So you guys do not know how STOKED I am to be finally buying this Shampoo. This Shampoos is by Terressentials. This product was introduced to me by Naptural85 when I met her and Taren916 in Dallas, Texas. Ms Naptural85 (I’m not using her government name unless she gives me her permission) was really excited about this product she had been using. She explained to me, and the other ladies, that when she started using this shampoo it was cutting her washing hair regime down significantly.
The company claims to be USDA organic certified with nothing but organic ingredients. The shampoo is made out of clay and won’t strip your hair like regular shampoo will do, that’s why it’s not necessary to go the extra step to use a conditioner.
The company recommends that during your first 7 uses of the product that you rinse and repeat washing your hair 2-3 times. This will help cleanse your hair properly and have your hair begin getting used to this product.
I chose to use this product for three reasons:
(1) USDA Certified
(2) Came in fragrance free ~ I had been using Kinky Curly Shampoo and it was too hard on my hair.
(3) Highly recommended by Naptural85…a hair guru on YouTube that has managed to create and maintain beautiful African-American hair.
The company has a total of 5 different assortments of this shampoo. I purchased an 8oz bottle of the Fragrance Free shampoo. I also ordered each one of the other four fragrances (mainly to see how my hair would handle them… and to smell them as well) in a 2oz bottle. I think in about 2 months I will have a good review that I can do on this product. I will do one after the first month and then one after the second month of use. I am very excited to use this product!
Update: 01/22/2011: Today was my first go at using this product. Since it was my first time using this product I will only give you my initial opinion… this would not be an official review since I have only used the product once.
So far I like it, I wouldn’t call it love at first sight, but this product defiantly has a lot of potential. It was cool to put a wet clay on my hair, but I was strange because I didn’t get that lather effect that you typically get with shampoos. (FYI: The “lather” or “sudding” effect from shampoos are really not that good because it can be potentially harmful to skin and hair. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
cleans by corrosion. This chemical hurts the hair by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so it can’t effectively regulate moisture. This will cause dry hair and breakage. Doing the opposite of what you want.)
I only washed my hair twice with this product because I got tired of standing in the shower. I did not
use a conditioner, and I close my cuticles my spraying my apple cider vinegar and water mix into my hair. The only products I put in my hair afterwards was my Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk and Coconut oil that used on my scalp and my ends. I twisted my hair in a protective style.
It was weird seeing, basically, mud flowing down your drain when I washed my hair out, but I will say that this is the first shampoo where I didn’t feel like my hair was dry while washing it. It was GREAT skipping the conditioning process. I will tell you, that saved me at least 2 hours. I was about to just able to wash, let my hair air dry for about 15-20 minutes, and then I just began the protective styling process. I was able to do all this while watching “The Kids are Alright.”
The shampoo is available in 5 scents:
- Left Coast Lemon
- Sultry Spice
- Lavender Garden
- Cool Mist
My next update on this product will be February 19th, 2011 so you guys be looking out!
Happy Hair Growing!