Rene Furterer • Okara Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My new hairdresser works with Rene Furterer and she advised me to use the Okara Shampoo and the Melaleuca shampoo every other wash.
She promoted the product as very safe and very natural and with beneficial plants that are good for the scalp. I had a small patch of SD at that time so she thought that the Melaleuca would be very beneficial for my scalp as Rene Furterer is not only good for the hair but also for the scalp.
My scalp is very sensitive, so I thought that this brand wouldn’t do a lot of harm.
When I came home I saw that the ingredients were not very natural at all. Actually these products represent the worst of both worlds. The irritating plant oils that are used in natural products and the irritating chemicals (fragrance, parabens, dyes) that are used in regular products.
For my hair the Okara Shampoo performs fine (at least there are no silicones), my hair is smooth and soft, but for my scalp this shampoo is a nightmare. After 4 weeks of using these two products my scalp is red, irritated and full of painful pimples.
The package is in a tube, not very convenient. The price was 13,50 euro.
Ingredients: water, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide mipa, laureth-3, glycol palmitate, propylene glycol, coco-glucoside, glycine soja protein, benzoic acid, citric acid, disodium edta, fragrance, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, hamamelis virginiana leaf extract, methylisothiazolinone, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, polyquaternium-10, propylparaben, red 33, red 4, sodium chloride, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium sulfate, sorbic acid, styrene acrylates copolymer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this shampoo and the mask as well. I only use the mask (which is the matching conditioner, they call it a mask) on the ends, not on my roots. Makes my dark hair bouncy and shiny! Never over-moisturizing, it will still hold curl. My other favorite shampoo/cond duo isn't on here to review. If you want to switch things up without wasting money, try Davines Melu shampoo and conditioner. Makes my long hair super shiny and bouncy!! I get compliments on how my hair smells when I use both of these great products! Also, Rene makes a great hairspray (comes in a dark green can) and an Okara serum to use on your curls to set them. My hair looks amazing on day 2 without needing to curl again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Edited: this has been reformulated and is even better. Once my hair is dry it looks like I've used a smoothing product even though I haven't. Makes my dark hair look brighter and brings out natural highlights as well. Make sure you are buying the new one in the red tube. Some online sites are still selling the older version.
Ditto what all the other positive reviews say. My hair dries totally frizz-free with this, has bounce and shine. I'll only use this brand and Phyto shampoos from now on since everything else seems to leave my hair looking frizzy and damaged (including Pureology & Kerastase believe it or not). I tried to avoid sulfates for a while but my experience is that the performance of a shampoo depends on the whole formulation and not whether or not it contains sulfates. RF and Phyto are also two of the few brands that do not make my scalp itchy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Quite possibly the best shampoo for color treated hair on the market. The trick, after many uses, is to dampen hair and then apply shampoo to emulsify it. Sephora said to leave it on as long as possible as possible to get optimum results. So you may do this before you head into the shower. Love it, will always repurchase. Does not weigh my hair down and gives it shine with much bounce. Gives the the look of rich, healthy hair while maintaing color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really loved this shampoo- I've tried a lot of high end and salon ones- Phyto, Leonor Greyl, Bumble & Bumble, Terax, Fekkai, Oscar Blandi, Neil George, etc- and was so impressed with this that I bought it. I have long hair with normal-oily roots, fine to medium thick hair, dyed, dryish ends. This made my hair so soft, shiny, weightless, and with a ton of volume- almost like I used a great clarifier but so much softer and healthier feeling. I first tried a sample and received these results. Thinking it might have been too good to be true, I luckily had a 2nd sample and used that- with the same results. I went out and bought a tube the next day!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I wear my baby-fine hair very short, coloured-treated, and texturized. This shampoo doesn't weigh my hair down and brings out my colour nicely. It is not cheap at $22.00 for 6-some ounces but I will continue to buy this as it is very good quality and the difference between this and less expensive shampoos shows in how much body my hair has and the vibrancy of colour. Wish the packaging had a pump bottle instead of a squeeze tube. Will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this because it doesn't strip color or weigh down your hair. No gross chemical or wax overload either. True, it doesn't lather a lot, which takes some getting used to, but it still gets your hair clean. My hairdresser told me the entire RF line doesn't really lather, that the company's philosophy is the lather=over-cleansing=stripping your scalp's essential oils.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Other
This is an okay product. my hair does shine and have body, however, Bumble & bumble as well as Pureology do the same. Not much lather, smells okay. I guess it would make sense to use this in the Summer when the hair is subjected to the sun more, since it has sun protection in it. Luckily I won this in the Allure Free Stuff contest or I would have felt ripped off for the price it sells for. Not a repurchase for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Average shampoo at best. Not very moisturizing, didn't make my hair "radiant" in fact it barley did anything. Another inferior overpriced product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I found this shampoo to be to messy. This shampoo falls short as it is not nourishing and I did not notice any added benefit. Average shampoo.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Four and a half, actually. I have stick-straight, very coarse hair that tends to get dry at the ends. This shampoo cleans well, has a luxe kind of scent and doesn't dry or strip. On the other hand, after lots of product experimentation prompted by vai\rious discussions about silicones, I find I get the same results with basically any other shampoo followed by Afterparty. Still, a very nice shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love the way this shampoo smells, it feels great on my hair and cleans it without making it feel dry and brittle. I have fine hair, but a thick head of it. I haven't found anything better, so for now I am happy with it :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is an okay product but wasn't anything earth-shattering. I felt like I had to use a lot of product till my hair felt clean. It didn't leave a residue but I could do without the scent - way too herbal for me. I think for now I'll stick with Bumble and Bumble or Biolage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have long hair that is naturally dark brown dyed to an auburn with blonde highlights that I like to heat style and I'm constantly in search of luxurious hair products to keep it looking healthy. The interesting thing about this shampoo is that it tells you to lather 2x: first lather and rinse then 2nd lather and leave in for several minutes like a mask. It is a creamy pale yellow color and it smells like chemicals very much like Terax Crema conditioner and it imparts an instant rich lather (I have tried sulfate-free shampoos in the past but I NEED for my shampoos to lather so I love this). This shampoo is gentle yet effective and not only does it keep my color fresh BUT it really truly makes it look much healthier after I use it! I deducted one lippie due to the fact that it smells like Terax Crema conditioner and the exorbitant price tag ($23 at Sephora).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is an o.k. shampoo. Not too drying, but not as moisturizing as some. Doesn't strip color but neither does many less-expensive shampoos. Average overall. However, the Fioravanti Straightening Gel is AWESOME!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this shampoo for color-treated hair. It's gentle enough to use everyday, and helps my color last. It's doesn't make my fine hair greasy, and has a nice scent. I'm deducting one star because it contains sodium laurel sulfate which I feel is too harsh of a detergent for the hair, although this shampoo doesn't strip color.