Did you know there’s actually such a thing as blue ginger? I had no idea. Didn’t know it was a real plant. I knew about red ginger, but not blue.
Basically…if it smells anything like Herbal Essences , and (excited about this!), then it must smell otherworldly.
Because these are Herbal Essences products, the fragrance is front and center and lingers, and that’s the point. It’s a little spicy and a little sweet, like candied ginger, with bright lemon and lily notes.
I spend half my day smelling my hair when I use these products, ahhhh!
Blue Ginger & Micellar Water Shampoo — $5.99 (what!?)
Blue ginger isn’t the only plant in this. It also contains aloe and sea kelp, but the micellar water and the price are why it caught my eye in the first place. It’s $5.99 for the shampoo (same goes for the two conditioners).
I’ve seen micellar water in skin care many times over the years (), but I’ve never seen it in a hair product before.
When you work the shampoo into your hair, cleansing oils encapsulated in water gently remove grit and grime without stripping your strands or irritating your scalp.
This is super gentle, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down, strip my color or encourage my dandruff. It’s for all hair types, too, from color treated to fine hair, thick hair, you name it. I can’t recommend it enough, and it’s such a good deal.
Blue Ginger Conditioner — $5.99
The matching Blue Ginger Conditioner is also made for all hair types. It doesn’t, however, contain micellar water, but it still de-tangles and de-frizz just fine. I like it…but I don’t love it like I love the other conditioner in this line…
Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner!
Blue Ginger Foam Conditioner — $5.99
The Herbal Essences bio:renew line also includes a White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint foam conditioner, Rosemary & Herbs, and a Cucumber & Green Tea one. The foams are all designed for fine hair, but I think anyone who craves volume will like them.
My hair is nowhere near fine, but it can get heavy and look flat, especially when it’s long, which is why I still like to use conditioners that won’t weigh it down even more. Blue Ginger Foam doesn’t. Not at all! The foam works fast, and it’s super fun to use. It soaks into your strands and rinses right out.
Plus, scanning the list of ingredients, I don’t see any silicones either, which is surprising for this price.
Unfortunately…it doesn’t really work as well like that. My hair doesn’t feel as clean as it does when I use Analog or Double Standard, but I’d still use it in a pinch.
Ginger, ginger, everywhere! Literally, everywhere. Drugstores, Target, Ulta, grocery stores… You’ll find these at all of those places when they launch in January.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Wait for it…