13 October 2010

[review] ORS creamy aloe shampoo

ingredients: Water Aqua , Cocamidopropyldimethylamine Propionate , Trideceth-7 Carboxylic Acid , PPG-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate , Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Ammonium Laureth Sulfate , Lauramide Glucoside , Lauryl Glucoside , Polyquaternium-10 , Cocoglucoside , Glyceryl Oleate , Disodiium EDTA , Olive Oil Olea Europaea , Cetrimonium Carboxydecyl , PEG-8 Dimethicone , Cetrimonium Chloride , Sulfated Castor Oil , Lecithin , Propylene Glycol , PEG-12 Oleate , Silicone Quaternium-2 , Panthenol Succinate , Fragrance Parfum , Aloe Barbadensis Gel , Glyceryl Polymethacrylate , Propylene Glycol , Polyquaternium-7 , Cocamide MEA , Glycol Distearate , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Triethanolamine , DMDM Hydantoin , Methylparaben , Propylene Glycol , Propyl Paraben , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Green No. 3 Cl 42053 , Yellow No. 5 Cl 19140


i am happy to be getting around to this review. as i said in a few pages back, i've been using this since the beginning of my natural hair journey - and even before that. i haven't a clue why this has skipped my mind as far as reviewing goes. i suppose this was just one item in my arsenal that was just there; i never really thought about it. it never gave me any troubles, and i never had to worry about how or when to use it; i just use it when it feels right. so let's get this review started.

you can snatch up an 12.5 oz bottle of this for roughly $5-6 dollars, depending on where you shop. you can find this at your local sally's, target, walmart, beauty supply, etc. like almost all of the ORS products, the shampoo is fairly ubiquitous. it's a staple in many people's stashes, cheap, effective, and easy to find. when i first started my HHJ, i was in love with the replenishing conditioner (i even bought the salon size version). i fell off when i heard they'd changed the recipe and moved on to try other conditioners. 

*sidebar* i'm not sure if this is the same shampoo as the "aloe rid," which i have heard a few different people say. i can't find anything on it, so i'm assuming when people say aloe rid they mean creamy aloe.

standard squeeze bottle which is a little stiff. label is kinda oogleh, and the textured background screams cheap 90s to me, but i don't really have any complaints, haha. like i said, this is one item i don't think too much about. so to say that the label isn't egregiously ugly is fine with me.

the scent on this is light and fresh. it shouldn't be offensive to anyone, seeing as how you probably won't even notice it. not that i've ever had a shampoo smell stinky, LOL. 

the consistency of this is creamy, just like the name states. i love how easily workable this is. you only need a little bit to get a delicious, bubbly lather but i always end up using too much (as always). it's fairly thick, but spreads very easily. i like how easy it is to work all over my head.

when i first went natural, i used this once a month and i'm thinking of going back to it. it cleans very thoroughly. i would say that it leaves my hair only very slightly stripped (if that). i haven't had this shampoo cause me any problems with dryness. my deep conditioners usually put back the moisture easily. so i would say that this gives a very deep clean. i love this after a few weeks of styling with gel - it gets off everything. and i like seeing the soap foam up and clump my curls, lol. my hair always feels shiny and new after lathering up with this!

i would say that this is a staple and i would repurchase. i'm not a big shampoo person, so i've been using this just out of simplicity. but i realize now that i wouldn't have continued to use it if i didn't like it! :)

ftc disclaimer: i am in no way affiliated with this company. i was not paid for this review and the product was purchased with my own monies. :)