I bought this shampoo at the recommendation of the salesgirl at my local beauty supply store last year. That was the first and last time I ever asked for her opinion. I just can't stand the smell when I was my hair with it. It smells decent enough in the bottle, but once it hits my hair, it's just awful. I thought it was because of the chemical services I do to my hair, but I asked my friend to use it on her virgin hair and it had the same horrendous smell! Wet dog, as a the reviewers below mentioned, is an accurate description, but I don't know if that captures the full essence of its repugnance. It doesn't linger for too long so that's why I've tolerated for as long as I have, but I will never, ever touch this stuff again. It does a satisfactory job as a clarifying shampoo, however it is a bit too stripping for my taste. I only use it before deep conditioning to remove product residue, which I guess it does. I dread having to use it, but I hate wasting product. The smell is just too much of a turnoff for me to bear. I've simply had enough. I'm in search of a new clarifying shampoo. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I love this shampoo- it did everything it was supposed to and more. I used it on my fine, oily hair after swimming and it removed all the chlorine completely! I love the scent of it (light and citrusy) and the texture of the shampoo itself: it's a very resilient gel, not liquidy. It has a nice lather, not too soapy and not too greasy. After I rinsed, however, the citrus scent was gone; it left behind a clean, just-washed scent. Of course my hair was amazingly clean when i got out of the shower, but after blow-drying, it was also completely frizz-free, shiny, and looked twice as thick! This is a perfect summer shampoo, because it removes chlorine and other "impurities" while it keeps frizz at bay in humid weather. Love it!
I tried this shampoo the other day, and it left my hair feeling very clean but not dehydrated. Nothing extraordinary, but it kept the frizzies at bay, which made me happy.
A hair stylist sold this shampoo to me years ago when I requested a shampoo to remove chlorine from my hair after swimming. It turned out to be one of the worst shampoos I have ever used, and I switched stylists. This shampoo does not lather well, smells terrible (the reviewer who compares it to a wet dog smell is right), and leaves my hair feeling stripped, dry, and tangly. Yet, it does have EDTA to remove chlorine, so for more than four years I have been using it after swimming as well as an occasional clarifying shampoo. Now the 8-ounce bottle is almost gone, but I have to throw out the rest of it. According to Paula Begoun's book Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me, this shampoo contains ingredients that can strip hair color, and I just highlighted my hair yesterday. At least I finally have an excuse to get rid of this terrible shampoo.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Urea, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Thiosulfate, Bisamino PEG/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl PG-Propyl Dimethicone/Glutamine/Tyrosine/Leusine/Cysteine/Glycine/Comfrey/Plantain/Wheat Protein/PEG-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Borate, Sulfated Castor Oil, Magnesium Carbonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium HEDTA, Disodium EDTA-Copper, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbarnate, Fragrance. continued >>
Great clarifying shampoo. Unlike the reviewer below, I think it smells fab. Citrusy and fruity but not in a super sweet gross way. Leaves hair super clean without feeling stripped.
This shampoo is good to use like once per week. I use it especially if I've exposed my hair to chlorine. It keeps my bleach blonde hair from turning green.
This clarifying shampoo is really good. Twice a week use a big dollop and scrub for a couple minutes and rinse well. My conditioner absorbs so much better and it keeps the buildup and dandruff away. I use Matrix Sleek.look with is heavy stuff, so if you use a lot of products to weigh down frizzy hair, this is a must to get your hair super-clean but without that rough feeling. One slight downfall for those scent sensitive: your hair will smell like a wet dog while you are shampooing. However, after you rinse the smell is completely gone...there's only a lingering "clean" scent.