Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great hair detox!
My first impression was how pretty it looked as a whole: the packaging is cute, but the shampoo is this gorgeous sparkly, glittery grey-black. It made me that much more excited to try it.
I love how you don't have to use a ton to get a good, full-coverage lather. The smell threw me off a little at first - it's not bad or strong, just very....natural. It smells vaguely like soil and, well, charcoal. I actually hadn't really read the bottle thoroughly before using it (oops) but when I read it after I was all lathered up, it made sense that there was charcoal in it, from the scent alone. For what it's worth, though, my hair didn't smell like it at all, especially after using conditioner.
The other thing I noticed that made me wary for a sec was the "squeaky clean", dry-wet kind of feeling when I rinsed the shampoo out. It felt like my hair had been stripped if any kind of natural oil. It worried me for a sec, but once I used the conditioner, my hair just sucked that moisturization in that much better. However, it left my hair looking and feeling a little dirty/greasy in the parts where I didn't use conditioner (namely my bangs).
Overall though, my hair looked and felt much cleaner, and not weighed down by the products. I really like this as a once-a-week hair detox! It makes me feel like it's really ripping off all the buildup on my hair.
Most Helpful Critical Review Best for oily hair
I was really excited about trying this line. Charcoal who wouldn't but unfortunately it caused my daughter's hair to fall out. Her hair is on the drier side so this may be perfect if you have oily hair. Also it may just be that she has really thick hair, I had to use more than the usually amount. I gave it 2 stars because it does clean your hair really good.
Reviewed by 156 customers Good for Asian hair
C with fine hair from California
I got this as a sample with some other products of this brand. I have fine Asian hair and it really gives me a lot of volume. I love this product so much! I tried their volume shampoo and conditioner but it didn't do anything more than my Redken stuff did. But using the shampoo and weightless conditioner together, my hair has double the volume when I air dry.
Vanessa from Michigan
I tried finding a clarifying/detoxifying shampoo and this one had great reviews so I gave it a try and I'm so happy I did! I use this about once a week when I feel like my hair is feeling weighed down, and it has made a huge difference in my hair care routine! It lathers well, smells good, and my hair and scalp feel so clean and healthy after using it! Definitely try this out!
I would definitely buy it again.
Rae the Beauty Guru from Oregon
This product is amazing!! I use it once a week for a great hair detoxifier. I naturally get buildup and it's great to help get rid of it. Also the charcoal they put in it makes it even 10x better. I love the smell. Definitely would recommend.
Definitely worth the try!
Srb from Charlotte, NC
Loved the way this smelled, and paires with the conditioner makes my hair feel nice. Doesn't last too long, but love the thought of charcoal!
Rosyrocking from San Antonio
Got this product as a free sample, and really liked it! It's a good option for curly hair (mine is 2b) on wash day, it really gets all the buildup out.
Great detox shampoo!
frostandpolish from Washington, D.C.
This is a great product if you struggle with product build up on your scalp.
Bravo from nebraska
This is a really great weekly or twice weekly cleansing shampoo. For color treated hair be careful, it can be drying. But overall it did an amazing job of getting rid of build up. highly recommend! Also it smells amazing and is just pretty to look at!
Tingly, Bubbly, and Does The Job!
Shanney Babe from Middletown, NY
I have a dry scalp, which has continued to get drier as I get older. I also use product that causes build-up. I have tried many clarifying products, scalp detoxes, scalp masks, to no avail. Enter this shampoo. It made my scalp feel tingly and activated, it lathered more than other clarifiers, and it actually loosened up my skin/product buildup. I am thrilled to have found this, and will continue to use it in my usual scalp regime.
This product is drying
Court from Tampa, Fl
Best to follow up with a very moisturizing conditioner/ deep conditioner
Made my hair super soft
Dragondrifter from Mccordsville, IN
This shampoo is awesome once you figure out how much you need to use because it is not a bubbly shampoo. It cleaned all the build up out of my hair and made it super soft and it felt like I had more hair, so it definitely did it's job. It does have a different smell but I enjoyed it and if smell worries you don't let this one because it does not hang around that you will smell it all day.
Nice and fresh
Ruby from United States
Got this as a free sample to try! I like that this has sparkle and it smells nice but it doesn't wash out oil or dandruff very well. I have to wash my hair twice with this product rather than just lathering once per wash.
Whoashelbz from Torrington, CT
After the first use, I wasn't too sure about this shampoo, however after weekly uses for 5 weeks, I feel as if it made a difference in the texture and sheen of my hair, which has improved! It lathers great, and the smell is very earthy, definitely a bit different smelling which I can't decide if I like.
This product was really nice it made my hair feel silky.
Lup from Tucson AZ
Really love it!
Hally from Bellingham, WA
I really loved this product, it's really pretty out of the bottle, smells really good, and it really strengthened my hair. I wasn't happy with how much you have to use though, it really doesn't go a long way. But it's still nice. I got this free in exchange for review.
10/10 try this shampoo!
Holly from Biloxi, MS
I absolutely LOVE this shampoo. I have very oily hair that I have to wash daily (yes I've tried to "train" my hair and it didn't work) but this changed my life. I'm able to go up to two days without washing my hair and it getting oily. I have very long hair, so it can be a hassle at times to wash. I highly recommend this shampoo!! This was sent to me complimentary for testing and review purposes.
Reviewer from Southern California
It does the job. Nothing amazing but it works and my hair felt very clean!
I liked it
Mduckwo1998 from St. Louis, MO
I liked the smell, and I loved how clean it made my hair feel without making it dry
Tracy from Orlando
I feel like this product delivers on exactly what it promises: detoxifying. I will say my hair got oily fairly soon after washing which isn't the best, but I think if I continue to use this product I'll like it even more. I received this product as a promotion.
Nice but strong scent
Chey from California
Nice product and cleansing to the hair/scalp. However, the scent was so strong I couldn't keep using it. I usually like scented hair products but this was just extra strong. I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great product
Mak from Idaho Falls, id
I love the way this feels like it cleans and helps my hair. I use it about once a week and I love it
Smells good and definitely gets rid of the gunk
Erii from Moreno Valley, Ca
I got to try this for free. I enjoyed the smell of thus shampoo, other charcoal shampoos have a funky scent. It definitely stripped my hair of all the buildup, but because my hair is bleached it felt really dry after.
Rhiannon from Alabama
Amazing product! Left my hair feeling absolutely amazing!
Works Fine, But Not Better than Other Shampoo
Jillian from New York, NY
I love the packaging and smell of this product, which I find is usually the case with IGK products. I find that this product does help remove dirt and oil, but doesn't do anything in terms of product buildup. It has a decent lather, but it could be better. I will continue using this product because I received it complimentary in order to review, but I don't believe I will repurchase it.
I wouldn't purchase
Kate from Tennessee
I used one or two times a week for 4 weeks. My hair is color treated and I usually use professional grade products. This product smells amazing. Very strong! But left my hair feeling very hay/dry like crunchy.
Talli from Spotsylvania, VA
I loved this conditioner! I just wish there were more in the bottle , I had to use a lot to fully soak my hair in conditioner the way I like, but when I did it felt and smelled amazing! The shampoo and conditioner pairs so well together, each boosting each other! Do not get one without the other!