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on 10/21/2016 3:28:00 AM
More reviews by husveges
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is the only Paula's Choice product that I dislike. I love her facial cleansers, serums, exfoliants, and toners and I have tried a lot of them in the last six years. This shampoo dries out my scalp to the point that it hurts, and causes little pimples on my back. I use laureth and lauryl free shampoos from Jason instead. If you want a $10 off code for Paula's Choice, visit my Notepad. I have some other referral codes linked there, too.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/18/2015 10:13:00 PM
More reviews by Lady5andy
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
To me this product was cleansing and gentle, not irritating. Doesn't really smell anything, but leave my skin soft and clean. I think that PC products are overpriced now, like really overpriced, but it's still a good product anyway.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
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on 7/25/2014 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by Eire1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I HAD THE SAMPLE. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR MY HAIR AND BODY SO INSTEAD I ONLY USED IT ON MY SCALP.This is fine if you have an oily scalp like me . Based on my hair type and my experience with this I doubt it will help people with a dry scalp. (Let alone anything like dandruff but it doesn't advertise that anyway.) It would be nice to have a wider selection but if you have oily hair and scalp this is worth a shot.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/6/2014 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by nyxy
Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
While not every PC product works for me, this one did quite beautifully. I used up two sample pockets in one wash. My hair felt soft, clean and manageable. I pre-conditioned very lightly with a little argan oil overnight and some coconut oil in the morning. I do that each time I wash my hair. But I kept the preconditioning especially light this time to see what the product would do more or less on its own, and did not use conditioner afterwards. Loved the result. My hair is thinning and either very curly or wavy depending on the weather, the shampoo, and other variables. I let it air dry and ended up with springy tight curls- they looked good. I was worried about tangles but got none.I like the ingredients and cruelty-free policy...it's why I checked out PC in the first place. I gave the sample packet a 5-star, because I saw nothing wrong with it- I can't comment on the shampoo bottle yet. I couldn't leave it blank (I tried). If the site allows updates, I'll go back and comment on the bottle packaging when I get it. I do want to go back and get the bigger bottle but definitely don't love the price. Combined with the shipping ($9) it comes to nearly $24 for not that much shampoo. The website offers free shipping with $50 purchase, and I have been trying their skincare lines hoping to make up the difference. I need a moisturizer spf, but haven't had much luck so far. I posted a review on one of the PC skin care items I tried,I do absolutely love the shampoo though, and I will get it in a few weeks even if the s/h doesn't come down. I plan to alternate it with my 100 percent pure shampoo (the glossing kind)- that too worked like a charm and I'll post a review of it later.
on 9/26/2012 2:00:00 PM
More reviews by EcoPretty
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
My skin and scalp have become really sensitive as I've gotten older. I can't use most salon or drugstore hair products because of artificial fragrance and preservatives like methylisothiazolinone. And I can't use most natural cosmetics because of the fragrant essential oils. I've had nice results with Paula's skincare products the past year, so I thought I'd try this shampoo even though it contains sulfates. This isn't nearly as moisturizing as most women would need it to be. (Who doesn't color, highlight and/or straighten their hair and thus need extra hydration?). The old formula used to have shea butter and other great emollients but this new formula definitely wasn't hydrating enough on my lightly highlighted hair. And I don't think the $15 price is justified given its very basic formulation.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 4/24/2012 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by momominky
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I so wanted to like this, but it left my hair dry, lank, dull, and at the same time, greasy. A rating of 2 only because it's paraben-free.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 12/8/2011 9:14:00 PM
More reviews by firesyren
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I've been using this for two months now and am really liking the way is cleanses gently. I have eczema and cannot use scented body products without the eczema becoming red, inflamed and oozing. I also cannot use body products containing color additives and most plant oils commonly found in body washes break me out. Paula's H&B Shampoo works great for me. I can use it on my hair and need no conditioner--granted, my hair is chin length, fine, and not heavily damaged, but still dry from coloring my hair in the past. I can use this as a body wash without irritation--in fact, my skin feels calmer and without itch or irritation than with the Dove sensitive skin body wash I had been using. The Dove wash also seemed to be leaving a coating on my skin, and this does not. I can also use the H&B shampoo on my face and in place of bar soap. For me, this is a game changing product. I also used it to wash a new tattoo, keeping it clean while not overdrying it. It worked perfectly for that. You can buy travel size packets of this, another feature I really like, because it minimizes the amount of bottles I have to pack for a trip.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/1/2011 11:11:00 PM
More reviews by CobraRose
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Very good product, especially for the body. The only reason it gets a 4 instead of a 5 is that it doesn't give my oily hair as much body as I get with shampoos like Prell or Suave Daily Clarifying. My hair feels clean and soft, but a bit limp.
on 8/10/2011 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by avironneur
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
WHAT IS IT? A detergent-based fragrance-free colour-free mild body/face/hair wash with mild emollients.HOW DOES IT WORK? Excellent and this is wonderful for those of us who live in areas with hard water as the mild detergents allow this to rinse clean without residue even in very hard water.The emollient content permits this to clean well without being overly drying. PRICE: 13 USD for 600mlWOULD YOU BUY AGAIN? Absolutely - best body wash and has the added benefit for working well for those of us who swim frequently and require something that is both gentle but also capable of removing chlorine
on 8/8/2010 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by Alasse
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
I absolutely *wuv* this product! After dying my hair red for a few years I decided to go back to my blonde natural self. Obviously, that required quite a large amound of irritating and drying products. Withing a few days though, my hair was again in perfect condition. So I can definitly say that it works wonders for both coloured hair (the red, which is a tough colour) and for quite dry hair. I am trying out different (read: cheaper) products now. But if nothing suits me, I would definitly repurchase!
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