Smells great but doesn't work as well. Leaves hair feeling limp and heavy. My hair is thick and wavy/curly with lots of body but this shampoo and conditioner leaves my hair flat and frizzy.
This shampoo is no good for fine, oily hair. It is far too heavy. It lathers nicely and the smell is nice, but I feel like I should wash my hair again before the end of the day, even without using the conditioner. It is affordable, so if you have dry hair, you may love this.
Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certifiedô Rooibos, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certifiedô Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Argania spinosa (Argan) Stem Cells, Organic Persea americana (Avocado) oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass), Lavendula Dentata (French Lavender), Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss), & Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils continued >>
This doesn't feel like a clarifying shampoo. It's not stripping, which is a good thing. On the other hand, I don't think it's dependable for removing build up. While it's gentle and lathers well, I've noticed the yummy scent fades quickly.
It's odd that this is advertised as a clarifying shampoo, as I feel the need to clarify (with diluted ACV) my hair after shampooing with this. I've not quite figured out what the issue is - if it's meant to leave some residue behind, that it doesn't cleanse terribly well, or if it's just hard to rinse out.
I've been using SLS-free shampoo (and body wash and shaving cream and cleanser) for some years now, and this isn't one of my favorites, though it's not awful. The scent is nice, it lathers up well, and it's reasonably priced. There's just the aforementioned issue of needing to clarify after I use it.
I have found that it works well when my hair doesn't have a lot of product buildup in it. So perhaps it's just that it doesn't clean up product very well?
I did buy this brand's Mint + Echinacea shampoo as well, and I like it quite a bit. And I love the Lemongrass Conditioner. But as far as this particular shampoo goes, I'd skip it. There are much better alternatives (Everyday Shea, Desert Essence, and others) in this category and at this price point.