Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Pampering Conditioner

Dare I say it, I think I found a new HG shampoo (low poo) and conditioner. Now I’m not one to profess my undying love about a product unless I’m serious. When it comes to my hair, I’m serious, dead serious in fact. The most shocking thing is, they’re a drugstore product! Don’t get me wrong, I think there are plenty of great products at the drugstore, but I’m a sort of hair snob sometimes. Anywho, ladies brace yourselves, I’ve fallen madly in love with Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo and Pampering Conditioner.

The Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo is more of a low poo, it’s SLS/SLES and ALS/ALES free. It does contain Sodium Coco-Sulfate and according to the Curl Chemist:
“Also, sodium coco sulfate, derived from coconut oil, contains a mixture of chains containing anywhere from 8-18 carbons. This makes it gentler than SLS. There are also numerous nonionic surfactants, such as sorbitol, decyl glucoside, laureth 4-20, and decyl polyglucose, which contain no positively or negatively-charged groups. These surfactants are considered to be much less drying to the hair.”  

Yes To Carrots products all have a pleasant, mild baby powder sort of smell. The Nourishing Shampoo has a nice lather, and definitely got my hair clean. Upon rinsing my hair felt really good, it wasn’t stripped or dry and tangled. I’ve used it everyday so far, and my hair still feels great, and best of all it has plenty of volume and body.

Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s not good to wash your hair everyday. I’ve always washed my hair daily, it’s just what I like. I prefer to start with a clean slate daily, whether I’m using No-Poo, Wen, cowashing or low-pooing. It’s the same for me everyday; cleanse, condition, style. I can’t get 2nd day hair to save my life anyway, so why not start completely fresh daily?

Now on to my favorite thing, the Yes To Carrots Pampering Conditioner. As much as I like the Nourishing Shampoo, this has to be one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. It’s creamy and rich, and my hair still feels like a million bucks even after I rinse it out. This conditioner has some of the best slip I’ve ever had the pleasure of feeling in my locks. Detangling is never really a problem for me, but with this conditioner I don’t even really need to, my hair is so slippery the tangles just sort of slip out.

Yes To Carrots Pampering Conditioner sort of reminds me of Jessicurl Too Shea! as far as the slip and moisture. Both conditioners feel awesome in my hair, and leave my hair feeling great, even after rinsing. I have a lot of conditioners, and while they all make my hair feel good, to some extent, while they’re on my head, the majority of them don’t keep my hair feeling that way once they’ve been rinsed out.

There are only 2 things I don’t really like about these products; the packaging, and they’re protein-free. I don’t particularly care for the packaging because of how the product dispenses out, they have the lids that you push down to open; one end goes down while the other pops up. It’s not a deal-breaker by any means, I just don’t really like it, honestly I don’t even know why. As far as the protein-free status of the products, I have somewhat fine 3A strands, that are seriously color-treated. My hair needs protein, on a regular basis. I can overlook these products being protein-free, but only because almost all my styling products contain protein, and I do regular protein treatments. But in all honesty, I’d marry the conditioner today, if it contained protein. With it’s current ingredient line-up I may just shack up with it.

So ladies, have you tried the Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo or Pampering Conditioner? Leave me a comment with your thoughts on it.

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lcl0706 said...

Hey - it's LCL from Have you played around with Sally's neutral protein filler? It's basically protein in a bottle. I bet you could fill up a 3oz travel bottle with the YTC condish, add a few drops or a squirt or whatever of the NPF, and shake it up. You'd have protein in the condish, and if it turns out weird or changes the conditioning effect you love so much, you didn't waste the whole bottle ;-)

I have protein AND moisture thirsty hair so I can't use YTC as a RO, but I like it as a LI. My current RO love is ion effective care - a knockout punch of both protein and moisture.

Mrs. Blacksten said...

Hey LCL,
Yeah, I've actually been using the NPF for 3 or 4 years. I hadn't really thought about adding it directly to conditioner though, thanks :)! I use it to do PT's and mix it with my hair color for better color absorption.
Today, I actually mixed some of the NPF will a little bit of the YTC, for a sort of homemade leave-in. I'd already styled my hair when I did it, so I'll have to report back as to the results.
Thanks for reading!

Herryponting said...

@Mrs. Blacksten
Good for one.

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Anonymous said...

Everything usually contains protein... thankfully it doesn't

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