October 30, 2013

{review} yarok feed your volume shampoo

yarok feed your volume shampoo

I have a guilty confession. Despite the countless positive reviews and declarations of ‘true love found’ I secretly didn’t want to like this shampoo. Why you ask? Well, if I’m honest, the price. $32 for 8.5oz is a lot to pay, but curiosity got the better of me and I found myself clicking over to eco diva beauty and hitting <buy!> before I could change my mind. So, did I like it?

tina fey_30 rockI did. Want to know why? It actually gave my hair volume (no small feat since it’s thick), in addition to making it feel as soft and silky as a kitty.


I became so excited that I had to describe it in detail to my boyfriend.

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Ok, so let’s break this little beauty down.


ingredientspurified water, decyl glucose, lauryl glucose, coco protein, seaweed extract, herbal infusions (coltsfoot, marshmallow root, calendula blossoms, chamomile flowers, chickweed, horsetail, slippery elm, comfrey root, sea buckthorn co2, nettles, oatstraw), wildcrafted essential oils (lavender, atlas cedar, red mandarin, sweet orange, rosemary), grapefruit seed extract.

performance: first off, what a gorgeous scent! the sweet orange comes through as the dominant note , but it’s not too overpowering. You don’t need a lot to get a good lather going, so the bottle has actually lasted me awhile. My hair had an odd straw-like texture coming out of the shower, but once I dried it I felt like I should be flipping it around like I was in a pantene commercial. It was that soft and bouncy.

price: $32 (8.5oz); $58.50 (16oz) – purchase here

for the win? judging purely on performance it’s definitely a must-have; factor in price and this shampoo becomes a “for special occasions” product. Date-night, girls night out, frou-frou cocktail parties, my hair is getting treated to this baby, but it unfortunately can’t be my everyday shampoo.

noteworthy: yarok, meaning ‘green’ in hebrew, was founded by hairstylist mordechai alvow who created a haircare line that not only had a low carbon footprint, but also gave back. 3% of annual profits are donated to The Pachamama Alliance, an organization dedicated to supporting indigenous people of Peru and Ecuador to protect over 10 million acres of rainforest.

  • Annette

    Yarok is my go-to shampoo. I can handle the cost since I only have to wash every third day. In between, I just condition the ends wth the Yarok conditioner.

  • Garcy

    Your blog always makes me laugh. I love it!

  • beautycalypse

    gotta love the geeky GIFs at this place 🙂

    I think it’s funny that you say “straw-like” feel of the washed hair. because this sounds really good, THIS is the experience of washed, but not “stripped bare of everything” hair. squeaky clean is not green. squeaky clean always means that the detergents have taken over the formula (too many, too harsh), and we all know, this can happen even to a certified organic product. unfortunately, the consumer is used to “squeeeee” and demands it. it’s our job now to break the news 🙂

    • I completely agree that a shampoo shouldn’t strip your hair bare, however I didn’t get this feeling when I used Rahua so I was a little surprised/curious to understand why. It’s not a bad feeling by any means, and I don’t dock the product any points for it – I simply wanted to share my (new) experience 🙂

      Which shampoo’s are you loving right now? I’m trying Josh Rosebrook next 🙂

      p.s. glad you love my nerdy gifs!

      • beautycalypse

        mmh, rahua has a bit more detergents in their formula if I remember right. I have tried their volume shampoo but my hair felt exactlly that over-the-top-clean-ish, so I didn’t buy it again.

        I use Natura Siberica these days. good formula and great value for money – 400ml at. 7€ 😀
        and it’s certified organic + award-winner (Cosmoprof Bologna 2012). not that I trust certificates and awards THAT much, but you get the idea 😉

        • oh really?! All of the ingredients seemed clean – which ones are you referring to? 7€?! can’t beat that price – I gotta look into that one 🙂

  • A. Lockwood

    Hi! I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog – its so pretty 🙂 I’ve been using Yarok too and I’m really liking it. It makes my curls extra bouncy. I also love the Feed Your Youth Serum when my hair gets dry. I ordered mine from Clementine Fields, I think it’s a bit less expensive there. Thanks a lot!

    • Hey Amy
      Thanks so much for reading and saying hello! I haven’t tried the serum yet, but you’ve made me curious – how often do you use it? T

      hanks again! xo

  • Margie

    What a fun, ‘have to try that shampoo’ post!!
    I agree with asti, those gifs are always a treat!!

    • thanks!! I always try to inject a little humour to make longer posts more fun to read 🙂

  • asti

    need to try Yarok! I love Sweet Orange in my cleansers and shampoos, so cheerful and refreshing! But why is it absolutely hard to find that one perfect shampoo & conditioner?! If it’s not the performance, it’s the price ha.

    I know that straw-like feeling after coming out of the shower, it’s usually an indication for me that the shampoo is too drying. I have been using the Dessert Essence shampoo, it’s also great, adds so much volume to my roots but I use it as a deep-cleanse otherwise will be too drying. What do you condition your hair with after?

    • asti

      Btw Sonja, I always love your GIF! So much! Haha

      • yaaaay thanks!! 🙂

    • haha I know right? I feel like I need to get a second job just to pay for my beauty addictions! It’s weird that my hair would feel dry when it feels so soft and silky after I dry it – not sure if it’s the shampoo, but I don’t remember having that feeling with other options I’ve tried. I usually condition it with either rahua or yarok feed your roots leave-in conditioner…I spray it on the ends of my hair and massage it in to protect it from heat styling, as well as all over. I don’t find it to be a good de-tangler, but I do have a lot of hair so maybe it works for others.