The world of green beauty is becoming increasingly fascinating, with more brands offering high-quality, genuinely organic products. At the heart of this transformation is Urtekram, a Danish organic beauty specialist affectionately known as ‘herbal-hug’. Urtekram stands out for their extensive array of haircare products, including a range of conditioners designed to meet different haircare needs.
Urtekram, established in 1972, has earned a reputation for creating plant-based products that embody natural wholesomeness. Their expansive product lineup includes shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, shower gels, hand creams, and more.
All Urtekram products are cruelty-free, certified by Ecocert, and Vegan Society-approved. Moreover, they are remarkably affordable, with prices starting from for less than £2.
Having tested an array of organic shampoos and conditioners from Urtekram, I’m excited to share my thoughts on their product line. Let’s explore the different shampoos and conditioners from Urtekram.
Urtekram Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner – Review
So, let’s dive right in with the Urtekram Aloe Vera Shampoo, a real standout in the line-up. Don’t let the ‘normal hair’ label on the packaging deter you – it turned out to be a lifesaver for my fine hair that has an annoying tendency to get greasy at record speed. Pairing the aloe vera shampoo with its conditioner counterpart didn’t add unnecessary weight to my hair, nor did it set my greasiness alarm off any earlier. That’s a solid two thumbs up from me.
The aloe vera shampoo lathers up like a champ, and the conditioner brings its A-game when it comes to detangling, although it doesn’t quite snatch the crown from the Faith in Nature conditioners. On the detangling scale, I’d award it a respectable 7 out of 10. Post-shower, my hair was all kinds of smooth, soft, and easy to handle. Yes, my ends remained a touch on the dry side, but then again, we all have our quirks, right?
Aloe vera is famed for its soothing and reviving properties, so this shampoo could very well be the oasis your itchy or dry scalp has been crying out for. Plus, it’s got a hydration boost from added glycerine. All in all, it’s a pretty awesome hair care treat your locks will undoubtedly thank you for.
Urtekram Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner – Review
Urtekram Coconut Shampoo doesn’t have your typical coconut smell – it’s a bit more subtle, a bit more refined. Maybe that’s because it’s actually made with coconut nectar, not the usual coconut oil or butter. Pretty unique, right?
It’s designed for normal hair and aims to both moisturise and revitalise with a little help from seaweed extract.
The consistency is a bit on the runny side, but it lathers up pretty nicely. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, but I’d prefer it a touch thicker.
Moving onto the Coconut Conditioner, it’s a bit less runny than the shampoo and has a similar detangling magic as the aloe vera conditioner.
What really took me by surprise was that even though both the shampoo and conditioner are packed with nourishing ingredients, they didn’t weigh my hair down or make it greasy any faster. And trust me, that was a relief!
Urtekram Rose Shampoo & Conditioner – Review
The Urtekram Rose Shampoo has a bit more thickness to it than the coconut shampoo – it’s got this gel-like vibe going on. It gets my hair clean and leaves behind just a whisper of rose – nothing too overpowering, just right.
This shampoo has rose geranium oil in it, which is pretty cool because it’s known to be soothing and nourishing. And it’s made for normal hair types.
But here’s the thing – when I used the Urtekram Rose Shampoo with its matching Rose Conditioner, my hair felt a tad heavier and got a bit greasy quicker than with the Aloe Vera stuff. I think it’s the conditioner, not the shampoo, that’s the heavy hitter.
So, my little nugget of advice? Go easy on the conditioner if you don’t want your hair feeling weighed down. Oh, and give your hair a good rinse to get rid of any leftover conditioner. Trust me on this one!
Urtekram Nordic Birch Shampoo & Conditioner
Time to talk about the Urtekram Nordic Birch Shampoo, which, funnily enough, is thicker than the rose or coconut variants. Its scent? A total winner in my book, definitely surpassing the other shampoos. It’s got this cool cornflower vibe going on.
The hero in this tale is the birch leaf extract, which they’ve sneakily slipped into both the shampoo and conditioner. The mission? To turn your hair into the superhero strength version of itself.
The Urtekram Nordic Birch Shampoo and Conditioner are like a mini-spa day for your hair, providing a level of nourishment that makes them a pretty good match for dry or ‘normal’ hair. The Nordic Birch Conditioner is practically shouting ‘super moisturising’ at you right off the label, and it’s got the aloe vera, lecithin, and glycerine to back up its claim.
Compared to the other Urtekram products, the Nordic Birch range does leave your hair feeling a tad softer. However, my hair did throw a little greasy tantrum sooner than usual, which wasn’t exactly ideal. So, for all my fine-haired, fast-greasing compatriots out there, this might not be your top pick. But if your hair is dry, frizzy, or just crying out for some post-holiday TLC, the Nordic Birch Shampoo could be just the vacation it needs.
Urtekram No Perfume Shampoo & Conditioner – Review
This fragrance-free duo is approved by the Danish Asthma & Allergy Association and it’s safe to use even on children.
The No Perfume Shampoo & Conditioner are all set for normal hair, and they’ve got a pretty solid moisturising team with glycerine and aloe vera extract.
Now, despite the ‘No Perfume’ tagline, there’s still a certain… smell. It’s hard to put a finger on – doesn’t ring any bells from nature’s catalogue. I’ve been scratching my head wondering if it might be the aloe vera extract, sitting pretty at number three on the ingredients list? Or maybe it’s the sodium coco sulfate, our foaming superstar? The mystery remains.
But, if your skin’s on the sensitive side, you’re playing dodgeball with allergies, or you just fancy playing perfumer with your haircare products, you might want to take the Urtekram No Perfume range for a spin. My take? It’s decent. Nothing spectacular, but certainly does the job.
Urtekram organic shampoos & conditioners – The final verdict
After trying all five of Urtekram’s shampoos and conditioners, I can confidently say that Nordic Birch really stole the show in terms of scent. The one downside? It’s a touch too nourishing for my fine hair. Ideal for anyone needing a moisture boost though.
Aloe Vera and Rose were also quite pleasant in the scent department, but let’s be real, I’m not just in it for the smells. Keeping my hair from turning into a grease factory is the real goal here, so I always lean toward products that won’t weigh it down.
Picking favourites is tough, but Aloe Vera and No Perfume really seem to jive with my hair.
So, bottom line? Urtekram’s organic shampoos and conditioners hold their own pretty well. They’re organically certified, entirely natural, and really get the job done in the cleaning department. Bonus points for being vegan, cruelty-free, and priced to suit everyone’s budget!
Petra Nakashian (previously Kravos) is a dedicated blogger who has been writing about natural health and beauty since 2014. Her journey began with a focus on living healthily and naturally, leading her to explore the world of natural beauty products. Influenced by the loss of her parents to cancer, she has meticulously researched the ingredients in beauty products. Her in-depth research and 10 years of hands-on experience have established her as a trusted expert in the field. She shares evidence-based insights to help readers make informed choices. Petra is the founder of Be Healthy Now and Green Beauty Talk, making her a go-to expert in natural beauty. Committed to transparency and honesty, Petra's work is a reliable resource for anyone navigating the complex world of natural beauty.