Do you ever have lucky streaks where you randomly try out a bunch of new products and all of them turn out to be fantastic? I've been on one of those for a while with shampoos and conditioners... until recently. These days I keep striking out when it comes to trying a new hair brand. Today's case in point: Avalon Organics Olive + Grape Seed shampoo and conditioner. I had really high hopes for this duo because I LOVE the Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Face Cream.
I'm generally not too picky about shampoo, but I have one word for this one... YIKES. This shampoo made my hair feel like it had been stripped of all moisture and left in the desert sun for a week... and this was the instant I applied it in the shower, while it was still wet. I could hardly even try to lather this because my hand couldn't glide over the strands. I can't remember the last time I bought a shampoo that I deemed completely unusable and un-give-to-friend-able, but this one definitely qualifies. After somewhat washing my hair with this, I was tempted to grab one of my clarifying shampoos just to re-wash and hopefully undo the atrocity that had just occurred.
The conditioner couldn't even begin to reverse the effects of its shampoo counterpart, so I've been using it with a different shampoo to see how it really performs. Overall, the conditioner is okay... nowhere near as terrible as the shampoo, but still not "Extra Moisturizing" as the bottle claims. I'll be able to finish the conditioner, but I don't recommend it as a hydrating rinse.
So the quest to find a great new shampoo/conditioner brand continues! If you are interested in trying out Avalon Organics products, I always find them in the organic product section of grocery stores. If you have used any of their hair care and had a better experience, please let me know what it was!
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