This product works really well on thick hair, and definitely makes it shinier over the course of a month. You have to use it daily in order to remove build-up from other shampoos with synthetic ingredients (it takes a while!). I feel like I lose less hair down the shower drain whenever I use this shampoo. The scent is delicious. It's pricey, but you have to expect that with natural and organic products in general. Despite the price, if you use this shampoo sparingly (you only need a dollop about the size of a half-dollar per day) it should last you a while, and you barely need conditioner because the shampoo moisturizes your hair nicely.
This review is of the Jason Natural Apricot Shampoo and Conditioner as I never use either alone so am reviewing the combined benefits. I've been going on a bit of a organic product overhaul, once I'm done with each 'normal' product I replace it with a well researched (read: makeupalley'd) organic alternative. I was a bit apprehensive about switching my shampoo and conditioner to non SLS though because yes, SLS is bad but sometimes its necessary for your hair to look good, but I gave it a go anyway. It's extraordinary. It washes as well as any other good shampoo I've ever used and it's minus any chemicals. It adds such a stunning shine to hair too, which goes a long way in making it appear healthy. I always wonder how some girls get their hair so shiny. Answer: This. The packaging is lacking in the sense that it's hard not to dispense too much product, but I can deal because you learn after a few tries how to lessen it. I only ever wash my scalp, with one pea sized amount, rinse and then repeat until it foams, rinse. Then I condition from the ears down and leave for a few minutes, rinse. And then run some Argan Oil through my lengths and leave to dry. This combination is my HG. Get get get.
I must say, this is my HG shampoo. I rarely buy the same shampoo twice. In an effort to be more green and use more natural products, I have tried countless organic shampoos, and they left my hair greasy, frizzy, weighed down and blah. not anymore. my fine hair loves this shampoo. It cleans well, leaves my hair shiny and manageable. I have become a big fan of Jason Cosmetics line. I would recommend this.
Could it be that I have finally found my HG shampoo? I have fine hair that tends to get oily with most shampoos and in a day after shampooing, my hair looks dull and weighted down.
This really cleanses the hair and it even changes the colour of my hair to a brighter and lighter one, probably due to all the gunk and build up it manages to remove. You do not get that squeaky clean sensation like you usually have with clarifying shampoos and at first you may ask yourself if it managed to clean your hair at all. However, once the hair is dried you are lift with bright, seriously shiny, healthy hear, full of body. And all this, with great materials too. Love it!!
The first time I used this, I really enjoyed the shine and extra luster it gave to my hair. I use this shampoo every time I wash my hair with the exception of once every two weeks which I use a clarifying shampoo. And I wash my hair 2-3 times a week. I think this is a regular shampoo, but then again, I don't have damaged hair that needs moisture, my hair is actually oily. So all I look for is a shampoo that cleans well, and adds shine and decreases frizz. This seems to do that and I have no complaints. The only thing is, and as with all products imo, after using this regularly, I feel that it doesn't have the same effect on my hair as the first few times. MAYBE it's because I have just gotten used to the new appearance of my hair and the new shine, or maybe it just doesn't work as well. My hair is still shiny, I just can't remember if it is like before I bought this shampoo or not. So what I suggest is to switch between two shampoos; that way your hair might not get used to one product. I just purchased organix cherry blossom shampoo and I can't wait to use that as well. Also this is sulfate free so be prepared for zero lather (which doesn't bother me one bit). It cleans well, adds shine and that's all I look for in a shampoo anyway so I'm happy. Definitely needs a conditioner though
The smell is okay and I have no doubt that it cleans my hair. My problem is that this shampoo is extremely drying. I cannot use it two days in a row otherwise my scalp will itch and become flaky.
I expected something all natural and sulfate-free to be less harsh. It's fine for using once or twice per week as a clarifying shampoo, but once it runs out I won't buy it again.
So far so good. I'm close to finishing my first bottles of the matched pair of shampoo & conditioner; and I find this a lot better than my last two natural tries. The shampoo smells nice, lathers sufficiently to give the impression it does its job, and gets my hair clean. I always need conditioner, so that is usually the more important part of the picture. I would buy it again.
Some comment that it is thick. I didn't have the issue with the shampoo, but with the conditioner, I just added some water. Problem solved.
I'm really surprised and impressed with the shampoo and conditioner - my hair feels and looks like silk, it's like having 'virgin' hair even though mine has been coloured for years. It's all swingy and soft and is all bouncy and light.
I do the double wash thing (no lather first time, then loads the second). My hair does feel a bit matted and dry at the back after shampooing (as with all shampoos at the min. due to growing out highlights) but once that conditioner goes on, it's love!
The only thing is I can't stop feeling my hair!
Edit 7/2/11: This isn't as good as the conditioner (which I still really like) as the shampoo needs to be double-done and then leaves some of my hair a bit strawlike, which is only undone by use of the excellent conditioner.
I really like this shampoo and the matching conditioner. It does add a bit of extra shine along with body and softness and smoothing, but I have to admit that I find most of the Jason line to add all of this too. I've tried a lot of the Jason shampoo and conditioners and I think they're all pretty dang good.
I wonder if a good portion of the people who gives this product a negative review are new to sulfate-free products. It took me a while to get used to the lack of lather and the occasional need to do a double wash, but I've been sulfate free for about 3 months now and my hair looks really frickin good because of it.
I've been using Jasön's Natural Apricot Shampoo - Super Shine and Natural Sea Kelp Shampoo - Hair Moisturizing for over 5 years. I not only have long, curly, chemically treated hair, but my skin is acne-prone and hyper-sensitive. After much trial and error this is the ONLY line of hair products that DOESN'T:
- give me acne at the hairline or on my back (I air dry my hair to offset the chemical treatment),
- cause a rash,
- give mediocre results with my hair.
In fact, the Natural Apricot shampoo and conditioner are responsible for making people think my chemically created curls of the past 15 years are natural. No split ends, and shiny, healthy-looking hair. I can use substitutes for the shampoo, but only if I need to. The conditioner is incomparable and I'm busy looking for someone to import it to Australia. LOVE THIS STUFF!