Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner
16.9 fl oz
$7.99 each at local Target stores
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Yes to Carrots is a nice brand. I did have some debate between picking up the Yes to Carrots or the Yes to Cucumbers. Carrot is for normal to dry hair and Cucumber is for processed, color treated or damaged hair. For those with fine, limp hair check out Yes to Tomatoes. Yes products are Petroleum, Paraben and Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate free. The productsare also 99% natural which is important to me.
Because I had straightened my hair last weekend and used a silicone protectant my hair felt gunky and gross. I first cleansed my scalp by mixing together Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Soap and water then rubbing gently and rinsing. Next I applied the YTC shampoo to my hair and scalp. I normally only wash my scalp with shampoo but because of the silicone I had to wash the hair too. My hair and scalp was clean, but not stripped after a single washing. I did not take a lot of shampoo either I used 1/2″ of the bottle and at that rate I have 13 more washes left with this bottle. I do not wash my hair weekly unless I use a product containing silicone, paraben, mineral oil or petroleum as the products need a surfactant to be removed from the hair. While this shampoo is not sulfate free, it contains Sodium Coco Sulfate which is a milder surfactant derived from coconuts and not irritating (like SLS) or linked to cancer (like SLES).
I do more conditioner washing, aka co-washing, to my hair then I do shampooing so I am always more focused on conditioners. I was not sure that I was going to love the YTC condish because it looked watery like Suave Naturals and while that is not a bad conditioner I just perfer thick creamy ones. I plopped a heaping handful of condish onto my head and was surprised at how thick and creamy it actually was. It is thick enoughthat you can put it in your hand and it won’t run, but still light enough to flow through the bottle top and not have to be scooped out like a Cholesterol leave-in. I used about 3/4 – 1″ of the bottle and really didn’tneed that much I was just being heavy handed because I thought it was runny. It coated my strands nicely and detangling was a snap. I braided my hair into plaits as I detangled with the conditioner still in my hair then rinsed the plaits under water when complete. The conditioner rinsed easily from my hair. I have to say that I love this conditioner though it is not light enough for a leave-in I love that it is thick enough that I did not have to use my Cholesterol Deep Conditioner as I had planned.
I would definitely recommend giving the products a try. The pricing is a little expensive but considering the enormous size of the bottles I think that it is worth it as the product will last for quite some time. The shampoo and conditioner do not smell like carrots, though I don’t think carrots have a smell, I think it smells like baby powder which I pretty random. Anyway the scent is very light and does not linger.