TLHL Models: Vixen and Valerie
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So far is the only shampoo I can use without having an itch attack!Seems to clean my hair well(scalp only now).
Big Sexy Hair – Shampoo
I loooooove this shampoo - along with the matching conditioner. It doesn't strip my hair so that it is squeeky clean and I like that. The smell is very mild: I hardly notice it - and the lather is what I would call "medium". I've used many natural shampoos that have next to no lather and non-natural ones that bubble up like crazy. This one falls somewhere in between. But the main thing I like about the shampoo/conditioner combo is how it makes my hair feel and look. I have a lot of fine, waist length hair that is colored - and while it doesn't make my hair "big" like the label claims, it does feel a bit fuller (even though I never blow dry it). But, most notable is that my hair is shinier and very moisturized looking and I can always wear it down. I recently switched from it to another shampoo I used to use and my hair seemed dry and limp in comparison and I had to pull it back into a ponytail all day. (And I used to love the other shampoo!) I highly recommend the shampoo when used with the conditioner.
Avrilon - 2a - Slightly wavy with body
Honey Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
I was VERY impressed with these products. I'm a very "smelly" person and I think these products smell GREAT.
How I used it:
There are way too many ingredients for me to type out the whole list, but I thought I'd mention that there are some cones. Phenethyl dimethicone is present in both, and amodimethicone is in the conditioner.
If I was looking for a shampoo and conditioner and wasn't satisified with my current routine (which is using mainly herbs and oils to cleanse and condition my hair), I would probably pick this. I'm not sure if the conditioner would be my first choice, but this is by far the most conditioning shampoo I've ever tried. My scalp hair is looking really shiny (no conditioner went there, only shampoo), and the length feels fluffy and very soft, like silk .
Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars
Honey, Beer, and Egg Shampoo Bar
I am a big fan of natural products, so I was very anxious to try out Ida's natural shampoo bars! I have to say that I was very impressed. I tried the Honey, Beer, and Egg bar first. It has no added fragrances, only natural scents from the great ingredients. The scent is clean, but understated; not in anyway overpowering. This would be a great bar for someone who is sensitive to varying scents. The bar lathered in my hair well. I shampooed only the scalp area, as is my normal routine. It does leave the hair feeling "different", very clean, but not stripped. I followed with a mild vinegar rinse and conditioned as usual. My hair turned out great! In fact, since using Ida's shampoo bars I have been able to wash less often. I am quite pleased. I'll have to leave a review for her soaps and service on our online merchants review page. Overall, I am very pleased with this natural alternative to traditional shampoos! If you like natural things, I'm sure you will enjoy it too!
Nettle Shampoo Bar
At first I was skeptic and thought it might leave my hair dry and tangly, but to my surprise it was easy to comb out , even with no conditioner. The first time I shampooed I didn't have much lather. Two days later, I shampooed again and the lather was better. Two days after that, I had lots of lather. I guess my hair had lots of build up, but this shampoo bar has taken care of that and it feels great. I think it was because I had a lot of hair spray in my hair. My hair felt clean and I loved using the shampoo bar.
Chamomile and Citrus Shampoo Bar
The smell of this was so refreshing. It makes you want to shampoo your hair even if it does not need it. I only wish there was a rinse or conditioner that left the smell in your hair all day, so that the refreshing smell could keep you refreshed all day and not just in the shower. I also tried the Sweet Basil soap and it made my skin feel great. I have dry skin and this left it feeling soft and smooth.
I was in Wal-Mart looking for an inexpensive, off the shelf, no SLS type shampoo. This is a very hard task! I stumbled across a shampoo in the Ethnic section called Creme of Nature Conditioning/Detangling Shampoo. I read the ingredients and found that they used decyl polyglucose as a base! Perfect! I love that lathering agent. They had two different bottles, same names, different color labels. I chose red because I think the blue one had a "cone" in it. The scent is very plain, so perhaps boring to most. You can add essential oil to it in order to spice it up if you like. I do that sometimes. I found this shampoo to be incredibly conditioning without leaving your hair oily or limp. It even makes your length feel soft. Even though I rarely wash my length, when I do, this is the stuff I use! If you have problems with dry hair, or just want something really conditioning, try Creme of Nature!
