Alaffia Everyday Shea Moisturizing Shampoo

2.8

12 reviews

33% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm the lowest maintenance person ever when it comes to hair. Typically I shower, dry my hair with a towel, and go to bed. Brush it out in the morning and either throw it up, pin it back with bobby pins, or leave it in it's naturally brushed out state. In this review I'll discuss both the shampoo and conditioner because I always used them in tandem.

If you're looking for an all natural or cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner, skip out on these. Just trust me. A few times I had to brush my hair right after getting out of the shower and it was TERRIBLE. This stuff leaves behind a slightly waxy film that makes it to where while the hair is still wet, it's completely unmanageable. I felt like I lost so much hair just by brushing through the tangles when I brushed my hair wet. So the next times I used it I always waited until it was completely dry before brushing, but it seemed like I still lost quite a bit of hair. While you're in the shower, it's not that great either. The scent of these is amazing but they do nothing for me. My hair didn't feel moisturized... it felt unusually dry. Also my scalp got SO DRY while I was giving these a go.

Last night, after having given up on them for about two weeks, I read reviews to see if I could possibly make these products work for me. Many people were saying your hair goes through an adjustment period because it's so used to chemicals in hair care products. People were saying that if you can stick it out long enough, in the end you'll have amazing results. I thought, "I only used them for a few weeks, maybe I didn't give my hair enough time to adjust." So I decided to give them a go again. As I type my scalp is so itchy that it's driving me bonkers. These are going in the trash as soon as I get home! I'd give them to someone else to try but don't know anyone closely enough to give them used shower products that I didn't like.

I got each of these for $8.99 a piece at Sprouts and you get 32 fl oz in each bottle!! The pump packaging is perfect. I just wish I liked the products inside as much as I like the price and the packaging. I love the fact that Alaffia is cruelty-free and has good ethics. I've been using their coconut night cream for over a year and I adore it, but these hair products were a complete fail.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I decided to try this because I like Alaffia's neem shampoo, but this Everyday shampoo leaves a gunky film on my hair weighing it down regardless of how much I use. My hair still felt dirty, such that I have to resort to washing my hair again with a different brand of shampoo. The mostly natural ingredients are what I'm after, but frankly this shampoo does not make me squeaky clean.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

After having a brief love affair with a bottle of their vanilla body lotion, I decided to try this and a few other products from the Everyday Shea line up.
I found the shampoo to be practically the same thing as the body wash, and even got the two mixed up a few times and didn't notice anything different. It is a nice mild shampoo and doesn't lather up a lot, but you don't need bubbles to get clean.
If you are looking for an ethically responsible, reasonably priced natural product, then give it a shot. However, if you get bored quickly with products (like I do) then reconsider because the bottle is HUGE and lasts a long time.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I would like to preface this review by saying that I gave this shampoo a fair chance. I switched from another natural shampoo and I used half the bottle before I decided to write about it. I should also note that I have very dry hair that's somewhat on the fine side, but it NEVER gets greasy, not even after four days of unwash, not even when I use deep conditioner.

However, this stuff is an absolute NIGHTMARE. My hair felt sticky before I even got out of the shower, like it wouldn't rinse out at all. My hair felt sticky and greasy before I finished with the blow dryer. And the worst part, I think, was that my hair kept getting stuck in the brush I was using to blow my hair out. I feel like I ripped half my hair out drying it and that royally sucks. My hair has never behaved this way and I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought a big convenient pump bottle of Vanilla Mint at Jimbo's for $10, which is just fine. I like the ingredients and I like the idea behind the company.

However, I cannot stand the product itself. With any other all-natural shampoo, my hair feels silky right out of the shower and stays clean for 2-3 days. With this stuff, it feels waxy right out of the shower and starts to get greasy after ONE day. Based on the other reviews, it looks like others have experienced this problem as well.

My hair is thick, coarse (Asian) and very healthy. I've been trying to make this shampoo work for 3 weeks and I have officially given up. If I can find the receipt I'm going to return it.


on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I loved this shampoo for the first few days that I used it. After that, I started to notice that it wasn't rinsing out completely. I rarely use any styling products in my hair and it still wasn't getting it clean. I really like this brand, but I would not use the shampoo again.

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on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I naturally have thick coarse hair, and lots of it. I've noticed I have a slightly waxy buildup after using this shampoo and conditioner. If I'm curling my hair I like using this product, I feel like it helps the curl stay longer. If I'm straightening my hair I use a different shampoo that does not leave a "waxy" buildup.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I wanted this to work. I love the ingredients. I like the cause. The price is fine with me for such a large bottle... I purchased vanilla mint. I honestly kind of hate the smell for one. Two, it leaves a lot of build up at my roots even with a vinegar rinse following. I ended up purchasing Shea Moisture Shampoo instead but I think that next time I'm at Whole Foods I'll pick up the matching conditioner to this product in a different scent. Since it won't work for my hair but the ingredients are right it's now my handwash. Just an expensive one... but it does leave my hands still soft without overdrying and becoming crusty-dry which is why I can't use sulphates.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased the unscented version of this shampoo and absolutely love it! I was nervous to try it because my friend had used the lavender one and hated it. The unscented one works really really well and has helped get rid of my itchy/flaky scalp problems. It has a really light scent to it that I'm guessing is shea butter and it smells nice. Plus you really can't beat the price!


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm really trying to love this product as it smells amazing (I bought the lavender) and I prefer to use natural products when possible...BUT this just doesn't get my hair clean. I've tried using a pump for each section of my scalp but I still find that my hair feels heavy and matted up. I have very thick hair which is somewhat fine (meaning I have LOTS of hair) and it may work better for someone with short or thin hair where it could work more easily through the hair.

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