Great Fragrance, Basic Shampoo
My favorite thing about this shampoo is the fragrance. I associate the scent with fresh and clean and it makes for a great shampoo fragrance. I generally experience problems with fragrance in shampoos (dandruff, itchy scalp etc.), but haven't so far with this product in the short amount of time I've used it. However, it still does contain fragrance so people with sensitive skin or dandruff issues should either test the product in a small size or else look for something without perfume or fragrance. I have thin hair, so I like to avoid products that have volumizing agents or products that can cause build-up. Therefore, this shampoo is great because it cleanses any build-up away. On the contrary, there are things I want to point out that could be improved about this seaweed shampoo. First of all, you may have noticed the outrageous price tags accompanying many (or most) of B&b's products. Considering that this shampoo is very basic and contains the same cleansing, lathering and clinging agents as drugstore shampoos, the price tag doesn't really match the caliber of product you're getting. Therefore, you're really just paying for a great fragrance and the label. The ingredients like kelp and other seaweed related extracts really don't do anything drastic to your hair. Another misconception I had about this shampoo was the idea that a small amount would lather well and go a long way. However, I find that the shampoo doesn't lather as well as drugstore brands I've used in the past so I have to use more product to achieve a satisfying amount of lather. It also leaves your hair slightly more tangled after lathering than other shampoos I've used. This isn't a concern if you also use a conditioner after shampooing, but if you are a shampoo only person, I wouldn't recommend the product. Another concern I have is the bottle. I may just be uninformed about B&b's packaging but I would be 5x more sold on this shampoo if I knew that the bottle was made from post-consumer recycled materials. I know I may sound a little critical, but I'm just being honest.