Product Review: Creme of Nature Argan oil Shampoo

01:30 Naija girl next door 17 Comments

Hiiiiii! I hope everyone is having a fantabulicious weekend.

Today I'm reviewing a shampoo, full name: Creme of Nature Moisturise and Shine shampoo with Argan oil From Morocco.
   I've used it as my only shampoo for months so I'm more than ready to say how it went for me. This one came with a sample of their Argan oil treatment.

This is how much I've used:
Those arrows are where I got burned doing my yarn twists :(
Price: I got it for N1400 (a little less than $10) from Casabella at The Palms in Lagos, but I've also seen it at Ebeano for N1100.
Packaging: 354ml/12 oz squeeze bottle. The label is waterproof and has stayed firmly on.
Smell: This smells to me just like detergent, I do not like at all. It lingers for a bit but thankfully not until the next day.
Colour and consistency: Golden yellow, pearlescent, somewhat thick so it's easy to control and doesn't make a mess, yet it pours easily.

Ingredients: Aqua, Trideceth-7, Carboxylic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Glycol Stearate, Polyquarternium-10, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Quaternium-15, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 14700(Red4), CI19140(Yellow 5).

  ◇◇◇◇It's sulphate-free, also has no petroleum products. Still, it has other chemicals including meth & meth and parabens.◇◇◇◇

Promises: This sulfate-free formula nourishes and adds brilliant shine, while gently cleansing and detangling.

Directions: Apply a generous amount to wet hair and massage into lather. Rinse thoroughly and repeat. Follow with Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment (I didn't).

My Assessment
This shampoo is the best thing I've ever used to wash my hair.
Cleansing: I used it undiluted- it lathers a LOT and is so effective that even with the yuckiest buildup, I usually don't need to do a repeat lather. It just melts away the mess and rinses clean but never squeaky. It never leaves my hair feeling stripped even when I lather twice which surprised me, considering all that rich foam.

Detangling: They are not kidding about the detangling! In fact I think they didn't play up that part enough. This stuff detangles better than a lot of conditioners. I wash my hair in twists and it as totally unravels them as if they were tangles.
The fact that it lets me run my fingers from root to tip while washing is a miracle for my 11-month post relaxer hair.
   This was my first sulphate-free shampoo and it was a game changer. It leaves my hair so soft and happy that I'm tempted to not condition my hair.

Now the oil treatment sample was just ok. It has silicones which coat the hair and make it feel smooth so that's what it did, but I avoid stuff with 'cones.

What I don't like
1. The detergent smell.
2. The chemicals in it. Unfortunately that's a deal breaker so I'm saying goodbye. I made a personal decision to cut out all products with chemicals and replace with all-natural ones unless there's absolutely no alternative to be found. There are alternatives to shampoos with chemicals.

If you're not finicky abour ingredients you should totally try this shampoo. I predict love.
Have you used this before? How did it go? Any natural alternatives you've used successfully (besides black soap)? I'm all ears.


  1. great review. i've used this my last couple of wash days and it is a keeper. I don't like the smell either

    1. Thanks Harlem! Yeah they did a good job with this. If only they would fix that smell..

  2. There's something about this Cream of Nature Argan Oil line. It always gets good reviews and I think I ought to try something, but when I see it at a bss nothing appeals to me. Good review.

    1. Happens to me too Aine, 'til date I haven't tried glycerin for the same reason.

  3. I like this shampoo and it works really well. My hair is always so smooth after using it. Nice review.

    I read somewhere that okra can be used as a natural shampoo.
    Not sure if it's for me but it may work for you.

    Don't Touch The Hair

    1. Wow I just read it, thanks for the link Uzo. Fascinating.
      It may not be sustainable because I'll probably have to make it fresh each time; but knowing me I'll try it and if I like it, it'll pop up every now and then.

  4. I'll buy it when next I'm in lagos. I like the review

  5. Hi sandra,
    Nice review. Was jst wondering If you could also do a review of V05 shampoo and conditioner. I know you've used the products before.

    1. Hiii! Yes you're right I've used vo5 products, but their conditioners only which I used mainly for cowashing and Ill gladly review :)
      I've never used their shampoos before though

  6. Thanks for the review! I think I've seen this shampoo around, seeing as you said it detangles and cleanses well it'd probably be something that I'd use, but sparingly because of the smell/chemicals.

    onacruz blog

  7. Hi Sandra, I nominated you

  8. Hiya mami...I have used this product before tho....It has a not-so-pleasant smell.

    Tibs Tells Tales

    1. Yeah, so medicinal/detergenty. Ick. But I forgave them the smell for the way it treats my hair

  9. Your search for the organic is going to be a long long one
    Even the so-called organic brands still have key chemicals, so you may just want to focus on DIY-ing
    Still, good luck! :)
    Will shine my eye for this shampoo. I was at Casabella looking at hair products this week and I don't know why I didn't notice it

    1. It's very true a lot of so-called organic brands aren't really organic. I mean look at ORS and their chemicals.
      There are some truly chemical-free brands. Shea Moisture is one I'm excited to try