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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.

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great hair shampoo!

By Dianne

from Portsmouth, VA

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Lathers Well
  • Really is unscented

Cons

  • Thin Consistency

Best Uses

  • ALL HAIR TYPES
  • People with allergies

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

This shampoo really is unscented. For people with allergies who can't use scented shampoos/soaps/product on their hair, this works really well.

  • Hair Type:
  • Straight Hair

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy this great product again!

By Dianne

from Portsmouth, VA

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Lathers Well

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This has been a truly unscented shampoo that actually seems to work! I am an allergy sufferer and need to use all unscented soaps/shampoos/conditioners as well as unscented laundry detergents to keep reactions to a minimum. Some products say unscented by as soon as you open the bottle, a odd smell emits from it. Not with this product. It lathers well, which a lot of shampoos don't, and rinses well.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Deset Essence shampoo

      By Pat the painter

      from Marinette, WI

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Adds Volume
      • Cleans Thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Lathers Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

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

        healthy for your hair and scalp

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Runny and leaves hair greasy

        By yellow goldfish

        from long island, ny

        describe yourself Minimalist

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • NOne

        Cons

        • Doesn't Lather Well
        • Greasy
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Bald people

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

        I like to use natural products and liked the idea behind this product. However, it is thin like water and the small amount that doesn't immediately dribble through your fingers and down the drain doesn't seem to do much of anything. No lather, no cleaning. My hair feels (and smells!) exactly as it would if I just rinsed with plain water. I work out and sweat. I need actual cleaning.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        sulfate

        By ABC

        from San Jose, CA

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Lather Well
          • Dries Hair Out
          • Harsh

          Best Uses

          • Oily Hair

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

          To edit a recent review, I find this product to be harsh. Thinking I was avoiding sulfates... such as sodium lauryl sulfate this shampoo contains sodium coco sulfate. With the little research I've done on this sulfate it seems to be another version or name for sodium lauryl sulfate. I definately will be searching for a different shampoo as I am afriad this product is too harsh.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Sensitive

          By ABC

          from San Jose, CA

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Gentle

          Cons

          • Doesn't Lather Well

          Best Uses

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

            So far this is the best product I can find for my sensitive skin. Not only was I searching for a product to use on my sensitive skin/ scalp but also one that did not include citric acid. This product, after one use is grade letters up compared to others.
            Hair health, I have only used this product once and because of that can not answer if any improvement on hair health.
            I suggest using this products hours before you sleep.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works Great, but it's thin

            By Outdoorswoman

            from Alabama

            describe yourself Minimalist

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Gentle
            • Lathers Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I require unscented products while deer hunting with my boyfriend. If I didn't use the unscented shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, I would have to use the men's deer hunting products that are NOT good for a woman's hair or skin. I'm glad I found these products. The shampoo works great - lathers well, makes my hair shiny, etc. My hair is fine, thin, and oily at the scalp. The only negative is this stuff is kind of thin, so be careful when you are lifting your hand to apply it to your head - it tends to run out of your hand when it's tilted. It's that thin. Otherwise, a great product - and completely unscented. The unscented lotion has a kind of odor upon application. I wrote a review for that as well. The conditioner works well. It's not thin, and I was tangle-free when combing out my hair. I liked that!

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair
                 
                5.0

                love it

                By Haley

                from Grand Ledge, MI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Lathers Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I had to use it for a alternative therapy treatment where I couldn't use scents of any sort and this was the only thing I could find. It had no smell -- not just those things that say "fragrance free" but actually have a fragrance. This one actually has no fragrance!! works just like a regular shampoo just no scent. Fabulous!! I used the conditioner too and it worked just as well.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Nice Alternative, but needs more

                    By Rai

                    from SD

                    describe yourself Product Junkie

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell

                    Cons

                    • Dries Hair Out

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Hair
                    • Thinner Hair

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

                    I bought this to help replace my ordinary shampoo due to the harsh chemical ingredients (sulfates, detergents, preservatives, etc). I was ordering some other Desert Essence stuff, so I thought I would try this. Its an okay product. It is somewhat difficult to later, but I mix it with water which helps. It also has a pleasent smell. I should of bought the conditioner, since this stuff isn't very moisturizing alone. Overall, it does an okay job if you would probably use it along with the conditioner. Plus its FRAGRANCE-FREE! How often do you find that in a shampoo/conditioner? Give it a try if your interested!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Gave Me a Headache

                    By CamilleGrace

                    from Winston-Salem, NC

                    describe yourself Minimalist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I tried this shampoo because I thought it would not irritate my skin, scalp, or eyes since I am very sensitive. Unfortunately, something in it gave me a headache, which is a problem I have with many hair products. Just because it is fragrance-free does not mean it doesn't have irritating ingredients. I would not buy it again.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Straight Hair

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