Background: My hair is currently just below shoulder-length, colored, and highlighted.
This shampoo gave me the worst results of any shampoo I can remember. It made my hair feel brittle and straw-like when wet, crispy once dried, and it caused quite a bit of tangling. I bought the formula for normal to dry hair, but this formula was very drying to my hair.
I waited to review this until I had used other sulfate-free shampoos, to see if my hair simply prefers sulfates, but that is not the case. Other sulfate-free shampoos have worked well for me.
I do not recommend this shampoo at all.
It's important to note that there are two types of this shampoo, and they have almost identical bottles. One is for oily hair and one is for dry hair. I got the dry hair shampoo and conditioner and love them! The conditioner actually works much better on my fine hair in this cold Massachusetts weather than the intensive garnier and john frieda ones I was using previously. It also smells DELICIOUS!
You need to use a little bit more per wash than other kinds of shampoo, because it doesn't suds as much, but for the price it doesn't really matter.
The only con (and this might be the cold weather - I'm not sure) is that I recently started getting a little dandruff for the first time in my life. Maybe this will subside as my scalp gets used to the new product.
I love the idea of a natural shampoo. I never liked the idea of putting chemicals directly on my head.
This was not the first 365 hair product that I had purchased. I had tried the Citrus Grapefruit and the Herbal Mint shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. While I really enjoyed the clean, tingly sensation of the Mint one, there was nothing particularly special about these products. The pros of the products being cheap, socially concious, and leaving your hair feeling clean, made me overlook the con of how dry it sometimes left my hair.
But the Lavendar Blend Shampoo and Conditioner was something else! After 2 uses, my hair felt like straw, I felt a disgusting amount of residue (which I normally never feel), my hair started falling out, and I could barely run a comb through it! I thought I as having a bad hair week, so I stuck with it a couple more weeks, and the nightmare just continued!
I had heard that using a single line of shampoo for too long is not good so I decided switch it up with the Charles Worthington Big Hair line. Not that I was a big fan of that line, but I think that by that time, my hair was already so damaged, Charles Worthington couldn't do anything for me! I took out the 365, and stuck with Charles, and very slowly, my hair started feeling a bit more like it use to, though still a little dry.
I understand that different people have different hair types, but if you have thick, dry, corse hair like mine, you might want to stay away from the 365 Lavendar Blend Shampoo! It destroyed my hair!
this is a real disappointment. Ever since they changed the formula, the shampoo becomes really watery thus I have to use more. I am used to natural shampoo's non-foaming way of cleansing, but this one just feels too watery. I wish they could condense it more. It smells nice though :)
I was looking for a more natural shampoo that didn't contain SLS. It smells great and did the job, but I didn't like that it didn't produce any suds which made it difficult to distribute the product through my hair. My hair is dread locked and I need to make sure that it gets really clean. I use Dr. Bronner's instead. It produces suds and I can dilute it to my liking.
This shampoo is great. I personally get dandruff when I use SLS shampoos. It is also free of nasty silicone. Which I suspect is responsible for the WTF!? moment when your beloved shampoo or conditioner stops giving you the results they once did. I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair, aka. lazy. So using different treatments or incorporating a clarifying shampoo doesn't work for me. I find it hard to find natural and simple shampoos I like and I am pleased with this one! It doesn't make my hair smell like incense. It doesn't make my hair look like the beginning of dreadlocks, with a dull waxy hair feel that most natural brands leave behind. Best of all...it is under $4.00 U.S. It's worth giving it a try, if you don't like it Whole Foods will let you return it.
Love this shampoo! The lavender is very mellow and it doesn't hang onto your hair all day, which is really nice for people sensitive to perfumes. The first time I used it my 15 yr old son told me my hair was beautiful! I have fine, thick hair that hangs just below my bra strap and even I noticed a difference the first time I used it. My hair was soft and not weighed down at all.
The price is great, there is an ample amount, and it works!
Love love love
365 Shampoo Lavender Blend for "normal to dry" hair is such a great shampoo. It doesn't have those harmful additives and has real essential oils to scent. It is $5.79 for 32 oz at Whole Foods market. I will continually use it as my staple shampoo. My hair fall out less after washing with this shampoo. The only drawback for this product is it doesn't produce much bubbles so you may have to use more amount to wash hair each time.
I was searching for an inexpensive yet natural product and this is what I found. I absolutely love the lavender scent, which isn't overpowering, but smells delicious. With both the shampoo and conditioner, I found you have to use a bit more, but it is worth it. My hair is thick and wavy and I have to shampoo and condition every day because my roots will get oily overnight, while my ends get dry. After 3 weeks of use, my hair is softer than it's ever been and not dried out! One thing I've found is my hair gets tangled more easily, but for me this isn't really a problem. For 2.99 a bottle, I'll say this is the best deal!
For me it didn't work, which is quite unfortunate because it is inexpensive.
I am on the search for a good shampoo, one that cleans quite well and doesn't leave my hair in a bad state. While in Whole Foods, I came across this and saw that it was for normal to dry hair so I thought I'd try it.
I went home and went straight to use it. While washing my hair, it went into knots and when I rinsed it out, my hair felt like straw. Which isn't normal for me because my hair isn't chemically treated or has that texture normally. I put a lot of conditioner in order to get it back to a manageable condition.
I thought maybe it was just me, but my mother tried the shampoo too and her hair ended up dry as well.
It struck me as odd because it clearly said for normal to dry hair, so I thought it'd do the opposite of drying.
I'm still on the search for the right shampoo and I wouldn't buy this again.