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Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo

Brand: Jessicurl

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Gentle Lather Shampoo creates a creamy, luxurious lather without leaving your hair dry after use.

4.5 (38 ratings)
Size: 8 oz.

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Gentle Lather Shampoo creates a creamy, luxurious lather without leaving your hair dry after use. It’s not as moisturizing as our Hair Cleansing Cream and won’t weigh down finer hair. If you’ve found that Hair Cleansing Cream is too much moisture for you, then you’ll really like Gentle Lather Shampoo. Those of you who love Hair Cleansing Cream for regular use will appreciate GLS as an alternative to harsher clarifying shampoos. It also makes a great face and body wash!

Available in three scents:

Citrus Lavender

Island Fantasy

No Fragrance


Water (Aqua), Decyl Polyglucose, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, DL Panthanol, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Ingredient Attribute: Fragrance Free
Glycerin Free
Paraben Free
Protein Free
Silicone Free
Sulfate Free
Cruelty Free

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by kmadsen65 (Type 3b) on 02/11/2015

    I love this cleanser, it's light and does a great job getting my hair clean. I alternate between this and DevaCurl No Poo because I think that the No Poo is a tad bit more moisturizing in the harsh Midwest winter.

  • 5

    Posted by pigeonca (Type 3b) on 07/30/2014

    My fine 3a/b hair loves this shampoo. I just did an experiment, using Jessicurl styling products (Gelebration and Coils) but preceded by cheap shampoo and conditioner, just figuring that the stylers - because they stay in my hair - were more important. What a surprise! My hair looked awful. Tried it again just to make sure, with different cheap drug-store products. Again, looked stringy and limp. Went back to this shampoo and the Jessicurl RO (Too Shea) and I had beautiful curls. So this, for me, is worth the price.

  • 5

    Posted by kmadsen65 (Type 3b) on 05/28/2014

    I LOVE this shampoo. It is gentle, yet thorough in cleansing my curls. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even if they don't have curly hair.

  • 1

    Posted by sheenspray (Type 4a) on 04/14/2014

    I wasted my money buying this. As soon as I put this on my hair, it felt rough and started to tangle. I do not understand how a sulfate free gentle shampoo can do this. I've used moisturizing sulfate shampoos and they made my hair smooth and tangles were not as horrible as what this shampoo did.

  • 1

    Posted by juleswilliams (Type 4a) on 03/22/2014

    Terrible on my hair. It matted my hair a lot. I am protein sensitive and this stuff has to have some protein somewhere because it was like I put protein on my hair. It was not drying and lathered ok but my scalp did not feel better. This stuff is expensive and is a definite no for rebuy. Also, I have ordered through Jessicurl directly for this product and others and customer service is not the best as well as high shipping costs. I would give no stars if I could.

  • 5

    Posted by cece steppe (Type 3c) on 01/12/2014

    Very nice shampoo. I was able to detangle while wet and my hair felt clean and soft not dry or straw like. Will def repurchase.

  • 3

    Posted by wish71 (Type 2b) on 01/04/2014

    Tried this about 5 years ago and liked it but shipping costs were too much to stick with it. Recently found a local supplier so bought again. I'm wondering if the formula changed though because I need to use more -- 3x more than AG Recoil. Not good. Needed less shampoo in home with a water softener. Still wouldn't buy this again

  • 5

    Posted by Megabird (Type 3b) on 07/24/2013

    Really type3A--Love this--my hair feels moisturized before cond.--had very dry ends and my hair was breaking. I have been using this for months (with the Aloeba) and the condition and strength of my hair has improved. I like to switch products occasionally as I think it's good for the hair but I cannot find a shampoo yet that is nearly as good for me.

  • 5

    Posted by hburtness (Type 2b) on 06/24/2013

    I love this shampoo. I bought it in unscented but I like both of the fragrances. At first I got the travel size but I loved it so much I decided to buy it. I shampoo about twice a week and cowash the other days. Other shampoos would leave my hair a tangled mess after using them but not this one. It leaves my hair shiny, soft, and clean. I also love this brand because it is cruelty free and vegan, as a vegan this is very important to me!

