Up until this point I’ve featured what I deem to be fairly affordable products, but today I’m breaking the routine. We’re talking green beauty luxury, specifically the Triesta Organics moisturizing haircare collection that retails for $110. Quality natural, cruelty free and vegan beauty products are usually a bit more expensive, but this is a new level. A few months ago they ran a promotion to get the whole set for just $15, so I had to try it.
Should you invest in your haircare? Let’s find out.
Triesta Organics‘ products are certified cruelty free, vegan, organic and gluten free. You know I love all of that and I know you will, too. They are also safe to use on color treated hair and according to the product description “chemical free.” Dear all brands that say this, it’s nonsensical and makes me not want to give you my money. Please stop.
The moisturizing collection includes a clarifying treatment, shampoo, conditioner and blow dry styling gel. Each bottle is 8 oz. and they can be purchased individually for $32 each, so the bundle saves you $18 or 15%. That’s nice, but it’s still incredibly expensive.
This a pre-shampoo cleanser for when you need a little extra help to get rid of build up, clean very oily roots or soothe a dry scalp. I used this as directed or sometimes in place of shampoo because they performed the same way and guess what? A quick look at the ingredient list confirms they are nearly identical. The treatment has the same formula with the addition of vinegar and list cubeba, a clarifying essential oil. You can see a full ingredient list of all products here.
The texture is also that of a typical shampoo. It’s creamy and lathers pretty well for a natural product, which are known for little sudsy action. There is no gritty texture or stripped feeling that clarifying treatments can sometimes have.
Although very similar to the treatment, the moisturizing shampoo is equally pleasant and effective. All the products have a slippy gel-like texture, which I theorize is due to the aloe base. The other key cleansing ingredients include African black soap and coconut oil. I found this interesting because often one of those three are used as a base for shampoo, but here all three work beautifully in conjunction. Your hair is left feeling clean and balanced, not too dry or weighed down with residue.
If you’re purchasing individually, I say just buy either the treatment or shampoo. The treatment is a bit more intensive than the shampoo, but it’s not a noticeable difference in my experience.
I think the conditioner was the most lackluster product. It does the job, but it’s not especially nourishing. This is great for those of you with finer hair, but my hair can take a ton of product and can get quite dry and coarse at the ends, so I like to use something heavier.
Blow Dry Styling Gel
On the other hand, the styling gel was great. I didn’t think I would like it because it seems like it’s for blow outs and I’m an air dry girl. My hair can get very frizzy even thought it’s naturally pretty straight and applying the tiniest amount through the length makes my hair so much smoother. If you have curly or wavy hair, this would be great for defining and smoothing your texture. Because you need such a small amount and it works so well, it’s worth the $32.
Worth the Splurge?
I really don’t know where I stand on this collection! Aside from the conditioner, I really love how Triesta products perform. When used together, they leave my hair so clean, soft, hydrated and even give some movement to my very heavy long hair. This is by far my favorite haircare line I’ve ever used.
That price though… It’s just too much for me. Of course, if you have the cash, or have really damaged, dry hair or an irritated scalp, then I totally recommend Triesta Organics. I definitely won’t be repurchasing it anytime soon because no matter how good it is, I can’t justify spending that much on haircare. If there’s ever a sale though, I might have to stock up.
I’m really curious about your thoughts on Triesta Organics. Have you tried them? Would you? Is the price absolutely ridiculous? Let me know.