December 30, 2013

{review} josh rosebrook deep nourishing shampoo


So, you’re not exactly going to love me for recommending this shampoo post holiday wallet lock-down and all, but hear me out. It’s worth the splurge.

Whenever I need to give myself an awesome hair day I whip this little beauty out.

The Josh Rosebrook Deep Nourishing Shampoo is $30 for a 240ml (8oz) bottle (I know, I know, but again hear me out) and after using it for a couple of weeks I began to think about it like my favourite lipstick. You know that special colour that never lets you down and always makes you feel like a boss?

Now, I have this weird tick where I obsessively touch my hair to test for softness and study it for split ends, so any new shampoo I try goes through a pretty intense analysis. I first scrutinize its scent, then the suds factor and finally how it makes my hair feel.

Ok if I’m being totally honest there’s a few broadway performances in between the suds test and the touch test.

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  • scent test: lawdy it’s been awhile since I’ve smelt a shampoo this invigorating. Lemon peel and mandarin take center stage and gently but firmly smack you in the face with their energizing-yet-calming personalities. Feel free to judge, but I take more than a few seconds at the start of my shower to just inhale and appreciate the aroma.
  • suds test: there’s a ‘normal’ amount of lather (i.e. nothing crazy like a sulfate filled shampoo) and you can definitely tell it’s not stripping your hair of its natural oils. How? There’s no squeaky clean feel. (Repeat after me: squeaky clean is bad for my hair)
  • touch test: air dry or blow dry the end result is incredibly soft hair. I normally have to wage battle when it comes to taming my frizzies and while this shampoo didn’t take it away completely I was impressed with how well it minimized it.

So did Josh’s shampoo win me over?


Have you tried the Deep Nourishing Shampoo? Did you love it? Let me know!

ingredientsvitamin-infused organic aloe gel, distilled water, organic african black soap, organic hempseed oil, organic oils of coconut, jojoba, grape seed, apricot & evening primrose, organic herbal extracts of: rosemary, burdock,horsetail, sage, oregano, thyme, lavender,peppermint, goldenseal, cinnamon, lemon peel, palm and cottonwood.  certified organic xanthan gum & potassium sorbate; organic essential oilsof mandarin, rosemary and a proprietary blend of other essential oils.