roots and tips. For best results, comb through the hair and leave for a few minutes, allowing time for the nutritional ingredients to penetrate the hair. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Beneficial for both natural and salon treated hair. Can be used daily. For external use, if product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with water.

Key active Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive oil: Assists the skin’s ability to naturally regenerate, nourish, hydrate, oxygenate and protect itself.
Aloe Vera: Healing, soothing, hydrating, softening, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties.
Jojoba: Exceptional softening and moisturising properties promoting suppleness.
Vitamin B: Deeply moisturises, hydrates and guards against dryness

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-57, D-Panthenol, Inulin, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Glycerin, Moringa pterygosperma Seed Extract, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin

My Verdict:
The organic Olive Hair Care set is a great choice especially for those who have sensitive scalp, dandruff or dry hair. Extra virgin olive oil in shampoo and conditioner can give amazing benefits for the hair. Potent with health and beauty benefits and used for centuries, olive oil remains to be a powerful antioxidant that is good for the hair, the skin and the body.

The Olive Hair Care range by Simunovich Olive Estate is 
  • Free from parabens
  • Free from mineral oils
  • Free from silicones
  • Free from artificial colors
  • Free from animal products
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Not tested on animals
  • Natural, safe for the skin


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Ooooh and I also bought this Tebe Lavish Soap bar (RM75 for 170g)! The scent alone is enchanting and relaxing. So excited to ‘lavish’ my body soon with this soap that contains pure olive leaf and green tea extracts!


You can check more products at these Skintopic outlets:
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theSkintopic at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

theSkintopic Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot P5.12.00, Level 5
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-2142 9988

theSkintopicAvenue K
C-16A, Concourse Floor
156 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2166 9988

theSkintopic 
Subang Parade 
Lot LGC01, Lower Ground Floor
No 5 Jalan SS16/1
47500 Subang Jaya

Phone: 03-5638 2988

theSkintopic Hartamas Shopping Centre
PF3, First Floor
No. 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6205 8828

theSkintopic The Curve
K-G8-W, Ground Floor
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya Selangor
Phone: 03-7722 2213

For general inquiries, you can call +603 7722 2213

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theSkintopic has a wide range of body care and skincare products including premium brands like Linden Leaves, Olive and Tebe, Wild Ferns and Evolu.