Alba Botanica Drink It Up Coconut Milk Shampoo
I was just browsing the haircare isle tonight and came across this one. The price seemed pretty reasonable, it boasted of being sulfate and formaldehyde free, and smelled great. I quickly read through the long ingredients list (somewhat rushed because my husband and two young sons were with me and getting rather impatient). It looked good enough to me at first glance (though I am still learning what some of the ingredients are). It wasn't until I got home that I realized I had missed both the glycerin and dimethicone. I am still early on in my journey and learning what is good or not for my hair, and haven't figured out if either of those are ok for me yet.... but was kind of planning to try something without next. Guess that's what I get for rushing lol.... anyway, other than that I thought it still sounded ok, and wanted to see if anyone has tried it or what you thought from looking at the ingredients list. It says new and improved on the bottle so if you have tried it in the past it might not be the same.
Full name is
Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Shampoo
Drink it up Coconut Milk mega moisture
Here is the ingredients list.
Aqua (water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, carica papaya fruit extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, macrocystis pyrifera extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, babassu oil polyglyceryl-4 esters, citric acid, dimethicone, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed soy protein, panthenol, sodium pca, sodium phytate, sodium sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, alcohol, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, benzyl salicylate, courmarin, fragrance, certified organic ingredients.
then it says
100% vegetarian ingredients
sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate
or sodium myreth sulfate
Would it be an ok shampoo to use each wash or maybe once in a while because of the cones? I have to admit though that many of my products still have them since I just heard about going cone free and haven't gotten any new stuff yet. Minimally I will give it a try since I already bought it, and will let you know how it goes, but I guess I am wondering if it sounds like something any of you would even have tried? Thanks.
ETA : I wanted to add my properties as I figure them at this point since that may make a difference in whether you would recommend it or not. I haven't added them to my siggy because I am still not absolutely sure, but I know I am fine, I think maybe normal/low porosity, fairly dense, and lower elasticity if I am correct. 2b/c pattern waves/curls.
Last edited by awelcome; 05-06-2013 at 10:04 PM.