Whenever Shampoo for All Hair Types
Not for everyone
I had high hopes for this - anything with SLS makes me itch terribly, but some other things do, too, though I'm never sure what it is.
In this case, I think it was the cocamidopropyl betaine. This is a synthetic surfactant and according to EWG's Skin Deep cosmetic databae, "it has been associated with irritation and allergic contact dermatitis..."
I had to stop using it and give it away. I've since added this chemical to the list of things that I look for in shampoos.
September 29, 2013
I have used this product for about two years. It is the only shampoo that I have found that does not irritate my scalp. It is pH balanced and I have had great success using it. My son is now using it because he also has a sensitive scalp. The price at Swanson is almost half of what I can buy it elsewhere. I buy a bottle or two with every order to make sure I don't run out and have to buy it locally.
September 17, 2013
This is one of the best shampoos around. It has not changed in the years I have been using it. It rinses easy and leaves hair clean. Highly recommended
June 22, 2013
This is not a moisturizing shampoo therefore if you are looking for that you might want to move on. It's probably fine for normal to oily hair, but not my dry hair which I wash everyday. I'll add my avocado oil to it and it should be OK. probably won't buy it again, I tried it because of the natural ingredients and inexpensive price.
April 18, 2013
I love to use this to keep my nice and moisturized! I alternate this with another one that gets the grease out : ) it smells great too!
February 12, 2013
I've tried a lot of different health brand shampoos, and in my opinion, this is one of my favorites in terms of healthy ingredients and not having problematic synthetic fragrance ingredients. In general, I've found that health shampoos' main cleansers strip all the natural oils from my fine curly hair and leave it "squeaky clean" and very dry and frizzy, even though those cleansers are normally healthier than their mass market store counterparts. In the end, I finally went the route of rarely using shampoo of any brand at all anymore. Instead, I wash with light conditioner (it really does clean as long as you use some light finger scrubbing action), and then condition after the "cleansing" with a thicker conditioner as usual. This cleans my hair and leaves it moisturized all the time without having to go through stripped periods after using shampoo! This KMF Whenever shampoo was not as stripping as some worse ones I've tried, but it still did strip my hair and was problematic for me in the drying aspect. In addition, the very light fragrance is all-natural and wonderful (and healthier than all the synthetic fragrances companies use!) and overall I was very happy with the ingredient list. If you don't have more delicate hair that is prone to dryness, you may not even have the problem of having shampoos leave your hair too dry. In that case, I would highly recommend this shampoo.
October 27, 2012
Not what I thought
I love their soap bars but for my hair - I cannot recommend this product . It left my hair not clean and not looking shiny.
February 29, 2012
Don't bother with this shampoo.
I was surprised at how greasy this shampoo left my hair and I asked my roommate to try it & got the same results. I have tried other shampoos that don't strip your hair and these always leave my hair feeling a little greasy compared to the chemical shampoos that do strip your hair. However with Whenever Shampoo I had to rewash my hair with a different shampoo just to wash this stuff out. Only Aubrey's brands leave my hair oilier than this. I will go back to Shikai.
January 22, 2012
This shampoo has less harmful ingredients, has sufficient sudsing, good natural fragrance at an affordable price. I plan to reorder . . .
August 5, 2011
This shampoo is gentle but cleans my hair great. It smells nice too. Swanson's prices are less than other vendors as well.
July 25, 2011
Best Shampoo Ever!
My husband and I have been using this shampoo for around 5 years. It does an excellent job of keeping our hair soft and manageable with daily and sometimes multiple daily washings without drying out our hair and scalps. We use the Whenever conditioner also and could not have any better pair!. We also love it that it does not have a lot of harmful chemicals!!!
June 15, 2011
I love this shampoo & conditioner!!!!!! I have naturally fine hair that gets fly aways easily. But when I started using this product, my hair became thick, shiny, soft, & incredibly healthy looking! If you have damaged or dry hair, I would definately recommend this product to you! Also, if you are looking for a shampoo gentle enough for daily use, you found it! This shampoo cleans my hair without drying it out. Swanson's has the best price by far! Try this product! It really is gentle enough to use on a daily basis!!! It never dries my hair out!
April 18, 2011
I love how this shampoo and it's matching conditioner make my hair feel. My hair has never been softer.
You do get a better lather in the second washing but not the first, but it could be my water or hair.
Overall I love the way it makes my hair feel.
Great scent too :)
December 15, 2010
CLEAN HAIR WITHOUT STRIPPING
Nice price, nice smell and it leave my hair feeling clean not dry.
September 8, 2010