Drunk Elephant Hair Care Review - Shampoo, Conditioner, Scrub, Spray
By Ree

Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection Review

7 Apr 2020

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I was so happy to get my hands on the brand new Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection. I tried it out right away and am excited to report back. If you have been looking for a real skincare approach to hair, this could be the range for you.

Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection
Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection

I absolutely love the fun yet practical packaging. The bottles stack like books, are easily recognisable by their colour (like the skincare) and are super sleek. They are really bright and cheery which is what I need right now.

What’s in the Drunk Elephant Hair Care

So there are four elements to this range:

  • Cocomino Glossing Shampoo
  • Cocomino Marula Cream Conditioner
  • TLC Happi Scalp Scrub
  • Wild Marula Tangle Spray

The whole hair collection has been created in collaboration with professional hair stylist – and creator of ‘The Rachel’ haircut – Chris McMillan. Its main focus is the scalp.

Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampoo & Conditioner

Cocomino Glossing Shampoo

I fell for this product straight away because it clearly says on the directions – do not repeat. So many shampoos tell you to wash twice and I am never sure how necessary it is, and whether I am wasting product. This is very clear and much more economical.

  • Sulphate-free, colour-safe blend of coconut-based surfactants
  • Gently foams and lifts away dirt and stubborn styling products
  • Doesn’t drying out or damage the hair shaft
  • Colour safe
  • Formulated with a coconut amino acid blend
  • Adds strength and manageability to hair for a glossy, bouncy finish
  • Polyquaternium-10 and Polyquaternium-7 condition, fight frizz, detangle and add shine
  • Marula, sacha inchi seed and argan oil  moisturise, calm irritation add shine and protect against heat styling
  • Panthenol and sodium PCA help boost water content and prevent dehydration
  • pH level of 5.5

This is a real performer and I love that is has smoothing and conditioning benefits as well as heat protection. Usually those points are left to a leave in product, so you are getting a head start here.

It’s a lovely light shampoo that foams without effort and leaves hair feeling really clean. I loved using it. It has that Drunk Elephant fragrance free smell, so it won’t leave your hair smelling like you just stepped out of a salon, but it smells clean and fresh.

Drunk Elephant Cocomino Marula Cream Conditioner

  • Concentrated nourishing blend of plant oils to soften, smooth and detangle
  • Works to fortify and protect hair from the damage done by heat styling and colour treatments
  • Blended at a scalp-compatible pH of 3.6 so it doesn’t disrupt the scalp’s acid mantle or cause buildup commonly associated with silicones
  • Formulated with an advanced blend of proteins and smoothing, hydrating agents
  • Fights frizz and static while adding shine for a healthy, bouncy finish
  • Marula butter and a nourishing mix of oils (including argan, mongongo, baobab, tamanu and kalahari seed) leave hair soft
  • Light formulation doesn’t weigh hair down
  • Multi-amino acid blend adds strength, improves manageability and gives hair a healthier appearance with visible body and bounce

This is a lovely light conditioner that really worked to detangle my hair and smooth down each strand. It rinsed cleanly away without any feeling of residue, yet it left my hair feeling hydrated, soft and smooth.

Drunk Elephant TLC Happu Scalp Scrub

This is my favourite of all the Drunk Elephant Hair Care collection!! An actual AHA BHA exfoliant combined with a physical scrub for the scalp. You apply it directly to the scalp while your hair is dry – the nozzle helps separate and section the hair – and then you massage and leave it on for 10 minutes to let it do its work. I could feel a nice tingle from the acid!

Drunk Elephant TLC Happu Scalp Scrub
Drunk Elephant TLC Happu Scalp Scrub
  • Supercharged AHA and BHA acid blend scrub
  • Designed to break down and dissolve dead skin cells as well as styling product build up
  • Specifically designed to work its magic within a short period of time (5 – 10 minutes)
  • Blended with glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric acids to dissolve dead cells and buildup
  • Marula, mongongo, baobab seed and passionfruit oils moisturise, nourish, rejuvenate and soothe

I have used this once and I am completely obsessed. I suffer with a really dry and flaky scalp, which is worse when I’m stressed, and this has improved the situation unbelievably! There are absolutely no visible flakes or dry patches on my hairline (where I tend to get them most) and the situtation all over my scalp is practically 100% improved. If you have an itchy, flaky or dry scalp, I can’t recommend this product enough.

Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Tangle Spray

This is another lovely product although it is hard to tell how effective it is on its own as the Conditioner from the Drunk Elephant Hair Care collection went a long way to detangling my locks. That aside though (and I probably should test this again separately), it has a lovely fine mist, a super light texture and it doesn’t leave any stickiness or residue in the hair.

Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Detangle Spray
Drunk Elephant Wild Marula Detangle Spray

It doubles as a lightweight leave-in conditioner that doesn’t weigh the hair down.

  • Formulated with plant oils
  • Uses advanced, silicone-free smoothing and anti-static agents
  • Provide heat protection
  • Superfine, weightless mist
  • Strengthens and conditions
  • Gives body, bounce and manageability

I use heat on my hair all the time, (even when I’m not going out!) and so the heat protection element is really important to me. This made my hair really easy to style.

I used all four products together, and couldn’t be happier with the results.

Where to buy the Hair Care collection in the UK

You can buy the hair collection, as well as the new body products (review of those soon) at:

Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection
Drunk Elephant Hair Care Collection

Prices start at £21. I think these will be amazing products to help us look after our hair at home during lockdown.

Also, if you are looking for some more home hair maintenance tips, check out Look After Your Own Hair at Home – Tips from Hairdresser Zoe Irwin.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.



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