Review: Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor oil Shampoo
Full name: Tropic Isle Living Jamaican All Natural Black Castor oil Shampoo with Shea butter
Ingredients: Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Essential oils of Pimento, Lavender and Lemon, Aloe Vera and Rosemary Extracts, Organic Saponified Oils of Coconut, Olive and Jojoba oils, Vegetable Gum/Glycerin Extract.
Promises: Gently Cleans & Conditions Hair, Restores Moisture & Promotes Healthy Scalp. Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor OiL Shampoo does not contain sulfates, alcohol and other potentially harmful chemicals used in commercial shampoos. It is 100% natural.
My thoughts: I’ve had the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Organic Shampoo with Shea Butter in my stash for a while now and I’ve been meaning to use it but I just kept putting it off: I had read some Amazon reviews and a few people didn’t like it. Some complaints were about the smell. Some others felt that it made their hair feel coarse and strawlike.
Anyways, I used it for my mid-week wash and I liked it. Firstly, I noticed that it lathered well unlike many sulfate-free shampoos. Although it comes in a REALLY small bottle (8oz), I only needed a little so I think it can last for a relatively long time. I washed my hair in 4 sections because I was scared it might tangle or dry out my hair but it didn’t. My hair felt soft and clean, not dried out at all. Although it contains several oils l, it didn’t make my hair feel oily or weighed down either: it almost felt like I was using a conditioning shampoo. In addition, the smell is not as strong as the original Jamaican black castor oil.
One thing I should say is that athough it’s called Jamaican Black Castor oil with Shea butter, I didn’t see shea butter among the ingredients listed on the bottle!
Conclusion: I will definitely include it in my weekly washes from now on. Probably in my mid-week wash.
Updated: 22nd March 2013
I used this shampoo a few days without pre-pooing first and my hair felt like it was coated. This was my first time using it without doing a prepoo. I am therefore reducing its rating to 3.5.
- Review of Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo with Shea butter (Hairliciousinc.com)
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