Wednesday, July 13, 2016

June Empties: Paraben Free Shampoo Reviews - Jason Biotin Shampoo, Shea Moisture Wash & Shampoo, Alba Botanica Shampoo

June empties! I continue to work my way through my closet of half used products. In June, I finished off Jason Biotin Shampoo, Shea Moisture Olive Baby Wash and Shampoo, and Alba Botanic Shampoo.


Jason Restorative Biotin Shampoo
Jason Restorative Biotin Shampoo
$7, 16 ounces
Aqua (Water) , Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate , Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract (1), Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (1), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Biotin, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone , Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol (1), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Fragrance (Parfum)    

Review: I have purchased the Jason Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner line several times over the years. They can really make a difference if you have damaged hair. My hair feels immediately softer after using the shampoo. The bottle is a flip top that you can store upside down so gravity keeps product available. My negatives about this shampoo is that it can be a bit too perfumed and that it is thin. The majority of organic and paraben free shampoos that I use are nice and thick (almost conditioner consistency). There is a lot of water in this shampoo. I would not recommend this for regular use because your hair will eventually go flat, but if you need short-term help, give Jason Restorative Biotin a try.


Shea Moisture Olive Oil and Marula Baby Head-To-Toe Wash
Shea Moisture Olive Oil and Marula Baby Head-To-Toe Wash
$6.50, 12 ounces
Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Guar, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Essential Oil Blend

Review: I am a big, big fan of Shea Moisture products. I have used them for several years. I generally stock up at the Walgreens sales. I used the Olive Oil and Marula wash as a shampoo. It smells to good. It also has avacado and shea butter. This is a very rich, thick shampoo. The quality of the Shea Moisture products is always something I appreciate. The shampoo is very thick and not watered down like the Jason's shampoo above. It takes very little product to wash your hair. No artificial fragrances. The ingredients create their own fragrance. Will repurchase this again.


Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Wash Coconut Milk
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Wash Coconut Milk
$6.50, 12 ounces
Aqua, aloe barbadensis, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, cocoamidopropyl betaine, soyapropylkonium chloride, citric acid, panthenol, glycine soja (soybean protein), glycerin, oil of macadamia ternifolia, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, ananas sativus (pineapple), carica papaya (papaya), zingiber zerumbet (awapuhi), chamomilla recutita (matricaria), oil of aleurites moluccana, cocos nucifera (coconut), ethylhexylglycerin, amodimethicone, phenoxyethanol, glyceryl cocoate, macrocystis pyrifera (kelp), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, fragrance.

Review: I'm not ashamed to say I buy this shampoo because of the way it smells. Every couple of years, I buy the Coconut Milk or the Gardenia varieties of shampoo. It's a tropical punch in the nose, so avoid if you have allergies or are sensitive to strong scents.The shampoo itself does the job. The Alba shampoo is mostly water. It's very runny. If you aren't careful, you will end up with a handful of shampoo. Will probably purchase again next year.



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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Good Deal Alert: ZOYA Nail Polish - Buy 3, Get 3 + Free Shipping

Just a quick note that Zoya nail polish is having a good July 4th sale. Buy 3 and get 3 free. Plus free shipping with code 34FREE. If you aren't interested in purchasing that many polishes at once, the code also appears to work for free shipping on a single item. I think it's time to stock up on new colors.

Zoya July 4th Sale Link