Product Review: Creme of Nature Argan oil Shampoo
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:
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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).
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.