  • 5

    Posted by luxhippie (Type 4a) on 05/28/2013

    I love this shampoo. It is clear orange color and smells citrusy so I know it means business (citrus essential oils are known to cleanse and purify). It is definitely gentle, not too much lather-which I love because lather means stripping and tangles. I wash my hair once a week with this to get rid of all the product from previous styling and pre-poo treatments. It is not necessarily a clarifying shampoo; you could shampoo 2-3x in a row if you want to use it that way. It is a top notch holy grail shampoo for me-I can't cowash that is just a product overload greasy mess waiting to happen in my already styled and product filled hair.
    Jessicurl gentle lather and Blended Beauty Soy Cream shampoo thank you for being on the market out of the 30+ shampoos I have tried and will continue to try to build my product arsenal.

  • 5

    Posted by merelb (Type Unkown) on 05/24/2013

    I have 4C hair. For those times when I need to wash out gels or butters without totally stripping my hair, I love this product! My hair still feels supple after using this, not dry. I don't get the mega tangles that usually form when I use a shampoo.

  • 5

    Posted by ravenbttl (Type Unkown) on 03/30/2013

    Most moisturizing shampoo I have ever used in my life!!! I usually hate shampoo and opt to cowash because every shampoo I have used makes my hair feel stripped and squeaky clean. Gross. But with this it barely feels like I have to follow up with a conditioner. Never thought I would say this about a shampoo but HOLY GRAIL!

  • 5

    Posted by JJ (Type 2b) on 11/05/2012

    Gentle for my fine hair, cleanses well.

  • 5

    Posted by JJ (Type 2b) on 09/04/2012

    Definately gentle and effective in cleansing hair. I shampoo twice a week, and can even go longer in between, but I generally don't. Before becoming a curlie (yes, becoming. My hair was perfectly straight until Feb 2011 when it turned curly either from respiratory allergic reactions, the medication used to treat these reactions, or the stress caused by allergic reactions. Who knows??) I shampooed daily and started to space shampoo days as I noticed less oiliness in midlife. I am enjoying my curls!

  • 2

    Posted by mayafbee (Type 3a) on 08/15/2012

    This is alright. I don't like the lack of lather that you get with this. My hair still was clean afterwards, I just didn't feel like I was getting so much from the product.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlySings (Type 2c) on 01/07/2012

    I very rarely use shampoo, but this will be one that I go back to when I do. It makes my hair feel clean and removes build-up without making my hair feel completely stripped of all moisture. Another nice one for Jessicurl!

  • 5

    Posted by Aabbss (Type 3a) on 10/18/2011

    This is the best low poo I've come across. It cleans and doesn't strip my hair or dry out my scalp. I have a hard time getting enough lather which might be because of the hard water where I live and it won't get rid of major product build-up (I use Elucence Moisture Benefits ~ 1/mnth) but I use it once or twice per week and won't be giving it up any time soon!

  • 5

    Posted by Taneisha242 (Type 3b) on 09/05/2011

    3b fine thin hair

    Best CG shampoo ever! This shampoo leaes my hair so moisturized but gets it clean. I have fine thin hair so i have to have a shampoo that gets rid of build up but doesnt strip my hai. I am so in love with this shampoo. My hair used to be so dry.Jessicurl products are so good for damaged hair.

  • 5

    Posted by dovelycurlz (Type 4a) on 08/11/2011

    I received this shampoo as a sample when I ordered a product online. I absolutely love it because it cleanses my hair and scalp well without drying it out. This shampoo will definitely become one of my staples.

  • 5

    Posted by mschris (Type 3b) on 09/29/2010

    Great shampoo, not too heavy.

  • 4

    Posted by kellygreen49 (Type 3a) on 06/30/2010

    *This is the same review I provided for the Cleansing Cream too but my thoughts are exactly the same*

    Hair type: 3A, super fine texture, spirals.This is really good if you have hard water. It seems to help remove build up somehow. But it also loosened up my curl a bit too much for my liking. Sometimes my hair felt a bit dry with it too. I liked to mix it though with my GTTT for some extra moisture though. It's like it's not a horrible product, but doesn't provide WOW results either.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlieTop (Type 3a) on 04/11/2010

    This is a wonderful, relatively inexpensive low poo. I like to use it occasionally as part of a CG/conditioner wash routine. It effectively clarifies my hair without destroying its moisture balance and guaranteeing me any bad hair days. I'll definitely continue to buy this.

