Everyone knows I work in the nonprofit sector. And if you didn’t, now you do. I mention that fact because of how SoapBox works as a business. Here’s the description Influenster provided:
SoapBox is a buy one-give one company.For every product sold, a bar of soap or month of clean water is given to a person in need! Our shampoos and conditioners are always free from sulfates, parabens, EDTA and artificial colorants and each one is full of hope.
Let’s start with the positives.
The packaging is great. That’s always something I’m looking at. Each bottle has a code you can enter on their website and find out the specific cause it’s helping to fund. You can also feel the difference after using both products. Which is important with anything, let alone hair care products. You’re also only spending $5.99 USD per bottle (16 oz). You won’t have to run back to the store constantly. Another victory.
I like how the shampoo and conditioner colors alternate so you can quickly know which bottle you’re grabbing.
I mainly use conditioner in my routine (I’ll explain more on that later). As soon as you open the bottle, it’s full to the brim. Major happiness. And that coconut shea butter scent just hits you in the best way. If those two ingredients are already in your hair care routine–change that immediately.
I finger comb my hair when I wash it and this conditioner has my fingers gliding through the curls almost immediately after application. Give it a few minutes before you wash out.
The shampoo is where I, unfortunately, have to disagree with what’s claimed. Let me preface this first. I have a blue mohawk that I color with ManicPanic (a vegan hair dye). Most shampoos are not color safe, especially with semi-permanents. You’re going to lose color ever time, no matter how cold the water is. So this isn’t a knock on their brand alone. I’m not always a fan of the “color safe” trend everyone was to toss out there.
Although it’s amazing that this product line doesn’t contain so many of the ingredients I try to avoid, it wasn’t even a minute before indigo shampoo was going down the drain. I will say that by my third wash (separate sessions), it wasn’t nearly as severe as the first time. Just don’t apply this thinking you won’t lose color. It worked in my favor since
It worked in my favor since I was flipping to an ombre and this shampoo is nowhere near as harsh as head and shoulders. But it gets the job done if you use it right.
As expected, your hair will feel slightly dried out after shampoo and then softer after conditioning. I’ll just stick to the conditioner going forward but would recommend it if hair color isn’t part of your hair care routine.
FTC Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.