For starters, it took all of us a few tries to realize we had to twist the cap to access the product. Once we figured this out, we all appreciated how this dispensing method ensured that we got the right amount of product without making a mess in the shower or having a shampoo cap slip out of our fingers mid-wash. We also give kudos to the gentle formula, which features karmatin (the brand’s vegan silk alternative to keratin and silicone), magnolia bark extract and aloe vera, which helps cleanse, hydrate and soothe strands. However, the results left us pretty divided. While Dubyak enjoyed the rich lather and how it didn’t weigh down her locks, Scott and Candelario felt it dried out their hair a little too much.
Dubyak: I love how I can use a small amount of product and still get a substantially sudsy lather. However, the scent was overwhelming and not my favorite. It has an overpowering flowery smell that doesn’t work for me. I’m also torn on the design of the bottles because it’s not the most efficient. It has a twist opening, which prevents spills, but it’s not intuitive for the first-time users.
Scott: I laughed at myself because I kept trying to unscrew the top until I realized that all I had to do was turn the cap to squeeze out the shampoo. I loved this feature BTW, especially since I've never had a shampoo cap like it before. The shampoo reminded me of the Olaplex No.4C Bond Maintenance shampoo for the way it instantly dried my hair out. The shampoo instantly dried my hair out, which made it difficult to comb through my curls. And even though it did a fine job of clearing away residue and dirt from my scalp, I was disappointed that it didn’t deliver on hydration, which is supposed to be the line's biggest selling point.
Candelario: I love the shampoo design and thought it was super clever, but I’m not a big fan of the shampoo itself. It left my hair feeling super dry. I also have to agree with Destinee that it was difficult to divide my hair and prep it for conditioner. While it did an OK job at cleansing my scalp, I still felt like I had buildup remaining after I rinsed. Suffice to say, the shampoo was not my favorite product in the collection.