I have short hair which is coloured regularly, but not highlighted or lightened at all. I never blow dry my hair so it's in pretty good condition but i have quite an oily scalp and I use styling cream almost every day. I love this shampoo. It is one of the few i have tried in recent times which makes my hair "sqeak" when I wash with it. I feel that a lot of shampoos now are like a kind of gussied-up pondslime which never seem to quite rinse away. This shampoo rinses easily but isn't at all drying. I also use the conditioner which is really rich, so I use a tiny bit and only on the ends of the hair. Overall it is a nice pairing, my hair feels really soft, shines like mad and I get two to three days between washes depending on how much styling products i am using. My hair has decent volume with it too, which is great as I really have the straightest hair in the known universe and it can be such a damp squib. The packaging does look like it should be cough mixture (the conditioner looks like some sort of bodily fluid in a sample jar) but it is very eco-friendly so that's a plus. the only reason for four lippies is the price - but that's probably a little unfair as it is a premium brand. I am going to compare it to the Oribe shampoo I have waiting in the wings and then whichever wins gets repurchased!
One of the better shampoos I've used. Great smell, cleanses well, does not leave residue and does not weigh my hair down. Hair still feels clean and light even after 12 hours. Texture is light, easy to wash off. Quite moisturizing even without the use of conditioner. However i have to use quite a lot to cover my shoulder length hair compared to the amount i use for other shampoos.
Personally wouldn't purchase for myself because my hair needs a little more "oomph" in terms for hydration. It smells nice, and it detangles my hair nicely while keeping my hair FEELING like hair (no heavy, emollient-like ingredients that slick down the hair).
Just a little heads up on Davines: I work for a company that distributes Davines through our wholesale stores. Salons come in and buy these products in large quantities for their back bar or retail shelves; we are required to be trained in every brand we carry.
For those who think the packaging is flimsy and weird -- I can tell you that Davines' mission is to create high quality hair care while being using biodegradable products. Therefore the plastic is meant to be harmless to the environment as it decomposes, like Aveda products. The tubs used for conditioners are meant to be recycled as snack containers or whatever else you want to store in it.
Some people really don't care, but since I'm from the Pacific Northwest, not recycling is pretty much a sin. Therefore we have more demand for eco-friendly, biodegradable, and vegan products here, not limited to hair care.
Terrible Old Spice smell that I would tolerate if it actually moisturized my hair. I see no difference after using for four months with the Davines Nounou conditioner (also a waste of money).
Love Davines products. Why? Because, near as I can tell, they don't have the dreaded 'cones'. My hair is fine and easily weighed down. Davines products clean thoroughly and rinse really clean. My hair is bouncy and so, so, shiny. And it can look really dull and weak but not with Davines. What's not to love. Definite rebuy forever for me and I'm the type who seldom finishes something before I'm off to find something better, let alone rebuy the same product. Highly recommend.
Yesterday I washed with Davines Nounou shampoo for the first time, conditioned with Davines Love Conditioner, and then added a thin layer of Kerastase Oleo Curl to my damp hair which is normally fine, thick, wavy and craaaazy frizzy. I let it air-dry then went on to have my best hair day in a long time.
Today I woke up and combed my hair with a wide tooth comb and no joke, it looks like I got a round-brush blowout. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.
I'm a swimmer, have shoulder length fine wavy hair, and I highlight it. I love this shampoo. It's not drying & gets the chlorine smell out. I use it with the Nounou Conditioner and every time I try another shampoo/conditioner, I come back to this. Not cheap, but I bought mega size bottles & they last a super long time.
i don't think this stuff is half as bad as people have made it out to be. it smells better than the nounou conditioner, especially if you aren't fond of the oldspice scent. kind of a light floral. it doesn't lather very well, but it also doesn't seem to strip my hair like a lot of users are complaining about. it's fairly average and the conditioner is definitely superior, but it isn't bad. i doubt i'd buy again just because the conditioner alone seems to do more good while the shampoo is either take it or leave it. if you like buying paired products and already love the nounou conditioner, go for it. very mild cleansing shampoo. it's a bit like cleansing with really watered down shampoo.
- Nice scent
- Drying instead of moisturizing
- Doesn't clean well, leaves sticky build-up on hair
- Not enough lather
- Runny consistency
OTHER THOUGHTS: One of the worst shampoos I've ever tried, completely dried out my hair after a week of use. Couldn't even finish the bottle, had to dump it.
scents can be deceiving, thats to sum up what i really think about this shampoo.
i got this product after a dye-job with a salon ive been with for years, they have pretty good products overall, but i must say this shampoo is one big flop. the only redeeming factor? it smells heavenly, which was why i got it in the first place, but thats about what there is to it.
this shampoo does not lather well at all, plenty of shampoo and water later, still no lather. hair doesnt feel clean even after shampoo-ing twice, felt as if i had used up one-third of the entire bottle though.
on top of that, hair doesnt feel incredibly soft or exceptionally manageable after wash. for that price i paid, might as well get redken's all soft shampoo instead. works a million times better.
oh but to be fair, davines' nounou conditioner turned out just fine.