Rated 3.79 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Good Product for Normal/Oily Hair, But Not for Me
I've always had spiral curls, until a few years ago when my hair got longer and my hormones shifted. My hair now ventures between shapeless frizz and mostly curly with a handful of spirals. I used this product and its conditioner until the bottles were almost empty. While I liked it, I won't be repurchasing it. Here's why:
*Cruelty-free = This company is cruelty-free, which means it never tests on animals, and it isn't owned by a parent company that tests on animals either, like many of the "cruelty-free" brands out there.
*Curl Defining = This line is called Curl Defining, so this aspect is arguably the most important. I will say: It does define my curls! I noticed my spirals come back in a way that I haven't seen in a while, especially when I just finger combed my hair. However, it defined them regardless of the combing method.
*Undressed Formula = There are no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, or, importantly for curly hair, silicones. It is also gluten-free. It is hard to find a formula this comprehensive and natural, especially for this price.
*Amount = Instead of the regular 12oz, these bottles are 16oz.
*Pump Dispenser = Need I say more? It's convenient access and easy to measure with.
*Price = It is over drugstore pricing, but under comparable products. See amount and formula.
*Moisturizing = There is only one con for me, which unfortunately requires that I find another product. I have very dry hair that will get brittle and unruly if it isn't adequately moisturized. These things happened over the course of my using this product.
The thing is: This product doesn't claim to be a deep moisturizer. It claims to wash and define curls. It does both of those things. I did find that if I left the conditioner in 3-5 minutes versus 1-2, my hair was definitely better moisturized and silkier. However, I live a more fast-paced lifestyle and my hair probably still needs the extra moisture mile.
I will still use/try from this brand!
Most Helpful Critical Review Well, it smells good...
I've tried so many products for curly hair and I really like NYM as a whole, but this shampoo was just so-so. The fragrance was great, I'll give you that. But apart from the delightful scent, this shampoo didn't do much for my wavy hair. It didn't seem to get my scalp as clean as I would hope and it felt quite drying -- my hair was a bit knotted after washing it (and the weak conditioner by NYM was no match for the knots it created). It certainly wasn't the worst shampoo I've used, but it definitely wasn't close the best. #contest
Reviewed by 179 customers Itchy Scalp
On a wavy hair journey from Sacramento, CA
This shampoo did not weigh my hair down and I really liked how it turned out post blow drying. But it has made my scalp incredibly itchy and it's not something I can just ignore, I will be returning it.
At First I Loved It - But…
giftcardy from Sacramento
It smelled great, and my hair looked great, then my daughter mentioned she hated it. Then we both realized we've been shedding hair like crazy. It took a few weeks of use before our hair started falling out, and we luckily started with very thick hair! Don't buy this, we threw it out.
not for SENSITIVE skin
Emily from North Pole AK
dry out my hair made my scalp break out
Amanda from PA
It left my hair feelings nicely moisturized, but looking awful. My hair is constantly so poofy now and my curls look terrible. I don't know how to fix this
Love it with my combination hair
Jamazon from Champaign Illinois
Small amount goes a long way
Giftcardy from Sacramento, CA
The reviews are so mixed, I went in with an open mind. My hair is very thick, and very wavy. The shampoo and conditioner smelled wonderful, and were easy to apply and rinse. I ended up with a head full of lovely, more defined curls, just as promised!
madi🦋✨ from USA
This product is a great price and lasts a long time for my thick and curly hair! This has restored my curls love this, it's seriously the only shampoo i'll use from now on!
Excellent for curly, not so great for wavy
Happy from Phoenix, AZ
The smell is divine and it lathers nicely. Worked great on long, thick, curly hair, but not so great on short wavy hair. The anti-frizz worked great on curly hair, but seemed to weigh down my wavy hair. A nice product, just not right for me personally.
Do not recommend
Alexia from Ohio
It gave my hair a waxy feeing, and left build up. I've used the conditioner on its own and I like it, but this is not it.
