Friday, August 8, 2008

Review: JASON Vitamin E with A & C Shampoo & Conditioner

By Stephanie

After the Frugalista’s review of the Desert Essences Organics shampoo (which I also tried and hated) I wanted to review a product that has really worked for me.

I was nervous to invest any money in something else. Standing in front of the shampoos and conditioners at Whole Foods, I was totally overwhelmed. Sometimes, they say “paraben free” or “sulfate free”. That I understand. But, some of them were saying “grapefruit extract free” or “gluten free”. Since when are grapefruits evil? And, being gluten sensitive, I still wonder if shampooing my hair with it would matter in the least. Maybe I’m just missing something.

So, then I saw Jason. The bottles aren’t flashy or even particularly inviting. But, when I flipped the bottle, I saw great ingredients. Also, this particular formula of their shampoo gives a nod to the idea that hair that needs body still needs moisture. As a fine haired girl who is totally chemically dependant for my haircolor, I appreciate this.

So, I bring it home and use it the first time. Instead of getting that “dry shampoo” feeling that I get from a lot of natural shampoos, it actually lathers! And, it makes my scalp and hair feel clean without feeling stripped. The scent is clean and green- not like anything in particular. The conditioner is thick without being too thick and oily and rinses nice and clean as well.

My hair feels "bodified" from the active ingredients (which are vitamins and proteins) but, not weighed down from any natural oils they put in the product.

For about $8.00 a bottle it’s a good deal ($6.59 online). I can’t give it 5 stars because that would be for a perfect product. For me, a perfect product would have an amazing smell, too. This one doesn’t. I guess it’s too much to ask for this product to be infused with the great scent of the Desert Essences Organics line. Ah well, 4 stars it is.


Solitaire said...

Thanks Stephanie! Great review. I must try a few more Jason products. I love one of their toothpastes, which I must do a review of at some point.

Stephanie said...

Hmm...toothpaste, huh? I didn't even know they made that. I'll have to look that up. :-)

sarzini said...

Jason's products are pretty good. I do like the Green Tea shampoo. I have found though that their shampoos can be runny sometimes - it seems to vary from bottle to bottle. I do like that thicker shampoo type feeling when you pour it out of the bottle but I have found it to be good so far in terms of a good shampoo product.

BTW - great website idea!

orodemniades said...

I love JASON hair products, but find some of their conditioners better than others for no particular reason. I love their Rosewater shampoo, too.

my cup of t said...

could you put a picture of yourself on your blog? i don't understand how someone can have hair that is both fine and frizzy. i have fine straight hair, and i'm trying to figure out if your reviews on such products as this will apply to me.

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