Mango. Papaya. Kiwi. Pineapple.
Sounds amazing right? It is.
This is a tiny little shampoo that I picked up during my last Lush haul based on the scent alone. It’s not made for my hair type (dry) and I wasn’t exactly in the market for a new shampoo (I’m having a love affair with the TIGI S-Factor Shampoo and Conditioner) but I gave it a sniff and knew it had to be mine. I compromised with myself by purchasing the smallest size available, the 3.3 oz. It cost me $9.95, and I thought that if it was terrible stripping I would pass it on to Blair, my little Juicy-star (get it!?). Her hair isn’t as dry as mine, you see.
I packed this with me on my beach vacation, thinking that its scent would be perfect for hot summer days. This shampoo is bursting with fruity freshness; it smells like summer to me. I also packed Miss S-Factor Shampoo in case this one was terrible, but guess what? I haven’t used the S-Factor one once.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the S-Factor one is still my favorite - my go-to if you will. It’s gorgeous and smoothing and smells of peaches and cream… it’s won such a fierce place in my heart, but this little Juicy shampoo is giving it a run for its money. The fruit juices mentioned above are slightly acidic, which works to mop up oil and grime produced by the scalp. It has sea salt for volume and seaweed extract to soften, and is meant to “leave your hair squeaky clean, with unbelievable shine and touchably soft tresses.”
Something interesting came into my mind today as I was using this stuff. I was happily lathering up my hair and deeply breathing in this glorious scent when the thought, “you only like it cause its small” crossed my mind. That gave me pause, and I realized that I was right. “I’m a genius!” I thought. I had purchased the smallest bottle of this, and once I realized how much I loved it I started cherishing it, and really enjoying each and every moment I used it. That’s the way using beauty products should always be, but let’s be honest – it’s not always. More often than not it can feel like a sort of chore. So I’m actually very happy that I purchased the tiny size, because I don’t even need to be using this every day, and it makes me enjoy it more.
This product does leave my hair “squeaky clean” like it claims, which I know is not “good” for your hair, but it doesn’t feel stripped. You definitely need to follow this up with a conditioner, but I do that anyway so it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. I just used my usual S-Factor conditioner. My hair feels soft, and I think this product has helped my curls come out a bit more, probably due to the sea salt, as seen in this post. But, as you can probably guess, my favorite part is the scent. It doesn’t just rinse out and disappear; my whole bathroom smells of this for hours after my shower. As my 10-year-old sister asked, “why in the world does the bathroom smell like a Key Lime pie?” And it does, oddly enough. We had Key Lime pie for dessert that night, and sure enough, they smell the same. They are sisters. Key Lime pie and Juicy shampoo, Sisters from another Mister. Or however that saying goes.
Do I recommend this? Yes. Will I repurchase it? Yes, the small size. Will I repurchase a huge gigantic size and use it forever and ever? No, but only because it’s not even meant for my hair type. It’s targeted for oily-haired gals, so if that’s what you have then you need to try this! And if you are dry-haired, like me, you should still try a small size. It’s the perfect summer shampoo! This would also be the perfect “I’ve needed to wash my hair for well over a day and been slacking and it needs a really good, deep clean” or a “I have so much hairspray/dry shampoo/product in my hair and it needs a really good, deep clean” shampoo. I like!
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Carrageenan Gel , Sodium Alkyl Sulfate , Cocamide DEA , Cocamide MEA , Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate , Perfume , Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Fresh Papaya Juice (Carica papaya) , Salt (Sodium Chloride) , Orange Oil (Citrus dulcis) , Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas comosus) , Fresh Kiwi Juice (Actinidia chinensis) , Fresh Mango Juice (Mangifera indica) , *Citral , *Limonene , Benzyl Alcohol , Methylparaben , Propylparaben