Fox turned me onto the Creme of Nature Shampoo. I would never have thought to look in the ethnic hair section for products. Most of the conditioning and styling products contain mineral oil/petroleum jelly but there are a few interesting products and one of them is the Creme of Nature Shampoo (made by a company owed by Revlon by the way). I think it's absolutly the best shampoo I've used during the past year. I can shampoo my length without worrying about overdrying/tangling it, and although it feels so conditioning on my scalp it doesn't seem to weigh my hair down near the scalp. It's the perfect shampoo in my opinion. Makes it feel like you're washing with soft water.
Fox suggested this to me, and I love it. My hair was badly neglected,
even though I conditioned it and used a leave-in conditioner. Creme of
Nature Professional shampoo is super rich, I needed very little of it
to wash even the length of my hair. It even looks yummy. I could run my
fingers through my wet hair right after using it, that has never happened
before. My hair was super dry. My DH used it, his hair has to be washed
every day because it's a bit oily. He used the Creme of Nature yesterday
and didn't do a thing with his hair today, by this evening it was still
looking fantastic. I repeat, I LOVE this stuff.
I LOVE this shampoo. I've only used it once, so I'd like to try it a few more times. But, initial results have been fabulous.
It lathered well and spread very easily throughout my hair so I didn't feel any pulling or tugging like I sometimes feel with non-SLS shampoos. I used the no cone normal hair formula. It really is very moisturizing, much more so than other 'moisturizing' formulas. The smell is not at all unpleasant, but nothing to rave about either, IMO. I may add my own scent to, but could definately just use it as is also.
I used it after letting AO GPB sit on my wet hair for about 5 minutes, I rinsed my scalp area and then applied the shampoo, rinsed well and used AO Island Naturals Creme Rinse. My hair had a pretty good amount of oil on it when I started since I'd oiled the length in the morning a few hours before washing, I also use some oils to scalp massage on wash days. So, while it actually cleaned my hair very well while leaving lots of moisture in. My hair has lots of body, bounce, shine and is so silky and soft!
I am very impressed with this shampoo so far and will definately see
how my hair does over the next few days and then the next few washes with
this, but I think it's definately going to be a keeper!!
Doctor Burt's Feeling Flaky? Shampoo
I have weird skin. When I get dandruff-y, whatever I use to try and help usually makes it worse. Usually I end up doing what I normally do and just waiting until whatever it is goes away by itself.
Enter Dr. Burt's Feeling Flaky? I saw it at Long's, read the ingredients and decided to try it. I love it. It works on me, something nothing else does. It smells good (although it's the only Burt's Bees product I can think of that doesn't smell like something I'd like to eat with a spoon ). It's a little thin and doesn't lather much, but overall, I like it.
Ingredients: vegetable glycerin, lemon fruit water, sugar and coconut cleanser, sugar and corn cleanser, willowbark extract, peppermint leaf extract, willow leaf extract, burdock root extract, nettle leaf extract, yucca extract, cedar leaf oil, tea tree oil, lemon oil, rosemary oil, juniper oil, peppermint oil, xanthan gum, sugar and natural enzymes.
It only took a couple of washes to completely clear up the breakout and
it leaves my hair feeling nice, too-not all dry and crunchy like the usual
dandruff shampoos do. I'll definitely be keeping a bottle of this in my
"Normal and Color Treated"
Dove hair shampoo (there are different types, for oily hair, colored,
My mum is using the one for COLORED hair and it is definitely the best
Everyday Mehndi (henna)
The fragrance of these powders is fantastic. I can't get get enough of sniffing them, and this is from someone who is not overly fond of herbal aromas, in general.
