I surprisingly really like this shampoo. Is it my ultimate "holygrail" shampoo? No. Would I repurchase it? Definitely.
Chi Infra Shampoo is a creamy, thick, white shampoo. The reason I'm surprised by how much I like this product is it does not contain silicone. My hair LOVES silicone. Typically silicone-free shampoos leave it feeling like hay. Yes, this is sulfate-free. I'm sure that helps a bit. But I've tried PLENTY of sulfate-free, silicone-free shampoos that left my hair stripped & dried out. Additionally, this contains a high amount of protein. That's great for those of you out there with weak hair. However, my hair is relatively healthy (thank you olaplex) and has an intense protein treatment once a month separately. Typically shampoos/conditioners with protein are just overkill for my hair. So I'm surprised this didn't leave me with brittle locks.
Here is the ingredient list:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth, Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Hydrolyzed Silk, Citric Acid, Panthenol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde.
Now...what I dislike about this shampoo: obviously the high amounts of protein (for me) and lack of silicones. Those are pretty neutral points as I already disclosed they didn't prevent the product from preforming well. So I can look past that. I guess my biggest gripe is the gimmicky advertising behind this product. Every company does this. Chi dressed up a protein product as some miracle hair repair solution. I would respect them more if they just called it a strengthening shampoo.
My favorite shampoo Pantene Anti Breakage has sulfates but VERY high amounts of silicone. And since my hair *loves* that for about 1/5th the price, I'll be sticking to the Pantene. For those of you out there with weak hair however, give the Chi a shot. It's good stuff.