I’ve been wanting to try a more natural shampoo and conditioner for a while now. I’ve historically just used something that got the job done…nothing special and definitely not natural. While scanning the aisle, my eye caught the new gud line from Burt’s Bees. The products contain no parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals. I decided to give the Nourishing Shampoo and Softening Conditioner in Vanilla Flame a try.
Since this was my first time trying a natural shampoo and conditioner, I wasn’t really sure what to expect or even how it compares to other natural products. My first impression was that the shampoo was really thin, and conversely, the conditioner really thick. I have thinner, kind of dry/frizzy hair (I know, great combination, right?), so finding the right conditioner is really important in that it doesn’t weigh my hair down, yet conditions enough to smooth the frizz.
After a couple weeks of using these gud products, I would definitely buy them again. The shampoo gets a good lather, which I like. And although the conditioner is pretty thick, it doesn’t seem to weigh my hair down.
I will say I’m not totally a fan of the fragrance. I thought it smelled fantastic in the bottle at the store. However, maybe mixed with my wet hair, it reminded me a bit of suntan lotion. :( I asked my husband what he thought (who I think has a heightened sense of smell, haha), and he thought it was nice. He did say he thought he smelled a tinge of coconut (hence the suntan lotion smell I was probably getting). The scent does last throughout the day, which I like…I’ll just choose another scent next time. :) The shampoo and conditioner are also available in Floral Cherrynova and Orange Petalooza scents.