Ingredients: Aqua, coco glucoside (coconut oil/corn), sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy† protein, Oryza sativa (rice) starch*, glycerin, xanthan gum, hydrolyzed sweet almond protein, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, Panax ginseng (ginseng) extract, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, Urtica dioica (nettle) extract, Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) extract, panthenol, inositol, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil*, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil*, Citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, alcohol denat., tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root Extract, beta-carotene, biotin, Polygonum multiflorum (he shou wu) extract.
† From organic sources
After hearing about this shampoo in the Facebook group Sisterlocked and Loving it, naturally, I decided to Google it and I found that some of my favorite bloggers anthia-ofo, and Gigglz have used it with success. I found positive results in this product as well and it past my main test, my consultant liked it.
It claims to quickly and deeply clarify with just one application and rinses clean to leave hair shiny, bouncy and full. Also that herbal extracts deliver beneficial nutrients quickly and reduce drying time for fast and easy styling.
What I found is that even though I still need at least 2 washes (no surprise I have locs) I do get a deep clean and my hair is left shiny. I have not noticed a shorter drying time but that would be hard to gauge because my hair is forever changing . And I love it!
. Aug. 2011
Pros: It's sulfate/paraben/petroleum free, vegan, and it lathers! I love the smell, and it leaves my hair and scalp feeling super clean. I love to feel me scalp tingle and this definitely stimulates my scalp.
Cons: It is not cheap! Especially when you compare it to buying a Suave clarifying shampoo that work pretty well for $1. I bought my bottle from Sprouts Marketplace, similar to Wholefoods, when they had their 25% off sale but regualr price was approx $11 for an 11 fl oz bottle.
This shampoo, Aubreys Organic Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo, is a keeper!!!! It is the shampoo that I use to wash my hair at home. However, I still use Dawn for my final wash, every other wash, just to make sure that my locs remain nice and tight.
UPDATE: I have gone back to Sauve for now because I felt like my hair was getting too 'loose'. When I am fully matured I will revisit this shampoo.