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The Detox Box Green Beauty Subscription Review – June 2019

The Detox Box Review

The Detox Box is a green beauty subscription box from The Detox Market that costs $55/month. You’ll usually receive 2-3 products from a featured brand each month that follows their strict ingredient standards and helps you discover non-toxic ways to continue your beauty routine. This month includes five products from Captain Blankenship, which is quite exciting!

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Included items in June Detox Box

About this Green Beauty Box from Detox Market

The Subscription Box: The Detox Box

The Cost: $55.00 a month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.

The Products: Each month you’ll get a box featuring one or more green beauty products from our selected brand of the month at a value of at least $90 with complimentary shipping.

Ships to: US only.

The Detox Box June 2019 Review feat. Captain Blankenship

 

There are always two info cards that accompany the products in each Detox Box. One introduces the featured brand with a Q+A and the other talks more in-depth about the products included.

 

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray, 2 oz. – Retail Value $14.00

I have mixed feelings on salt sprays. I love the idea of having messy beach hair on an average day, but I’m not convinced that this is a good look for my hair, personally. Since my hair is bone straight, there isn’t a lot to work with, but there is a noticeable difference when I spray this into my damp hair before blow drying. It feels a bit thicker, but also sort of dries it out as well. Since I have pretty oily hair, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for me though. I’m so torn!

 

Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray, 4 oz. – Retail Value $28.00

From what I can tell- this is similar to the salt spray, just with some “shimmer” (and a larger bottle). The only problem is that I can’t seem to see any of the shimmer once I spray this into my dirty blonde hair. We also tried this in Megan’s hair but didn’t pick up on any golden sparkle. Perhaps it’s just so subtle that we don’t notice, or we just aren’t using enough? I’m curious if this would be any more noticeable in darker hair. Let me know if you have dark hair and got different results!

 

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo, 4 oz. – Retail Value $24.00

As I mentioned, I have oily hair, probably due to how much I wash it and how thin it is. It’s like a chicken/egg situation. My hair is oily because I wash it too much but I wash it too much because it’s so oily! I try my best to wash it every other day but those in-between days have me looking so greasy. Enter- dry shampoo. What I like about this particular one is that it’s in a powder form instead of an aerosol can. While I do like the quick convenience of certain aerosol dry shampoos, there’s something simple and more natural to this approach that I favor. They’ve included a nice big 4-ounce container that will surely last me a long time, and it smells pleasant and fresh without being overpowering. I still have to get the hang of using the correct amount and properly distributing it through my locks, but a friend of mine swears by using the blow dryer afterward so I need to test that out.

 

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil, 1 oz. – Retail Value $34.00

Another controversial hair product (in my own head) is hair oil! I know I should never put this anywhere near my scalp, but in the past, even using them at the ends of my hair is risky. I feel like oils are better suited for those with thicker hair that needs moisture, so I’ll be steering clear of this one. Megan always mentions that I can use this on my skin as well, so I may do just that since I love a good facial oil. Alternately, I can try to use this extremely sparingly on my ends, which will make this last forever.

 

Captain Blankenship Gel Lemongrass & Mint Sea Mineral Soap, 10 oz. – Retail Value $24.00

This mineral soap is probably my favorite in the box this month since I needed a new body wash anyhow and I just adore lemongrass! The healthy 10-ounce bottle with pump is perfect for my shower and makes things even easier since the directions say to use straight onto the skin (avoiding the shower puff). Since it doesn’t lather at all, this doesn’t necessarily give me the same experience as a typical body wash, but I feel super clean after using it. I’ve been trying to pare down the number of products I use in the shower so not needing a puff to lather up will save another item from the landfill!

Verdict: This month’s Detox Box was a bit of a miss for me even though I was overall excited to receive items from Captain Blankenship. For me, hair care is really tough and getting two sprays and an oil seemed a bit overwhelming. This is probably an amazing box for someone with more luscious locks, and I can’t deny my appreciation for the dry shampoo and mineral soap, so I still consider this a wonderful box that’s worth $124.00 retail!

If you’re wild about non-toxic beauty, check out our Best Niche & Specialty Beauty Boxes list!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available if you order now. Be sure to check this page though to double-check when you sign up and click here to see the latest spoilers!

Value Breakdown: At $55.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Salt Spray: $6.21
  • Shimmer Spray: $12.42
  • Dry Shampoo: $10.65
  • Hair Oil: $15.08
  • Mineral Soap: $10.65

Check out all of our Detox Box reviews and keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your wishlist!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, The Detox Box Reviews| Tags: the detox box | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I have dark hair and can’t get the shimmer spray to show up! I was sad as I’ve had my eye on these for a while, but am still quite pleased with the rest of the box so it’s not too bad.

    • BLERG! Thanks for letting us know your experience with darker hair too!

  2. I have pretty thick hair and don’t like salt sprays either! I don’t think salt is good for your hair, drying! Wish sea salt sprays would go away!! Otherwise I’d be into this box, the other products sound great.

    • Someone’s gotta love them, right? Anyone?! ;P

  3. Great review.

    BTW… I have tons of very fine hair. Before they had dry shampoos (yes, I’m getting a bit old) I would sprinkle baby powder on my hair brush and run it through my hair. Still works better than most dry shampoos I’ve received in subs.

    • Same. I use corn starch baby powder, apply with a blush brush at my roots and brush out with boar bristle. Works better than any dry shampoo I’ve ever used.

      • Same! I mix cornstarch and baby powder together and use an old blush powder to apply. I went through a period where I tried like 5 different drugstore dry shampoos (& whatever I got in sub boxes) and even though there were some I liked better than others, cornstarch + baby powder always seemed to work better for me

    • Thanks, Michele! And thank you for the baby powder shout out!

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