At the beginning of the summer I was sent some products for review. When I agreed to give my feedback, I was not aware of which products I would be receiving in the mail. I was very happy to see that they were from the new Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy line. I saw this line in stores and was wondering if the products would work for my scalp.
I have scalp psoriasis which tends to show up during the drier months (usually wintertime). For some reason though, I started seeing a lot of flaking and irritation in the spring when I was on the tail end of my Curly Girl Method trial. When the products arrived in the mail I was primed and ready for something to relieve me of my scalp woes. I’ll do the review in two parts for the shampoo and conditioner. The other products were not used for long enough to make a difference in my scalps’ condition therefore I do not have an opinion on them.
Ultra Shea Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethiconol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Zinc Pyrithione, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, DMDM Hydantoin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Tallow Acid or Palmitic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, TEA Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Sodium Isethionate, Poloxamer 407, Laureth 23, Laureth 4, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PEG 9M, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Elaeis Guineenis (Palm) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
- Proven to lock in moisture and provide long lasting nourishment for extra dry scalps
- Gently cleanses to remove product build-up and allow scalp to breathe
- Formulated with Nutrium 10™ Moisture Lock system, a rich blend of shea butter and natural oils, including vitamin E, sunflower, coconut, almond, soybean, argan, and palm
Upon first use I felt that the shampoo was heavenly. The sulfate gave it a very rich, velvety lather. My hair did not feel stripped like with other sulfate shampoos. The sweet almond and vanilla scent reminded me of the Suave Professionals Almond and Shea products. It did not linger on the hair although it was very fragrant while shampooing. My initial reaction was that I would definitely think to use this product again whenever I needed to cleanse my hair and scalp. After several washes, all weeks apart, I realized that the product was not doing anything to help with my itchy, flaky scalp. My husband also has dry scalp but not to the same degree as my psoriasis. He stated that he did notice some improvement while using the shampoo. This led me to believe that the product may work for those who have mild scalp irritations. Something like scalp psoriasis may require something stronger and more effective in treating scalp conditions.
Overall, I do consider this a shampoo that works well with thicker textured hair like mine. However, I did not notice any improvement with my dry scalp. I am currently using milder shampoos that also provide cleansing without stripping. I do not feel as if I will be purchasing this product in the future only because of the sulfate and silicones present in the ingredients list.