Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Not Your Mother's Way to Grow Long & Strong Shampoo Review

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Today I'm reviewing the Not Your Mother's Way To Grow Long & Strong Shampoo.

I love the way this stuff smells. It's pink, and it smells delicious. Like a handful of fruity candy. And overall, it has performed pretty well. However, sometimes I feel like it gets my hair too clean. Like, squeaky clean. So clean I expect to hear that squeaky noise that windshield wipers make.

That's not a bad thing- having really clean hair is what a shampoo is supposed to do. But it makes my hair so clean, it feels dry, and looks dry after I use this. I have very long hair, and I always have to use a conditioner, but if I'm using this, I have to use a deep conditioner to get any type of moisture back into my hair. For me, this could easily take the place of a clarifying shampoo, because it gets everything out of my hair, including my natural oils.

I have used this once or twice a week for a few months now, and overall, I'm really happy. I time it so I use it when I'm ready to use a deep conditioner- I learned this after I tried to use it with a standard conditioner and could not get my hair to come untangled after my shower. So I was ripping out a ton of hair. But when I used my deep conditioner, it definitely solved that problem.
I haven't tried its Conditioner equivalent, so I can't speak to whether that would replenish what this product seems to strip out of my hair. But when I repurchase this product, I will also be purchasing the conditioner to see how they perform together, and provide a complete review of both at that time.

This product isn't marketed as a clarifying shampoo, but for oily-haired girls that color their hair like me that are looking for a clarifying shampoo, this is an unexpected one that isn't going to completely remove your color or make it look dull. But it is going to remove all the buildup caused by various products. At least it did for me.
But as far as making my hair stronger, I think this product failed on it's own.

FTC: This product was purchased with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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