note: this is not sponsored by any of the products mentioned. additionally, i am not a professional. i am just a person with opinions.

I’ve been using the Organix Shampoo for the last five or so years, consistently until a few months ago when I purchased Lush’s Daddy-O Shampoo made for blonde hair (my hair is bleached and dyed with semi-transparent hair dye). Since I got the Lush one, I have been alternating the two but my point is that I’ve been using this shampoo for a long time.

I know that it has been through several redesigns throughout the years and that it has several kinds like argan oil. This was why I didn’t question why there was a Cherry Blossom kind when I went to find it recently. Before I show you what that looks like, this is what the other kinds looked like pictured in the same day:

All the others aside from the Cherry Blossom looked pretty much like that, solid color with black writing and that gold thing with the brand. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this new type of design:

I mean, look how pretty that is! I didn’t really care about the design of the normal ones before but when I saw this I felt a pull to purchase it because it was different and pretty! Since it’s the same brand and the same amount it’s probably the same shampoo anyway, just prettier right? Well, no.

I’d like to preface this next part by saying that I don’t use products with paraben and sulfate in them because my hair is very fragile and I like to keep it on my head. This is a personal choice. If you have colored hair and are okay with using products with those, I have no problem with that. This is just something I look for in my shampoo. 

Okay, so I wasn’t even meaning to read the ingredients of this one because I believed it was the same as the others and I know what was in the others so I know what was in this one. However, suddenly like a blessing from chemical-free paradise, an older lady stopped right in front of me with a large cart, blocking me from passing by. I’m a bit awkward during these types of situations so instead of being a normal person and saying, “Excuse me,” and going on my merry way, I decide the best course of action is the one with minimal social interaction which basically made me pretend to read the back of this shampoo. And by pretend, I mean mindlessly move my eyes back and forth the ingredients.

This was when I noticed something different. The ingredients were different. Not like for coloring or smell or the specific kind, but more specifically, it had sulfate in it. This is what the Argan version looks like:

Meanwhile the Cherry Blosson variant looked like this:

The sulfate (Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate) is quite obvious in the ingredients. I settled to going back to the other ones instead.

I’m just confused as to why they had to make a completely different set of ingredients for this particular one, but I’ll start looking at the ingredients diligently from now on.

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