THIS SHAMPOO ROCKS!! I wash my newly short (big chop) crop of hair every 3 days and this keeps my hair very moist, soft, and manageable. I wash then use the conditioner followed by the Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie. This product is great smelling, no funky aroma like with Carol's Daughter's brand. So far, this is my favorite shampoo along with the Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo for thick curly hair. Since my hair is super short, I do experience some lather, however when my hair begins to grow out I may have to switch to another brand but for now I love this. Discovered it on sale at CVS/Pharmacy and glad I gave it a try.
I wanted to love this but unfortunately it did not work for my hair. I have waist length, curly, coarse, thick hair that is very oily at the roots, but very dry everywhere else due to heat styling. This shampoo does not lather at all so it makes impossible to clean your hair well, I shampooed 3 times and my hair still felt dirty. The smell is ok not overpowering but not yummy either. Disappointed that it didn't work for me so I will not be buying this again.
I really liked this shampoo. It is my first time switching to organic and I have to admit that my hair feels very moisturized. I have thick highlighted hair and the only thing I don't like about it is the feeling that my hair is very heavy and oily. I know that there can be a transition period when you switch to organic when your scalp realizes it doesn't have to overcompensate for the chemicals so I will continue use in hopes that I even out.
Hi guys! This is my first post on this website. I have shoulder length coarse, super DRY, extra FRIZZY, unruly, unmanageable hair. Its not thick but it soaks up humidity to the point it looks like i have a horses mane. I have African American, Hawaiian, Irish, and Asian in me. Basically if you have ever seen him i'mi'm a dead ringer for troy polamalu's hair. I recently discovered Shea moisture while browsing the shampoo isle at target. Now I.m a sucker for Shea butter and this was basically natural which is also a plus. The ingredients include coconut oil, avocado oil, sea kelp, Shea butter, an vitamin e. There's no mineral oil, gluten, animal testing, synthetics, or DEA. I used it by itself without the conditioner and my hair felt clean. It didn't really lather up like the Dove i was using prior to and it was more creamy an thick but i liked the after results. It didn't really help catch all my frizz but my hair was smooth. Compared to some other reviews about the scent i enjoyed it.
Would not recommend for people with long hair because a little does not go a long way with me.
However, the price (10$) to me felt a little steep especially since it was a small bottle and it wasn't filled to the top, but i liked the results it gave me. I only wash my hair about 3 times a week with shampoo. Will give a review on its conditioner counter part.
I've spent 2 years experimenting with natural shampoos and conditioners. Not fun -- because so many are a drag to even try!
I have South Asian hair: thick, strong, course. Mine is slightly wavy. The roots tend to get oily and the rest dry.
In short, this is the best natural shampoo I've tried. It lathers well and leaves my hair moisturized and shiny. The ingredients are especially good: it rates a 1 on SkinDeep.
The smell is not at all "pretty", but I don't mind it. Just reminds me it's all natural.
I use Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle conditioner with this shampoo -- highly recommended combination.
PLEASE NOTE: this shampoo contains protein. As many of you know, protein either it works for you or it doesn't. Even if your hair takes well to protein, remember that it tends to to build up over time, after which your hair may be sullen and limp. With any protein shampoo or treatment, you must use a clarifying shampoo once in a while. My favorite is Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, although it contains SLS. (At least I restrict the bead stuff to just once or twice a month.)
I LOVE this shampoo on my natural hair. When I rinse it out, my hair looks and feels so moisturized. For my hair, it was also less tangly.( I'm kind of upset that this was not around when I was younger, it would have saved on a bunch of pain). I love the smell. There is nothing wrong I can say about this wonderful shampoo. I will repurchase. My hair type is 3c/4a for reference.
Holy Grail shampoo.
I absolutely love this shampoo. I am Caucasian and have 2C-3A hair. This stuff makes my hair very soft and shiny. The best part is my scalp feels absolutely fabulous when I use this - clean but not dry or itchy like it normally is. I am using the conditioner too and the jury is still out on that, but this shampoo can't be beat, imo.
I stopped using this because it made my scalp itch. I still use the conditioner, but now I use the African Black Soap Shampoo which I like better.
Update 11/24/2013. I no longer use the conditioner either.
this is a good shampoo gives my hair lots of moisture it was kind of expensive but worth it
Well, I just about love this shampoo. I have coarse, wirey, dry, kinky hair. I've alternated between relaxed hair and natural hair for years. I am 2 years natural and this is the first time I've worn my hair this way since the explosion of natural hair products. This product does what it says, retains moisture. I use this in my rotation. I'm not a fan of the scent, however, but I did not take a lippie away because scents don't bother me unless they are strong and cloying. This works better on my hair than the Creme of Nature Argan shampoo, which for some reason coats my hair. (It's a good shampoo, however.) But this is better for me. If you are natural and don't know what shampoos to choose, you can't go wrong with this shampoo. You don't need to use a lot, start with a pea-sized amount and work up. If you don't like a ton of products, the Kinky Curly Come Clean paired with this will keep the right balance between gentle moisture retaining cleansing and gentle clarifying, without total stripping shampooing. Now if only Shea Moisture would make a shampoo like this for women with grey hair. I still have to occasionally use a sulfate shampoo for that. Shikakai makes the only sulfate free shampoo for grey hair, but it can be drying.
It's so hard to find a shampoo that does not suck the moisture out of my hair. I love that when I use this, my hair is soft and I can run my fingers through my hair!!! This is often a problem that I have with shampoo. My hair gets so tangly and rough I feel like I'm pulling it out but this shampoo is amazing. I only didnt give it a perfect score because of the smell. It is not by any means a bad smell, it just isnt a good smell. It's distinct. By my third wash, I was used to it and don't mind at all. I will buy again and again and again. BTW my hair is chemically relaxed.
edit: this shampoo is the best. nothing compares