PHB Clarifying Haircare Duo

PHB Argan & Vanilla Clarifying Shampoo*, £12.35/250ml & PHB Argan & Vanilla Clarifying Conditioner*, £12.95/250ml

A while back, I chose the clarifying shampoo and clarifying conditioner from PHB to trial and review. Firstly, the products have quite a distinctive, herbal scent, which is okay, but not what I'd personally choose, as they smell a little old-fashioned. The ingredients include organic oat kernel extract, organic Argan oil, organic sea buckthorn and ylang ylang.
The shampoo has a thin, gel-like consistency with a light lather; I felt I had to use a lot of product to get an even coverage. I left the product on for a couple of minutes then rinsed thoroughly, followed by an application of the thin, cream-like conditioner, which I left on for a little longer before rinsing with cool water.

After blow-drying my hair, I was always disappointed to find that there were a couple of small sections of hair that didn't look cleansed and made my hair look greasy. This could be a result of the product not spreading easily and evenly throughout my hair or being difficult to rinse away, leaving behind residue product. The conditioner was okay, but my dry ends often need a more heavy-duty product to revive them.

I did love the fact that the products are dispensed via a pump bottle, as this makes application easier and cleaner. The scent was disappointing, especially as I was expecting a predominantly vanilla aroma. As I wash my hair every other day, I need products that keep my hair looking clean and lively for as long as possible, and unfortunately this haircare duo didn't succeed. At over £24 for the pair, this is really disappointing! My sister has previously used haircare products from this brand and I remember her saying it didn't feel like they cleaned her hair thoroughly enough.

Do let me know your own experiences with PHB's haircare products! I have a lot of love for this brand's ethics and enjoy using products from their skincare and cosmetic ranges.
Emma xxx
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.


  1. I too love PHB and everything they stand for but, like you have been disappointed in the shampoos & conditioners - and I have tried several from their range. I have long, fine, flyaway hair and it was left looking lank & still greasy sadly.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one, but it's a real shame as they are a great brand! xxx

  2. I appreciate your honest thoughts Emma, and sorry to hear this line of haircare products didn’t live up to the skincare and make-up from the PHB brand. Vanilla is one of my favourite scents at the moment, so it’s disappointing the fragrance was more herbal. Hope your cottage renovations are going well, nice to hear from you this week, and wishing you a lovely weekend! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thank you Helen. :) Hope you are doing well! xxx


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