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Hair - Giovanni - 50/50 Balanced Shampoo

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/24/2013 11:54:00 PM More reviews by Annaksza

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Black

For color-treated this one is better than the tea tree one, in my opinion. It leaves hair more moisturized than the tea tree. I like this one but my scalp likes tea tree better. I have three pimples on my scalp and I feel like this one doesn't clarify my scalp as well as tea tree.

Now that my hair dye is grown out I'm switching back to tea tree and focusing on my scalp. This shampoo is good for healthy strand focus, but tea tree does that well enough, too.

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rated 2 of 5 on 12/2/2013 7:04:00 PM More reviews by caisaco

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Other Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to like this stuff. Says for color treated hair (I have deep/bright red hair, naturally straight on top kinky wavy/curly on bottom half, sort of fine, but a TON of hair) but it makes my scalp even flakier and I get greasy hair faster. I wash my hair once a wee soooo I need something that sort of strips my scalp grease :p.

I will just stick to the tea tree kind, even though all these shampoos dry the hell out of hair, the tea tree when just rubbed on my roots then follow with a moisturizing conditioner I can go about 4 days without needing my dry shampoo spray!

I just can't use anything for color treated hair, makes it too greasy!

Product smells good but it definitely doesn't "balance"

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rated 2 of 5 on 11/2/2013 11:22:00 AM More reviews by signedxchantese

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I have kinky 3c/4a hair. And I bought the HUGE bottle of this shampoo yesterday. I needed a wash so I deep conditioned with Shea Moisture, then used this to wash it off. No matter how much conditioner I used after, my hair still felt brittle and dry from the shampoo and I was so scared to even attempt to blow dry it, so my twist-out could be elongated. Even a leave in couldn't make it feel better. I love the smell, and the easy pump bottle but someone else in my house is gonna have to use this because I'm not.

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/15/2013 3:29:00 PM More reviews by Snosand

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to love this shampoo. It seemed ideal. I was already having issues from a chemical treatment months ago. To scalp has always been really oily and the rest of my hair normal but this treatment to make my hair straight just made things worse. Protein treatments really did not help. I know my hair pretty well and I've done lots of terrible things to it over the years and been able to recover but this was a treatment applied to virgin hair. For some reason it did the opposite and made my hair frizz, become dry and break. I had tried lots of products and thought this would be the one.
It just made things worse. With each use my hair got drier and even started to sort of stick together.

There is little to no scent which I really liked.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/24/2013 10:42:00 PM More reviews by mskittenmittens

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

This is my best shampoo yet! It smells like grapefruit ^.^ Maybe those who are sensitive to fragrances won't like the scent, but my thoughts on scents are pretty simplistic. I either think a smell is yummy, or it's not. Anyway, very nice product. If you are looking for a hydrating shampoo, this isn't it, though it won't completely dry your hair out until there's not a hint of moisture. It acts as a clarifying shampoo, and my hair feels very clean afterwards. I like to use this shampoo with a creamy, moisturizing conditioner (I'm looking for a natural conditioner to use) so my hair feels very pure, but not stripped.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 4/11/2013 3:19:00 PM More reviews by Shampooaholic

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

This is the best clarifying shampoo I have ever used! It says you can use it daily but I would not recondmend it. I tried it 2 days in a row and my hair was way too dry. All other clarifying shampoos I've tried either left a residue in my hair or totally stripped it. This didn't do any if that. My hair was shiny and bouncy! I have fine hair.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/26/2012 6:25:00 PM More reviews by Pheebie

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Other, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel

I really like this shampoo. Usually I try to stick with co-washing as I find itís better for my long, naturally curly hair; however, when I want to clarify or save time in the shower (co-washing takes me so much longer than shampooing!), this is the one I reach for to get my scalp and hair clean. It never leaves my hair dry or tangled, which is rare. Iíve tried several shampoos ~ sulfate-free, high-end, drugstore, all natural, full of chemicals ~ none have give me consistently good results until I stumbled upon this one by Giovanni. Love that itís a cruelty-free company and full of healthy ingredients. I buy from Vitacost.com, since they have the best price around (under $5 a bottle). Also, you donít need to use much, so a bottle will last quite a while.

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rated 4 of 5 on 12/24/2012 3:23:00 AM More reviews by vintagenavyblue

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Bought the travel size of this product at sasa for about SGD3.90. Right after my hair dried after using this shampoo,my mum asked me if i did a hair treatment,because my hair looked smooth and soft. For me to receive a complimemt for my Asian straight hair is just fantastic ;D However,compared to other sulfate-free shampoos that i tried,this shampoo is quite harsh. I would not use this everyday but alternate with other shampoos. Also the packaging might not be useful when i am close to finishing off the shampoo,guess i'll just have to dilute the last remaining shampoo with water to propedly finish off the bottle of shampoo.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 5/30/2012 10:25:00 AM More reviews by caramelkiss19

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I've been lucky enough to find this in a supersize pump version at either marshalls or Tj Maxx. I love the giovanni line and they have some really nice quality shampoos for acne sufferers. These are gentle on my hair and scalp and don't break me out. My one gripe is of course the price. A regular size bottle of this at the pharmacy last I checked was $8. I just can't grasp paying 20 bucks to walk out with one bottle of shampoo and one conditioner. I also can't seem to find this anywhere locally anymore. I just snatched up what was left in the 75% off section, so I hope they are not discontinueing the whole line :(

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 4/27/2012 10:19:00 PM More reviews by melanous

Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I'm really loving this shampoo. My hair is moody. If I don't moisturize enough, it is dry. If I moisturize too much, it gets crazy and some moisture shampoos or conditioners can bring out the wave/curl. There are days I like that but most days I don't. Then there is build up. Then there is water quality. Then there is frizz. Why can't I have low maintenance hair?! Anyway, this shampoo line is so awesome. I first tried it at my sister's house. It made my hair so gorgeous, light, shiny. But then hair never acts the same when you travel so I didn't believe it (lol). When I got home, I purchased this and conditioner. I LOVE IT. My hair finally behaves. It doesn't act crazy, it's not nasty and oily it just acts nice. This is like yoga for your hair. Or Prozac. You get the picture. BALANCE PEOPLE. I am about to try the Tea Tree Shampoo that they had at Costco so I'll do a review on that later. I like the 50/50 matching conditioner A LOT but I always mix it up. Right now I like this Shampoo with John Frieda Root Awakenings for Dry Hair, Strengthening Conditioner.

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