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Avalon Organics Shampoo + Conditioner | Review

Avalon Organics Shampoo + Conditioner | Review

Avalon Organics Shampoo + Conditioner | Review

Is your hair lackluster and dull? Is there so much product build up within it that you need to rebuild your highlights and shine? Sounds like the Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo + Conditioner was made for you! Or was it… Read more to see what I think about this natural shampoo + conditioner.


Avalon Organics Shampoo and Conditioner Review

AVALON ORGANICS CLARIFYING LEMON SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

Avalon Organics is a relatively new brand to me – I’ve seen it often but I haven’t tried too many of their products. I was lucky enough to receive this shampoo and conditioner for free (along with some lovely bath soap, hand wash and lotion!) But today we’re just going to dive deep into the Clarifying Lemon Shampoo and Conditioner.

Avalon Organics was founded with the belief that “all beauty comes from the Earth.” They disclose all of the ingredients in their products and choose only natural ones which are proven to work; none of their products are tested on animals and they are 100% vegan. You can feel good about picking up a bottle from this brand!

Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo $10.79 CAD (well.ca)

The Avalon Organics Shampoo smells like pure lemon (what a surprise, right?) but not like the Mr.Clean lemon scent… It lathers relatively well, though you can tell that it is lacking the nasty SLS + SLES to strip your hair of oils. I have very thin hairs on their own, but I have a lot of them which makes my hair super thick – with this shampoo it can certainly feel like you haven’t put enough on to clean your hair.

I’m not sure I would call this a clarifying shampoo. I didn’t notice any spectacular change in the way my hair looked after using this – I think that it’s good for everyday use. My hair didn’t feel anymore or less clean with the Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo than it does when I use the Carina Organics Shampoos.
Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice🌱 used for promoting hair growth, calming itchy skin and conditioning.
Aqua (Water) is used so that your shampoo isn’t solid 😉
Coco-Glucoside is a surfactant derived from coconut oil.
Lauryl Glucoside another surfactant that is derived from sugars and lipids.
Sodium Coco-Sulfate, you guessed it! Another surfactant derived from coconut alcohol.
Sorbitol is a type of sugar alcohol used as a skin conditioner.
Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil 🌱derived from cedar tree, it is mainly used for aromatherapy (fragrance purposes.)
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil is most likely used for fragrance.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil another essential oil that is used for fragrance.
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil… you guessed it, probably for fragrance! It also has anti-bacterial properties.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil is used for fragrance and skin-conditioning.
Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil is a citrusy smell derived from the Litsea Cubeba tree. Most likely used for fragrance.
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract🌱 is derived from the pot marigold and used for skin-conditioning and fragrance.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract🌱 derived from camomile flowers, this is used for skin-conditioning and fragrance.
Chenopodium Quinoa Seed🌱 not only is it good for ingesting – but quinoa seed is also great for skin-conditioning!
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract🌱 derived from lemons this is most likely used for fragrance and anti-bacterial properties.
Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract is primarily used for fragrance.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) is used for skin-conditioning. Can be a skin irritant as well.
Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters is used as a surfactant to remove grease and oil.
Bisabolol is derived from camomile and is used for conditioning purposes.
Citric Acid is used to help balance pH. Can burn skin in high amounts.
Decyl Glucoside is a biodegradable surfactant that is used to help remove grease and oil.
Inulin🌱 is used as a skin-conditioning agent.
Sodium Sulfate helps to bulk up the shampoo mixture. It can be a skin irritant in high amounts.
Alcohol🌱 most likely used as a stabilizer, it can dry out hair.
Benzyl Alcohol is used as a natural preservative. It does have the ability to irritate skin; small amounts should not be harmful.
Potassium Sorbate is used as a natural preservative, could also be a skin irritant.
Sodium Benzoate another natural preservative which helps prevent bacterial overgrowth. Potential skin irritant.
Citral is a naturally occurring fragrance ingredient but it is very toxic in high amounts. The EU has banned and restricted it in fragrances.
Limonene is a fragrance ingredient from the rind of citrus fruits. It is very irritating to the skin and usage has been restricted.

🌱Certified Organic Ingredient.

Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo + Conditioner The conditioner has a lighter appearance and a more cream-like texture.

Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo + Conditioner

The conditioner has a lighter appearance and a more cream-like texture.

 

Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Conditioner $10.79 CAD (well.ca)

The Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Conditioner sounds promising and it smells absolutely amazing, but it was a total dud for me. Let me explain why; the conditioner comes out of the bottle like a body butter that you can purchase from The Body Shop. Seriously, it’s some thick conditioner. It’s not the cream-like texture that threw me off entirely – it’s the fact that in order to cover at least the ends of your hair you need to apply 1/3 of the bottle!

I found that it was too much like applying a thick lotion to my hair and I think that clarifying is a misnomer; it doesn’t clarify. It could be branded as moisturizing or hydrating once you finally get to the point where you have it all over your hair and leave it on for 1-3 minutes.

