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Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is a cvs brand shampoo. I am reviewing the Normal formula. I have oily root, dry ends, high & low lights hair type. I got 32 oz for $2.25 (an ounce short of a liter!) I really like this shampoo. I have always rotated shampoos. I use both high & low end products. One week I will use all moisturizing products but then my hair doesn't hold a style, so I switch to volumizing... My hair gets volume but gets dried out.. This method always ends up doing a little damage to my hair, so I am continually rotating. Now that spring is here in Florida I will have to wash my hair almost daily so I was looking for something gentle that wasn't geared necessarily towards oily or dry/damaged hair. I also didn't want to buy a high end daily shampoo because it gets old spending so much on overpriced hair care. This is the perfect normal hair shampoo.. Note it gives a nice lather but its not stripping & extra foamy. As the name states- just the basics, it is just a basic shampoo. The color is clear, the scent is a very light fruit with a sweet note, the matching conditioner smells like tressemme's moisturizing conditioner, the shampoo is on the runnier side so it's not a thick & gloppy shampoo that is going to over foam & strip your hair. I would consider this to be like a baby shampoo for adults. Something that probably has a good PH, it's not going to add any vitamins to your hair, it doesn't claim to add bounce, shine, or volume.. but, it gives a nice gentle clean so you can use it on all hair types without having build up on the scalp, residue to weigh the hair down, or extreme lather that strips color & dries you out. The only other shampoo I have ever used like this was fantastic sam's brand that was for daily shampooing. This is exactly what I was looking for. As far as the price & quality, it is super cheap but it absolutely does not dry your hair out like suave or other similar brands. When you rinse a shampoo out of your hair & your hair is in knots & feels like straw I consider that drying. My hair doesn't feel like straw with this. I can say this is much more gentle than the new garnier hydra recharge, aussie moist, tressemme moisturizing. Those dry me out and I have to use tons of conditioner, this one just gives the most gentle clean & feels great when you rinse. So my verdict is it doesn't do anything special but give you a gentle clean that is perfect for those of us who need to wash our hair a lot and are tired of shampoos that go to the extreme- over moisturizing or over volumizing. I will be purchasing the moisturizing formula when my cvs gets it back in stock. The conditioner is great. I will be writing a separate review for that. I am really convinced that the gentleness of this is going to drastically improve my bleached hair. I plan to update my review when I am finished with this big bottle. Try it, its cheap, you have nothing to lose, & CVS accepts returns & exchanges on opened cosmetic items if you don't end up liking it.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Grey, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This review is for the shampoo for Normal hair.

I purchased this at CVS on sale for $2.00 for 32 ounces!

I tried it this morning and reallly like it! Its a clear shampoo with a light fragrance. Its a bit thin, but not excessively runny. I feel that the consistency helps me to distribute the product more easily through my hair. Haven't tried the conditioner yet but I plan to.

Made in USA for those that are concerned about that.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-7 Glyceryl, Cocoate, Polyquaternium 10, PEG 12 Buteth 16, Polyquaternum 7, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance.

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