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Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair 8.5 fl oz (250 ml)

 
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Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans thoroughly (16)
  • Gentle (16)
  • Improves hair health (13)
  • Great smell (12)
  • Lathers well (11)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (9)
  • Thick hair (6)
  • Curly hair (5)
  • Fine hair (4)
  • Oily hair (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (10), Wavy hair (5), Very curly hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (7), Product junkie (6), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hands down! The best Shampoo ever

Since using other products (cheap & expensive) they use to make my hair oily or too dry and use to make my hair fall off a lot. This is hands down the best...Read complete review

Since using other products (cheap & expensive) they use to make my hair oily or too dry and use to make my hair fall off a lot. This is hands down the best hair care line I've ever used. 50:50 is my favorite because it's for dry hair but it still cleans it enough to not leave any residue. I've been using it for more than six months and everytime I use it, it's like the first time. It's frizz free, shiny, managable, has volume and it saved my hair from falling so much in the shower. I will never buy anything else. Love it love it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tangled & Knotted

This shampoo left my hair a tangled, knotted mess. I knew I was in trouble when after rinsing it out my hair felt like straw and it was tangled and knotted to boot!...Read complete review

This shampoo left my hair a tangled, knotted mess. I knew I was in trouble when after rinsing it out my hair felt like straw and it was tangled and knotted to boot! But I hoped Giovanni 50:50 conditioner would fix the crisis. Ah, well it didn't and I ended up having to comb out so much of my hair that after finishing and gathering up all the knots I almost cried in disbelief. Maybe it was my type of hair or maybe this product just sucks. Be careful with this shampoo.....

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Tangled & Knotted

By Crying Myself To Sleep

from NY, NY

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries Hair Out
    • Harsh
    • Ineffective
    • Knots
    • Tangles

    Best Uses

      Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

      This shampoo left my hair a tangled, knotted mess. I knew I was in trouble when after rinsing it out my hair felt like straw and it was tangled and knotted to boot! But I hoped Giovanni 50:50 conditioner would fix the crisis. Ah, well it didn't and I ended up having to comb out so much of my hair that after finishing and gathering up all the knots I almost cried in disbelief. Maybe it was my type of hair or maybe this product just sucks. Be careful with this shampoo.....

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      1.0

      Absolutely Nauseating Fragrance

      By NM

      from OR

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Gentle

      Cons

      • Doesn't Lather Well
      • Ineffective
      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

        Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

        While this is one of few shampoos that does not strip my hair (no "squeaky clean" feel when I rinse out), the fragrance is absolutely awful. It literally gives me headaches so I can't even reappropriate the shampoo as a body wash, which I normally do when I discover the shampoo is not meeting my hair or scalp needs.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        4.0

        Good for the Hair

        By Ann Onymous

        from SF

        describe yourself Product Junkie

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adds Shine
        • Cleans Thoroughly
        • Gentle
        • Great Smell
        • Improves Hair Health

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

          This is another great natural shampoo that doesn't have all those horrible chemicals in it that damages the hair and destroys hair growth.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new favorite

          By brand_kb

          from Los Angeles, CA

          describe yourself Product Junkie

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

              I decided I needed to switch to a sulfate-free and silicone-free shampoo. I bought this on a whim and I'm really happy with it! I have very long hair and only shampoo my scalp and this is perfect for getting rid of the oiliness. It doesn't later as much as a regular shampoo but that's because it's sulfate-free. The smell is nice but not obtrusive. I haven't noticed any build-up at all or any residue, and I definitely would because my hair is really fine and it weighs down quite easily.

              If you're looking for a sulfate-free shampoo but want a little lather, give this a try!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              In love with Giovanni

              By Diana italiana

              from Victor NY

              describe yourself Product Junkie

              See all my reviews

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                I cannot say enough about this entire line of products. Have not found one I did not love. Bought it because it was natural and organic and had no SLS to which I am sensitive. My hair is difficult to say the least. Wavy to curly if happy. Straw dry, brittle and unmanageable if it is not. I even take it to the salon for them to wash my hair with and always get comments asking where they can find it. The added benefit is the wonderful smell it leaves on your hair. Love washing our tiny curly dog since it makes her hair as soft as silk and she smells great for a long time. If you love this smell try their hand soaps. The bamboo is incredible. Am addicted.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very good Product

                By fee the beauty queen

                from Atlanta GA

                describe yourself Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Cleans Thoroughly
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Lathers Well
                • Moisturizes

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                  I keep haring people complain that the product does not lather well, duh because it dosent contain sulfates me personally i didnt have any problem with it lathering in my hair for it not to contain any sulfates i got the same lather that i got with shampoos and con that do contain sulfates and it smells great i will def continue to purchase

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  coats the hair with a film

                  By Heidi

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Hair Health
                  • Lathers Well
                  • Mild scent
                  • Moisturizes

                  Cons

                  • Leaves a greasy film

                  Best Uses

                  • For dry hair

                  Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                  This shampoo was the only one I could find that did not have SLS and other closely related compounds. I was glad that it larthered a lot better than Aubrey Organics shampoos, but it left a greasy coating/film on my hair which weighed it down. To maintain hair health, I wash my hair every 3 days, but with this shampoo I had to wash it the very next day! Not very impressed. The tea tree oil shampoo by Giovanni is very good though.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  This is It

                  By All Natural all the way

                  from Washington DC

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Thoroughly
                  • Gentle
                  • Great Smell
                  • Lathers Well
                  • Moisturizes

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                    I have been trying to switch ALL my cosmetics over to all-natural/ non-toxic versions. Shampoo has been the most difficult one to nail. I've been through several brands of varying price & quality. But this is it. Giovanni smells great, it lathers well, and doesn't make my hair feel like straw. It rinses out well too. My hair is smooth and bouncy. I also use the conditioner and am very happy. Will buy again.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Straight Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love Giovanni 50/50!!

                    By AlunaMorganna

                    from New York, NY

                    describe yourself Classic

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Moisturizes

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Lather Well

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                    This product is fantastic. It cleans well, and it doesnt leave my hair feeling like straw even without the conditioner. It is all natural and organic. It doesnt get especially foamy but that's because the product does not contain Lauryl Sulfates. Lauryl sulfate is the chemical added to most cleansing products specifically to make them foamy. However it has also been shown to dry the scalp and cause hair loss over the long term. Please don't be deterred by the lack of suds.. the product still does what it says.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Combination
                     
                    5.0

                    I love this shampoo!!!

                    By Lisa

                    from Issaquah, WA

                    describe yourself Classic

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Cleans Thoroughly
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Lathers Well
                    • Moisturizes

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Thicker Hair

                      Comments about Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Clarifying Shampoo, for Normal to Dry Hair, 8.5 fl oz:

                      I have thick, long, and wavy hair. I love this shampoo, because it cleanses my hair, but does not dry it out. I have used a lot of expensive salon brands and I am happier with this product. I love the fact it does not contain harsh chemicals.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Combination

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