I found this shampoo to be beyond horrible which was a real surprise as the Clove conditioner works so well.
Obviously I tried the Clove conditioner first and loved it which lead me to trying the Clove shampoo as well. Where do I start with the bad?
- it doesn't lather hardly at all
- it left my hair completely knotted
- my hair didn't feel clean at all after using it
- my hair was left completely flat yet also completely frizzy
- there were no benefits to preserving my color
- it smells awful
I gave up on Aveda hair products after this huge disappointment. There are a few decent products from the line (such as the Clove conditioner) yet the performance of them doesn't justify the price.
I really like this. It's a good moisturising shampoo, I don't need to fight to distribute conditioner through my hair after using this unlike many other shampoos which leave my hair in a knotted, squeaky mess. This makes the conditioner go through my hair so easily. It's quite expensive but a good SLS free shampoo which I'm always willing to splurge out on as I know my hair and scalp are taken care of and they're always in good condition. I've taken a lippy off solely because of the cherry fragrance. I hate the smell of cherries :/
I love that this has a pump available (I had the liter size) and I also love the smell.
Unfortunately I am highly allergic to most Aveda products as I belatedly realized (having now tried 4 that I am allergic to, I will assume it's most of them). My scalp has angry red legions all over and was itching badly for days and I have been trying to get rid of the red spots for 2 weeks now.
I gave this to my dad and he is happily using it.
It is so odd because I thought that since Aveda is mostly natural etc that it shouldnt do this, because I can use synthetics just fine, like sebastian laminates. Ive heard that sometimes natural/organic products cause the worst allergic reactions in people.
If there is one cosmetic holy grail in my life this is it! My natural hair colour was always quite dull and ashy - this makes it a bit darker, golden and more interesting! I absolutely love this shampoo - I feel like it is very nurishing for my hair as well. I even leave it on the hair a little while before rinsing it off. And with this I only need to wash my hair once or twice a week. I don't want to ever have to use another shampoo ever again!!
I hope Aveda never discontinues it!!!!!!
Eh, I've used better. Drying and doesn't do anything for preserving color that cheaper shampoos can't do (in fact I've used plenty of DS shampoos that work better). Like another Aveda product I tried, I feel like all I'm doing is paying for a nice herbal scent, not good performance. If you're looking to preserve your color look elsewhere.
I really wanted to love this. The Clove Conditioner is my HG. Itīs a good shampoo, but no better than Drug Store stuff Iīve used. I had hoped it would deposit a little color, but it doesnīt. I find it makes my scalp itchy after a couple of days of use, and seems to strip my hair, making it hard to comb. I like the smell, but wonīt be buying it again for the price of 14.00 Euros.
A horrible highlight job that left me with Big Bird Yellow on medium brown curly hair had to be redone by another salon, and I ended up with Donatella Versace platinum curls. I have an olive complexion, and it just looked slutty. I read the glowing reviews here of Chamomile and Clove, and decided to do the Clove Shampoo with the Camomile Conditioner. I've gotten raves on my hair -- the platinum has been toned to a beautiful honey which looks great against my skin. I didn't notice it drying, but it did make my hair more tangly than usual. I solved that problem by standing directly under the shower head and shampooing "down" the hair shaft, letting it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. The smell is great, the litre size included a pump, and I didn't notice any staining. I wish they hadn't discontinued the 8 oz. size, but the litre will hold me awhile.
I like this shampoo. I has a lovely cherry-almond scent that's not as overpowering as the scent of Aveda's other shampoos, such as Shampure. This lathers up nicely and rinses out clean, but it's gentle (doesn't leave hair squeaky and dried out) and gives my hair great bounce and shine. I love it with the Clove conditioner. Two thumbs up!
This shampoo smells heavenly and does seem to keep the colour deposit from the Clove Conditioner from washing out too quickly. It leaves my hair soft and fluffy but I find I have to use too much product to get a nice lather. Jason Naturals does make a colour depositing shampoo and conditioner for about 1/3 the price and I may give that one a try. However, overall I like this product and would probably buy again.
I really liked this shampoo, it seemed to add subtle highlights to my brunette hair. I'm not sure how much I like the scent, but it lathers up well, and cleansed my hair gently. Would repurchase.