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Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free 8 fl oz

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Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (18)
  • Cleans thoroughly (17)
  • Lathers well (16)
  • Adds shine (6)
  • Improves hair health (6)

Cons

  • Doesn't lather well (3)
  • Dries hair out (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Oily hair (7)
  • Fine hair (6)
  • Curly hair (4)
  • Thick hair (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (15), Wavy hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (13), Beauty conscious (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Glad I found this!

This shampoo and its matching conditioner have almost completely eliminated the painful itchiness on my scalp caused by what I now know is an allergy to the fragrance and scent found in most hair care...Read complete review

This shampoo and its matching conditioner have almost completely eliminated the painful itchiness on my scalp caused by what I now know is an allergy to the fragrance and scent found in most hair care products. I use them every day on my shoulder length, wavy hair which is left soft and shiny. Both my scalp and my hair feel better than they have in at least 4 years. The shampoo is on the thin side, and I do have to use about one tablespoon of the conditioner, but these are minor inconveniences when compared with how well these products are working for me.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok

This stuff is ok, We have been using it for some time. Finding a natural (Vegetarian) shampoo without fragrance is tough. My biggest complaint is that it dries my hair and scalp...Read complete review

This stuff is ok, We have been using it for some time. Finding a natural (Vegetarian) shampoo without fragrance is tough. My biggest complaint is that it dries my hair and scalp out to the point of dry flakiness , the conditioner I can only use a very tiny amount or my scalp breaks out. I honestly prefer my home made baking soda shampoo and apple cider vinegar conditioner but I use this every once in a while for convenience and My Husband prefers it. Grateful that this is available but will switch if something better comes along. Oh and I also don't care for its smell. But it works for now.

Reviewed by 24 customers

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3.0

Beware of Sodium Coco Sulfate!

By Spoticals

from San Diego

describe yourself Minimalist

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Lathers Well
  • Natural

Cons

  • Dries Hair Out
  • Harsh
  • Harsh Chemical

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • damaged hair
  • Oily Hair

Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

This shampoo is really great, it's 50 times better than your average off-the-counter shampoo due to the fact that it doesn't have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or EDTA or parabens which all destroy healthy hair. However, this does contain Sodium Coco Sulfate, a chemical which resembles Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The only difference is that one is made from by product of oil and another is from coconut extract.

I bought this because the stores I shop at no longer supply this. I had dry frizzy hair all the time but this really does make a difference.

  • Hair Type:
  • Straight Hair

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Shampoo!

By Marilyn Fun Row

from New York, NY

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Hair
    • Thicker Hair
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

    It got my hair very clean and lathers really well. A little goes a long way. This is great for me because I have sensitive skin and there are no harsh chemicals. I'm buying this one from now on.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Nice!

    By Marilyn Fun Row

    from New York, NY

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Hair
      • Thicker Hair
      • Thinner Hair

      Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

      Great Shampoo. A little goes a long way. It lathers well and is gentle on my skin.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Perfect

      By LoveTheBeach2121

      from IN

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Adds Volume
      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

        This is the 3rd Fragrance-Free Shampoo I have tried now & this is by far the best! It lathers better than ANY shampoo I have ever used, it cleans my hair so well! It has no smell which is great for my allergies & its also free of rosemary & all the other things I'm allergic to. I am so happy with this shampoo. I have long thick hair & it cleans it perfectly. This is also the first shampoo that didn't make my head itch. I highly recommend this shampoo!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        My "go to" shampoo

        By AgaMama

        from Clearwater, Florida

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Pros

        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Lathers Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

            I was diagnosed with a sensitivity to fragrance and preservatives and now this is the only shampoo I can use.
            My hair has store bought semi-permanent color and this product does not strip away the color. It is a very gentle shampoo but does a great job cleansing hair. I don't use very many hair products so am not sure if it would cleanse out with only one application. May need to rinse and repeat.
            Overall this has been my saving grace as I cannot use any other shampoos because of all the additives.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wonderful shampoo ... no scent!

            By Bobbi

            from Pa

            describe yourself Minimalist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Gentle
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

              This shampoo lasts a long time and has great sudsing power.
              It rinses clean and has no smell. I am highly allergic to smells in products.
              They seem to all have some kind of odor.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok

              By AZ

              from Phoenix, AZ

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Cleans Thoroughly
              • Lathers Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Hair

                Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

                This stuff is ok, We have been using it for some time. Finding a natural (Vegetarian) shampoo without fragrance is tough. My biggest complaint is that it dries my hair and scalp out to the point of dry flakiness , the conditioner I can only use a very tiny amount or my scalp breaks out. I honestly prefer my home made baking soda shampoo and apple cider vinegar conditioner but I use this every once in a while for convenience and My Husband prefers it. Grateful that this is available but will switch if something better comes along. Oh and I also don't care for its smell. But it works for now.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Truly Fragrance Free

                By Canary-in-the-mine

                from Joliet, IL

                describe yourself Minimalist

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Improves Hair Health

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Hair
                  • Thinner Hair

                  Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

                  I am VERY sensitive to odors and scents. So sometimes "fragrance free" cosmetics will still bother me. This shampoo is great. It lathers better than most the other additive-free shampoos. It may not give the same feel as drugstore shampoos, but it is certainly enough to feel as though your hair is thoroughly clean. Hair is a little difficult to comb through if you do not use a conditioner. But even my hairdresser is impressed with this product!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic!

                  By Brandee

                  from VA

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Thoroughly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

                      During this pregnancy I can not stand the smell of any soaps, shampoos, or deodorants. Everything I have purchased from our local stores that says "scent/fragrance free" is NOT scent/fragrance free. This is the one and ONLY shampoo I am able to use. It is a bit pricey compared to my normal shampoo purchases, but totally worth it!!!

                      I was also worried that my hair would tangle easily without using conditioner, but this seems to work just fine. I have fewer tangles after my shower than I did going into the shower.

                      Hope this helps others.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Eric the Swede

                      from Wisconsin

                      describe yourself Minimalist

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • My hair likes it
                      • No fragrance

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Desert Essence Shampoo, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz:

                      Great fragrance free product that makes my hair feel great.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Straight Hair

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