Sodium lauryl sulfate
Posted by Reviewer2487128 on Mar 19, 2012 | Verified Purchase
No SLS this company claims. Well Sodium coco sulfate that is listed in this shampoo has the exact same chemical number as the strong harmful substance Sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium coco sulfate=Sodium lauryl sulfate. I bought this shampoo without checking ingredient list properly first. Smells good but will put it in the trash since I do NOT use harmful strong sulfates in my hair. I hate when companies try to fool consumers. Everything else I have bought at iherb has been good but this one was a big NO.
SLS from Coconut not good
Posted by MacnAZ on Jun 05, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I have been doing the best that I can to avoid SLS and SLES for many months. I was pleased that I had learned that these chemicals could cause skin problems and that it was best to AVOID them. You can find these chemicals in toothpaste, soaps and many other items that will contact your body in one way or another. A couple of weeks ago I started to wonder about Sodium Coco Sulfate and decided to do research and find ANSWERS! When I did the research I was very disappointed with what I found because the companies that are making a BIG DEAL about their product being from coconut is misleading. It is an outright LIE that the coconut form of SLS is different. It is NOT! They are DECEIVING the consumer. Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Coco Sulfate are chemically THE SAME! [CH3(CH2)11SO4Na] There is no difference in the molecular structure. They are synthetic detergents. Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) is made by mixing lauryl alcohol with sulfuric acid and then adding sodium carbonate. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is actually worse and to make it less irritating they ethoxylate it. This means they add ethylene oxide to modify it. This reduces the irritation level of the chemical. SLES is a cheaper form of SLS and that is why many companies use it. The source of the raw materials; whether from coconut oil, palm oil or petroleum does not matter. Through the chemical synthesizing process the end product is still SLS or SLES and it is STILL BAD! The end product is very different from the raw materials that are used. I am not able to put my source links here, so do some research of your own and then we can expose the deceptive labeling that some companies are using.
Not good for my hair
Posted by Reviewer2762075 on Apr 30, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Way too drying for my hair, won't be being again. Nice smell though.
Posted by Reviewer2616364 on Nov 26, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Imparts incrediable shine and smells wonderful.
Desert Essence, Organics Hair Car, Red Raspberry Shampoo, 8 floz
Posted by Reviewer1679383 on Jul 07, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I would recommend this shampoo and conditioner to anyone that has fine hair. It doesen't weigh your hair down. It also smells wonderful, you would have to be a rasberry fan.
Dried my hair out
Posted by 4717978011580640411 on Apr 27, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Did not like this shampoo at all. The scent is overly sweet and artificial. It did clean my hair relatively ok, but it dried it out like crazy. It became coare and tangled and just very nasty looking. If you are on the hunt for volume, this certainly is a volumizing shampoo, but only because it dries the heck out of my hair. After using this, I would get clumps of tangles which were really hard to smooth out. And my hair isn't even prone to tangles in general. Run and do not look back.
Posted by Reviewer2656139 on May 22, 2009 | Verified Purchase
We love this line of shampoos & conditioners!!!
Great Smell and Great shampoo
Posted by Reviewer1812920 on Nov 12, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I love all organic products from Desert Essence, all shampoos, soaps, and lotions. Doesn't make my hair fall off or dry like other natural or especially commerical shampoos. Iherb.com makes it easier and cheaper for me to buy these products. I bought about 12 plus 10 items from Iherb.com last time. I will always buy from this website. Thanks Iherb.com
Posted by Reviewer2688599 on Jan 01, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Posted by lipslife on Apr 13, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Leaves your hair smelling amazing!! Real raspberry smell:) Soo good!