I might be totally wrong, but I think no shampoo will ever work wonders on your hair. It stays on way too little to have any real nourishing, restoring or shine-boosting effects. In my opinion, the main quality a shampoo has to have is being gentle. Well, effective and gentle: it has to leave the hair feeling clean without stripping it of its natural moisture and shine.
Dr. Organic shampoo does that amazingly well. It is wisely formulated to cleanse while respecting the natural beauty of your hair. It comes in many different versions named after the most relevant ingredient (Argan Oil, Manuka Honey, Olive Oil, Royal Jelly, Coconut Oil, Pomegranate, etc.) and so far I’ve liked all those I’ve tried. To be honest, I don’t think they differ much, as the formulations are very similar to one another and the ‘relevant’ ingredient is usually listed towards the end (which means there’s very little of it).
At the moment, I’m using the Lavender version, which contains:
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Aqua, Sodium lauryl sarcosinate, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium chloride, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Sorbitan sesquicaprylate, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Caprylyl/capryl glucoside, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Linalool, Citric acid.
Most of these are good ingredients, but while researching for this post I found out there’s quite a lot of controversy around the preservative called Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate: it seems like it’s being demonized the same way as parabens were. I personally never know what to think about these things, so if there are any real experts among you, please share your opinion in the comments.
What do you look for in a shampoo? Do you have any personal favorites to recommend? I’m very interested!