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December 13, 2013
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Great product with unfair negative reviews

Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 22, 2013 | Verified Purchase

I have been using this for a while, and for a product with so high organic content it's great! The main features I look in a product are that it is first of all completely vegan (no animal products at all and proper certificate of no animal testing) and where possible, the ingredients should come from organic and botanical origin. I have chemically treated damaged hair prone to dryness and I have not experienced any problems. The hair can feel kinda coarse when lathering, but my hair is silky and fine if I use conditioner after washing. I have waded through a lot of comments regarding this product in iHerb and Amazon (yes, I really wanna know what I'm buying when it comes in big jars like this...) and I feel that some of the critique is kinda unfair. There are some points I agree with however, such as the company being misleading in their advertising. This product contains sulfate even though the description says it doesn't. According to the ingredients list it contains sodium coco-sulfate - yes, it's made out of coconut oil, but it doesn't change the fact that sodium coco-sulfate is still an organosulfate. Personally I have no problem with this ingredient, it's just that I wish they would be honest to the consumers who don't necessarily have that much knowledge about chemistry and the ingredients cosmetic industry uses. This shampoo smells strongly of lavender with a hint of citrus mixed in (mostly comes from the lime and lemon essential oils). Since the frangrance is from essential oils, naturally the fragrance won't last that long. The only way to make the fragrance last longer would be adding chemicals to make the oils evaporate more slowly. You can't have it all... There are a lot of really negative reviews saying that this shampoo is really harsh and damaging to the hair. While some of it might be absolutely true, it all depends on your unique hair type and environment. BUT some people said in their reviews that when they switched from their regular shampoo to this, their hair turned really dry, brittle and coarse, and the effect when away when they switched back to their original shampoo. It needs to be said, that huge majority of conventional and even some products that claim to be "natural" are loaded with silicones. Silicones coat the hair strand, attach to damaged parts and mask the damage - giving the hair shine and making it appear more healthy. All this is just temporary and when you stop using silicones, depending on the types of silicone you have used, the real condition of your hair is revealed usually in a few washes. It often shocks people when they switch to hair products without silicone and find out that their hair really isn't as healthy and shiny they have previously thought. It's unfair to blame silicone-free products for this damage harsh handling, chemical treatments, weather, styling and possibly even years of silicone build-up have caused. You truly can't fix damage for good, you can only mask and prevent it from happening in the first place. All in all, I think this is a great shampoo made with impressive list of organic botanical ingredients mixed with some synthetics where it counts. It also is really economical for a mostly organic botanical product with proper certificates to prove the organic origin of the ingredients and also that they are 100% free of animal testing.

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The Holy Grail for fine wavy hair!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 20, 2014 | Verified Purchase

This gel is absolutely gorgeous! A complete dream come true. I have had really hard time finding hair gel that works specifically with fine wavy hair. I often feel kinda left out in the curly hair community, because a lot of the products and techniques work only with strong 3+ curls... This gel has just the right amount of hold and gives the right amount of definition for my type of fine, soft, low porosity 2a/2b wavy hair. The ingredients are awesome! No silicones, no drying alcohol and no synthetic fragrance! I have to say I was a bit nervous about the fact that it contains shea butter and coconut oil, because if a product has even a bit too much oil, it can easily make fine waves into limp and greasy-looking mess. Turns out my fears were completely false, the gel is moisturising but doesn't weight my fine hair down at all.

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Non-toxic and pleasant

Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 22, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I have used this conditioner with the matching coconut shampoo from Hugo and Debra Naturals and they seem to work well together. The conditioner has good slip and is easy to spread - however I have used conditioners that have better slip and detangling power so I'd rate this as average on that department. The shampoo leaves my hair a bit "strawish", but the conditioner fixes that right up. My hair is clean and soft after using the combo! The fragrance is pleasant, this has natural vibe to it, and it's not like artificial coconut fragrances most people seem to be used to. Usually I don't pay that much attention to packaging but this one has a design I for once can say I like. The top is handy, you have good control over the amount of product you get out and the bottle is flat and easy to squeeze. I often have the shampoo+conditioner combo with me in my backpack and neither of the bottles have ever leaked!

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Great basic liquid soap

Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 20, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I like how this soap doesn't have artificial fragrance added to it, it only smells mildly of natural castille soap. I couldn't even detect any trace of the rosemary extract or the shea butter (which has that wonky weird smell I don't personally fancy that much). I use it in the shower like shower gel and it's mild enough to even use on my face! A great product that is also very affordable.

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My new favorite!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase

This lotion has the perfect balance of oil and moisture. It spreads on the skin easily and doesn't leave it too shiny or sticky. The fragrance is great - not too overpowering, sort of powdery and flowery. I can't believe it contains only natural essential oils. The cream hasn't flared up my acne or caused any irritation. I'm definitely gonna reorder.

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Excellent natural deodorant

Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 01, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I usually have had bad luck with deodorants in general ("natural" and chemical), but this one is mild and works much better than any other deodorants I have tried. I don't get "24 hour protection", but I'm content of it functioning through most of the day. The effect doesn't last for me all through the evening, but this happens with all deodorants. Only antiperspirants give me 100% all-day and night protection, but I'm quite nervous about them always containing pore-blocking aluminium salts. This one hasn't irritated my skin at all, and it also has very light soothing fragrance that isn't overpowering and doesn't linger. I haven't noticed any stains or buildup in clothes this far.

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Great simple lotion

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I have liked this lotion this far. Not too heavy, it's easy to apply and doesn't leave a shiny sticky film on the skin. It doesn't contain added fragrance, however the cream still has a bit of an unplesant odor in itself, which luckily evaporates quite fast after application. The flip-top tube packaging is neat (in general I prefer tubes over jars which seem way too unhygienic...) Love the fact that it's certified natural cosmetic and also vegan!

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Excellent!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 26, 2014 | Verified Purchase

One of the best soap based body washes I have tried! Doesn't dry out skin and smells nice, faintly of lavender. I have even used this as shampoo and it cleansed the hair well and left no residue or waxiness. The pump works well. Very affordable.

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Strong smell and contains bitter almond...

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I ordered without reading the ingredients list and thought it doesn't have any special smell and is just made with almond oil but no. The smell is way too overpowering and I'm very nervous about the fact that it contains bitter almond! It could easly be a five star product without the bitter almond. I have used this as hand wash, laundry liquid, shower gel and washed dishes with it. It works really well in general cleaning around the house. I'm definitely gonna reorder if they drop the bitter almond from this. Even though bitter almond comes from a natural source, it's still way too questionable and possibly toxic - why on earth do they have it in there in the first place? Too bad, this could have been an awesome product...

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Good basic shower gel

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase

Smells nice! It's really affordable and gets the job done. It's great basic shower gel and doesn't dry out my skin. The pump is handy.

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