Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo
The Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo is formulated for both men and women.
At less than $10 for 14 oz bottle, it is one of the cheapest anti-hair loss shampoo I know.
It makes the hair coarse and difficult to manage and doesn’t reduce hair loss. In fact, counting the strands, I lost more than before I started using it.
A little consolation is perhaps in the conditioner that helps to smoothen the hair for better manageability.
I thought that the shampoo bottle looked different when I spotted it in a local drugstore as compared to what I saw online.
Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo
The Old & The New
True enough, my research on this shampoo reveals that there’s an ‘improved’ version of the shampoo.
The previous formulation is packaged in a light bluish bottle while the new one is presented in a more appealing darker-coloured bottle.
Regardless, both formulation are said to :
- Help build body in fine, thinning hair
- Strengthen hair strands and stimulate the scalp to encourage hair growth
- Cleanse and nourish hair from follicle through entire shaft
- Make hair feels thicker and softer
The shampoo is said NOT to contain preservatives or parabens. Ingredients such as Vitamin C and CoQ10 with Biotin B-Complex are included in this shampoo to help with thinning hair.
Why I Tried This?
I didn’t want to rely on the mixed Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo reviews I had read.
Since I knew I can get this shampoo easily from a nearby drugstore, I wanted to try it as I did with the rest of shampoos that I had tried.
Besides, as I understand the shampoo is made up with organic ingredients (should be gentle on the scalp), paraben-free and (seems to be) SLS-free.
What others are saying in their
Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo Reviews?
The shampoo is not too concentrated and in fact, easy to foam (although I understood it to be SLS-free).
But I didn’t like the feeling of my hair after using the shampoo. It felt coarse and not fun to comb through. In fact I had a hard time to manage my hair as gently as I could.
I can’t say it has a tremendous effect on reducing the amount of hair loss, particularly after the first use.
However, detecting that there’s more hair lost in the sinkhole after the second and third washes, I decided to stop using it.
The pleasant fragrance of the shampoo couldn’t compensate for the undesirable results that I got after using the shampoo.
How About the Conditioner?
The conditioner was easy to work through my hair and gave a silky feeling after use. However, I only used it after the third use of the shampoo because if you have read some of my other posts, I’m not really into conditioners.
But as the Avalon Organics thickening shampoo causes my hair to be really tough to manage, I thought the conditioner would help.
In fact, it does help in a way that I could comb my hair through more easily.
But would I continue using the shampoo. Well in fact, I stopped using it – more so because of the shampoo rather than the conditioner.
I found that the shampoo contains sodium coco-sulfate. Apparently, this chemical is similar to sodium lauryl sulfate, whose link to cancer is still shrouded with controversy.
In addition, I feel this shampoo is not really formulated to reduce hair loss or stimulate hair growth. It might help, though, in volumizing thinning hair.
However, I feel this doesn’t solve the root of the problem. As in the description of this shampoo, it would probably help in making your hair feels thicker but not exactly help you grow hair.
Due to my experience with this product, I would stay away from using it, not to mention that Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo probably contains SLS, just not explicitly stated.