Herbal Essences Cleansing Conditioner

0% of Parabens, Sulfates, and Colorants

$4.97/ 16.9 fl oz

@ Walmart, Walmart.com, CVS, Amazon and Walgreens

How it claims to work:

Renew your senses with the calming scent of herbal mint fusion, conditioning properties of a nourishing oil while gently cleansing the hair, for touchably soft hair. Naturally this sulfate-free formula is gentle enough for smoothing dry and damaged hair. (Source: herbalessences.com)


Herbal Essences Naked Co-wash is SO moisturizing. I started using in replacement of my shampoo. It’s more on the conditioner side instead of a lathering shampoo. I guess that’s one thing I didn’t like about it. It doesn’t have a very thick consistency, but It feels really light in your hair (hence “Naked”). Which is great because it saturates your hair well. Not to mention its free of parabens, sulfates, and colorants! For readers who don’t understand why these are harmful, I will explain why each are not the best for you. Parabens are used to stop bacteria growth in any cosmetics. So why is it harmful to me? Well, new research has proven that parabens are xenoestrogens-agents that mimic estrogen in the body. “Estrogen disruption” has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. And we do not need those problems! Colorants are what they sound like. They are dyes, pigment, or any substance used to color something. Artificial colorants are not healthy! If it’s not a natural colorant (the color it is in its original form), you don’t want it. Lastly, sulfates are the worst of them all. I am sure you have heard at least something about sulfates. Until I researched, I just knew they weren’t good for your hair and overall health, but never knew why. Sulfates are used in shampoos to create that great lather you get when washing your hair. We LOVE that lather because it makes us feel like the shampoo is doing its job, cleaning. We already have sulfate in our water (which has somewhat explains if you have “hard water”), we don’t need it in our cleansing products. Sulfate strips your hair of its natural oils, making it dry and brittle. So if you ever washed your hair and it was straw-like and not so soft, maybe that shampoo you used had sulfate it in. There are ways to avoid sulfate, by going completely natural with the products you use, or by trying cleansing conditioners like this one. I hope this review was informative and helps you chose your products wisely. READ THOSE INGREDIENTS!

Rating and Comments:

I wish it was a more lathering, but I guess I can’t really expect that out of a cleansing conditioner without sulfate. But I still wish it FELT more cleansing.

I give this product a 5 out of 5. Although it is not, holy grail status.


References – Articles:

What Are Parabens?and Do I Need to Worry About Them?


Why Are Sulfates in Hair Products Bad?

Sulfate in Drinking Water


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