Today I am bringing you a comprehensive review of the brand Maria Nila. It is a vegan, cruelty free haircare brand from Stockholm. As I love to test here on the blog anything Scandinavian and bring you reviews of such brands, I had to review this one too!
Packaging is what makes us interested in products and draws us in. This packaging impressed me not only because of the graphic design of the products, but also the quality of the print and the soft to touch packaging that feels very high quality. When you see products from Maria Nila, you know straight away that they are luxurious in quality. They are priced appropriately too. For example you pay for the 350ml of the Shampoo 27 EUR.
All products have an incredibly nice smell. It is a soft, subdued smell. To explain it a bit more one can say it is sweet and will remind you a bit of bubble gum. As you know from my previous reviews I don’t like anything that is heavily perfumed, but this definitely is not. It has a pleasant natural smell.
I especially appreciate the fragrance in the hairspray, as the smell is so different from your standard hairspray. It does not have that chemical odour at all! Just the beautiful bubble gum scent. This is why the hairspray is my favourite product from the line by far. It is non sticky too. Moreover, the sprayer on the can is very fine so it doesn’t weight my hair down.
The dry shampoo has that same beautiful smell but sadly the formula is too much for my very fine hair. When I spray it on I then cannot brush my fingers through my hair as the texture of my hair changes to a super stiff one. It absorbs oils nicely but I simply cannot get through not being able to brush my hand through my hair without it getting stuck.
Next I will talk about all three of: shampoo, conditioner and the mask since they all work together to create stunning results. I like how they never weighted my hair down but gave them volume which is what the line aims to do and succeeds to do. The texture and the smell of the shampoo made it easy and pleasant to use. Even my husband started stealing my shampoo because he liked the smell, haha. That tells you something.
What I noted whilst using these products is that even though my thoughts on products that are vegan, cruelty free etc. usually do lack in performance since they are quite new on the market and are still getting their formulas right. That is definitely NOT the case for Maria Nila! The brand all together is exactly what your professional haircare brands are or even better. From the feel of the products, to the smell. Everything is well thought through and effective.
HOW TO FIND IT
You can buy Maria Nila’s brand online, which is perfectly convenient. There are also different lines for different kind of needs. There is a line for coloured hair, damaged hair and more. You can read and explore the lines HERE