If you are looking for a natural shampoo that works or if you’ve tried EVOLVh in the past to no avail – LISTEN UP. Stop the madness and the greasy hair dramatics and look no further than the new and improved EVOLVh haircare line. These are my top picks.
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EVOLVh has been on my radar for a few years now. I was originally drawn to their WonderBalm Magic for Curls to style my waves. I grabbed a range of products to try and when I opened them at home the scent knocked me off my feet. It was so strong.
Well fast forward a few years and they are back and better than ever. They’ve actually reformulated updating their scent profile to a complex blend of essential oils, switched out some ingredients for biodegradable ingredients and also updated their packaging to recyclable packaging and packing materials.
Are EVOLVh products organic?
EVOLVh is now free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, petroleum products and GMOs. It’s also not tested on animals, it’s vegan and made in the USA.
EVOLVH also meets ECOCERT requirements, COSMOS requirements, it’s Soils Association Approved, NaTrue Approved and Global Approved.
All of this to say, you are in good hands with EVOLVh. If you tried them pre-2019 and didn’t like the experience, I promise you it’s worth another try!
RELATED: Read about my talk with EVOLVh founder Boris Oak here.
My EVOLVh Faves
Okay, here’s the truth. If it were a life or death situation and I had to pick just one favorite from EVOLVh, I literally couldn’t. It’s a 100% tossup between their SuperFinish Polishing Balm and their UltraShine Moisture Shampoo. Let’s start with the Polishing Bam.
Fave #1: Polishing Balm
Historically, there’s been a HUGE gap in the clean beauty space and it goes by the name of heat protectants for hair. They just didn’t exist. And then last year they started trickling in with one from Josh Rosebrook, Innersense, and this one from EVOLVh. I’ve tried all three of these and by far my top pick is EVOLVh’s Polishing Balm. Check out all the things it does:
Defrizzes, adds moisture, softness, shine, strength, prevents breakage, splitting AND provides UV and heat protection. I know. I KNOW!
But the best part, and why I love this formula so much, is it does all of this without adding weight or texture to my hair. This is a water-based formula that you layer in before blowdrying that just disappears into my strands. In some ways, it’s like adding everything and in other ways, it’s like adding nothing.
Okay I know I said that was my favorite part but really my favorite part is it truly leaves my hair so shiny and soft. I’m like, What is this? VELVET?!
The other thing I want to point out is this is actually a UV protectant too which is #essential for anyone with gray hair. Gray hair turns yellow or brassy from many factors including heat styling, medications, product buildup, salt, chlorine, environmental pollutants, and…SUN! So layering this in before blowdrying and hitting the streets has become mandatory for me. More on how to take care of gray hair here.
Fave #2: Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo
Okay my second favorite (which is actually a tie for first place with the Polishing Balm) is their Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo.
There are really only a couple of shampoos that work to truly clean my hair. EVOLVh’s Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo is one of them.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are several clean beauty shampoos that work “fine” but with EVOLVh it’s like I’m back in the 90’s shampooing my hair in complete and utter ingredient-ignorance-bliss. You know, before I knew the real deal about conventional shampoos and the impact they can have on our planet and our health.
That’s how good this formula cleans. It’s like I can’t even tell the difference. There is no sacrifice. No grin and bare it. No 6 rounds of washing. No greasy nape. Nothing! Just clean, fresh, awesome smelling hair.
All four of their shampoos works great for me. I just happened to like the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo because my gray hair is a little dryer than my brown hair. I also am partial to its fresh grapefruit scent. They also have shampoos specifically for curly hair, color treated hair and their newest shampoo designed to add volume.
Not only is the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo free from nasties, it’s jacked up with nourishing antioxidants and amino and fatty acids like rose hip, seaweed extract, sunflower oil and willow bark to nourish hair.
They even have minis of the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo so you can try a small sample before investing in the full size…
I also like their conditioner although it is water-based and very light. It’s nowhere near a hair mask or a deep conditioning treatment. I do like that it does not add any additional weight to my hair but I also do feel the need to do a conditioning mask a couple times a month to compensate.
RELATED: Read my review on the best heat protectant for gray hair and beyond.
More EVOLVh faves…
Best part? You can check out BOTH of these products in their Smooth Discovery Kit which includes minis of both the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo AND SuperFinish Polishing Balm all for $29 – even less if you use my code.
Outside of my top two faves, I am dying to get my hands on their new UltraFlex Hairspray – another huge gap in the clean beauty industry. The description says “strong hold”….I’ll be the judge of that – haha!
9/20/20 UPDATE: I tried their UltraFlex Hairspray and it did NOT hold for me.
So those are my two EVOLVh faves. Code THISORGANICGIRL will save you 15% sitewide on your first order at EVOLVh.
Check out more of my go-to hair products here!
What’s your favorite from EVOLVh?