Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Loving It!!
I love this product!! I only wash my hair twice a week and the combo of this shampoo and conditioner plus the PHD styling treatment all together really cuts down the greasy look and my roots actually still have volume! My hair is past my shoulders so this is a major plus!
The smell doesn't bother me. It's a citrusy/floral/clean scent.
Before I spent a lot of $$ I bought the sample kit of the full and PHD and they both have worked wonders for my hair.
Here's a tip for hair washing 101. Because I wash my hair 2 times a week I shampoo twice. BUT with only a quarter size amount of the product. Yep, my hair is super long and that's all I use both times I shampoo.
The 1st shampoo gets all the grime out (also only focusing on my roots). It shouldn't create a lot of lather because it's clinging to the grime. The key is to add more water. Not a lot, just a quick twitch under the shower. Massage into scalp and rinse REALLY WELL.
The second time you shampoo (with just a quarter size) it should lather A LOT. If not, your hair's not wet enough. After lathering rinse your hair REALLY WELL, again!
Now conditioning. Quarter size distributed mainly on the ends and what's left, mid-shaft. RINSE WELL!!
Do you see the pattern? RINSING WELL to make sure all the product is out of your hair.
It took me 3 months to run out of my shampoo and conditioner sample kits because,in my opinion, the product is that good!! Then I went and bought the full size shampoo, conditioner, and styling treatment of the PHD.
Also, invest in a shower head filter. The cause could be in over-chlorinated water. I live in a big city where there's so much chlorine in the water it leaves a pink film if it isn't filtered.
Hope my review has helped! =)
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed
I used this shampoo and conditioner for over a month before writing a review and I'm just disappointed. The first few days I felt great about it and thought it would be a new favorite. Over time, I noticed my color seemed to dull and no matter what I did, the shampoo and conditioner gave me a greasy film on my hair. I switched to another shampoo and conditioner to make sure it was the PhD and sure enough, it went away and when I switched back, the same hair problems. My hair has less shine and became more tangled. Maybe it's because I have thin, oily hair, but I will not be purchasing this again. :(
Reviewed by 570 customers Squeaky clean hair
LilyP from WI
I love this shampoo!! I have always had coarse hair with oily scalp-I have never in my life been able to skip a day of shampooing my hair, or it would be greasy. If I use this, I can skip a day. It definitely keeps it cleaner for longer. Maybe if you have dry hair it would be too harsh but I love it for mine. Color in my hair lasted longer because I was washing half as much. Definitely recommend.
It's going to be a no from me
Cece from Boston, MA
I've been using this and the pairing conditioner for about a month now because my stylist recommended it to me and it has continuously left my hair dry, straw-like, and frizzy after every use. Some people may like the smell but to me it smells extremely chemical and filled with nothing but alcohol. I tried to not waste the product and use the bottle up before I buy something new but I can't, it's awful. Drug store hair products works better than this.
Not good for wavy/ curly hair
Natasha from GA
I really wanted to like this product. I thought I was going to love it because I loved their other products but the longer I use it the more I notice how the bottom of my hair is drying out and the top of my hair still gets oily. I'm sure it's great for other types of hair but would not get it if you have curly color treated hair!
Bailey from North Carolina
This shampoo is wonderful for those with oily hair. For those with normal/dry hair I do not recommend because it's not going to have the same cleaning effect in your hair as someone's who's will not stay clean. I highly recommend this shampoo for oily hair! I usually wash mine every 2-3 days with this and of course conditioner on the ends
10/10 loved it
The.hippie.mama from Elizabeth City, NC
I love this shampoo/conditioner combo!! It is so amazing!! I was hesitant to buy it at first because of the price so I tried the travel size from their combo bag. Totally sold me, I bought the conditioner, shampoo, and the dry shampoo in the large sizes! I only have to wash my hair 2 times a week with this. It give my hair so much body and volume and controls the oil with out being too drying. My hair feels so thick and healthy! Absolutely love this product!
Kat from Connecticut
My scalp can get really dry. I moved to sulfate free shampoo a few years ago. I tried a lot of different shampoos but this is by far the best! It does not dry out my scalp at all! No more itching the next day. And it keeps my hair clean for so much longer - no built up residue at all. I love the smell too. It is a bit expensive but a little goes a long way when using and it's totally worth it. Highly recommend getting their Night Cap serum as well.
Makes hair great looking.
Deb from Hampton VA
Love the look & feel it gives ur hair. More volume too.
M from Delaware
Let's just say I've wasted so much money on random shampoos trying to tame my suddenly greasy hair. This was finally the cure. I never had oily hair, always has been dry and frizzy typically washed every other day. Not sure what happened but suddenly it was greasy virtually no matter how long a period/how short a period I went without washing it. I can now go three days... as gross as it is even throw in a workout or two and my hair still feels clean. Hoping I'm not jinxing myself with this review but it is absolutely the best. Of course at first I couldn't believe the price but it was worth taking the chance! I bought this on a whim at another retailer and am so happy to see I can get at Ulta!
Not worth the money
shopper93 from TX
I bought this shampoo after all of the beauty influencers in IG were raving about it. It made my hair feel straw like and frizzy. Save your money. Not worth the hype.
Clean hair for days
Angusmom from Knoxville, TN
I Use it every 3 - 4 Days
Did not love
Me from Rocklin
I only used this product once, due to its smell. It does not have a pleasant odor. It was so bad I had to rewash my hair with another product.
