Its perfectly normal to do a round up of shampoos used in the past year, and that's exactly what i am gonna do today. Short reviews of the shampoos i used in 2014. If you live in India, i have provided links(for all but one) from where you can buy these products in India as well. And for the review reference, i wash my hair only twice or thrice every week, not daily and yes, its legal ;) Also, i have virgin hair, that is, i have not done any chemical treatment on my hair like straightening or coloring, like ever. So you wont find products that are specific to color protection, etc in my list of products but, if you are looking for one, i have heard some really good reviews about this Biolage one(get it in India here). Okay, lets get started.

Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange (get it in India here)

Product Description
Sweet Orange Revitalizes Follicles And Healthy Circulation. Omega Rich Argan Oil Deeply Penetrates Each Strand, Repairing And Restoring Moisture, Elasticity And Strength, Minimizing Split Ends And Frizz With Amazing Luster And Shine.

The name itself makes you feel like you are using something very ayurvedic, it almost is as it does not have parabens or sulfates, also its gluten-free, & cruelty-free. So its a major chemical-free zone. 
First thing i noticed about this one is its smell, or should i say fragrance. Every time i used this, i felt like i am biting into a yummy dessert, cause thats how it smells, its almost overwhelming for a shampoo. Creamy consistency like a shower gel. While the organic shampoo smelled great, it didn't show its effect much, at least not on my hair. It dried out my hair. Its probably would work for fine, smooth hair. This one couldn't stand match to my unruly hair.

Giovanni Don't Be Flaky Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (get it in India here)

Product Description
Fights dandruff with 2 percent salicylic acid. Soothes with oatmeal, noni, tea tree and eucalyptus.
Set the tone of your look and define your individual style with Don't Be Flaky Anti-dandruff Shampoo from Giovanni. Made from only the most carefully selected blends of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, herbs and oils, Giovanni creates pH balanced and biodegradable formulas that will help you transform your hair from damaged and dull to silky and shiny.

I bought this one in the late 2013, early 2014 when i had dandruff problems, either from moving to a new place, or due to water content here, i don't know. So i got this don't be flaky one to keep my dandruff in check. This one didn't have a strong smell, and i was fine with it. I really liked this one. I don't think it did much to control the dandruff(i took other measures), but it made my hair feel soft, and smooth after a wash. I felt like my hair looked properly nourished when i was using this one. Maybe i should try out some other daily shampoo with ingredients like oatmeal.

Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo (get it in India here)
Product Description
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo is a gentle but effective cleansing system based on coconut oil and sugar cleansers. High-quality Australian Tea Tree Oil provides antiseptic qualities. Organic oils help to remove excess oil and build-up so that hair is clean and manageable. It is free Of Parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol and, petroleum based ingredients.

Ingredients of this one's very much free of harmful chemicals. I used this one as a clarifying shampoo. It did make my hair bounce back to its normalcy after i have used some hair products(i hardly use any often though). My hair felt clean, and free of product build up. It smelled lightly citrusy, and the consistency is also very light like water.

Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo
Product Description
Enriched with Organic Botanicals
Balanced Shampoo That Will Clean and Protect
Adds Moisture and Manageability
Cruelty Free (Never Tested on Animals) - No Animal Products in Ingredients
Does Not Contain Harmful Laurel/Laureth Sulfates, Found in Most Personal Care Product Shampoos, Gels, Conditioners and Body Washes

This is the latest shampoo i used in 2014. I stumbled upon this on one of my visits to TJ's for groceries. I was so excited to try this one as i love TJ's but i was sadly disappointed. My hair did not look nourished. My hair felt dry, and hard to manage, and even while shampooing in the shower, i didn't feel any creaminess or smoothness in my hair. So yeah, not buying this one again.

Images source: amazon
Product Description
Say good-bye to dry, dull hair. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo will fix split ends and end dryness. With a fusion of Hawaiian coconut and orchid, youll love the way this shampoo makes your hair look, smell and feel. With hydro-activated silkening ingredients, your hair will look healthy and renewed.

Last but certainly not the least is this drugstore shampoo thats easily available in India as well. This is my go-to travel shampoo. Every time we are traveling, i always have one of these in travel size with me. And we have been to quite a few different places, and this one stood the test of water in all those places to give a soft, smooth, and healthy looking hair every time. So needless to say i love this one!

Hope the mini reviews of these shampoos were helpful. This year i plan to try some quality slightly high end hair products. Just bought the Biolage Hydra source shampoo & conditioner duo(get it in India here) in travel size to try it out, lets see how it goes. Did you try any new shampoo this past year? Also, do you recommend any shampoo that i should give a try? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous1/12/2015

    Nice products!


  2. i love herbal essence hello hydration one a lot :)

    1. Me too...! :) Thanks for reading!

  3. Although I haven't used any of the shampoos you reviewed above, but i'll love to try Andalou naturals Argan and Sweet orange! Nice post! :)


    1. You should try it, smells amazing..


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