May 11, 2012

Review: Trader Joe's Refresh Shampoo & Conditioner

Let me just start off by saying that I've never been to Trader Joe's before this trip. ::Crowd Gasp:: Yes I know, I was a die-hard Whole Foods girl and also convinced that if you've been to one health store, you've been to them all. Healthy, organic and extremely over priced. Needless to say Trader Joe's was a breath of fresh air upon arrival. As many of you know, my quest for the perfect shampoo has been long, tiring and expensive to say the least. I just can't seem to find the perfect suds for by curls after many trials and errors, I almost gave up. Until I was introduced to TJ's Refresh Shampoo & Conditioner.

At first glance I was a little skeptic about the citrus in it, as everyone knows citrus-esque hair products can be drying. I figured I didn't have much to lose at $2.50 each, much less than any major brand. The smell was delicious though; a perfect mix of oranges, lemons and grapefruit without overpowering each other. I used it in my hair and to my surprise it didn't dry it out! It lathered almost immediately and cleansed my scalp without over-drying it. My biggest problems with all shampoos, even the ones that claimed to moisturize was dryness. My hair never seemed to retain any moisture using them. This one not only moisturized my curls but helped them pop a little bit more without looking so matted post-wash. Now the conditioner on the other hand was a whole 'nother surprise! It was nice and thick, definitely not expected given the price and the smell complimented the shampoo with its citrus notes. It provided enough slip in my hair to detangle and soften ( I usually only get one or the other from conditioners). My hair felt amazingly soft during the styling process, and over a few weeks I noticed one more thing that made me fall in love with these products: My color lasted longer. I've used MANY organic, sulfate/paraben free shampoos and still have not come across results like that so to say this product has officially won me over is an understatement. I am in LOVE.

Product Features

  • Unique Aroma-Therapeutic Blend of Orange Blossoms and Grapefruit
  • Created with Vitamin C and B-5 and Soothing Chamomile
  • Cruelty Free - Never Tested on Animals; No Animal Products in Ingredients
  • 16 Fl Oz (473 mL) Bottle
  • 100% Biodegradable


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One wheeler said...

Yeah i loved the scent as well amd i went to get it today but unfortunately they discontinued that and it was amazingly cheap!!!