I did a wash with 1 1/2T. of the Herbal Wash Powder dissolved in 1 cup of warm water. I poured it over dry hair, let it sit while doing other showerly duties, rinsed, and conditioned as usual. The results were good, but for two things. My scalp doesn't always get super clean with these gentle washes, and at 1 1/2T. per time, the powder is going to get used up quickly. I need to find something to boost the cleaning power and also allow me to use less powder to make it more economical.
Ion Anit Frizz Straight Solutions Shampoo
Avrilon's review is for several products in the same line, sampled together. In order for her results to be accurate, I am including all reviews on all pages for these products categories.
I’ve not dried my hair with a blow dryer in awhile and today just wanted smooth, sleek, “finished” looking hair for a change. I love my wimpy waves, but some days they just look frizzy and unkempt – and not so good for wearing down. I miss wearing my hair down, so decided to try out the straightening products I recently bought at Sally’s. Since Betty is always recommending Ion products, I decided to buy their Anti-Frizz Straight Solutions Straightening Shampoo, Anti-Frizz Straight Solutions Straightening Conditioner and Anti-Frizz Straight Solutions Straightener (leave-in).
The shampoo was thick and distributed very nicely throughout my hair. I decided to wash my length for a change to test the shampoo's straightening and frizz reducing claim. It had a light, cherry smell to it that I liked a lot. It rinsed out easily, leaving my hair feeling soft and pliable. My hair wasn’t “squeaky” clean (which is good because I don’t like that stripped of all oils feeling) and I could probably have gone without a conditioner if I’d wanted to. *A thumbs up on the shampoo!*
The conditioner was very thick and coated my hair nicely. It had a lot of slip and also had the light cherry smell. I left it on my hair for about 5 minutes and then rinsed it all out. It rinsed out easily, but left my hair feeling very smooth and soft – and extremely easy to get a comb through after I took it down from the towel. *A thumbs up on the conditioner!*
After combing out my hair (not one tangle!) I applied a big blob (maybe the size of a nickel if it was a sphere) of the leave-in to my hair at and below ear level. I let it air dry for about 15 minutes and then blow dried on low heat. My hair dryer has a cool setting, a warm setting and a hot setting. The warm setting is just warm. If I point it at my skin indefinitely, it just feels warm – so I know I’m not burning my hair. I also put it on the medium setting for air flow – so that the air isn’t whipping it about. I had my head upside down part of the time, and used my nylon bristle paddle brush – for smoothing the hair as I dried it. When dry, my hair was very smooth, sleek and soft. I can run my fingers through it easily and it doesn’t feel like it has any product on it. *A thumbs up on the leave-in!*
My hair smells only very lightly of the cherry scent. It feels wonderful and hydrated. I intentionally didn’t put on my usual jojoba and shea butter leave-ins – just for an experiment. For today, my hair looks and feels GREAT. The little short, growing-in hairs are still sticking out a bit, but these products are working better at getting rid of the frizzies and flyaways than some expensive, salon products I’ve tried.
So, I give the whole line a thumbs up!
I love the ion straightening shampoo. Iwas using pantene curly to straight shampoo and it was horrible. It still felt dry and my hair much more curlier then straight. So i was in sallys and decided to try the ion straightening. Its perfect, it smells good it does what its says,unlike so many false advertiesing product. I have waavy hair and it smoothed it at least 50 percent. I love this product and it will be my shampoo from now on.
Ion Moisture Shampoo
This is another favorite of mine. I tossed some old recently, and went and got some new. I wish our Sally's carried the matching conditioner. I love, love, love, their products!
I have used Ion shampoo on the recommenation of my daughter because it is 100% Vegan and so am I. The shampoo worked great and smells fresh. However, there are several ingredients in it that are potentially carcinogenic. The balance of the shampoo is now trash. I refuse to use a product that is dangerous and 100% vegan is no longer a selling point for me. It's imperative to read labels for the sake of your life and the planet. I will be more diligent next time.
