Authentic Beauty Concept
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Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
I'm very fortunate to have found and tried Authentic Beauty Concept Glow Cleanser. Aside from being a certified vegan product and free from all the garbage you don't want in your haircare, it helps me keep my long hair clean, fresh and vibrantly colored!
First, let me tell you about my hair.
It is LONG (lower back length) and THICK! My strands are very fine, but I have a lot of them. My hair is pin straight, and doesn't take or hold a curl well. I also highlight and color my hair. I'm quite fussy about shampoo because I really need it to clean my hair well (I don't wash it daily), and it can't leave any residue or buildup behind because I need all the volume I can get. This shampoo checks all my boxes, and really can't imagine using anything else now!
The bottle is a beautiful muted pink. What I love the most about the container is how the product comes out. There is a small hole that you squeeze product from, so the days of wasted globs of shampoo are over!
The formula has a wonderful, but strong scent. I would describe it as insense meets earthy. At first I thought it wasn't for me, but once I used it, I was hooked! I absolutely love how wonderful my hair smells! The scent also wakes me up in the shower and gives me an all over clean feeling.
The lather is wonderful! It is very thick and super creamy. It feels super luxurious when I work it through my hair. You don't need a ton of shampoo, as a little really goes a long way with this formula.
The formula rinses out very well, and doesn't make my hair feel dry or super tangled. I really love how this shampoo doesn't leave behind a buildup or residue, as it rinses out well. 2 months of use, and I haven't needed to use a clarifying shampoo or rinse at all! (Something I usually had to do every 2 weeks with other products). It leaves my hair feeling super clean (even on day 3!) and my hair smells heavenly.
On top of the fantastic shine, my color is still looking vibrant and bright! I have actually gone to day 4 without a wash because of how clean and fresh this formula leaves my hair!
I'm actually quite amazed at the overall health of my hair! It feels so soft and clean, has great volume, and stays cleaner between washes. I also hardly have any breakage, split ends or frizz either.
Back to my hair not holding a curl...
Because I was sent this product for an honest review, I really wanted to put it to the "curl test". Yes, it is an incredible shampoo that gives me shine, great color life, a beautiful clean scent and overall clean and healthy hair, but can it provide all that AND provide weightless volume? So I curled my hair.
I know now that I have found the absolute BEST shampoo (and conditioner- as I use the Authentic Beauty Concepts Glow Conditioner also) for my hair! The curls are bouncy and stay until my next wash! They are healthy and shiny too. No frizz, no breakage or fly always! I finally, after 37 years can have curly hair!
Honestly, I'm totally hooked! I'm always trying new products for my hair because I have never found a product that checks ALL the boxes I want and expect from my shampoo. Authentic Beauty Concept Glow Cleanser is exactly what I have been looking for my entire life! If I was a haircare scientist, this is exactly the formula I would create! It is clean, it makes my hair look and feel wonderful, it prolongs the life of my color, it gives me strong yet soft hair, it smells delicious and it cleans without buildup!
For years, I thought that there was a conspiracy in the haircare industry where they didn't want to give you beautiful hair like this at home, but Authentic Beauty Concept has proved me wrong with this incredible product!
I'm truly beyond thankful that I've found them. I don't think I will ever use another shampoo again!
*I've decided to take photos with my hair curly. I'm excited because I've never been able to wear my hair like this- ever. I also love how shiny and healthy it looks!
I was so excited to receive the Authentic Beauty Cleanser and Conditioner. The cleanser smells amazing. It has a floral aroma but isn't over powering. The lather was FANTASTIC. I love cleansers that have a sudsy lather. I just think it means my hair is extra clean. Once I rinsed out the cleanser it was time for the conditioner. My hair is thick, long and I have a lot of it. I put a lemon sized amount in my hair and began working it into my ends. The scent of the conditioner is just a good as the cleanser. I let the conditioner set in my hair for five mins or so. I rinsed out my hair and I was disappointed. I still had knots and tangled in my hair. I added more conditioner let it set and rinsed out again. I had the same results. So, I think maybe this cleanser and conditioner for color treated hair may be better for a person with thinner hair. I would by the cleanser and maybe use a different conditioner.
Tandy W from Denver, CO
This nasty stuff smells like every hippie fragrance all thrown together! It has a truly revolting POTENT odor. Saw no benefit to my hair; it stripped my color and made hair fall out.
Desteny from Texas
I was given a sample of the shampoo and mask I've used them three times and although the scent is strong my hair is super soft and shiny I'm not sure why all the bad reviews but I have thick dry gross hair 90% of the time. It does strip color but no more than any other color shampoo. I will be buying full size bottles of the cleanser and glo mask
ImaOldLadyNow from NM
This product along with the shampoo caused me to have balding and thinning spots on my scalp after ONE use. I have very long, curly, colored, over 50% greyed hair. The shampoo made my curls extremely tangled. I lost significant amounts of hair in the shower detangling with this conditioner and a wide tooth comb. I kept shedding hair the next two days after washing with these products. I would avoid the Glow line if you are sensitive. I have not had problems with the ABC Hydrate line.
This product along with the conditioner caused me to have balding and thinning spots on my scalp after ONE use. I have very long, curly, colored, over 50% greyed hair. The shampoo made my curls extremely tangled. I lost significant amounts of hair in the shower detangling with the conditioner and a wide tooth comb. I kept shedding hair the next two days after washing with these products. I would avoid the Glow line if you are sensitive. I have not had problems with the ABC Hydrate line.
