let me start this post by saying i love the ROM (water-only), no-poo, low-poo, clay washes, etc… but i’ve noticed that i haven’t been able to suggest clean, “green,” shampoos and conditioners to you readers, as i wasn’t using any. the last few months i’ve been testing a few brands out, and i’m super excited to share this one with you today.
why the excitement? the ingredients list is short and plant-based, the results are great, and this line does well in hard water. yes, hard water – the all-natural beauty’s enemy.
this shampoo definitely lathers well and cuts through oil. my hair was light, soft, and shiny right after the first wash. i’m not really sure what it smells like… it’s very unique and “natural” smelling. i wish i could put a scratch-n-sniff in this post.
it’s thinner than a conventional “shampoo,” if you’re used to those, so try not to use too much at once. i’ve found the best way to use this shampoo is to section my hair into 4 parts so it spreads more evenly on my scalp. i also have a plastic bottle in my shower that i fill up with warm water, pump the shampoo into, shake, and use. it dilutes it down so it spreads evenly through my hair and doesn’t dry out my scalp.
verdict: great for those with hard water; good with all hair types, especially oily hair
ingredients: Sapindus saponaria (Wild Crafted Soap Nut); Aqua (Artesian Spring Water); Citrus aurantifolia (Lime), Citrus hystrix (Makrut Lime); Dillenia indica (Elephant Apple); Calophyllum inophyllum (Wild Crafted Indian Laurel Leaf); Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Sacchormyces cerevisiae (Microorganisms); Bromelain Ananas comosus (Pineapple Enzymes)
price – $13 for 8 oz
this conditioner was pretty good! it’s a little thin but it soaks in quickly. don’t think it’s not working if it doesn’t feel slippery on your hair. when you rinse it out, your hair will feel oh-so-soft!
i’ve been able to use the conditioner as a co-wash also. it left my hair soft and SUPER shiny. i’d opt to use this versus the shampoo to clean my hair, as it’s gentler and more moisturizing.
my boyfriend also used it (kinky-curly hair type) and loved it. he even bought his own and now uses it for his co-wash. my guy is such a trooper. i think i’ll keep him 😉
my hair is now a little below my chest (i cut 5 inches off and am looking to go shorter) but i’ve had to use at least 3 pumps of this to clean and condition my hair if i don’t dilute it in my bottle first. that being said, i know it’s an extra step, but diluting will be really helpful for it to spread over your scalp evenly.
it does smell a little like yogurt because of the strains they include in the ingredients, but it doesn’t bother me.
verdict: great for a moisturizing wash/co-wash; great for those with hard water; good for all hair types
ingredients: Dillenia indica (Elephant Apple); Calophyllum inophyllum (Wild Crafted Indian Laurel Leaf); Aqua (Artesian Spring Water); Citrus aurantifolia (Lime), Citrus hystrix (Makrut Lime); Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran Powder); Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Sacchormyces cerevisiae (Microorganisms); Bromelain Ananas comosus (Pineapple Enzymes); Sapindus saponaria (Wild Crafted Soap Nut)
price – $13 for 8 oz
where to purchase:
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amazon (way overpriced)
local health store/local vitamin & supplement store
have you used this brand of shampoo and/or conditioner before? do you have a favorite from another brand? leave them below!