I finally found my forever shampoo, after a long struggle with dry and damaged hair. Although it is sulfate-free, it lathers really well and you don't have to use a lot.
It smells great, like (real) coconut. It isn't fragrance free, but fragrance is the last ingredient. I've probably only used it 3 times, because I only wash my hair every 4 days, but I already notice how much smoother and sleek my hair is.
This stuff smells amazing and is fun to use, but unfortunately is much too drying to use in the long run. I ended up with crunchy straw hair after using the shampoo and conditioner for a run of one tube each.
I have been searching for a good sulfate free shampoo for a long time. I was buying Burt's Bees shampoos off and on for several years but I wasn't totally happy with how they treated my hair. The L'oreal Everpure line was a fail for me as well. Then I heard about this shampoo from a Youtube guru and decided to try it. WOW :o This is everything that I've wanted in a shampoo. It hydrates my damaged, colored treated hair and makes it look and feel healthy. Not to mention it has a delicious coconut scent and lathers nicely. I don't need to use very much so it lasts longer than other shampoos. In short, I'm pretty much in love with this product and look forward to trying the matching conditioner soon as well. It is a little more expensive than my drugstore shampoos, but it's totally worth it. EDIT: Several months later I'm still loving this shampoo, and the matching conditioner is just as good. I'm glad to see this product is getting so many positive reviews on here. I've noticed an overall improvement in the health of my hair with this shampoo, even when I switch off to a different shampoo and conditioner my hair still continues to look healthier from the effects of this product. I don't think I've ever experienced this with any hair products before. HG forever shampoo :D Never discontinue this Desert Essence!
This works well for me. I've used it for about a month and my hair doesn't seem any drier than it was before and there's no weird buildup or anything either. I've never cared for coconut scented products, but this version is more tolerable than many. I will continue to use this shampoo for the foreseeable future.
It is so frustrating to try to find a natural shampoo that lathers well and that isn't drying or that doesn't start to do weird things to your hair. The Desert Essence line has quite a few choices & formulas, and I decided to try this one since it gets so many good reviews from various sites. My hair is fine & it tends to go flat and it gets oily at the roots. However the length of it gets dried out and frizzy with the wrong products. This coconut shampoo lathers well & you only need a little bit. It does not tangle my hair in the shower, nor does it give me knots. The smell is strong, a pineapple-coconut pina colada type scent, not straight coconut. And unlike the some of the other shampoos & conditioners from this line, the coconut ones *do* contain synthetic 'fragrance' so be aware if you are avoiding synthetic scents. After drying, my hair is soft & shiny but I have to be careful because it can go a little flat throughout the day if I overdo the conditioner or if I use too much product. The key with these is to use a lot less than you normally would with other shampoos. I use about a dime sized amount on the first shampoo, sometimes skipping the second shampoo & followed with a pea sized amount of conditioner. Using less product definitely gives me better results & I end up with nice, shiny, bouncy hair.
HG! The smell, the consistency, the ingredients. Perfection in a bottle! My hair is more fried than KFC, and this is the most moisturizing shampoo I've ever tried. Of course, this comes as no surprise, given that the ingredients are coconut oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil. I initially bought it because I'm on a mission to eliminate any and all sulfates from my daily routine (sulfates break me out). This shampoo is sulfate-free, and as the reviewer below me mentioned, it lathers incredibly well! Would recommend this to anyone, and it's only $5 on Vitacost!
Finally, a creamy natural shampoo, not the gel looking ones that my hair hates. Very creamy, and I couldn`t believe that this sulfate-free shampoo lathered this well, but it really does. All the other bio-shampoes made my hair super dry like straw. But this coconut one is fantastic! Lathers really well, it has my favorite smell on the planet: coconut, and cleans hair 100% without drying. I love it. I have very fine, wavy, colored (blonde) hair and this stuff is great. The conditioner is great too! :-)
Totally amazing. This partners like no other sulfate free shampoo I've ever used, smells great, doesn't leave my hair oily but adds the perfect amount of moisture. Love!
I am honestly shocked that this is the only formula in this line of shampoos that isn't reviewed on mua as it is the absolute best!!! I have super fussy hair (like my skin lucky me lol) that is naturally wavy, fine but alot of it, and super pouffy/frizzy making it impossible to not use heat tools for my hair to look good. For me a good shampoo really does make the difference which is why I have tried every one from cheap ds when I was younger to all the high end brand up to Kerastase. No matter how much I spend or how quality things look did nothing for my hair. Within the last year I have switched to natural shampoos for that reason so even if I am not getting lifechanging results I atleast feel good about using something quality/healthy for my hair and natural brands aren't that pricey. Well with natural shampoos finding one that actually lathers withotu using half the bottle and leaves your hair feeling clean yet not completely squeeky dried out to death was a task but this Coconut Shampoo from DE is truly amazing. It smells amazing, lathers easily, is full of the best ingredients and no sulfates and really jsut leaves my hair so soft silky and manageable without being weighed down which is a big thing for me as I have an oily prone scalp yet dry ends so hard combo to balance. Love the sleek non bulky packaging and the creamy texture. I will definitely be going to try the matching conditioner. Prior to this shampoo I had been using the Giovanni 50/50 which is a quality natural poo as well but sadly jsut leaves my hair way to tangled and dry over time. Aside from my HG The Healing Seed Sweet Orange Shampoo (sadly been out of stock for the last year due to repackaging blah blah), Desert Essence is the only similar in quality I have yet to find in clean hair/moisture. Also I feel it could be consider4ed a slight dupe for BUmble and Bumble Creme de Coco Shampoo which I used years ago as I do love coconut oil for my hair. That one is more pricey ofcourse and in my opinion has way too much coconut oil in it which is why my scalp always got greasy too fast and my hair was so soft that I couldn't style it as gave to much slip almost lol. THis Desert Essence Coconut Poo isn'y purely coconut oil based like the BB hence has the perfect combo of other great ingredients which is why I think it work so much better. Don't hesitate to give it a try! :)