Hi everyone. I have been using Ion hair colour, developer, shampoo and hairspray for a while. I totally love the products. My only problem using these products are with the shampoo bottle. It is a hard plastic and the shampoo is very thick. Trying to get the thick shampoo out of a small hole from a hard plastic bottle sure gives you a hand workout. I would suggest redesigning the bottle for this shampoo.Thanks for your time
This is a shampoo very similar to Creme of Nature. It is incredibly conditioning and gentle. It does not have much of a scent, very plain. My only complaint is that there is something in there that slightly irritates my scalp. However, my scalp is very sensitive. My sister doesn't have any trouble with it on her scalp, and she likes it very much. For dry hair or hair that needs some help with tangles, IsoPlus and Creme of Nature are really fantastic!
Kirk's Natural Castile Soap
Sorry guys, but I just had to tell you all about this product that I have been using for about 2 months now. I have been doing my scalp wash with Kirk's Natural Castile soap. Kirk's Castile is a soap bar that lathers awsomely in hard water, cleans squeeky clean, and rinses totally away without residue. I have a oily scalp (even more so since I am using the oils on my ends) and this soap is the most wonderful shampoo I have ever used on my scalp. It is all natural and its base ingredients are coconut oil and soap of coconut. I have found out that I don't need any other type of shampoo as my hair and scalp love it. I know several of you have stated that you do not like castile soap washes and I was just wondering which one you had used. This is definately not the "liquid castile" soap generally used in soap suds enemas. Heehee, sorry that's the nurse in me coming out. <--- Explains why it took me a while to try it, but I am so glad I did. Has anyone on here ever tried Kirks before? I can get the bar soap at the local Cracker Barrel (of all places) for about $.99 a bar. Anyhow, this is a great product for oily scalps and I would guess for dry too. And that's my 2 cents worth
Kartwright - 3AFii
L'Oreal Smooth Vive Shampoo
I have used the 3 products in this line for a month now,
and I LOVE them! There are 3 products which include a shampoo, conditioner
and leave in treatment. The Shampoo is wonderful. It smoothes your hair
without leaving it heavy.
Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo
The Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo really cuts through
greasy grimy hair and leaves it shiny and bouncy. It's expensive so I
wouldn't use it everyday. I've brought it with us for a camping trip because
it works well to really clean the hair.
I like the smell of this shampoo. It's interesting.
It seems to help my hair... probably because of the protein factor. It
makes my hair feel thicker.
I was skeptical of Lush shampoos due to the SLS factor.
This shampoo uses ALS, which up until now hasn't been great for my scalp.
This shampoo has not bothered my scalp at all! It cleans well, and leaves
a great scent in my hair. I also think it adds a nice shine. Thumbs up
for this Lush shampoo!
LUSH Karma Komba Shampoo
Mmmmmmm! This has a fantabulous smell! It's a solid shampoo and is green, and just AMAZING smelling! I wish I could list the ingredients but its one of those that comes wrapped in paper, and nothing is written on it but the name of the shampoo and how to use it.
I used this for a scalp only wash; my scalp hair is soft, my scalp feels
moisturized, and above all, smells GREAT! I would recommend this to all
"Lushettes" (as Martine puts it ) because I love it!
LUSH Karma scent is patchouli, orange and lavender. Leia, so you like the Karma scent too! I LOVE the scent of LUSH Karma! It's an amazingly sensual scent. I hadn't planed on getting this but now you're got me thinking about it. When I went to Vancouver last week I brought only a LUSH solid shampoo to use on hair, body and face (Irresistible Bliss which is honeysuckle scented and smells similar to AO Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo).
Karma is LUSH's signature fragrance. They offer an entire Karma line that includes perfume, a gold pyramid shaped bath melt, ballistic, soap, dusting powder and now the shampoo you just tried.
Just a personal note, there are always little errors on the LUSH websites like discrepancies between the ingredient listings on the site and the packaging, small technical stuff, problems with correct disclosure of shipping charges (which they know about), so don't be surprised. For example they list the "ingredient key" on the website as being text in black, red and green referring to safe synthetics, natural products and organic products but then use black, red and blue text. Drives me nuts. I think they want to send out the message they're happy to be human LOL.
