During my vacation to Hong Kong I was determined to get few things from the Korean brand Innisfree. I went to 2-3 stores and my god there were terrible waiting lines. There were queues outside the stores and I didn’t have the courage to stand in a queue after the long tiring day so I skipped buying from them. And then I saw Innisfree on Nykaa 😀 . Didn’t buy any sheet mask or any skin care as I had already purchased those from Tony Moly and Etude House. Hence I went for this Green Tea Mint Fresh Shampoo, which I suppose was on some 10% discount.
Price: ₹650/- for 300ml
I really liked the packaging of this shampoo. It’s sleek and sturdy enough and the bottle is round (cylindrical) and doesn’t have a square shape (cuboidal to be precise, Math teacher in me speaks 😛 ) because it gets really difficult and frustrating to get the product out if it’s not in tube or cylindrical shape.
On the 1st day of it’s use I thought it is all natural so pumped out a little extra product as with natural n all vegan stuff a lil extra helps in lathering. But this lathered and it was twice as much was required 😳 . Then I read the contents it is silicone free but NOT SLS free. It’s been more than a year I didn’t use any shampoo which has SLS in it.
At first I really liked the smell of this shampoo minty and fresh but it is so strong that later I felt I have sprayed moov all over my head. I kept it on and then rinsed it. This did clean the scalp and hair very well and thankfully moov smell was all gone but what I have noticed is it has always weighed down my hair. I try washing my hair once in three days else they become grease ball, but with this shampoo I felt shampooing the very next day. I have tried this for about 6-7 times and all the times I have felt the same.
So this one is a dud for me as anyway it has SLS, that is even fine but I can’t wash my hair on consecutive days because SLS or no SLS ultimately it has chemicals which will cause more damage in the long run. I just want to use up this product ASAP and I am definitely not buying this again.
Have you tried other products from Innisfree except for skincare. Let me know in the comments how you feel about them?