Sarah the Baker from Ann Arbor, MI
I used to buy this often but decided I wanted to try the Function of Beauty curl serum with their curl shampoo and it just started to kill and straighten out all my curls. As soon as I started using this my curls were bouncy and formed again! I use this and the conditioner and pair it with Twisted Sista's curl spray for amazing, silky curls!
very nice :)
fi from california
this shampoo is wonderful. i typically keep my expectations low for shampoos that are sulfate free because they never clean my scalp properly. i'm a big fan of maui moisture shampoos, and this shampoo is kind of similar in the sense that it has a nice lather to it despite not having sulfates, and it does a good job at getting rid of grease and whatnot. i have to use about a palmful because i have a lot of hair, but to be honest i don't really mind because it's a cheap shampoo and there's a lot of product in the bottle, so i don't feel like i have to skimp on the product which is nice. it also smells amazing - very tropical and floral. it's a wonderful summer scent. on top of that, it was also actually curl defining! i don't have curls, but i do have wavy hair, and i was so surprised to see how defined my waves were after using this shampoo + conditioner. (i'm not sure if the shampoo alone would be enough to help define your curls but the combo of the shampoo and conditioner worked great!) all in all i think it's a great shampoo - good price and a good product.
Amazing and affordable find
DpB from TN
I have fine curly hair so a lot if products are too heavy. I tried a ton of expensive items but followed this recommendation for affordable CGM approved product. Didn't disappoint at all. It is lightweight and super hydrating, also smells amazing. Definitely recommend!
I love this product line.
Wanda from Houston, TX
This is the product line I use on a daily basis.
My favorite curly friendly product
Cruz from Georgia
Left A Lot of Build Up
Max from Tennessee
This has been awful to my scalp. Gross build up and so much flakiness. Does nothing for curl defining.
Smells good but doesn't work
kay from North Carolina
I love the smell of this, but it does nothing but dry my hair out. I have super thick curly hair, and everytime I've used this shampoo/conditioner it has made my hair feel so waxy and dry, like there is leftover residue I can feel on my hands. I love NYM but this product and the conditioner was awful in my opinion- may work for someone with thinner hair, but if you have thick hair, I wouldn't recommend.
Nn from Michigan
Did not hydrate my curls enough. It felt watery.
There's better out there
anslynn from Minnesota
I loved this shampoo and the accompanying conditioner, but now I just feel kinda meh about it. I didn't mind the smell but I feel like it didn't do anything for my hair. I've also been breaking out really bad on my scalp and I'm starting to think it might be from this. I'll probably finish out the bottles I have, unless my break outs get worse, and then buy something else
Amazing for curls, even as a leave in!
No Frizz fan from AZ
For the texture and weight of my naturally curly hair, this is one of my favorite conditioners, especially as a leave in! Zero frizz when I scrunch and pull the conditioner through my hair.
dried my hair out
Katie from Austin, Texas
smells delicious but it dried my hair out terribly. i have thick, wavy hair and i've never had a problem with moisture until using this product and its accompanying conditioner.
May be 5 stars if you don't mind the smell
Mel from Atlanta, GA
I feel like a child who wants their hair to smell like candy, or bubblegum, or some other nonsense. Some people may like it, and think it smells beachy. But I dislike it very much.
The BEST shampoo and conditioner I have EVER used.
Kiara from Utah
This shampoo and conditioner changed my life! It is not drying at all and gave me a lot of volume even with putting in any products after it! It also smells amazing and defined my curls all the way up to the root!
worth the try
Deli from Maryland
I was a little skeptical to buy this at first because of some of these reviews but I love this shampoo so much it has hydrated my hair so much and my curls feel a lot bouncy and soft
SpicyJ from Joliet,IL
I have thick wavy/soft curly hair and I was looking for some curl definition. Unfortunately, I did not achieve my desired goal. This product may work best with thinner hair types. However, I rated a 3 solely for scent. It smells just like a beach vacation.
Didn't help define curls
Minas86 from Cincinnati
I have very wavy hair that can turn into curly, which is why I got this shampoo to help make it curlier. Whenever I would use it, I didn't see a difference in my hair (pretty much done with bottle) and it always made one part of my hair really greasy no matter how good I would rinse my hair out. I could usually only smell the shampoo when I applied it in shower and not afterwards in my hair.