Initially I bought the white version after reading rave reviews. However the white version was a bit drying. Tried the red version, and it's very good. It feels very gentle on the hair, sometimes to the extent I sometimes doubt it really cleanses the hair well, and I shampoo twice. It leaves my hair tangle free, soft and not dry at all.
Edit: After using this for few months on a row, I felt my hair was never cleansed well as I experienced great itch on the scalp. Now I alternate my Tsubaki with a stronger shampoo. I also feel that my hair feels dry, when the hair is dried.
This shampoo makes my hair very greasy after 1 day. It leaves a lot of residue on my scalp. But aside from that it has a great smell and I really like the bottle and pump, which makes it very convenient in the shower.
I bought this shampoo for the packaging alone, I admit. Red metallic plastic with a gold sheen and sleek, ergonomic bottle! Beautiful.
The shampoo itself is nice as well. I have healthy hair, but a very dry scalp (dermatitis) and was told to use a moisturizing shampoo on the days I don't use medicated shampoo. I find that this does give my hair a different texture than regular shampoo, almost waxy, as a previous reviewer stated. I don't mind this, because I have short hair and the texture change makes it easier to style. I purify once or twice a week with a vinegar to avoid product accumulation and dull hair.
I'll use this up, but won't buy again. It's just not suited to my hair type. Found it at a Japanese grocery store for around six bucks, very reasonable price.
I tried a lot of US products for my breakage. (I straight-permed my hair, I love to pull my hair). But only tsubaki's damage care can cure the problem! Best shampoo and conditioner.
It's great for weak and dry hair. Actually, I have oily hair, but after a few experiments with hair colour my hair started falling out:( So I decided to give it a try (I buy shiseido's skincare, so I decided to try their haircare), and it worked! It doesn't make my hair oily (as I thought it would, because it's not meant for oily), you need a very small amount for one application and has a pump, which I simply adore! Also refills are available, so it saves your money:) Now my hair is ok, but I still use this shampoo, also I think I will buy a conditioner too.
I really love this shampoo. The packaging is great, coming in huge bottles and having pump tops. The price is great, since I got it for about $13 for about 19oz of shampoo. I don't need to use too much, and it gives me plenty of creamy lather.
It really does seem to moisturize my hair and now my hair is in MUCH better condition than it used to be. Overall, this is one of my very favorite shampoos!
i was very disappointed with both the shampoo and conditioner. from reading past reviews i thought this would be HG material for me for sure, and i searched high and low. what i found was the products left my hair feeling waxy (after several rinses, yes), it got dirty much more quickly and wasn't particularly moisturizing and left hair with no slip. tossed it out after repeated attempt to make it work.
for reference, i have damaged/dry bleached medium-long hair. natural texture and color is thick, dark brown and wavy. i blowdry and iron, and usually wash twice a week.
Good for chemically treated hair. Leaves my hair smooth after use but have to switch shampoos after every 3 mths. Usually i'll switch to Asience or Ma Cherie. Lately i've discovered this korean brand called Impressive and works the same as tsubaki and its more worth it because it comes in larger bottles.
Here's what I like about this shampoo: the packaging...and that's it, I think. I bought the smaller size and the thing that's really clever about it is that even though the size and general shape are the same as the conditioner, the shampoo bottle has a rounded top and the conditioner has a flat top. This means that you can tell which is which just by touch! The red, plastic bottles are roughly 1/2 to a full shade different, but since I can't really see anything w/o my glasses, the difference is not enough for me to detect, particularly w/ water dripping into my eyes. As for the full-size bottles, once you use the product in those sizes, all you need to do is buy the refill pouches--no need to buy another bottle. So, what about the shampoo itself? Well, let me start off by saying that I'm Asian and I have semi-coarse, thick-ish hair that tends to get dried out from hard water, sun and salt water (I live near the beach). That being said, instead of helping my hair out, Tsubaki (the red one) causes really bad build-up, weighs down my hair, makes it appear stringy and well, my scalp starts to smell when I use it for more than a week (must be the build-up, I dunno). I don't really like the perfume-y smell, either. I had the same problems w/ Shiseido's Super Mild shampoo, too, so I'll just be staying away from their haircare from now on.
After trying the Shiseido Tsubaki intense conditioner, and loving the results, I decided to give the shampoo and conditioner a try. Especially since the price was reasonable compared to my usual brands (Joico, Ikon, Fekkai, KMS). After the first wash my scalp became extremely itchy and flaky. I'm not a person who has dandruff problems, so I know for sure it was the shampoo. I have thick coarse dry asian hair so I'm guessing this shampoo isn't for my hair type. It's time to pamper my scalp again after this assault.