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Unlike how I was treating my facial care, I normally spend less for drugstore budget shampoo and conditioner, and I would just stick to the product until it didn’t work for me anymore. HABA Squalane Shampoo and Conditioner (both natural and Lavender) are retailing S$42/500ml or S$38 for 480ml refill in Singapore, they are relatively pricey and I have no idea what is the benefit of including platinum powder, may be adding more shine to hair? I have some samples with purchase and here is my brief review.



The shampoo has clear gel consistency and foams up quickly, as I have long hair, thus one sample pack (10ml) only enough for one application. Guess what happen, I totally love the mild aroma of the shampoo. The scent is quite different with the scent of pure Lavender essential oil that I am familiar with, it smelt relaxingly and seemed to have mixing notes of other essential oils.



The Squalane conditioner has lighter gel-cream texture compared to normal drugstore conditioner. Again, one sample pack (10 ml) was merely sufficient for my long hair, perhaps I need a little bit more to cover from root to tail because the lightweight texture seemed very unlikely to contribute oily scalp. Need not to repeat, I love my hair is being feathery soft while rinsing off the conditioner. Besides, both shampoo and conditioner have mild minty feel on scalp.


Using both shampoo and conditioner, my “naked” hair remained soft after spending overnight in air-conditioned room. I didn’t use any hair oil/treatment nor styled my hair, only normal combing.


Using both items together, I have only three words in my mind, LIGHT, SOFT and AIRY. Love touching the hair and that feeling just reminded me of stroking fluffy fur of noble cat. Only thing is that the airy effect is considering quite frizzy for my frizzy-prone wavy hair, although no tangled hair and it’s still very soft touching. Later I tried using them separately and did not applying any hair oil afterwards, more drying hair with the Squalane shampoo, soft and slightly frizzy hair with Squalane conditioner.



My SO had tried the shampoo as well and he commented it was drying (but soft! Weird.). For me, hair care is alike facial care, even though I use a very moisturizing facial cleanser, I can’t expect my easily dehydrated skin remains moisture all day long without applying moisturizer. Same for my dry hair, although the shampoo and conditioner were doing well to keep my hair being soft and easily manageable, I need hair oil to combat the frizzy appearance still.


Interestingly, the great effect started wearing off when I continued using them, they just weren’t as impressive as the first application. In fact, this actually happen to most hair products that I have used. I am not sure if anyone of you having the same issue with me but I certainly curious how does it compared with natural & organic hair care in long term.


Ingredients (Squalane Shampoo lavender):

Water, Potassium Soap Base, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Platinum Powder, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sericin, Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol.

Ingredients (Squalane Conditioner lavender):

Water, Squalane, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Butylene Glycol, Platinum Powder, Hydrolyzed Sesme Protein PG-Propyl, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sericin ,Glutamic Acid, Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol.


April 2011

My apology

Hi, many things have been keeping my mind and time occupied these days, thus I need more time to response to all comments. Please bear with me, thank you.

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Sensitive, combination skin type, visible blood vessels, freckles, easily dehydrated, dry and having fine line undereye, occasional breakout, visible aging pores.



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