Love this so far
Robyn from Roanoke VA
I use shampoo every other day to help with my hair being cleaner longer. Love it so far
bp88 from NC
I have a LOT of fine, straight hair and have always had issues with sensitivity to shampoo, but never wanted to pay $$ to see what may work better than drugstore brands, so I just got used to rotating shampoos daily to prevent the itching and irritation. On a quarantine whim I ordered this shampoo and conditioner and, for the first time EVER, I have had zero reactions to it. Zero. It's made my hair smoother, softer, and I can even go a day between washings now when before, I had to wash daily. Even my hairstylist asked me if I was doing anything differently with my hair because she said it felt so much softer! Love this stuff. It may bankrupt me but count me converted.
Dont believe the hype
Ang from Missouri
I had high hopes for this shampoo. I have thick, color treated hair. I finally purchased, and wish I would have saved my money. Did nothing miraculous for my hair like the claims, instaed my hair turned very greasy, almost clumpy feeling, despite claims that washing would become more infrequent with use. My scalp also became flaky, itchy, and irritated. Will never purchase any products again.
Susie from Fullerton,CA
This is my fourth bottle.Tried other brands and went back to this a couple of times.
Great for fine thin hair
Bekah from Washington
I have very fine and thin hair along with a sensitive scalp. My hair had damage from being dyed blonde then growing out (without a haircut) and this shampoo and conditioner has transformed my hair. I didn't notice a significant difference the first couple weeks but after a month or so I noticed how soft my hair had become. My hair tangled easily and this actually prevented bad tangles I usually get with long hair. I mix it with Paul Mitchell straightening serum and my hair has never looked or felt healthier. I love the smell too!
Do Not Buy!
AT from Huntsville, AL
I initially tried this shampoo (and the accompanying conditioner) in a sample that I received; I loved it! I could not wait for the shampoo and conditioner I was using at that point to run out so I could buy the full sized bottles of this stuff. When the time finally came, I purchased it. Everything was great at first, but as time went on my hair just started getting more and more greasy and gross looking. Before I had only washed my hair every other day, but then I had to start washing it every day just so it would stop looking greasy. It finally got to the point where even if I had washed it the night before, my hair looked so gross and greasy by mid-morning the next day that it was if I had not washed my hair for 2 weeks. I finally got fed up and went to see my hair stylist. He had to do TWO purifying treatments on my hair just to get all of the gunk out of it, and even after that, it still took a few weeks for my hair to get back to being to normal. DO NOT BUY THIS!!
Amanda from New York state
I bought the entire line of products after receiving a sample of the weightless hair mask. I now have the shampoo, conditioner, mask and styling cream. My hair looks so much healthier. I have always used salon shampoo. So happy I tried this product.
Hands Down the Best Shampoo for Thin, Oily Hair!
JKB from Massachusetts
I use daily. Makes hair shiny, smooth and "fluffy" clean!
Best shampoo ever!
Sam from TN
I have dyed blonde hair. My hair gets greasy fairly easy, especially if I don't blow dry my hair when it's wet. This helps me go DAYS between washes. It does take a lot of product to lather and is drying on my dead ends but it really does give you days of fresh hair.
My favorite shampoo
DesertPearl from Phoenix, Az
I can't commit to shampoo. My hair just doesn't like ANYTHING. I just got this and have used it twice now. It is my favorite shampoo already. I have bleached hair and it's damaged pretty badly. This stuff makes my hair manageable without weighing it down and makes it look and feel SO good! I can even let my hair air dry and it looks decent (crazy, I know)! Never had that happen! Will buy again.
La_vita from Louisiana
I have black thick Mexican hair and I don't have to wash my hair until after the 3rd day. Even then I can just add some dry shampoo on the 4th day and it will look great! This is great for damaged hair because it makes it really smooth and shiny when paired with the conditioner. I only wash the roots when I wash my hair. The only downside is that it does not lather a lot and sometimes I end up using more than a dime size.
Ms. C from Chicago
I bought this product thinking that it would be great because of how expensive it is. On the contrary after the second use, my hair was stiff as straw. I couldn't even curly it. I started using the Paul Mithell leave-in conditioner to help my hair. Good thing I bought the small bottle and can't wait to finish it. If you're like me don't judge before you know then go ahead and try for yourself.
Lifesaver for thin, fine hair
ADHD Nurse from Washington
I LOVE this shampoo/conditioner combo! I was really skeptical because I have extremely fine/ thin hair and I would never go a day without washing my hair because it would look so oily/greasy the next day. At this point after using the PHD shampoo/conditioner combo for a month with their PHD dry shampoo my hair looks so much healthier, better, and volumized unwashed, and even when I wash it every 2 days it looks so much better. I never thought I could go a couple days without washing my hair before but I've not had one problem with it looking oily with this line; it looks healthier than ever and I'm amazed. If you have fine, thin hair and really struggle with it looking oily please give this line a try!
Drastically reduced the number of times I shampoo
Angusmom from Knoxville, TN
I have made multiple purchases of this shampoo; in fact, once I used it, I have used nothing else. It IS pricey - but as I now only shampoo every 4 days, and it takes a small amount, I think it actually costs about the same as regular curly hair shampoo. No sulfates or silicones. I use the matching conditioner (more like a detangler) at the root, with a heavier curly hair conditioner on the ends, so my scalp keeps as oil and product free as possible.