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Shampoo - Burt's Bees - Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo

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rated 1 of 5 on 8/4/2008 7:43:00 PM More reviews by icedancer11

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

OH JESUS. This shampoo would be PERFECT if I wanted to make dreadlocks. But I don't want to make dreadlocks. So I poured it down the drain! Went to Alba Botanica and never looked back but I felt the need for a PSA.

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rated 2 of 5 on 7/7/2008 7:35:00 PM More reviews by Juliecat

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

It is very difficult to find an all natural shampoo that leaves my hair feeling clean, and this one did that which is a major plus. However, after using it for a while, my color treated hair became more dry and brittle than before, so I can't exactly recommend it. This left my hair tangly after shampoo, so it always had to be followed by conditioner.

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/1/2008 2:04:00 PM More reviews by catmarg

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

Well, first of all I have no idea how thick my hair strands or ponytail circumference is (who measures this)?? This shampoo is best when used with the conditioner. Don't use it everyday, as it is drying. It does give great body, and I get compliments on the "swingy-ness" of my hair when I use it!!

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/26/2008 10:11:00 PM More reviews by Steph6614

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I've recently decided to start buying natural beauty products, and Burts Bee's seems to be a good brand, but I have to say I dont care for this shampoo and conditioner. The smell is okay, for some reason I think the shampoo smells better than the conditioner though. The lather isnt really workin for me but since its natural I kind of expected that. My hair gets kinda oily by the end of the day and I kind of feel like it just gets more oily faster when using this product. My hair also feels tangly and "waxy" like some other people have described. All and all, I'm going to be finding a new natural shampoo and conditioner.

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/8/2008 2:33:00 PM More reviews by b_u_t_girl

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

The smell of this is so much better than the Raspberry & Brazil Nut shampoo, which I actually prefer because of the added moisture. Anyhow, this smelled so good and brought a great deal of bounce and shine to my long straight hair.

This lathered up very well and rinsed away great leaving a very clean feeling, yet didn't strip my hair (my hair is color-treated).

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/4/2008 5:30:00 PM More reviews by christina8386

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I was very worried about buying this product after seeing all the reviews,but I bought it anyway and i'm really amazed that a natural product can give me this much volume.
Ive tried everything, from kerestase to john freida for my baby fine hair, and this shampoo has definitely done the trick for my hair.
Plus i have dyed my hair red, which really fades and becomes quite dull. but with this shampoo it hasnt :) I love it.

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rated 1 of 5 on 4/17/2008 8:54:00 PM More reviews by clahanl

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I have never been sufficiently moved by a product to actually take the time to write a review. But Burt's Bees have really amazed me. This is the worst shampoo I have ever used - it feels truly awful when you are actually using it in the shower, almost like your hair is going to break off. It's just nasty. Save your money.

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rated 2 of 5 on 4/16/2008 8:02:00 PM More reviews by Forher2me

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have slick straight hair (it's apart of being East Asian). Medium thickness, not too much body. Medium/long--4 inches past shoulders.

I usually use Redken Body Full or Clear Moisture and was very satisfied with it. But lately I've gone on a "Green" stint and decided to see what this Burt's Bees is all about.

This and the conditioner are my first Burt's Bees products I have used.

It smells pretty sweet, the plastic or something makes it smell kinda sweet but slightly stale.

It did provide volume at first, like the other reviewers experienced, however after about a week I noticed that the roots of my hair felt hay like and stiff with no body. I ended up using a clarifying shampoo that night and the yuck feeling went away, so that's how I determined that the shampoo was causing problem.

I'll give Burt's Bees credit in using very gentle ingredients in this product. I looked up about 90% of the ingredients and found that most seem gentle, but I'm still puzzled why my hair started to turn to straw after using it consecutively for about a week.

Needless to say I returned it.

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rated 1 of 5 on 4/5/2008 1:20:00 AM More reviews by calgirl

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I wanted an eco friendly shampoo and since I love Burt's chapsticks so much, I tried their shampoo. BIG mistake. Their shampoo (and conditioner) wins you over with the yummy smell, but don't perform well. My hair was voluminous for a few days but then the residue just made my scalp super greasy. The more I tried to shampoo it out, the greasier it got. It looked like someone had smeared butter on my hair. And my hair naturally isn't even that greasy; I can go a couple days without washing it and it looks just fine!

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/1/2008 12:41:00 PM More reviews by Marlenchen

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

--- I tested : Burtís Beeís - Pomegranate and Soy Shampoo & Conditioner ---

Smell: ♥♥♥ - Nice and fruity, little bit to bubblegum.
Texture: ♥♥♥♥ - Easy to spread, foams well.
Effect: ♥♥ - At first good, but on the long run hair gets waxy.
Ingredients: ♥♥♥♥ - Too many drying agents but all green.


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
Note on INCIís:

It really is all natural and nothing bothersome can be found. However it contains to many (drying) detergents for me (decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, coco-betaine, coco-glucoside)
Coco-glucoside are mild and would have been enough, no need for drying lauryl-clucoside and tons of surfactants that just dry out the hair over time.

Personal Experience:

For the record: My hair is butt-length, straight with a medium thickness of strands (0.06-0.07mm) and a 3.7Ē ponytail circumference. Itís very sleek.
BB was the first Shampoo brand I tried in the States. I was desperately looking for an organic brand here and gave it a try.
First thing I noticed was the for an organic shampoo unusually rich lather. After the wash my hair felt clean, the conditioner did good work also and left my hair soft.
After one month I noticed more tangling and my hair felt sort of waxy, which was build up from the shampoo. I had to remove it with a baking soda wash but it kept coming back.
The shampoo also seemed to really dry out my hair and so I stopped using it after 2 months.
I would not recommend it for very long hair or growing locks but I can see how it would work on shorter, layered styles.
Over all: not horrible but not for me.


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