Hopefully these links get to the Karma Komba Solid Shampoo (pronounced "comber", not the way is incorrectly says on the website -- yet another LUSH error!) and the fragrance collection:
I tried the Lush Karma Komba solid shampoo bar on a recommendation from Loomite Leia. Leia, I have to tell you I was very impressed with this shampoo! So impressed that I'm definately going to include it in my regular rotation of favorites
The first great thing about this solid shampoo is the the wonderful Lush Karma scent of orange, patchouli and spices. Lush offers this scent as a fragrance, soap and powder too. But the Karma Komba shampoo scent experience differs from the fragrance product because it also has a soapy scent to it, and it's less intense than the fragrance experience because you're washing with it, not using it to linger as a perfume. The result with the Karma shampoo compared to the fragrance is a soapy more herbally Karma experience, yet one that's really lasting as it scents hair.
The second and most important thing is how it makes hair feel super silky and tangle-free even when wet. I could not believe how nice my hair felt when wet. Usually shampoos applied to my length make my wet hair feel stiff and matted so I normally CWC (conditioner only on length). But Karma Komba made the length feel slippery in the way soft water makes it feel (I have hard water). The only other shampoo I've used that makes my length feel this way is Creme of Nature Shampoo.
After I shampooed and rinsed the scalp and length with the Karma Komber I decided to shampoo again but using a different product. The next shampoo product gave me the usual stiff and matted feel. So I decided to try shampooing everything again with Karma Komber (3rd wash now) and that nice slippery silkiness was back instantly. Even after rinsing, my hair still had that nice feel to it. Although I followed with conditioner I think I could even have done without it. This Lush shampoo is a keeper!
Here is information on the product for anyone interested:
Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Perfume, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis), Lavendin Oil (Lavendula hybrida), Pine Oil (Pinus), Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogan flexuosus), Elemi Oil (Canarium commune), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Colour 42045, Roman Chamomile Flower (Anthemis nobilis),
The Lush Green Karma Komba bar (pronounced comber, as is beach) is fine for all hair types. It deep cleans and de-tangles making it easier to comb (or komb) and it is perfumed with our own sensual karacteristic Karma fragrance. Karma is made with a blend of essential oils which, as well as smelling like oranges landing in a bowl of eastern spices, happens to be wonderful for toning your scalp and balancing sebum production. Patchouli is said to be particularly helpful with scalp problems. Karma was a fragrance longing to be put into a shampoo.
Lush Rehab Shampoo
Lush Seanik Shampoo
Seanik, a new Lush shampoo to try! Oh boy, as if I need yet another shampoo! Well I certainly do enjoy having variety in my product selection and this one sounded interesting because of the sea salt and seaweed and essential oils including lemon, mimosa, orange blossom and jasmine. It’s a turquoise blue color with little bits of seaweed and it has a light clean scent of a fragrant Lush sea to it J Plus I like the sea themed products Lush makes so I decided to give this one a go.
Ooooooooooooooo! I really like how this makes my scalp feel. My scalp has that ‘squeaky clean’ feel to it, and in a good way too. Just a little lathers like crazy and it feels luxurious, creamy, slippery (reducing friction).
Here is information on Seanik for those interested:
Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Irish Moss Gel (Chondrus crispus), Perfume, Nori Seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus), Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Mimosa Absolute (Mimosa tenuiflora), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus dulcis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Cocamide DEA, Colour 42045.
LUSH Stimulating Spice Shampoo Bar
So far, I have had better results with Lush shampoos than with any other shampoo I have used. It leaves my hair soft and moisturized, as did this shampoo. Plus, it smells GREAT, like cinnamon and spices and the scent is just intoxicating!
Unfortunately, there were no ingredient listings. Also, I went to LUSH's site and they don't have this product listed there. It is a similar color to Irresistible Bliss (red!) and I really enjoyed using this shampoo.
