Today’s review is about Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula Moisture Rich Shampoo. I bought this shampoo because of its main ingredient which is cocoa butter. I thought it would be moisturising and in this bitter winter, a moisturising shampoo would be my best bet. Let’s see how it fared.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo combines gentle cleansing ingredients with pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E to moisturize and nourish hair without stripping. The addition of Peppermint Oil soothes dry, itchy scalp and leaves a fresh clean feeling and mild tingle. A luscious minty chocolate fragrance is an added benefit to the senses.
My Experience with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo:
I have medium length hair that reach till my mid back. My scalp is oily but my hair is dry and frizzy. I needed a shampoo that won’t rip my hair off of any further moisture. Hence I bought this shampoo after reading the label that said cocoa butter and moisture rich. However, I am not a fan of this shampoo. Maybe it is just my hair or whatever, I didn’t find it smooth on my hair.
The first turn off is the strong smell. It smells majorly of cocoa. Combine this cocoa smell with chocolate and mint. So as the product description said, it does smell of minty chocolate, which is fine, had it been subtle, but this one is too strong I believe. So strong that my 7-year old refuses to let me apply it on her!
It doesn’t make my hair smooth. Instead, it makes them little rough. For example, if I am applying this shampoo, there is no way I can get away without a conditioner. I can feel the roughness of the hair while in the shower itself.
Having said that, the best part of the shampoo is that it does clean my hair. So yeah! If I talk about its basic property, which is to clean the hair, it does its job.
The shampoo has a little runny tendency (as you can see from the picture) but it dissolves well in the water and gives good lather and cleanses the hair nicely.
So although it says it is moisture rich and with vitamin E etc., it still uses parabens as preservatives and contains sodium laurel sulphate and laureth sulphate.If you ask me, I’d say I am better off without it. I didn’t really like it very much. Neither for the overwhelming chocolate smell and nor for its claimed ‘moisture-rich’ properties.
Yeah, it cleanses hair well but that is all about it. There are many shampoos in the market that clean the hair properly and do other good stuff to the hair as well. And it says that the shampoo contains peppermint oil and will get the scalp rid of itchiness. This is a false claim completely.
Pros of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo:
- It cleanses the hair nicely, that’s all.
Cons of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo:
- Overwhelming smell of minty chocolate. This may not really be a con for those who could take it but even though I like smell otherwise, in this shampoo it gets a bit over for me too!
- It doesn’t make hair smooth. In fact, I find my hair rough after one use.
- It doesn’t remove the itchiness of the scalp as claimed.
Would I Recommend Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo?
Would I Repurchase Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisture Rich Shampoo?
No, I don’t see a reason.
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