Adele from Seattle
All the masks, oils, hydration spays could not save my hair from what this shampoo did to my hair. I knew while in the shower that it's stripping my hair but once I got out and towel dried it I was shocked of how dry, and brittle it felt, it also looked like a bird's nest. I tried everything trying to fix it and it looks like its gonna take a long time for me to get my shiny, bouncy hair back. Pricy mistake, easy ruined, never had that happen before.
kiki_love from Los Angeles, CA
Words cannot describe how much I've fallen in love with this cleanser & conditioner. I have super dry hair, even when I give myself a blowout it still looks dry and frizzy but after using the Glow cleanser & conditioner my hair is so SOFT & less frizzy. I battle with frizz every day & this is truly the only duo that makes my hair soft and frizz-free.
Jannet from North Carolina
I love the packing very appealing and pretty to look at. I love the smell of the shampoo and more how my hair smells after getting out the shower. It has helped with the coloring to not fade as fast. And leaves it feeling cleaning and not oily like some shampoos.
Snikkir81 from Meridian, Ms
This shampoo is amazing. It lathers well and smells amazing. Didn't feel dry while shampooing.
KellyAnneReviews from Florida
Works really well. Leaves my hair soft and smooth. It smells good. And it does seem to help keep my color.
Jenn from Indianapolis
First off, the packaging is so cute. The color of the shampoo is beautiful. And the smell?? AMAZING!! The lather was nice and it left my hair nice and clean.
Jenn from College Station
I bought this today as I was looking for a new shampoo for my colored hair. I got the glow cleanser and mask and am highly disappointed. It took so much color off, I could just see it washing away (this is not my first time with colored hair, I've been adding color for more than a year now). It made my hair feel heavy and dull plus the smell wasn't pleasing either.
Denise from New York
This conditioner worked wonders on my dry hair. I am Puerto Rican and have curly wavy hair. I was pleased with my results. I used this combo for 3-4 washes and am happy to say, my hair was moisturized and glossy.
Lyss from Stratford CT
I really like this shampoo and conditioner. It has passed the test as far as keeping my color from fading and my hair feels and looks super healthy. It has a pleasant smell and the shampoo has the perfect formula and amount of lather. I will definitely purchase this once I'm finished with the samples I received for review.
Tanya from Kaplan, LA
I didn't like this product. Left my hair feeling oily, dull, and flat.
Mirandaj from Va
This shampoo is so amazing. It smelled great. Left my hair feeling so soft and helped my color stay brighter for a longer period of time.
Mary from McCleary WA
I was a little wary at first, because I'm picky about my shampoos. I have colored hair, and I only use certain shampoos go make sure they don't strip the color from it. This one worked great. It smelled good, and made my hair feel fantastic! It also didn't strip a bunch of my color out! I would definitely buy this.
Lolligloss from KY
I have colored red hair so using a color safe shampoo is very important to me. I was drawn to the simplistic but salon quality packaging of this product. The bottle feels very high quality and the pastel pink color is very nice. I am not a fan of the fragrance. It smells like men's shaving foam in my opinion. The consistency is good but it doesn't lather. I prefer a shampoo this lathers a lot. I felt like I had to use more of this than I'd normally use with a different shampoo. I did find it cleanses well. My hair felt clean but not as moisturized as I'd like. However, I was able to maintain my normal one to two days of hair washing a week without my scalp getting oily. I would recommend this to someone that wants a good cleanser but isn't bothered by lather amount or fragrance.
Erin from Buffalo, NY
As like most of us in quarantine, I haven't been to the hair salon in months, so while I do technically have color-treated hair, it hasn't been treated with anything in a longggg time. Lol. But this shampoo lathers nice, smells really good, rinses easily and doesn't weigh my naturally curly, thin hair down, which is super important to me. It's hard finding a shampoo that works, but I would definitely buy this again. Plus I love the simplicity of the packaging.
LB from GA
Thicker consistency but smelled great! Worked very well and kept color looking nice. It's wonderful to find a product that's better for you and works just as well. Cute packaging too.
Absolutalicia from Columbia, Mo
I love this shampoo! It cleanses my hair wonderfully without overly drying it out and leaving it feel stripped. It also leaves my color looking fantastic!
Jen from AZ
The scent of this was amazing. You could smell the product lingering throughout the day. I loved the simple packaging and was impressed thoroughly with how clean my hair felt and the shine after use. My only issue with the product was the fading to my red hair color. I was hoping for more protection against fading, but it's to be expected with red hair color.
Renee C from Greensboro, NC
I really like the simplicity of the Authentic Beauty Glow Cleanser. It worked well with my colored treated hair. Paired with the conditioner it helped preserve my color and left my hair soft and more manageable. It has a unique scent, probably from the cinnamon in the mix. It also brought some shine to my dry, wavy hair. Definitely recommend for color treated hair. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.
HollaRobRob from Georgia
The Authentic Beauty Concept Glow Cleanser, for colored hair, is very gentle. My hair tangles quite easily, I noticed a difference in my hair with the first use. My hair stayed tangle-free throughout the cleansing process. My color remains vibrant as well.
Dondoka from Whitman, MA
I love the simple, pink design of the bottles- it made it look chic. The shampoo lathers very well and smells great, and the fragrance lasts all day! My hair was very clean without being dry.
Dawn24 from WV
After trying authentic beauty concept glow and cleanser, I will continue to purchase it. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a cleanser that is lightweight. But, keeps your hair looking healthy, full and glowing throughout the day and night.