Again, I found that this conditioner did not really provide any spectacular difference in my hair. It still felt the same as it does when I used the Carina Organics Conditioner – yet the Carina Organics Conditioner is a heck of a lot easier to massage throughout my hair. I think that if you have short hair this could be more beneficial and a lot less time consuming. No one wants to spend 5 minutes in the shower just trying to squeeze conditioner onto their hair! Let’s be real.
Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice🌱 used for promoting hair growth, calming itchy skin and conditioning.
Aqua (Water) is used so that your shampoo isn’t solid 😉
Glyceryl Stearate SE is created from blending glycerin with stearic acid – it is used as a conditioning agent.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is created by blending glycerin, caprylic and capric acids. It’s used as a conditioning agent but could be an environmental toxin.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil🌱 extracted from sunflower seeds, this ingredient is used as an emollient or for conditioning.
Cetyl Alcohol is used for a variety of reasons. It helps keep the oil and the water from separating as well as helping to thicken and work as a surfactant. It is a skin irritant.
Stearic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid used for stabilizing and emulsifying.
Stearyl Alcohol is produced from stearic acid and is used as a foaming and emulsifying agent.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil🌱 is used as a conditioning agent.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter🌱 used for conditioning and moisturizing.
Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil 🌱 derived from cedar tree, it is mainly used for aromatherapy (fragrance purposes.)
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil is most likely used for fragrance.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil another essential oil that is used for fragrance.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil is used for fragrance and skin-conditioning.
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil… you guessed it, probably for fragrance! It also has anti-bacterial properties.
Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil is a citrusy smell derived from the Litsea Cubeba tree. Most likely used for fragrance.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil🌱 is used for skin-conditioning and moisturizing.
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract🌱 is derived from the pot marigold and used for skin-conditioning and fragrance.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract🌱 derived from camomile flowers, this is used for skin-conditioning and fragrance.
Chenopodium Quinoa Seed🌱 not only is it good for ingesting – but quinoa seed is also great for skin-conditioning!
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract🌱 derived from lemons this is most likely used for fragrance and anti-bacterial properties.
Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract is primarily used for fragrance.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) is used for skin-conditioning. Can be a skin irritant as well.
Sorbitol is a type of sugar alcohol used as a skin conditioner.
Alcohol🌱 most likely used as a stabilizer, it can dry out hair.
Benzyl Alcohol is used as a natural preservative. It does have the ability to irritate skin; small amounts should not be harmful.
Potassium Sorbate is used as a natural preservative, could also be a skin irritant.
Sodium Benzoate another natural preservative which helps prevent bacterial overgrowth. Potential skin irritant.
Citral is a naturally occurring fragrance ingredient but it is very toxic in high amounts. The EU has banned and restricted it in fragrances.
Limonene is a fragrance ingredient from the rind of citrus fruits. It is very irritating to the skin and usage has been restricted.
Linalool is a fragrance ingredient and has restricted use because it is a skin irritant.
🌱Certified Organic Ingredient.

Would I repurchase?

I don’t want to rip the brand to shreds just because the conditioner didn’t work out for me. I really do enjoy the shampoo (though I also think that clarifying might not be the best name for it.) There are some other products from Avalon Organics such as the Lavender Body Lotion that I have been loving! (In fact I apply it to my baby bump everyday and *knock on wood* no stretch marks yet!)

I am definitely going to avoid the clarifying conditioner in the future, but the shampoo works really well and I can see myself using it again. The Avalon Organics brand is a great one and I look forward to trying some more of their products – perhaps I’ll have better luck with a different conditioner. 😉

Have you tried anything from Avalon Organics?
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*This post contains affiliate links and products sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

 

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  • Thank you for the honest review, Lindsey! I have not tried this brand and don’t think I’ll ever will. I like my Maui range way better and it has aloe vera juice as the first ingredient.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I haven’t tried the Maui range, but they sound fantastic. I can only imagine how good they smell too 🙂

  • Ruth I.

    I’m in love with the brand I use right now but I’m willing to try it for once.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • I haven’t tried the brand and nor have I heard about it until now. It’s such a bummer to hear that conditioner wasn’t a big fail. However, that lotion you mentioned got my interest 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • That immediately reminded me of the fact that i used to apply lemon to my hair and sit out in the sun years ago in an attempt to lighten it naturally.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yeah! I used to do that too – I remember there was a product called Sun In you could use as well, if you wanted to spend the money. I don’t think I’ve seen it for years though… Probably because citrus and sunshine aren’t a great mix…

  • I’ve always been curious about their shampoos so this review was super helpful! Maybe I’m in the minority but I actually like that it’s not clarifying in the traditional sense, as those can usually make my scalp a little dry. Plus the lemon scent sounds lovely!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • That’s a good point, I never really thought about it. I must admit that the lemon scent is really nice – the shampoo is much more fragrant!

  • Great review, enjoyed reading it ^^

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