Finding a green replacement for my shampoo was a labor of love to say the least. I tried a minimum of ten nontoxic shampoos and while they were not poisoning me, they were also not cleaning my hair. So I was at my wits end thinking I either had to live with greasy hair OR go back to my toxic roots. What is a girl to do!? Well friend, I’ve got the answer…
And it’s called True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo! This shampoo is not only nontoxic but it actually works. And when I say works, I mean after a wash there is no heaviness, no grime, no grit, no dirty smell. Just pure lightness, bounce and cleanliness.
The first time I tried this shampoo, I honestly couldn’t believe it. It busted every one of my nontoxic shampoo beliefs. My first qualm with green shampoos is they don’t work. This one does.
My second qualm is they don’t foam up. This one does.
Third, I end up using half the bottle of shampoo to try and get my hair clean because my hair feels dirty and I am doing five rounds of washing. Not economical and I can’t stand raisin fingers. With True Botanicals, I do two rounds of washing and it works like a charm.
How To Wash
How you wash your hair makes a difference. There actually is a right way and a wrong way to wash your hair. The key is getting to the scalp. If you are just putting shampoo on top of your hair and rubbing it around, you are still going to be left with a dirty scalp and that grimy feeling will linger.
The best way to wash your hair is to split your hair down the middle and again on the sides, making an “X” pattern in your hair. Then put a small amount of product in those part lines as well as along your hair and neck line. I’m talking one to two pumps in total. Give that a good scrub. Use your fingertips to get to your scalp. Rinse and REPEAT. The first wash is to loosen up the grime. The second wash is to actually clean your scalp. Two rounds is essential.
Also KEY. Don’t add conditioner to your scalp! Add 1-2 pumps of conditioner and apply midway down your hair and work into ends. Do all of your other cleaning and shaving and rinse right before you exit the shower.
I’ve been using this shampoo for over 3 years now and it has TOTALLY changed my hair game. With drugstore nontoxic shampoos, I used to have to wash my hair every day and stretching it would be every other day. After that my hair looked terrible, stringy and just straight up dirty. Now that I’ve been using True Botanicals Shampoo, I realized I am going an average of three days in-between washings.
I used to use and love their conditioner too but they reformulated it in 2019 and it’s too heavy for me now so I’ve switched to this one and I love it.
Also be sure to check how I style my hair both straight and curly in this post + video!
A Shampoo That Works With Your Body
Conventional shampoos use ingredients like SLS and other toxic ingredients that strip oils from your hair leaving your hair feeling non-greasy. This is great except the fact that stripping oils from your face, hair and body actually put your sebaceous glands into overdrive creating more oil to compensate for the oil that was removed. This approach gives your head a 24/7 open invite to oil slick city, requiring daily washes because you are sporting oily bangs by noon. Do you see the difference? One product actually works with your body and helps it function in optimal oil homeostasis while the other puts your body way out of whack causing the need for over-washing due to over production.
This shampoo is great for all hair types including dry, damaged and color-treated hair. Oh and another super important point – the smell is beautiful. Nothing worse than washing your hair with a wonky smelling shampoo – this one totally jibes with the goal of wanting to feel and smell clean. Nothing over or understated. Just fresh, natural and refined.
The other thing I love about all of True Botanical’s products (besides being MADE SAFE Certified) is that their product packaging and scents are great for guys or girls. Not overly floral or girly feeling and truly great for anyone. I should probably tell my husband that but is it wrong that I’m hoarding it all to myself? No, no it’s not.
The Price Tag
The price-tag on this little gem is a little steep coming in a $34. BUT one bottle lasts me about 3 months. And you can also choose the subscribe and save option at checkout to save 10%. You choose the products and delivery frequency AND SAVE.
If you are looking to make the switch to a nontoxic shampoo OR if you are like me and about to revert because nothing works – don’t do it girl! Give True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo a try!
P.S. True Botanicals offers a 30 day money back guarantee! You’ve got nothing to loose – except that extra oil build-up. Trust me!
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