Posted by jessiakelly (Type 3a) on 03/31/2014
This works great as a clarifier! It smells really nice and definitely cleans my hair. However, while probably one of the gentler ones, it still can strip hair a bit much so I use the moisture balancing conditioner to follow.
Posted by cece steppe (Type 3c) on 03/12/2014
Very good shampoo. It cleanses but doesn't strip and you only need a small amount to get your hair clean. You can also shampoo twice and your hair still feels awesome. Will definitley repurchase when the time come. This is better than giovanni tea tree shampoo. That left my hair feeling like straw and a tangled mess. I love this shampoo.
Posted by emocion2 (Type 3b) on 03/05/2014
I am new to all of this. I was addicted to suds and all the names at my local CVS. But I love this shampoo. It clarified my hair without making it feel like straw. Very happy. It has a great smell too.
Posted by cece steppe (Type 3c) on 02/27/2014
Excellent shampoo. I have tried multiple sulfate free shampoos that honestly lefted my hair feeling like straw. I have used this shampoo twice and both times my hair felt moisturized but clean. I really do like it. Great ingredients as well.
Posted by c0mpanion (Type 2c) on 01/11/2014
This clarifying shampoo is the best shampoo ever! I have really hard water in my area and some of my products build up on my hair, so I decided to try this shampoo and WOW. You only need a dime-sized amount (I needed a little more than that because I have long hair) to completely clean and it sure does the trick! This shampoo cleaned my hair without stripping it and also gave my limp, lifeless, stringy hair a more defined curl pattern. Awesome product! The price can't be beat! :-) I love the Elucence products!
Posted by Few, Fine, & Frizzy (Type 2c) on 12/30/2013
I am reviewing as a Type 2c (some 2b) with fine, thinning, healthy hair that is totally natural, having had no coloring, straightening chemicals, or hot tools used on it. I purchased this shampoo for the volumizing effect it advertises. At the same time, I purchased the Moisture Balancing Conditioner, and have so far only used them in combination with each other. After using them several times now, I am ready to report that I am happy with my purchase. My hair is shiny, with bounce and swing, and I have not been able to detect a relaxing of my curls, which form very naturally in their round ringlets without any stiffness or stickiness. Meanwhile, I have as much body as I think it's possible for my few hairs to have! I should add that I use softened water and added a tiny bit of Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite as my only styling product. Being winter in Indiana now, the humidity is very low, so it will be interesting to see how these products perform during the high-humidity summer. Before this, I was not using any moisturizer (just shampoo and CJCCCCL), because my past experience has been that moisturizers weigh down my hair, but this combination does not do that, and now my hair looks shinier and healthier.
Posted by Shamim (Type 2c) on 08/26/2013
Fairly good product I have 2C hair and I'm very happy with this product. I also got the conditioner and that's OK. I mostly bought this due to the chemicals used.
Posted by lisaaddae (Type 4b) on 08/17/2013
I have a combo of 4ac hair and my hair loves this shampoo! It feels moisturized and clean without that strip-y feeling. I really like the smell as well. A little goes a long way because it can get very sudsy. I definitely recommend this shampoo.
Posted by lilirocks221 (Type 4a) on 05/19/2013
This shampoo + a shampoo brush will REALLY get your hair clean!
My hair has never been this clean in my natural life! Ive been searching
For a solution and this shampoo is it!
Posted by sk00ter_G (Type 2c) on 02/18/2013
This is my 2nd time purchasing this shampoo. Its the only 'poo to calm my scalp through what is usually a dry, flakey winter....and it kept the oilies at bay throughout last summer. Finally found a keeper!
Posted by edrummond (Type Unkown) on 02/15/2013
Great shampoo! It leaves your hair feeling light and very clean. I can really tell the difference.
Posted by luxhippie (Type 4a) on 02/11/2013
I liked this shampoo. I have tried this shampoo a few times and it does not dry or strip my hair. I really don't detect much of a difference from the elucense moisturizing shampoo except color, smell, and consistency-I haven't compared the ingredients thoroughly, though. Elucense shampoos comes in 2nd to Blended Beauty's Soy cream shampoo for me. I have tried many shampoos and this is definitely going to get your hair clean, but it is super-lathery (if you like that) and I think this contributes to a more difficult detangling process for me.
Posted by whirlycurlwind (Type 3b) on 01/17/2013
I have high volume, low porosity hair so it can be difficult to get a product in and out. But this shampoo was easy to gently lather in my hair and scalp and rinse out. It made my curls very happy!
Posted by mzzzmonique (Type 4a) on 12/28/2012
The product does exactly what it says... I highly recommend it...
Posted by Douxiris (Type 2c) on 10/22/2012
Simply fantastic clarifying shampoo! Smells wonderful, and removes all the buildup without leaving my hair too dry.
Posted by mystaley (Type 4a) on 09/29/2012
The best clarifying shampoo ever!
Posted by chiara (Type 2c) on 09/03/2012
this was the first product I tried from my order (which was the first too) and I was stunned!!!
I really love it!! this shampoo leaves my hair soft and shiny and weightless....after using this and a good conditioner my waves turned into beautiful spiral...
I live in the north of Italy where there's no information about how to treat curly hair.. but I found this website and god, this was a reveleation!!! I had to spend a lot of money to have this product in my hand but I would do this again!!
Posted by Claire (Type 3a) on 06/14/2012
I'm using this shampoo for the first time and I LOVE it. I use it with the Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner...the combination keeps my hair clean and soft. I still retain my natural curls and it even gives them the bit of oomph they need to last all day. Gentle, nonabrasive, and smells great!
