Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Organic Shampoo take two

Organic shampoo take two: I'm now on step 2 of my organic shampoo quest.  Sounds adventurous right?

A few weeks ago I picked up this organic shampoo/conditioner set at my local Lowes Foods.  The only reason I bought them was because they were on sale.  Remember I tried this product and liked it.  So why explore more?  A. try new things, B. provide good reviews on the blog, C. its' fun! D. they were on sale!

See!  On sale 50% off.  Can't beat that.  Our local grocery store was remodelling their healthy/beauty/seasonal front section of the store and apparently decided to get rid of all their organic health/beauty stuff.  Bummer in general but awesome for me!  They had A TON to pick through.  Four whole cart loads of perfectly good organic and semi organic shampoos, conditioners, soaps & lotions all marked down.  It was so fun looking through it all.  They also had random stuff like pot holders and medicine on sale but I didn't throw money at those. 

I picked through and found these two as my favorite.  They smell really nice and look like they'll do good for my hair (no volumizing, color treated benefits etc).  At essentially buy one get one free (off regular pricing) I just couldn't walk away with not getting something.  This was probably my only chance to get such a good deal on stuff like this. 

One of the main reasons I was having such a hard time starting my organic healthy/beauty quest was price.  Lets face it - we don't all have extra cash lying around ready to throw out all our old stuff and stock up on new more expensive stuff.  That just isn't an option.  However for me, researching, waiting to use up my old products, saving up our dollars (waiting for people to give me free stuff), waiting for deals to pop up and such are my method.  I feel good about starting to buy more health and eco conscious products on sale.  For me and our family we can't justify spending a lot of frivolous things - but organic shampoo - I deem not frivolous.

Now I checked Avalon Organic's website and found that this shampoo is technically made with 70% organic content.  That's okay with me.  Duh.  Semi organic over here!  The reason I'm willing to put my money towards this organic product vs a traditional shampoo is Avalon is:  

• Made with Consciousness in Cosmetics
• Minimum of 70% Organic Content
• No parabens or harsh preservatives
• No sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate
• No synthetic colors or fragrance
• No phthalates
• 100% Vegetarian ingredients
• No animal testing

I love all of this.  Also did I mention I love these products!  No really, I think I may love the way my hair looks even more than Panteen or Aveda.  Woah, it's (so far) that good.  Love this!


  1. Nice post - cant wait to read more of your stuff.

    I'm a wee bit vain about my hair (ok, like an hour a day vain), so I've recently switched to organic, sulfate/SLS/ALS-free stuff. I love John Masters Organics products (I get them from the website)- they're definitely on the more expensive side though.

    One thing I do that's cheap/easy is an apple cider vinegar rinse once or twice a week. Dilute 2-3 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in warm water and instead of shampooing, pour over hair, massage into scalp, rinse, and condition as usual. Gets all the built-up gunky stuff out of your hair. Smells a little salad dressing-y though, so use a nice smelling conditioner :)

    Anyway, good luck with future organic endeavours and such!

  2. That is a really good deal! Organic shampoos are so expensive. I live in Baltimore, and there are few places to buy them outside of Whole Foods (expensive). There is an organic salon here too which is completely amazing, but their shampoos are $16 a bottle! Rawwr. So I've been using the new Tresemme Naturals, Tresemme's new green line- it is awesome and definitely cheaper than Whole Foods. I'm not sure how "organic" it is, but it's at least semi-organic. :)

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