Rated 4.35 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 144 customers 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!
Wy from Atlanta
Made my hair feel so silky and smooth! Would highly recommend!
Amazing Cleanser Shampoo (complimentary gift)
Passionfruitgoddess from Bullhead City, AZ
I paired this product with my olaplex treatment, my leave in conditioner spray, and my leave in conditioner pudding and did it over a period of a month and a half. I loved the way this product cleaned my scalp and left my hair feeling weightless, and scalp fresh.
I cannot recommend enough
Jor from Philly
This detoxifying shampoo is literally just that; an amazing, cleansing but still moisturizing shampoo for all hair needs. I personally have curly hair that I typically wash once a week, and this shampoo does an amazing job at getting the product out of my curls, leaving my hair soft, replenished, and clean. You don't have to use a lot, but I do recommending washing your hair twice for those extra lovely suds!
Kuromi from Palm springs ca
I love this shampoo it smells so good and it makes my hair smell so good. It's also really good for your hair and my hair feels and looks better. I got this complimentary.
Christina from Bensalem, PA
I received this product for free to review and have been using it once a week for the last couple of months. It does make my hair feel soft and it looks shiny. I did feel like I had to use a good bit of the product to get my hair clean and my hair is only shoulder length. I don't know that I could justify the price of it because I would have to use so much of it, even though I use it so sparingly. It is overall a great shampoo, I just don't think it is in my budget to purchase.
Kshaye from Skiatook ok
I absolutely love how the Charcoal cleanses my hair and doesn't damage it. It truly is an amazing detoxification that I use once or twice a month.
Smells great cleans well
Alice from New York, NY
This shampoo smells so good! I use it once a week and noticed my hair is less oily. The shampoo is a bit drying but after applying the conditioner it left my hair feeling clean, smooth, and silky again. I would recommend this!
Not for me
Crystalgbunch from Charlotte NC
This product was received in the mail for testing purposes.
I don't think this is a product for kinky/coily hair. I had a lot of shedding after using this shampoo. I didn't get any pleasure or noticeable results other than shedding. However, I think it would do great on non textured hair.
Texture is slimey. Smell is ok.
Em from Palm Springs, CA
This product leaves your hair smelling so beautiful. It's reasonably priced for the quality you're getting. However it does not lather! It's a clean product though and is now a staple in my hair routine.
Great, but with other products...
Sunni H from Cayce, SC
I received this product complimentary for review purposes. Let me start off by saying I received it with the "matching" conditioner and DO NOT enjoy using them together. They (together) leave my hair dry, stringy, and feeling like pinestraw. HOWEVER, this shampoo mixed with a normal conditioner (Ive tried Garnier and a John Freida one) is great. My hair can get unreasonably oily, unreasonably quickly and this definitely help combats that near my scalp. Leaves my hair feeling clean and I love the smell. Just took some trial and error to find out how I enjoyed using it.
Broke my hair
Kaylie from Orem, UT
I tried this shampoo in unison with the IGK First Class Detoxifying Charcoal Conditioner. It seems that one or both of these products dried my hair our so much that all the ends fell off. My hair looked terrible after using this combo. So, I'm not sure if it is the shampoo, conditioner, or both but I've been too scared to try again
Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for honest review
Best for normal hair
Pickle from Brandon Florida
Now becareful if your hair is overly damaged it does tend to leave your hair really dry in the end. If you need a good detoxifying shampoo I do recommend this. But I also recommend you get a really good deep conditioner to give it a little love afterwards. If you have normal hair you will be fine. I did receive this product free for testing purposes.