Below is my review of Jason’s Grapefruit and Aloe Smoothing Shampoo, the second of two Jason shampoos I tried with Jason’s Mint & Rose Intense Moisture Treatment.
Ingredients (provided at jason-natural.com)- Aqua (Purified Water), Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide MEA, Acrylates Copolymer, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Gel* , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Panthenol (Vit. B5), Sodium PCA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Ricinoleamidopropyl Ethyldimonium Ethosulfate, Silicone Quaternium-8, Polyquaternium-39, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Essential Oil Blend *Certified Organic
I couldn’t find the current formulation, but the old formulation of this product receives a hazard score of 4 in the Cosmetics Database. Since my samples do not have ingredient lists, and I cannot find any online ingredient lists that differ from the old formulation (not even on the Jason Natural website), I’m going to assume the ingredients in my samples are the same as those listed in the Cosmetics Database. The only ingredient with a hazard score above a 3 is unspecified oils. Additionally, there is no data for the following: Silicone Quaternium-8, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch,Vegetable Glycerin, and Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate (does anyone else think this sounds like the name of an undiscovered dinosaur?)
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates.
2. It’s cruelty-free.
3. It’s biodegradable.
Product Description(also provided at jason-natural.com)- “Instantly hydrates and strengthens dry, damaged hair. Reduces frizz and split ends while restoring shine and manageability. For shiny, lustrous hair.”
Performance– When they say smoothing,they mean it! I wore my hair straight after shampooing with this product and conditioning with Jason’s Mint & Rose Intense Moisture Treatment, and my hair was exceptionally smooth and shiny until its next washing. Here I am, a couple of days after using the smoothing shampoo (sorry for the slightly cloudy picture; instagram is taking over my life).
Scent– This shampoo has a very citrusy scent with a hint of spice. I like the scent a lot, and I like that it manages to not smell like cleaning solution (since that seems to be a problem with some citrus-scented products).
Rating– I’m gonna go with a 9/10. I’m subtracting 1 point for the ingredient with the hazard score above a 3.
Would I purchase this item again? It’s reasonably priced, it makes my hair look awesome, and if the ingredients I found are current, then they could be a lot worse. I’ll probably buy this shampoo in the future.
*Samples were provided by Jason; opinions were provided by me.
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