Don’t you just hate it when one of your favorite products gets dropped? Well, I do. And it seems to happen all the time. Boo!
My favorite shampoo for color-treated hair was Sebastian Color Ignite Single Tone. It disappeared from store shelves about a year and a half ago. I had an extra bottle that I bought at Marshall’s waiting in the closet, but I used that up a year ago. I was told that Sebastian was reformulating the single tone product to be relaunched in 2013. Well, I guess that wasn’t the right story because it’s 2014 and I still haven’t seen it. Neither the folks at Vidal Sassoon salon nor at Ulta know what’s happening either.
So I have been on the hunt for a replacement. I’ve tried some other decent brands but no love like I had with Sebastian.
- has no parabens or silicones
- contains lots of nourishing herbs and plant-based oils
- is not tested on animals
- is made from 96% naturally derived ingredients
- made in the U.S.
I decided to give it a try.
Because my hair is color-treated, I wash it every 3 days on average. So I need a shampoo that really cleans well. And this one does! It makes a lot of lather, which I like, and it rinses clean. I know this is super old-school, but it even gives me that squeaky clean feeling before I apply my conditioner or hair treatment. I’m amazed at how much I love this shampoo!
The scent is hard to describe: grapefruit meets floral? Whatever the fragrance is, it’s fine.
Here’s Briogeo’s video about how to use the product. I didn’t think I needed to watch a video on how to shampoo but there was some surprisingly interesting info in the video.
The only downside to this shampoo is that it is a little pricey, $19 for 8.5 fl.oz./250 ml, and it is not available locally in stores. I had to buy it online, and it’s not on Amazon. When I bought it, hairenvy.com had free shipping, so that sealed the deal. It’s also sold on briogeo.com, naturallcurly.com, lock&mane.com etc.
Instead of a photo of my hair since by now most of you know what it looks like, I thought I’d share a painting by my friend, Andrew Stevovich, a talented artist whose work I collect and who I think is a keen observer of contemporary culture. “Marie” must have used Briogeo on her lovely dark locks 😉
Do you have a shampoo that you love? If not, try Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo. I think it’s great 🙂
Water (Aqua), Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, Sodium C14-‐16 Olefin Sulfonate, Polysorbate 80, Soyamidopropyldimethylamine Oxide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chitosan Succinamide, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Polyquaternium-‐7, Polyquaternium 71, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Extract, Carica (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid
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