  • 4

    Posted by AimWard (Type 4a) on 03/17/2010

    Looks like I'm the first 4a (actually 3c/4a combo) to review. This poo is marketed for looser, finer haired curlies, but it performed quite admirably in my hair as well. I'm a heavy shea butter user and I noticed that all the excess oil was washed away WITH OUT the squeeky clean stripped feeling. It left my scalp clean and fresh and my hair pretty soft. It's still a poo, so I only use it about once maybe twice a month. But it does what it says it will do. A nice gentle lather without over drying your hair.

  • 4

    Posted by bubbaloo (Type Unknown) on 01/31/2010

    I have fine, wavy hair, but lots of it. It is not naturally dry at all, and my scalp tends to be more toward the oily side. Gentle Lather Shampoo cleans hair well without weighing it down. The unscented version is great and truly doesn't smell like anything at all. It lathers up easily and rinses well. However, it is a very plain, non-moisturizing shampoo, and the high price for the small size (since its performance is so plain) will guarantee I won't buy it again. If it did more toward moisturizing, it would be better. By the way, I've used all the Jessicurl products in the unscented versions, and even though each has its own very light natural smell from the ingredients in it, I do appreciate the opportunity to be able to purchase products without strong scent!

  • 5

    Posted by jpinilla (Type 3a) on 01/13/2010

    I tend to get oily roots pretty quickly, and the Hair Cleansing Cream wasn't enough for me. My ends are still dryer than my roots, but this shampoo was just right -- oil gone from my roots and doesn't dry out my ends. I follow with Too Shea! Conditioner, and it's a wonderful hair day.

  • 3

    Posted by Unpolished (Type 3c) on 10/25/2009

    This was my first gentle shampoo I ever bought, and I just really didn't know what to expect. I didn't notice a lot of less frizz, but it is something that I would try again, now that I know my hair a little more.

  • 4

    Posted by christine94062 (Type 2c) on 09/20/2009

    Finally ventured up to SF to Common Scents to get this & I am very pleased, enhanced the curls, kept it soft.

  • 4

    Posted by Product (Type 3a) on 11/12/2008

    I really liked this shampoo. It made my hair very mositurized.I am going to use it on alternate days when I don't use the cleansing cream.

  • 4

    Posted by lazy loops (Type 3a) on 11/03/2008

    This is a good gentle shampoo. For non-sulfate it doesn't make a tangled matted dried-out mess of my hair like other non-sulfate shampoos. It still makes my hair squeak a bit though.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3a) on 09/03/2008

    Nice, gentle shampoo for my very fine, dry curls. The Citrus Lavendar scent is scrumptious - smells so clean and fresh. A bit pricey.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3c) on 04/12/2008

    Better than HCC b/c it lathered more, but not enough for me. I have 3c curls.

  • 5

    Posted by Wiggilyhair (Type 3a) on 11/12/2007

    Excellent gentle shampoo. Everything Jessicurl makes is wonderful. Love that I can get in two fragrances or unscented. Just enough lather to let my brain know my hair is indeed getting clean. Has great moisture-so much so that I can get away with using very little conditioner after. If you ever sell your company Jess, don't let them change your formulas!

  • 4

    Posted by songbird (Type 3a) on 03/26/2007

    Really LOVE this Shampoo. Pretty much use it every day with the Aloeba Daily Conditioner. If you like a lot of lather, it still doesn't have tons. That would be the ONLY negative I could come up with. This is a HG for me.

  • 5

    Posted by Ringlet (Type 3a) on 05/01/2006

    Left my hair feeling clean, soft, and happy. Didn't dry it out at all.

  • 5

    Posted by Sue Harper (Type Unknown) on 03/15/2006

    This is the best I've tried for my very fine, soft curls. It doesn't strip the hair of essential oils, but doesn't weigh it down. I can use it every day if I want. I love it.

  • 5

    Posted by kurlee (Type 3a) on 01/18/2006

    Really liked this one. It has a tad more ompf to it. Just what I needed.
    Makes my hair feel clean without a dry feeling scalp or stripped feeling hair.
    I think I have been waiting for this one for a long time.. ;o)

  • 2

    Posted by icequeen (Type 3a) on 11/13/2005

    I really wanted to like this but found it drying. I'm sticking with HCC. However, the rest of my family uses it and likes it. They have oiler scalps and straight hair.

  • 5

    Posted by netg (Type 3a) on 10/24/2005

    The Hair Cleansing Cream was too moist for my hair, so this is perfect! My hair is easily damaged and dried out, so this non-heavy, non-drying, but cleansing shampoo works great for me.

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