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Chāmpo Vegan and Cruelty Free Hair Care – My honest review

Written by 15 April 2020

I’m far too influenced by Made In Chelsea ladies on Instagram that I keep buying beauty products I really don’t need! I’ve tried Function of Beauty hair care so figured I’d give this a go.

Personalised goals for your hair care – Champo

Champo have lots of different shampoo and conditioner types dependent on your hair. Types such as:

  • Volumising
  • Balancing
  • Thick hair
  • Thinning care
  • etc…

You can choose to complete a short quiz where they ask what your hair is like and what your goals are.

This is the hair quiz you can take to get personalised shampoo and conditioner on https://www.champohaircare.com/

My result was Pitta which is:

for fine hair that may be experiencing thinning or loss and yearns for instant and long-lasting fullness and body. Thickens every strand, transforming strength and protecting from breakage while restoring weightless volume and beautiful manageability.

https://www.champohaircare.com/products/pitta-volumising-conditioner

I didn’t agree with this when I got the results as my hair isn’t fine but it is thinning. It could do with help with breakages and needs strengthening so I thought I’d give it a go.

What’s the price?

Conditioner is £20 and shampoo is £18. Delivery is free over £30. I paid £34.20 in total for 1x shampoo and 1x conditioner because I used a discount code (see the end of the article!).

They are both 260ml / 9.2 fl. oz. Being honest, the bottles were smaller than what I imagined when they arrived. I thought Function of Beauty was expensive at £31 but those bottles are nearly double at 474ml.

Shampoo and conditioner by Champo – 260ml

What are you paying for?

They are the most expensive hair care I have ever purchased so clearly I wanted the ingredients to be natural, ethically sourced, vegan and cruelty-free.

Good news.. they are vegan and cruelty-free. Hurrah!!

Here are features from their website (April 2020):

– Precisely formulated to instantly leave fine or thinning hair looking and feeling fuller, thicker and stronger from roots to ends
– Over time, helps reduce hair loss by protecting from breakage while also promoting healthy hair growth
– 98% naturally derived ingredients
– Vegan and Cruelty free
– Made in the UK
– Suitable for coloured and treated hair
– Free from: SLS, Parabens, Silicones, Synthetic fragrance, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, GMOs and artificial colour

It’s only natural… You may be surprised at the tone of our Pitta volumising shampoo; it’s grey. This is due to the haritaki fruit extract in the formula, which we choose not to mask with artificial colour.

There are loads of reviews from customers on their website, but they aren’t populated from an external reviews company (TrustPilot for example) so I’m never too trusting of them. That being said, they definitely helped to sway me to make my purchase.

My review

On arrival I was very disappointed. They arrived in a cardboard cutout which didn’t scream “high-end” at all, which I was expecting considering the price. They were also smaller bottles than what I expected.

I was disappointed with the simple packaging

I’ve had an email recently which goes into detail why they use cardboard which made me feel guilty! See the dedicated page for their transparent explanation here.

Progress and positivity | Our approach to sustainable beauty. Synthetic-free formulas, 80% recycled cardboard packaging, recyclable bottles and discreet distribution… Learn how our low waste model is positive, progressive and beneficial for both our planet and your pocket.

https://www.champohaircare.com/blogs/brand-origins/progress-and-positivity-our-approach-to-sustainable-beauty

The bottles are as you’d expect – easy to use to simply pump out the product. I use a 50p size amount in the middle of my hand and gently rub it in my scalp. It doesn’t bubble as much as store-bought shampoos but that’s probably because of the higher quality.

My hair after using Champo

It’s been smoother and a lot less frizzy. I’m really pleased with Champo and I would recommend it.

I probably wouldn’t purchase again, mainly down to the price – it’s far too expensive for me. Although, that being said, as I’ve only been using a few weeks, I’m yet to find out how long it lasts for. I wash my hair 2-4 times a week so hopefully it won’t run out too soon. As I have long hair, I have to pump the conditioner about 10 times (at least!) to get a sizeable amount out, and even then, I try to ration it. I only condition the middle-to-ends too.

The underneath of my hair is normally pretty frizzy but was tamed after using both Champo shampoo, conditioner and blow-drying my hair

I’ll update this blog when I run out of either.

This is my hair after using Champo shampoo and conditioner. It’s after a blow-dry too.

Discounts / offers

Use the discount code ichampo for 10% off – you’re welcome 🙂

Update: 23rd May 2020

The shampoo has just run out. The conditioner is still going – I’ll update again when it’s finished.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m washing my hair less (due to COVID-19 lockdown) or if it’s Champo, but I’ve started getting dandruff on the sides of my head! I’m only washing it a day or so later than usual (at least twice a week) so surely this can’t be why I’m getting dandruff. I’m going to use Function of Beauty next (I’ve got new bottles since the blog) to see if it gets rid. Argh.

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