Coffee and Etsy, better together!
If you all have been following us for any period of time, you’d know that we are all Etsy fanatics. We LOVE discovering new and exciting things to try and their website is chock full of them! So, we’ve been eyeing this baby for a while…
Because I mean really, who doesn’t LOVE coffee!? I’m a coffee junkie, so the idea of my hair and scalp getting a jolt of java appealed to me– and it also attracted my fellow PJ’s. So, we were excited when Erma (the shop owner) offered us a chance to review both the shampoo and conditioner from this line for our readership! Let’s get right into it!
From the website: Awaken your scalp with a burst of coffee! Botanical extracts, coffee, and nourishing oils were combined to revitalize your hair during the cleansing process. This all-natural coffee cleanser is suitable for all hair types, but it is recommended for dry hair.
Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coffee, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil. Vitamin E Oil, Peppermint Leaf, Green Tea Herb, Grape Root, Rose Hips, Orange Peel, Calendula Flower, Echinacea Root, Goldenseal Rhizome, Red Clover Leaf, Xanthan Gum, Optiphen
Cost(s): $14, $22
Samples?: Yes, 2oz for $6
Packaging: I received a 16oz bottle full of product. The bottle is clear, very sturdy, but hard to read because against the natural color of the product is clear labeling. The owner of the shop was nice enough to send a card with the ingredient list as a reminder, but it’s definitely something to improve upon for the future.
Scent: Gah!!!! It smells like Coffee–like straight up freshly ground coffee beans! Why am I surprised? As one of my favorite smells ever, I was excited and couldn’t wait to wash my hair.
Texture: Squeezing the product out of the bottle was interesting because in most cases, liquid shampoo is pretty creamy. This shampoo dispensed like a lightweight gelly. You could feel the oils in it, and you’d think that would translate into slip but not necessarily. The shampoo was grabby and “latched” on (vs. spreading out) and I actually had to use quite a bit of product to get it evenly distributed through each section of hair, much less down to my scalp. I’m thinking the Xanthan gum in the product might play a role here.
Lather/rinsing: This is a betaine which makes it a low-poo. A low-poo means that the cleansing agent in the shampoo produces little to no lather, with the hope of getting the hair and scalp clean without the drying experienced with regular (Sulfate laden) shampoos. The oils in this product also contributed to the low lather of the shampoo. In combination with the difficulties with distribution, the lack of lather made it a chore to remove buildup from my scalp, even with my shampoo brush. It rinsed out beautifully though, and my hair felt soft and hydrated. Sadly, I still needed to follow with a different shampoo to take care of my scalp. My scalp is notoriously evil and flaky though, so take that as you will.
I LOVE the smell and ingredients, but it didn’t have enough cleansing power for me. I think that those with dry or color treated hair who prefer less suds, or are cowashers looking for a little extra cleansing now and then will love this product. The nourishing oils will protect your hair from feeling stripped while leaving your strands soft and silky. The grabbiness of the product may require you to use a lot of it though, so depending on how much hair you have and how often you wash you hair, you’d have to decide whether or not this would be a cost-effective investment for you.
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Have you tried this shampoo yet? Will you? Check out what the other PJ’s are saying about it on the forum and weigh in! Check out the review of the conditioner here.
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