Dear Lovely Reader,

I was curious about the Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo by Philip B., and read differing reviews about it.  Since peppermint and avocado are some of my favorite things to have in a shampoo, I decided to try it out.  First, it doesn’t lather up right away.  Your hair and scalp have to be thoroughly wet and you may have to shampoo twice — at least I did and I have thin hair.  The liquid is dark green and reminds me of another dark green shampoo called Prell.  Same viscous feel and look.  The peppermint tingles as I massage it into my scalp and has a cooling effect as well.  And it smells delicious.

I did not buy the conditioner as I always seem to have issues with conditioners — they either weigh down or do nothing to help keep my wavy hair or loose curls intact.

This shampoo by itself does seem to dry out my hair some.  I cannot comb anything through my hair and must use a detangler or leave in conditioner in order to comb through.

It’s $32.00 U.S. at the Philip B. website.  It’s not a big bottle at 7.4 oz.  So it’s a pretty pricey shampoo alone.

This product was bought by me at a discount and using my points at the Birchbox site.

Description from the Philip B. website:

One of our most acclaimed products, this shampoo refreshes your scalp and deep-cleans your hair to keep it bouncy and gleaming.

  • A generous dose of pure, crisp peppermint oil (2.3%) and 16 plant extracts create a tingly-cooling sensation, invigorating your scalp and your senses.
  • Adds lift at the roots. Rich lather clears away scalp oils and styling product residue to get your hair and scalp super-clean without stripping.
  • Stimulates circulation; leaves even troubled scalps refreshed.
  • Safe for color-treated hair; ideal for use with our Rejuvenating Oil.
  • Paraben free; keratin-treatment safe

 

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citric Acid, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Gardenia Florida Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Shell Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limonene, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Methylisothiazolinone, Red 4 (CI 14700), Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Frangula Alnus Bark Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Leaf Extract, Larrea Divaricata Extract, Quassia Amara Wood Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract

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