Live Clean is a hair and skincare brand that you can likely find at your local drugstore or big box store in Canada. All of the 3 lines contain plant and natural ingredients (shampoos are 98% plant derived, conditioners are 96%), SLS/Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate and Phosphate Free, Pure Vegan and Vegetarian; Cruelty Free, Biodegradable Ingredients and are in Recyclable Packaging. Phew! You can say they put a lot of thought and effort into building their brand as natural and vegan free as possible, while maintaining affordable price points.
It is super hard to review shampoo and conditioners, especially when dealt with so many and so little time to try them all! I tried my best to make this short and sweet, and give you the gist on the 3 lines and how they benefit the hair differently.
Keratin Oil Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner: This line works to maintain frizz and reduce split ends. The Keratin Shampoo gently cleanses, restores, and helps straighten hair. They are both deeply hydrating and contain Phyto-Keratin blended into the Brazillian Buriti Oil. The line also contains Macadamia Nut Oil to repair hair. Both the shampoo and conditioner smell amazingly of pineapple (to me, not sure if my scent buds are off).
Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner: The Argan Oil line prides itself on re-nourishing, replenishing, and restoring. The shampoo and conditioner are both rich is essential fatty acids and ideal to hydrate and nourish without the extra weight. The Argan Oil is 100% pure, and the shampoo/condt. also contain Certified Grape Seed and Olive Oil to protect against UV damage.
I loved using both the Keratin Oil and the Argan Oil sets. I would totally repurchase conditioners again but the shampoos were a little too heavy for my liking! Not to say they weren't awesome, the ingredients are amazing, but I have very thin hair and love to use a volumizing shampoo saving heavier conditioners for the ends. I can see myself using the conditioners regularly.
Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo & Ultra Light Conditioner: This is by far my favourite set out of the line. A little biased because I've bought the Clarifying Shampoo in the past and therefore I've had a much longer time to test it out. It removes any old product build-up in my hair and I feel safe using it on my hair and it smells amazing, just like apple cider and no hint of vinegar! The only downside is it can leave the hair feeling a little dull or dry! I try to focus it only on my roots however and use it weekly or even less. The conditioner is pretty basic to me. It is very light which I love! I don't find it conditions very well though because of how light it is so I'd prefer to pair the Clarifying Shampoo with something a little more nourishing like the Keratin or Argan Oil Conditioner.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Live Clean to a friend. I think they are probably of of the most affordable, if not the cheapest, drugstore haircare line with natural, friendly ingredients! I am not afraid to use any of their products and have a ton of trust in the brand. I would say they are 100% one of the best places to start if you are looking to use products without sulfates.
All of the shampoo and conditioners are 350 ml sized (typically) and retail for about $6.99 CAD each. I believe I have seen them for less at big box superstores like Walmart though! Live Clean is otherwise available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart in the GTA, and Lawtons Drugs, London Drugs, Safeway, Sobey's East, and Uniprix in the rest of Canada.