Saturday, November 8, 2014

John Masters Organics Review - Shampoo!

I tested three John Masters Organics Shampoos*: Spearmint & Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating Shampoo, Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair, and Zinc & Sage Shampoo with Conditioner. I have an oily scalp and dry hair. I do occasionally get dandruff. I realize this makes no sense considering I have an oily scalp; however, I defy all odds. I wash my hair every other day.

All three of these shampoos do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is what makes a shampoo lather.

~Spearmint and Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating Shampoo~

This shampoo contains spearmint and peppermint, which stimulate the scalp for optimal hair growth. It also contains meadowsweet extract, which is a natural astringent, and eucalyptus oil, which removes bacteria. This product is said to remove build-up, provide a clean and refreshed scalp, and improve blood circulation in the scalp. It is also said to provide stronger, fuller, and more manageable hair.

It won “The Very Best ELLE Essential Beauty Products” award. I definitely agree with this award! I absolutely love this shampoo! I use it as my clarifying shampoo about once a week to remove build-up. It unclogs my pores and is very detoxifying. An amazing bonus to this shampoo is that it smells amazing. If you love mint, you will fall in love with it, as I have.

This product feels amazing on my scalp! It is very refreshing and almost “cools” it. The mint makes my hair feel very fresh and squeaky clean. My hair has grown significantly since using this shampoo. It just keeps growing as well! I have always had a problem with my hair not being able to grow and this shampoo gets the job done.

Overall, this shampoo is definitely a 10/10 for me! I believe it will work for anyone who is looking for a shampoo that will detox and remove build-up after a long week.

Price Description:
8 fl oz. $18
16 fl oz. $28

You can buy this shampoo here.

~Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair~

Two main ingredients in this shampoo are lavender, which normalizes scalp conditions and slows hair loss, and rosemary, which stimulates hair growth and adds volume and shine. This shampoo can be used for all hair types, including color-treated hair. It is supposed to gently cleanse and balance hair.

On a positive note, this shampoo smells amazing. I can really smell the lavender! The unfortunate thing is that this shampoo does not work for me. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised! It is for normal hair, which I definitely do not have.

I have to shampoo my hair twice when using this product. On the second day, my hair is pretty greasy. I need to throw my hair up in a ponytail. The temperature is dropping, so my hair has a tendency to have a lot of static. This shampoo does not help with that. I do not find that it moisturizes my hair, which would definitely help with that problem.

This product is my least favorite out of the three. If you have a normal scalp and hair, this is for you. You will absolutely love it. If you have an oily or dry scalp and/or hair, this is not for you.

Price Description:    
8 fl oz. $16
16 fl oz. $26

You can buy this shampoo here.

~Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner~

This shampoo contains zinc, which is scalp-regulating (it reduces scalp irritation and is a natural sunscreen), and sage, which has clarifying effects (it is antibacterial, an astringent, and strengthens hair). Wheat amino acids help with comb-through and shine. Papaya makes your hair stronger and fuller.

It is said to prevent itching and flaking and be an excellent controller of dandruff.  It is also said that the conditioner will not weigh hair down. It can be used on all hair types, including color-treated hair. Your hair is supposed to be left shiny, manageable, stronger, and fuller.

After testing out this shampoo, I can say that it is amazing! It leaves my hair clean. There is no oil. My hair is shiny, hydrated, and moisturized. This moisture allows my hair to not have as much static after blow-drying as well.

In the intense sun, my scalp does not burn. My second day hair was a little greasy, but definitely manageable. I was worried about this shampoo being a 2-in-1. I had never tried a shampoo like this before. I always assumed that it would end up being a disaster. This shampoo does not weigh my hair down. It leaves it looking soft and healthy.

Now, drum roll please!! My absolute favorite thing about this shampoo is that it smells like vanilla cupcakes with sweet, vanilla frosting! The scent is too irresistible to deny. Do you have a shampoo that smells like cupcakes? If you just said no, which I am assuming you did, then you need to buy this shampoo even if it is just for the smell alone!

Price Description:
8 fl oz. $20
16 fl oz. $32

You can buy this shampoo here. 

Prior to using these John Masters Organics shampoos, I used Suave Rosemary + Mint Shampoo. I thought it was amazing because it worked really well for my oily hair. My hair would barely be greasy after during the second day, which is very unusual. After testing the John Masters Organics shampoos, I realize how much I was wrong.

The most important thing is that your hair looks and feels healthy. Looking back, my hair might have been “clean”, but it was not healthy. The ends were dry and straggly. Now my hair is growing! It is moisturized, soft, and shiny. It looks the best it has ever looked.

John Masters Organics has many other shampoos on their website. They also have other hair products and skin care. This review is part one of a three part series. Next week I will have a review on their Deep Scalp Follicle Treatment and Volumizer for Thinning Hair, Rose and Apricot Hair Milk, and Green Tea and Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist. On 11/22, I will have a review on their Calendula Hydrating and Toning Mask, Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil, Rose and Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist, and SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen.

All of the factual information from this review was found on and on the back of the products.

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