Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo
I love love love this product. Purchased on a whim as I waited in those interminably long Saturday morning lines at Trader Joe's, this is the most amazing shampoo I have ever used, bar none. If Trader Joe's ever goes out of business, I will stock pile this item before they do.
I listed the ingredients below, as you can see, most of the ingredients are natural and/or organic. AND, it comes with a GREAT price tag: I think this cost betwen $2 and $3. If you don't have a Treader Joe's supermarket near you, I'm sure you could order this on-line.
I have dry and curly (but sexy!) hair and only wash it every 2 or 3 days. This products thoroughly cleans any styling products out of my hair, while leaving my scalp well hydrated. Some people may find that this product leaves their scalp oily, but I think of it as just not stripping my hair of its natural oils. I have not tried the conditioner yet, but plan to get it on my next trip there; I'll let you know how it works soon!
Shampoo Ingredients: Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit, C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tocopherol (Vit E), Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, sea salt, botanical fragrance
Conditioner ingredients: Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit citrus, Tocopherol (Vit E), Acetamide MEA, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, botanical fragrance
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It was brought to my attention by Sheilamamo (below in the comments) that this product contains parabens, which I now know to be toxic. I sent this letter to Trader Joe's via their website:
"I love your nourish spa shampoo because it removes styling product build up and does not strip my hair of its natural oils. I recently recommended your nourish spa shampoo on a beauty product rating website, and it was brought to my attention that it contains parabens, a toxic chemical preservative that mimics estrogen in the body. Parabens are believed to cause breast cancer.
It shocks me that such an oversight could be made; Trader Joe's seems very dedicated to the health and well being of its shoppers. Are there any plans to remove parabens from this product, or do you have a product that has a 100% natural plant based formula? Please let me know, I look forward to forwarding this information to my friends on this beauty product rating website."
When I get a response, I'll let you know!