Green Tea Shampoo & Conditioner
The Wet Look
I received these products a while back and it has taken me a long time to write this review, honestly because I didn’t really like them. I hate writing bad reviews so when I don’t like a product I often put it on a shelf for another day to try to see if it can change my mind or lend it to a friend. I put it on the shelf and just revisited it again this weekend and the results were still mediocre. *shrugs*
Yummi Goodz is the product line of Cleo Cartel a well known stylist and make-up artist in Northern California. I’m a Cali girl so I always want to blow-up my state. I received the products from my girl Rashida at a meet-up we had several months back. She gave me several products to check out but I was most interested in the soap bar as we have dry sensitive skin in my family and my son prefers bars to liquid. The products in this line are vegan which is kind of neat, but not necessary, however I knew that a vegan product would not contain any gross additives, sulfates, mineral oil, petroleum, etc.
Green Tea Shampoo 10 oz
ing: glycerin, water, shea, green tea, citrus, mint, almond oil and essential oils
This product is very watery. As you can see from the ingredients there are no thickening agents so it will actually pour out once opened. There is some very light-blink and you missed it- sudsing action though while it is not important it was hard for me to know if I even got the product distributed through my hair. I would not recommend this shampoo to those who use a lot of heavy products or gels as I do not think it has enough cleaning power. This would be a nice daily poo for the “natural-naturals” or loc wearers. It has a pleasant green tea scent and good ingredients. I last used this poo after coming home from the park where I was sweaty and gross but my hair was basically product-free and it did a fine job cleansing. However the first time I used it after using gel and my hair still felt grimy so I brought in an old standby to do the job.
Green Tea Conditioner 10 oz
ing: waters, shea butter, green tea, mint, sage oil, veggies, ginger and aloe vera gel, almond oil and essential oils.
Similar to the shampoo the conditioner is very watery also. You would think that most aloe vera gel products would be a little thicker but it isn’t. I used this entire bottle in just 3 uses because it is so runny it just pours out. I think this product would probably make a better leave-in conditioner and should come in a spray/spritz bottle. Either way it was okay as a light condish, nothing to write home about. Would not be good for co-washing. Actually it seemed like a DIY moisturizing spritz whipped up in someone’s kitchen. This also had the nice green tea scent that I liked.
The Wet Look
ing: water, shea butter, slippery elm, almond oil, burdock root, marshmallow root oil, red castor oil, essential oils.
This was not as watery as the shampoo or conditioner, more like a really runny lotion. It has a very odd smell. My daughter and I have pin-pointed it to be tropical punch kool-aid right out the package before you add water and sugar. I did not care for the smell. I used this product twice and both results were lack-luster. I let my daughter use it and she said she didn’t feel like it was doing anything. I used it on my son and his hair also felt dry within a few hours. I think someone with locs would like this product because it have moisturizing ingredients but does not leave the hair greasy or film.
I do not know the ingredients because they were not listed on the bar. I believe we had a Milk Bar, but I do not remember the actual name. The soap bar was really the only part of the line we liked. It provided good cleansing, but it was also moisturizing. We used it as a whole body bar and shampoo bar on my son. It kept his hair both clean and soft. While I liked the bar I would say you could pick up one like it from a local market. The bar did fall apart rather easily so we had to use a soap saver to help prolong its use.
Bottom line I would not actually purchase these products. While I think the manufacturer is off to a nice start they have a long way to go before their products are market ready. The shampoo and conditioner are not packaged correctly and need to either be thickened or place into a container that does not allow them to leak out. The Wet Look moisturizer is just very mediocre and was not a very good. Also the labels on the packages were not professional quality. The ingredients and instructions are kind of difficult to read and not very clear. The website is not very clear, difficult to navigate and over-all not very useful. Those who are more into natural products, or those with locs or fine/thin hair may really like these products. I hope the mfg’er understands that this is an honest review as I believe there is room for improvement.
Have you tried Yummi Goodz? What are your thoughts on their products?