This was my first "natural" product and it about made me turn back on trying to go natural. My scalp was itchy and it didn't seem to get my scalp or hair clean. When I smelled the shampoo, it definitely smells like pomegranate, I thought it would be good. But after my hair was dry I kept thinking that my 7 month old needed a diaper change or my 3 year old was gassy only to discover I couldn't get away from that smell because it was my hair! LOL, funny I know. So, I couldn't get over the smell either.
Oh, my! Does this smell good! This lathers rather well and gets rid of any greasiness in my hair. As long as I use a comb, I can easily detangle my hair. Also, I did notice quite a bit of volumizing, although it's hard to tell, because my hair naturally has a bit of body. This is listed as a 4 on the EWG database, but that is mostly due to fragrance (which has a hazard rating of 8), and citric acid (which has a rating of 4). I don't mind these two ingredients, because neither of them are linked to cancer and developmental/reproductive toxicity. Anyways, I have found my HG shampoo.
Warning: This may dry out your hair if you don't use a conditioner, but since I use the volumizing conditioner, my hair stays soft and shiny and moisturized.
Unlike other reviewers, I found the scent of this shampoo to be disgustingly overpowering. It was way too fruity and the scent lingered all day. I ended up giving it to my mom, who didn't mind the scent. However, this shampoo was pretty moisturizing and left my hair soft, but I did not notice it made my hair any more voluminous. But since the scent is a dealbreaker for me I wouldn't repurchase this.
This may be the best-smelling shampoo I have ever used, but unfortunately, that is the only positive thing I can say about it. It was nearly impossible to work up a lather with this shampoo, and as a result, it was very difficult to work it through my hair. My hair felt extremely knotted after using it, and I was not very confident as to how well it was cleaning my hair because it was so difficult to use. It took nearly a hand-full to get the right amount of shampoo for washing, and at that rate, I went through the bottle very quickly. As far as how my hair looked -- I wouldn't say that it was especially good or bad. It certainly did not do anything to add volume. I generally like Burt's Bees products, so this was a disappointment.
I started using this about a year ago, and loved the results--my hair was shinier than ever before. I ran out, and decided to try Herbal Essence volumizing shampoo--it really stripped my hair, so I went back to to Burts. This time around, I think it's a little drying, and as a result my scalp creates more oil.
I agree with the poster who suggested using little product, limiting washing, and washing only on the scalp itself. Really soak the hair first then lather a small amount in your hands. Perhaps once a week use something with more moisture or use a conditioning treatment.
I don't expect high-volume without a styling product but I think this definitely thickens my hair a bit and when I actually take the time to blow dry--it works enough...my hair is really fine and will never be as "big" as I'd like it.
If your hair is starting to thin on the top - ladies, the mature ones - you know what i mean, YOU must try Burt's Shampoos. When I started Burts Volumizing Shampoo/Conditioner, I can see my scalp thru my top of my head - harsh shampoos, coloring and blow drying. Well, it's three months later and I will put my hand on a stack of bibles and swear that it is no longer the case. Why the update because I know how I felt each time I looked in the mirror and I can see my hair thinning...it's heart wrenching. But, now I can't see my scalp!! Give a try and give it some time. It's no a miracle but good stuff that are good for your hair. I don't work for Burt's Bee. I work for a law firm in San Francisco. I just want to share my result and how this product has given me back my hair!
I love this product! After recent failures in trying to find shampoos that would not make my hair oh soooo oily by morning and oil slick by the end of the day, I turned to the Net and found MUA and what a great resource! I didn't know that a lot of shampoos out there had the same ingredients as my dish washing soap! I was floored. So, I searched MUA and found Burt's Bees shampoo. I'm getting old..well, I feel old. I wash my hair in the evening and I tell myself that it's natural some hair end up in the drain. Yeah, right. I can't tell you whether I read it here in MUA or other sites about a young woman who was taking some medicine and her hair started to fall out in large numbers. After she stoppped taking the pills, her hair was still falling out in large quatities until she found Burt's Bees. She said that within weeks, she was losing maybe 5-10 strands of hair, if that, each time she washed her hair with Burt's shampoo. Well, that sold me. I went to Walgreen's and bought this product. It lathers up really well...you just need to get your hair really, really wet and while you still have some water on your hair, work the shampoo in and I promise you will get lots and lots of lather. My hair was squeeky clean! I love it! I'm a clean freak so this was a match made in heaven. Then, I followed it up with it's counterpart- the conditioner- and let me tell you, my hair is sooooooooo soft, I can't stop touching it! The best part, i wash my hair in the evening and I just take a quick shower in morning to wake me up and I don't wash my hair. My hair is oil free and sooo soft until I have to wash it again that evening. After the 2nd day, my co-workers were wondering if I was blow drying my hair since it's looks soo bouncy and airy and looks really soft. I told them the secret and they are hooked and so am I. I love these duo that I've a good supply for a long while. :-)
This shampoo smelled fantastic, but did nothing for my thin hair. I was disappointed with how flat it was. I wouldn't buy it again.
I don't think this product did what it was supposed to at all. This made my hair super flat. The smell was decent. And it stayed in my hair for quite some time. But for $8 I would not buy this again!
At first I liked this shampoo it gave my hair a fresh fragrance,made it shiney,bouncy more volumized and soft,however it was all down hill from there,it caused my scalp to break out in small pimples around the hair folicales as well as dandruff like flaking(I do not have a dandruff problem,it also knatted it quite severely,and I am not able to use it daily as it dries out my ends and make them go flat.My hair became brittle,dull,frizzy and dried out,the rate of shedding also increased and my hair started to look thinner.For me I don't like artifical fragrance or having an itchy scalp so I cannot give this more then a 2 star rating.
(Keep in mind as with anything your experience with this product or any other product is based on your personal type of hair,and or performace expectations.)
mostly natural ingredients
More affordable then salon brands at 7.99-8
Can be drying (use less product diluted with water,
try scalp washing only avoiding uneccesary washing
of ends.And rotate with a more moisturizing shampoo
skip a few days before using again.
Does contain some synethic fragrance (but did not
promote in an allergic response)
has high protein content so your hair will have
a tendency to get protein overloaded and feel waxy
or course,so if you have fine hair be sure not to
use this every day,I would say no more then 1-2
times a week when you want body or shine.
Never repeat(even the oiliest of scalps does not
need shampooing twice,it just wastes products
and dries out the hair,causing damage.)
Ingredients: water, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, honey, glycine soja (soybean) protein, glycerin, sucrose laurate, betaine, glucose, fragrance, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, moringa pterygosperma seed extract soy amino acids, xanthan gum, citric acid, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase
This was OK. I didn't like how runny it was, a bunch would fall off my hand before I got it to my hair and therefore didn't last very long. I didn't notice any wonderful results, it was just normal. I'll try something new next time.