Review: ORS™ Olive Oil Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo
Rating: 3 out of 5
Retail Price: $9.50 for 12.5 oz.
Vegan and Nut-Allergy Friendly, Free of Sulfates, Parabens, and Artificial Colors
NEW! Olive Oil Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo respects the hair and scalp with gentle cleansing and no stripping or depleting hair of its natural oils. Olive Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, it infuses moisture directly into the cuticle. Rosemary helps soothe and condition scalp.
Wet hair thoroughly. Apply to hair and work into a rich lather. Rinse hair and repeat shampoo, leaving on hair 2-3 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly and towel dry. Condition with ORS™ Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner.
Aqua (Water), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate
A little info about my hair
Texture: Fine to Normal
In November, I received my first Curlbox™ full of ORS™ Products. The ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) Olive Oil line is a relatively good product line in which I used when I was relaxed. I still use the ORS™ Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner when my natural hair needs a little protein.
If you follow my Youtube channel, you’d know that I’ve been on the Curly Girl Method (CG Method) since May. Co-Washing has been an integral part of my hair regimn. However, I wanted to try out the new goodies in my Curlbox™ and to see how my hair responded to using the new ORS™ Olive Oil Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo.
Though shampooing hasn’t been a consistent part of my hair regimen since May, I have used it a few times, once when I straightened my hair and one month after going on the CG Method. The times that I shampooed my hair, it was left squeaky clean. However, my hair didn’t feel as dry as it did when I used the ORS™ Olive Oil Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo. I find this extremely ironic as both of those shampoos contained sulfates.
I used the ORS™ Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo as directed and immediately followed it with the ORS™ Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner. After rinsing that out, I proceeded to style my hair in a wash and wear style. This is when I really began to dislike the product. My hair wasn’t clumping as easy as it usually does. I spent more time raking and applying product to define my hair. I got my hair to clump, but after it dried, it was a lot more frizzy than usual.
Due to this experience, this will be my last review on shampoos. Maybe I just have the type of hair that responds well to cleansing creams/conditioners. However, if I was still using shampoos, this wouldn’t be a product that I’d buy. The coconut, olive, and rosemary oils are listed far down in the ingredient list (numbers 14, 15, & 16) in which hair will receive minimal benefits from.
If you’re one to enjoy high lathering cleansers, then you may actually enjoy this shampoo. It is clarifying, smells great, and has a nice consistency. I didn’t have the best experience, but since I’ve come to the realization that my hair doesn’t respond well to detergents and lather, you may have a different experience.
Have you tried the ORS™ Olive Oil Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo? What was your experience?
Ammina Rose is a hair and beauty enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois. She created Lovin’ Our Textures on the belief that all hair is beautiful no matter the texture or style preference. Follow her hair journey from Relaxed to Natural on Youtube and Instagram.