3.21.2013

intelligent nutrients - review and giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner, Cherie!

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So literally a few days before I posted my recommendations for switching to natural hair care, I received an email from the people at Intelligent Nutrients asking if I'd like to try their Harmonic shampoo and conditioner. Um...YES?! Perfect timing.

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Intelligent Nutrients offers organic beauty products that haven't been tested on animals, and they are green certified. Their philosophy is that what goes on your body should be able to go in your mouth (not that it should taste good...just that it's safe).

Their old formula for their Harmonic shampoo and conditioner are in the EWG database with a rating of 2 (which is excellent). But the worst ingredient listed there doesn't appear on the bottles I have, so I'd be willing to bet that the new formulations are even less toxic.

And what's it like, you ask?? Awesome. The scent right out of the bottle smells a bit like the mint fluoride at the dentist's office, but as soon as you lather it up, it's just really fresh and invigorating. And the very best part is, it makes your scalp feel all cool and tingly. It also feels really gentle. I can run my fingers through my hair with the shampoo in, and that's always a test for me.

The bottles also say they are great as face/body cleaners and shaving creams, but I only did that once, because it somehow feels like a waste! The mintiness of it really leaves your skin feeling fresh though.

Would I spend my money on it?

Yes and no. If I didn't already have a shampoo/conditioner line that I'm committed to, it would be a definite yes. My regular line is a little cheaper, and just feels a little gentler, so I can't promise that I'll be making an official transition to IN.

But, IN also makes a ton of natural hair styling products that look amazing and have super low toxicity ratings. Since I have a hard time finding styling products that I like, I will most definitely be using theirs the next time I need some. (You can order online or find a retailer.)

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IN offered to send one of my readers exactly what they sent me: one 15 oz. bottle of their Harmonic shampoo, and one 15 oz. bottle of their Harmonic conditioner (a $46 value). This is a really great opportunity for anyone who hasn't quite made the leap to natural hair care yet and wants to give it a try!

There are three ways to enter. Leave a separate comment for each one, and make sure I
have an email address for you somehow.

1. Leave a comment telling me about your experience with natural hair care. Have you
tried it yet? Looking for a new hair care line?

2. Share this giveaway on twitter or facebook. (Please leave the link in your comment!)

3. Follow IN on twitter or facebook.

Giveaway will close on 3/28. Good luck!

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this review. Lately, I've been really interested in finding good natural/ organic beauty/make-up brands. I've always preferred natural skin care but hadn't actually considered that products like deodorants are the opposite of natural. I haven't found a natural hair care brand that I love so I'd be very keen to give IN a try!

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  2. This is so cool! Love finding new natural products!

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  3. I don't have much experience with natural hair care, but have just started making the switch with all of my other personal care products. I'm nearly finished my current, not-so-green shampoo and conditioner, and was going to try the whole no-poo, baking soda and vinegar approach. I would LOVE to try IN products!

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  4. Shared on twitter! https://twitter.com/besimplyfree/status/314759248682823681

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  5. Now following IN on twitter too! Pick me!

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  6. I'm still trying to find something natural I like. I'd love to try this.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. i'm slowly moving through the whole foods mint & herb shampoo, but would like to try something new next!

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  8. I wanted to try that other shampoo too, but I will now have to decide which one!! good post.

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  9. I have never tried natural hair care but would love too.
    cherie1629@yahoo.com

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  10. Follow on Twitter- @brentoncherie

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  11. Tweeted- https://twitter.com/brentoncherie/status/315997401062182912
    cherie1629@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm always looking for a new natural shampoo!

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  13. im looking to go more "natural" with all my products and these look awesome!
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  14. I have not yet tried natural hair care.

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  15. What a beautiful giveaway! i love!
    I have all natural stuff BUT always on the lookout for new product and this line looks fabulous ;)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)