As cringe as this sounds, I’ve been on a haircare journey recently. I’ve been actively seeking out natural product alternatives, mainly sustainable, vegan and cruelty free. In the past I’ve used shampoo bars, and was fairly happy with them! But I’ve never seemed to get on very well with conditioner bars in the long term. It’s also tough to find liquid haircare that isn’t in a plastic bottle of some kind.
So when I came across Ksoni haircare, I was impressed straight off the bat. They have three key products; shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The best part? Their all packaged in aluminium! And their shampoo? It comes in a can. A proper can, with a ring-pull and everything. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Banasa and Joti created Ksoni back in 2018, with the aim of launching a sustainable and natural haircare line for all. Joti has a background working with consulting firms and witnessed copious amounts of plastic waste in South East Asia. Ever since, she’s been working hard to cut down on single use plastic in her day to day life. On the other hand, Banasa has a background in the health and wellness sector, and observed an increased demand for high quality, affordable sustainable products.
A few months after they met in 2017, Ksoni was eventually born!
There are three main ranges to choose from on the Ksoni website; Jivati, Unati, and Zakti. I was kindly sent their Zakti range shampoo and conditioner to try out.
Jivati // This is their ‘rejuvenating’ range and has green packaging. It’s said to provide refeshment and balance, with anti-inflammatory properties making it perfect for sensitive skin. It contains bergamot, frankincense, jojoba oils, and citrus.
Unati // This is their ‘hydrating’ range and has blue packaging. It does exactly what it says on the tin and is perfect for dry hair and skin. It contains floral ylang ylang, lavender, and argan oils.
Zakti // This is their ‘invogorating’ range and has organe packaging. As I mentioned, this is the one I’ve been trying out, though I haven’t tried the body wash from the range so can’t comment on that. It contains a citrus blend, including grapefruit, lemon, sandalwood and grapeseed oils.
The main thing I noticed about the Zakti shampoo and conditioner was the scent. You can really tell it has citrus blends, and it’s a strong but not overpowering fragrance which I really appreciate.
The Zakti range is designed to be for everyday use, as it’s not too stripping or hydrating on the hair. I have previously coloured hair and wash my hair everyday or every other day due to the fact I have psoriasis. This means my hair can get very weighed down and limp from over washing. After using the Zakti range for almost two weeks I’ve noticed an increase in the volume of my hair, and a lot more bounciness in the way it sits.
I’ve also found it a little easier to extend the break between my wash days. Before, my hair would be super greasy and limp the day after washing, but I’m currently managing to leave it an extra day or two which is super handy for me as I’m currently working a lot.
Although the can has a ring pull opening, Ksoni has invented a reusable cap that goes over the top, enabling you to reseal it once opened. I thought this was worth mentioning as I had quite a few friends ask me about it when I showed them the shampoo. The reusable lid can be seen on the Ksoni website.
Based on my experience so far, I’d definitely purchase Ksoni hair products in the future. I think the packaging is unique and unlike anything I’ve seen before, and I love everything they stand for as a company. It’s always great when a companies ethics line up with your own and produce high quality products at an affordable price range.
To purchase the two products I was sent it would cost £28; £16 for the conditioner and £12 for the shampoo. I’m personally happy with that, as it’s roughly how much I’d usually spend on hair products anyway because I’m super picky about what goes onto my hair.
I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for tips & tricks on living sustainably.