LUSH Trichomania Solid Shampoo
This shampoo is just divine!! It was my first experience of a solid shampoo and I am hooked!! This delicious shampoo smells of coconuts, and contains moisturizing coconut cream. I apply this shampoo by rubbing it in my hands to work up a lather, then applying this to my scalp. I have also used it on my length (if I do this I rub the bar directly onto the hair), followed by a conditioner. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling soooo soft, silky and conditioned. I almost feel that I could go without a conditioner!! It did leave the length feeling a bit strange at first, but once the hair has dried it feels lovely. Despite being so gentle, this shampoo also washes oil out of my hair, and is an effective cleanser.
Using LUSH products is so much fun! This shampoo smells delicious, is novel (the bar concept) and actually works!! I would highly recommend it!
Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Creamed Coconut (Cocos nucifera), Glyceryl Stearate (&) PEG-100 Stearate, Cocoamide DEA, Lecithin, Perfume, Vetivert Oil (Vetivera zizanoides).
Chiming In to agree with Lucy... I love this shampoo too and it
smells really great!
Morrocco Method (Fire) Shampoo
I have been using the Morrocco Method (MM) for about 6 months, and I'm very pleased with the results. It leaves my scalp very clean and has significantly reduced shedding. MM is a completely natural line that uses no detergents or soaps. Go here for more info:
Here is an example of the shampoo ingredients:
Ingredients for MM FIRE shampoo:
raw, organic, unfiltered, unpasturized apple cider vinegar — natural preservative with live enzymes
aloe vera — healing & moisturizing
natural soapbark from Chile, Chinese green tea from Shanghai cactus from Mexico — rich, natural foaming botanicals
brown & red algae — absorbs impurities
kelp & irish moss — stimulates & protects
92 trace minerals — natural preservatives
essential oils of almond, apricot, ginger, lemon verbena, sesame, tangerine
While the MM shampoos may not be for everyone, they certainly have their place in my stash of hair care supplies. I enjoy the clean feel my scalp gets. It really leaves my scalp feeling so good... no itchies! The lather agents are different, so you do have to learn how to make the most of the lathering you can get. Still... if you are familiar with natural products and want something sulphate free and herbal based, you should enjoy the MM shampoos!
Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo
I love the NG tea tree shampoo although I have thought about
getting the jojoba or the awapui. It's supposed to be for dandruff but
I really like it in general and it gives me good results. Wonderful stuff
and a decent price.
Phyto Citrus shampoo and mask
I recently colored my hair with Clariol Natural Instincts to brighten my fastly fading natural red hair. I used the whole tube of conditioner that comes with the color and left it on while I took a bath. The first wash after coloring (48 hours), was the Phytocitrus shampoo. Good shampoo for after color...at least for me didnt fade my red at all. I used the mask for at least 10-12 min....the jar says 2-5 depending on how porus your hair seems. It left my hair feeling soft and curls had good bounce. I wash everyday and i am using this duo ....about twice a week. i just leave the mask on 5 minutes now. I dont want to over due plus this stuff is great but alittle pricey. The other days I use Tigi Oatmeal & Honey shampoo and conitioner. Just thought I would share my experience.
Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey Shampoo
This is a great smelling shampoo and has really good stuff for your hair.
It's just as high end as Lush and has just as many great things in it
like vitamins and jojoba and other stuff.
I use this shampoo as my major shampoo in my routine and I love
it...the smell is a little strong for me but I got used to it and my hair
TIGI CATWALK FASHIONISTA
If you want your henna or color to last Tigi Catwalk Fashionista is the way to go. It's got good things for your hair and will help retain your color.
Timotei 2 in 1 S&C (Refreshing Cucumber )
This is perfect for CWC. My old shampoo gave me dry scalp, but since this has conditioner in it, it's moisturizing. It's also very mild, but gets the cleaning job done.
I think it would be better for me to list the ingredients while I do product reviews, so that people who buy things based on ingredients can get an idea of what's in it before they decide to buy it. So here are the ingredients in this shampoo:
Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate *note - some of them have Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate, it will be indicated on the bottle*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Dimethiconol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dimethiconol/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, PPG-9, Laureth-23, Parfum, Cucumis Sativus.
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