Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Product Review: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Moisturizing Lather Shampoo

Price: $23.00 for 8.5 fl. oz tube (pictured is the 3.4 fl. oz tube that comes in the kit)

Purchased From: Amazon.com

Promises: For all hair types; ideal for color-treated and chemically processed hair. Lather in this rich, sulfate-free shampoo to gently cleanse, soften, and protect. Natural Awapuhi extract balances moisture for manageability and shine. KeraTriplex, an exclusive blend of keratin protein, rebuilds and repairs for healthy looking hair.

Ingredients:water, sodium cocoyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cococamphodiacetate, trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, laureth-4, laureth-23, phenoxyethanol, glycerin, polyquaternium-5, keratin, hydrolyzed keratin, oxidized keratin, hedychium coronarium (white ginger) root extract, polyquaternium-10, hydrolyzed wheat protein, biovlavonoids, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, guar hydroypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, fragrance/parfum, benzyl salicylate, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, linalool

Directions: Massage into hair wet. Rinse.

My Assessment: I never really had a moisturizing shampoo simply because I've never really found one that was balanced, that softened yet still imparted my hair with a bit of strength, until now. I had always felt like my staple products where somehow in complete but happy to say this little gem fills the void for me. One of the things I like most about this shampoo is that it has a thick consistency. Its consistency is that of a conditioner rather than a typical shampoo. When I squirt it into my hand, it doesn't move. I can't count how many times I've had shampoo run through my fingers. It's annoying, watching my pennies wash down the drain. The second thing I really like is that it lathers up really well (hence the name). Even when my hair is coated with oil from my hot oil treatment and I'm sudsing my hair for the first time, it still lathers. And now I know,   lathering ability and efficiency do not have a linear relationship, but I just love bubbles and a nice lather haha. The third thing I like is that this shampoo is sulfate free shampoo. I don't mind sulfates, but the fact that this shampoo doesn't include them is a plus. The fourth and of course most import thing I like about this shampoo is how it makes my hair feel once I've rinsed it out. My hair feels stronger, without feeling stiff, matted, or dried out, yet softened. Nor does my hair feel stripped or rough. The only con I have about this shampoo is the the price! I think it's a little ridiculous, just my opinion, but yes I still bought it because it's the best shampoo I've come across for my hair.

With smiles,


Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

8 comments:

  1. anacquiredtaste9/11/11, 5:58 AM

    I'm thinking of investing in Paul Mitchell's products but these days, i'm not sure if an expensive shampoo and conditioner is worth it. I know for deep conditioners, they usually are from my experience. I'll either give this a try during summer in December or try the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. I'm doing my best not to become a PJ :)

    xo Stephanie
    adailydoseofcashmere.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi. Have you tried or read any reviews about any other products from the PM Awapuhi line; the keratriplex treatment, keratin intensive treatment, or the keratin cream rinse in particular? Thanks.

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    1. I've tried the KeraTriplex Treatment, Cream Rinse, Intensive Treatment, Styling Treatment OIl, and Shine Spray. I absolutely love every item. The KeraTriplex Treatment followed by the Intensive Treatment, and then Cream Rinse is the best protein treatment I have used on my hair by far. My hair felt stronger and amazing afterwards. I use the Styling Treatment Oil before wrapping my hair after I roller set it and it is such a light, fast absorbing oil. I don't care much for the Shine Spray though, I get enough shine from the Styling Treatment Oil.

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  3. You have no idea how much I appreciate your response. I couldn't find much of anything online about these treatments on relaxed hair. Thanks.

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    1. Glad I could help! I agree, there isn't much on the Wild Ginger line for relaxed hair. I was actually planning to use the line this month. I'll make sure I do a post on it.

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  4. Which would you suggest for fine hair btw this and the Silk Dreams shampoo?

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  5. hondahoney0079/1/13, 12:09 PM

    Hey Jen! Do you think this shampoo and the PM Awapuhi Keratin Creme Rinse will work on natural hair? I've been natural for a year now and I'm still trying find some staples for my hair. I was relaxed for over 20yrs.

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  6. The MAIN Ingredients are ALL SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS.
    I suggest you please Re-Search the HARMFUL EFFECTS EACH CHEMICAL causes; PRIOR to using...
    http://chemicaloftheday.squarespace.com/

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