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Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo

Price paid: $8.49 at Sally Beauty Supply

Description: "JOJOBA All Natural Moisturizing Shampoo Is made from the purest botanical ingredients to naturally cleanse impurities and nourish your hair without the use of harsh detergents. Formulated to remove dirt and oil build-up for that squeaky-clean feeling, while replenishing the hair and scalp’s natural moisture balance."

How to use: "Pour generous amount of EDEN All Natural JojOba Moisturizing Shampoo into your hand and massage onto both hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat as needed."

Key ingredients: "Water (Aqua), Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, PEG-150 Distearate, Coco Nut Oil, Tiare Flower, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Cocamidopropyl Oxide, Citric Acid, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid"

My take: The consistency of this shampoo is thick, so I usually mix it with a little bit of water in an application bottle. It has a slight medicinal smell that thankfully doesn't last at all.

After using my hair and scalp feel clean and not stripped though it doesn't seem to provide the moisture balance it describes. Part of that could be from the number of cleansing ingredients this shampoo contains.
  • Cocoamidopropyl Betaine: Derived from coconut oil this is a sticky yellow liquid that is a mild surfactant and helps produce foam
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate: A mild surfactant that creates lather to remove surface dirt and oils. It is also attracted to water which increases it's rinseability (is that a word?)
  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate: Another mild surfactant that creates foaming in the shampoo
  • Disodium EDTA: Has chelating properties by removing metal ions in the water. So this ingredient is often used to make personal care products more effective even when used in hard water

Final verdict: Overall the Eden BodyWorks Jojoba Monoi Moisturizing Shampoo is not a memorable moisturizing shampoo for me, but could be an option as a clarifying shampoo. I do plan to finish using this by using it during clarifying washes, but don't plan to repurchase. It seems my hair is bigger fan of Eden BodyWorks conditioners.


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