Posted by liongirl29 (Type 3a) on 03/16/2012
I am usually too lazy to write reviews for products, but this one is so shockingly amazing I had to find the time to write one! I have been experimenting with CG method for about a year or so and only have good results the first day or two after I clarify. My hair would soon get flat, straightish, stringy, flyaway, no root curl, etc. etc. I kept thinking I was overconditioning, and then that I needed protein. But my hair was always so dry right away after DT. I was about ready to give up when I developed an itchy, burning scalp with hair loss and almost like an oily, smelly, yellow sludge on my scalp. One day I noticed that there was some kind of film in the bottom of my water glass. I scraped it out and it looked like crystals. I searched online, and BINGO-calcium carbonate in my water (and building up on my hair). So, I ordered this shampoo not expecting much, and boy was I wrong about that! This shampoo COMPLETELY cured my problem. After just one wash, my hair felt softer like the conditioner had penetrated, and I noticed more root curl, definition and scalp volume while my hair was still wet. When dry, it looks fluffy, defined and feels soft even without product. I am absolutely amazed and can't believe it. My hair is back and I am beyond thrilled. Anyone with hard water should give this a try! Make sure to let it sit in your hair for a minute before rinsing and thoroughly but gently massage your scalp! BTW, I am a 2C/3A with some 3B. :)
Posted by foreverprofit (Type Unkown) on 02/24/2012
I have 4a hair. I love this shampoo, it cleans my hair without drying it. You do not need a lot. It smells great. I love the price, will be repurchasing.
Posted by malcriada (Type Unkown) on 12/09/2011
(Type 4b) This shampoo is AMAZING! I read that it is good for washing hair in hard water. I am on deployment and the water here is HARSH! This shampoo lived up to its standards. I'm hooked!
Posted by carteblanc (Type 2b) on 11/10/2011
I love this shampoo because it cleans my hair and does not dry it out. I use this shampoo after frequent workouts/runs because my curls need to be cleansed after sweating.
Posted by lenaj (Type 3a) on 10/17/2011
The best shapoo ever!
Posted by mfr121308 (Type 4b) on 07/27/2011
I loved it really cleaned my hair.
Made it smell that cool breeze
Posted by spoiledbaby2212 (Type 3c) on 05/18/2011
this is listed completely incorrect . only half of the ingredients are listed on the site & it is NOT paraben free
Posted by piscesforlife (Type Unknown) on 02/15/2011
Love it and the price.
Posted by syrena (Type 4b) on 01/19/2011
wonderful shampoo! . My scalp felt wonderful and looked clean. It is the perfect solution for product buildup. i will definitely re-purchase. ; )
Posted by MirCurls (Type 3b) on 01/28/2010
A really, really good clarifying shampoo. Why?
1. Only need a teeny tiny amount for a headful of clarifying suds. This one bottle will last me more than a year, seriously.
2. Smells so lightly but lovely--clean and fresh, but not oppressive.
3. Cleans totally. I use a lot of oils and product, and while my hair is superdry and needs gentle treatment, sometimes, I need a good supercleanse. This supercleanses.
3. Look at that price! I'm so used to pricey curl products,where shampoos can run 20 bucks, that anything under 9 bucks starts to stun me. In a good way.
I just clarified today. Love this.
Posted by bostonwaves (Type Unknown) on 07/30/2009
When I need to clarify my hair, this is the shampoo I use. Very gentle but cleans so well. And it smells great too. It lasts forever.
Posted by CurlyQ505 (Type 3b) on 03/14/2009
Really cleans my scalp well, yet it didn't dry out my hair at all. It smells really good and the price is amazing! Definitely a product I will purchase again.
Posted by latinegra (Type 4a) on 10/07/2008
I love this product for clarifying my 4A hair. When I feel like I've overdone it with the styling products, particularly oils and pomades, I use this to strip them away. My hair is really cleansed and smells gorgeous afterwards. I'm doing the CG method of cleansing, but everyone once in a while, like every other month or so, I reach for this "poo" this for a really deep cleansing.
Posted by mseabrooks (Type 3c) on 02/02/2007
My hair: 3c/4a I shampoo with this once a week. This is the gentlest clarifying shampoo I have ever used. It gets rid of all of the build up in my hair from the week, which then helps my hair react better to the styling products that I use. The price is great and I never have to use a lot. It is definitely a very thorough cleanser without drying your hair out.
Posted by gilda (Type 2a) on 08/12/2006
I love the regular moisturizing shampoo, but find this one to be too stripping.
Posted by PreciousHoney (Type 3c) on 08/11/2006
I use this about once a week and always manages to get out everything I put in. Great product
Posted by michelle (Type 3b) on 07/26/2004
I love this shampoo. It smells amazing and really cleans my hair without stripping it, which is quite an accomplishment for a clarifying shampoo.
Posted by CurlyNight (Type 3b) on 07/05/2004
This is a great clarifier. I don't CG, but if you do, this is great stuff! Smells fresh, does a great job. I used a lot of styling products in my hair, and this takes care of it. It can be used everyday if you want. I buy the large size of this goodie.
Posted by tmccray (Type 3a) on 05/30/2004
Love this clarifier. It doesn't strip hair or make it dry. Leaves it clean and soft. My favorite.
Posted by gretchen (Type 3a) on 04/15/2004
I really like this one. It gets my hair so so clean. A lot of the products I use are packed with botanicals, which is good, but botanicals really build up on the hair fast. So this is an excellent shampoo to use now and then to remove that buildup. My hair reacts much better to styling products -- giving me better curl formation and less frizz -- if it's really, really clean.