3 years ago
I've purchased the entire Hydrating line for my 30-day all natural hair care challenge, where I used only these three products, no heat styling, no masks of any variety and I even put my pre-shampoo oiling regimen on hold, in order to be as accurate as possible with forming my opinion on this product. Glowing reviews online could make you believe that these are the only three hair products you will need for the rest of your life. I have fine, long European hair, natural blonde, uncoloured, lightly layered. I started using Calia products on Dec 1, 2016, seeking relief for dry, itchy scalp, split ends, and straw-like texture caused by dry indoor air. I achieved zero success with the aforementioned problems, however I must mention that this shampoo reduced hair fall drastically, as well as healed cystic acne caused by biotin shampoo I was using prior to switching to Calia. Aside from calming lavender scent, gentle lather and squeaky-clean feeling, this shampoo leaves a lot to be desired, as hair turns out coated in waxy residue that makes it stiff, sticky and very flaky, so even if you don't have dandruff now, you may confuse it for such. Or maybe it was even more dandruff, it's hard to say, but the flakes were unusually large and my scalp was coated with thick residue that could only be compared to day old dry shampoo "leftovers". I heard that all-natural shampoos often behave this way in hard water; unfortunately even the apple cider vinegar rinses have been rendered powerless against the flakiness of my new friend. I normally wash my hair every other day, and it's worth to mention that I retained good hair volume despite the residue. My experiment concluded with hair drier than before, matte, brittle and tangle-prone. I ran out of shampoo and conditioner at the same time, but the leave-in is still halfway full. Overall, I would not recommend this shampoo for those who seek hydration. It would be best suitable for pre-teens who wish to control sebum, as well as for people with synthetic fragrance sensitivity and those with coarser hair structure, such as Asian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern. Hair prone to breakage such as African and European is best to tread lightly.
About reviewer (89 reviews)
SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBlond, Straight, Fine