By Hollie Kiernan
I have a fairly good, low maintenance relationship with my hair. I try not to abuse it with too many chemicals, or use heat excessively – during the week at least! But after a particularly busy period of meetings and social engagements which meant a lot of styling and product use, my hair felt a little like a bird’s nest – dry and unmanageable.
It was time to ditch the chemicals and get back to nature. VOYA is an Irish brand, based in Co. Sligo, which harnesses the area’s natural resources for their range of organic skin and haircare. All VOYA products are 100% certified organic and the entire range is based on the natural goodness of hand-harvested Irish seaweed.
The Silky by Nature shampoo was a saviour for my dry hair. It effectively cleansed it, removing all traces of built-up product, without drying it out. I followed this up with the Forget Me Knot conditioner, which detangled my long hair – no mean feat as it is long overdue a trim. Both products contain the wild organic seaweed that the VOYA brand is famed for. Seaweed has been used for centuries in both baths and beauty products to purify the skin and hair, which is exactly what these products do. As well as the organic seaweed, organic oils are infused in both the shampoo and conditioner, to soften and cleanse.
After drying, my hair was like a sheet of silk, something it hasn’t felt for a long time. Soft, shiny and smelling gorgeous, it also felt light and fresh. It’s the ingredients that make this shampoo and conditioner such a winner – coupled with the mission of the brand, which is to create high quality organic products in a sustainable way. So if you want to be good to your hair, and the environment, then VOYA is the way to go.
The shampoo and conditioner cost £19 each, or come in a gorgeous gift set for £35.
For more information on all the VOYA products, see www.voya.ie.