Hair is such an important part of life.
Personally, healthy hair gives me confidence, makes me feel balanced, and simply indicates to me that my diet and health are still going strong! With all the environmental stressors around us, I am all for using naturally sourced and chemical free haircare. It takes a lot of research before I am comfortable to try a new shampoo or conditioner, and now that I have been using this brand for a while, I wanted to share my experience and recommendations with you. It has become one of my favourite hair care brands – CHĀMPO.
Chāmpo (pronounced ‘shar-pour’) is the Sanskrit term for shampoo, describing the ancient Indian practice of ‘cleansing, soothing and massaging the head and hair’.
Chāmpo haircare ranges are named after the three Ayurvedic Dosha (hair types): Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Chāmpo Hair Care
Chāmpo is a UK based hair care range, that is founded upon the ancient Indian holistic healing system, Ayurveda. I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting India, but I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the world’s most beautiful spas in Sri Lanka and Bali. I associate Ayurveda with some dream like massage, insurmountable sensual oils that reset the mind, body, and soul, clarifying and ridding you from every ounce of stress and negativity. One thing that my spa experiences abroad (or even those I replicate at home) have lacked is a good shampoo and conditioner!
Finding Your Hair Dosha
Ayurveda believes we all possess a unique balance of these Doshas, with one of them forming our dominant Dosha. I stumbled across Chāmpo in early 2019, whilst searching for a way to cure my hair from dry split ends using only natural based shampoos and conditioners. and after taking the online Dosha Hair Quiz, meaning a “hair type” quiz to help allocate the best product for your hair and scalp. I wondered could Chāmpo be the cure my hair has been looking for? Each Dosha formulation is specific to the balance that your hair needs. My hair Dosha came out to be Kapha, which means I have thick hair with oily roots and dry ends. I completely agreed with that outcome so happily went along to order my first bottle. Fast-forward to 2020 and I have to say I am still enjoying my Kapha shampoo and conditioner. There is also Pitta for thinning or fine hair, and Vata for dry or damaged hair.
The Kapha range from Chāmpo, claims to restore harmony with a regime that gently, yet deeply, cleanses and nurtures your hair. My experience is that the Shampoo successful clears away excess oil, while the Conditioner is light enough to keep hair volumised but also deeply hydrates my stubborn dry ends. Kapha has a blend of natural essential oils, including juniper berry, eucalyptus, bergamot and frankincense – a true Spa treat!
My hair is left feeling nourished, smooth and behaves just as I want after a quick dry using my Dyson Air Wrap. All Chāmpo shampoos and conditioners are formulated with a bespoke blend of plant extracts, oils and butters. Free from SLS, Parabens, Silicones, Synthetic fragrance, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, GMOs and artificial colour, it is the perfect combination.
I have taken Chāmpo on each of my holidays this year, as there is no way I was going to compromise the health of my hair and use the hotel freebies, or the travel sized commercial shampoos and conditioners that you buy last minute at the airport. Conveniently, Chāmpo shampoos and conditioners are available in 50ml Discovery Packs so perfect for taking away with you.
I’m about to order my next full sized bottle of shampoo and conditioner to keep my hair hydrated and shiny throughout Autumn and Winter. All products can be ordered from the Chāmpo store online. Prices start at £8.50 for 50ml, and £18.50 for 260ml.