This shampoo smells of chemical coconut (slightly less chemical than the matching conditioner). This left my scalp itchy, flakey and dry, and my curly hair was left dry and rough when used in conjunction with the conditioner. (I used the remainder of my small bottle as body wash, which surprisingly didn't irritate my skin).
The smell is divine. however, no noticeable improvements for damaged hair like mine. I've used real pure coconut oil instead and the results were much better. I repeat, the smell of Palmers' products is seductive.
Because it said coconut oil on the package, I bought it at Big Lots for 1$1.80, but it is so drying to my hair. I see the drying affects immediately. My hair tangles so easily after this, and there is no benefit w/this other than smell. If you like coconut scent this may be for you. If you want moisture, clean, shiny soft hair...this may not be for you. It wasn't for me. Even at the price, I wouldn't purchase again.
Note, I do not blowdry, curl or straighten my hair often. Just once a week. Other than that, I am a wash n air dry my hair kinda person.
This did nothing good for my hair. Sorry!
I like that this product is light and doesn't weigh my hair down (which I find important for my curls) and the bottle seems to be never ending. Perfect summer shampoo for washing hair more frequently. Smells delicious.
I bought small bottles of these to try them out, as I love coconut scent. I am very disappointed as i usually like Palmer's products. This is drying to the hair, my hair feels stripped and tanged slightly after washing. Expected it is be more moisutrising.
I like this. Not really very moisturizing though. It's a good, basic shampoo without silicones. It smells awesome; coconutty, but not terribly sweet. I thought it lathered okay, but not as well as the cocoa butter formula, and rinsed clean.
I got the 6.4 oz. size at Big Lots for $1.80, and would repurchase, but mostly for the scent on days I wear coconut body products.
I have relaxed AA hair, so my hair is between a 3B and 3C. In additon to naturally dry and curly hair, it's also chemically processed and therefore in need constant moisturizing.
I tried this because I really love Palmers' Coconut Oil Hair Milk, which can be used in dry or damp hair and really moisturizes without making hair greasy.
The shampoo and conditioner in the line is a whole different story. My hair felt very stripped and dry after using this shampoo and the conditioner (the Repairing version at that) didn't help to restore the moisture loss. My hair looked and felt horribly dry (with added frizz) until my next cleansing and conditioning.
I would never repurchase this
I have consulted MUA for Palmer's shampoos, but only the Olive Oil range was reviewed. So I tried this based on uncertainty. Yes a rather strong coconut smell was evident. Shampoo doesn't lather much altho I use the same amount as other shampoos. It doesn't leave a squeakyclean effect on hair, and washes away with little entanglements in my hair. It was an average shampoo. I wanted to try this with the conditioner for full effects (see conditioner review)