Best Shampoo Ever?!?!

1.23.2017

You all know what my stance is on shampoo. I use it to clarify with once per month and I use it when I want to straighten my natural hair. Otherwise, I do not use shampoo at all. However, I will opt to use a cleansing conditioner or conditioner wash (co-wash) for my strands. The truth is that I have nothing against shampoo. I just have failed to find a shampoo that delivers moisture without totally leaving my hair crispy and stripped over time.  My natural hair texture is fine, coarse, kinky, and a bit on the dry side. I need moisture more often than not and I cling to my staple products for dear life because I fear a hair catastrophe.


We all have different hair types whether it is straight, wavy, curly, or kinky! But our hair need depends on how fast oil travels down the hair shaft. For curly girls, our hair tends to be on the drier side due to the oils inability to travel freely/quickly down the shaft. On the contrary, straight hair tends to get more oily due to an abundance of oil traveling down the strand. With this in mind, I know my hair needs moisture or moisturizing agents (surfactants) included in my shampoo. Harsh cleansing agents like sodium laurel sulfate is cheap and shampoos that contain it are as well. It's been known to strip hair as well. Gentle cleansing agents does the same job as harsh agents would at no expense to your strands.
According to reviews.com good sulfates include Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Cocoamidopropyl Betaine Methyl Cocoyl Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Sodium Lauryl Glucose Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate Decyl Glucoside.
Other great shampoo additions include panthenol, hydrolyzed silk and/wheat protein, glycerin, green tea extract, aloe Vera extract, coconut oil, shea butter, agave leaf extract, sesame seed oil, and vitamin E.


I have recently felt the need to step out of my hair comfort zone and try new products. Yes, that means shampoo as well. I did a little research online at reviews.com of the best shampoo to use for all hair types.  I was intrigued, so I combed through the article with a fine tooth comb and set out to try new shampoos. It was a very informative read and had me running online to purchase the one that stood out from the rest. The top three shampoos included: Davines Oi Shampoo for dry hair, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day for oily hair, and Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo.  Reviews.com put these shampoos, for both dry and oily hair, to the test. They did not test shampoos that were for specific hair dilemmas like chemically treated hair, or hair with dandruff, or hair that like cleansing conditioners because let's face it. If your hair is any of the previous, it still falls in the dry or oily category.


Aveeno’s Pure Renewal was labeled the best drugstore brand less that $8 and the Living Proof Shampoo was labeled higher end (more than $20) but that shampoo is simply a cleansing shampoo.  The Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo is cost efficient (less that $10) but the Davines Oi Absolutely Beautifying Shampoo for dry hair was the clear winner. This shampoo was sulfate free and provides beneficial oils for dry hair.  If you interested in reading more about the other shampoos mentioned and reviewed, click here.

So, long story short, I took the hair test and tried the best shampoo pick for dry hair, Davines Ol Shampoo and  I compared it with my current Shampoo by Ogx (which is also sulfate free).


Here are the contenders:
Nominated Best Normal to Dry Shampoo: Davines Oi shampoo

My Current Shampoo: Ogx Moroccan Argan Creme Shampoo


Did it create a satisfying amount of suds?
There were not a lot of suds during the shampoo process with Davine's shampoo but my curls were defined. My Ogx shampoo is a smoothing shampoo and I noticed that my curls were limp and the shampoo lathered a lot. I'm not a huge lather lover, especially since I use a lot of product in my hair and rarely see a lot of suds (unless I shampoo more than once).



Was its smell overpowering?
I love the smell of both of these shampoos, however, I like that Davine's shampoo has a unisex/cologne fragrance. I wouldn't mind having hair that smells like either of these shampoos.

How easily did it foam up and rinse out?
I shampooed with each shampoo twice. I received a decent amount of foam for both and they both rinsed out easily. However, I noticed that Davine's shampoo left my curls super springy and healthy and shiny looking.



How did hair feel after it had finally dried?
My curls were very soft and defined when I rinsed out Davine's shampoo. Also, my hair felt soft with my Ogx shampoo. However, my curls were more defined and elongated on the side I used Davine's shampoo. Other than that, there was no real noticeable difference on the two sides as far as softness goes.



How did hair and scalp feel throughout the week?
I definitely noticed less itching on the side exposed to the Davines, which lets me know that it doesn't irritate my scalp.

The Davine's shampoo, compared to my current shampoo is nothing less than awesome. I love how hydrated my hair looked during the shampoo process. If you are looking for a new Shampoo, I suggest the Davine's Ol shampoo! I also recommend reading the post from Reviews.com. It's packed with information and research that was not covered in this post. I can honestly say that I've found a new shampoo and am tempted to call it the best shampoo ever.
I was contacted to review the shampoo article from reviews.com but all thoughts about the shampoo are my own.

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