Product Review: Alba Botanica Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash

Alba Botanica 

Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash

12 oz for $10 

Available at Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and online

ing: Purified water, certified organic aloe barbadensis, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, oleyl betaine, soyamidopropalkonium chloride, extracts of ananas sativus (pineapple), carica papaya (papaya) and zingiber zerumbet (awapuhi),guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), soy protein, vegetable glycerin, macadamia ternifolia and aleurites moluccana (kukui) nut oils, ethylhexylglycerin, glycereth-7 cocoate, sodium benzoate, phospholipids, macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract, fragrance.

From the bottle: The revitalizing aroma of the islands is captured in this daily use shampoo with the scent of lavish tropical fruits.  Aloe and kelp provide mineral-rich nutrition while gentle cleansers and tropical fruits extracts wash away impurities.  Enriched with awapuhi for shiny, healthy hair.

I received this shampoo from a product swap.  Did not think much of it other then the fact that it smelled so delicious!  But a great scent does not a good shampoo make.  I did like that it contains actual plant extracts of pineapple, papaya, awapuhi and kukui.  The biggest win is that it is SLS and SLES free.

I washed my hair twice with this shampoo.  I used about a dime size for each quadrant and that was more than enough.  The product suds and suds and suds.  I am not a fan of big suds but most complaints about SLS/SLES shampoos is that they don’t have suds so if that is your thing you will not be disappointed.  I did get a nice tropical feel while washing my hair from the aroma of botanical ingredients.  However after two washes my hair did feel dry and tangled.

The shampoo rinses clean and did not impart any additional moisture to my hair.  For me this was not a good thing as I prefer my shampoos to be more moisturizing.  This shampoo is marketed as a daily which means it is geared towards those with oily hair who wash their hair more often so I will not fault the shampoo for its performance, it was not meant for my hair type.  If you are interested in trying this line I would suggest you check out the Real Repair Cocoa Butter or the Drink It Up Coconut Milk which are formulated toward dry, thirsty hair.


6 thoughts on “Product Review: Alba Botanica Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash

  1. Thanks for the review. I noticed that you stated that its SLS free, but in the ingredients list I saw sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, is this the same thing? I’m hearing more and more about people with natural hair looking for SLS free products, but I don’t have a full understanding yet. Please shed some light on this for me if you can.

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