Apivita Propoline Shampoo for Dry-Dehydrated Hair- reviewed and recommended
However, the Apivita Women’s Tonic Shampoo for Thinning Hair received a thumbs down from Marta (the shampoo combined with the Shine and Revitalizing Conditioner left her hair “dry, tangled and dull”). And perhaps this was the reason I was less than enthusiastic about my sample. But then in came a review from Shannon on the Apivita Shine and Revitalizing Shampoo, in which she says, “…at four weeks, my hair is softer, shinier, and appears healthier than it has ever looked.”
I still didn’t jump at my sample. But when I used up my last of my latest shampoo, I did finally reach for the Apivita. And I was pleasantly surprised. The shampoo is formulated for dry hair and produced a thick, rich lather. It felt heavy, so I was careful not to use too much (my hair is more oily than dry). At first I thought the formula might weigh my hair down, but I found the opposite was true. After blow-drying, my hair had a nice fullness – and noticeable shine! Because I needed to use so little of the product during each wash (and I wash daily), the 8.5-ounce bottle lasted about two months. The scent is a bit masculine for me (it reminded me of after-shave), but it wasn’t a deal breaker.
The Apivita Proploline Shampoo for Dry-Dehydrated Hair contains 90% natural ingredients, including the aforementioned honey as well as sweet almond oil. A noteworthy low-hazard chemical ingredient is Polyquaternium 10, an “anti-static agent and film former” that could have had a lot to do with the long-lasting sheen I noticed on my hair. Purists also won’t love the inclusion of sodium laureth sulfate, though it is considered the gentlest of the sulfate family.
Overall, I was highly impressed by this shampoo’s performance. If I got such great results from an Apivita shampoo that wasn’t formulated for my hair type, I’d be eager to see what results I’d get from one that was!
Ingredients: Aqua** (Water**), Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Mel* (Honey*) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Glycol Distearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Polyquaternium-10, Tocopherol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf* , Arginine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Phytantriol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil*, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Benzoic Acid, Coumarin
**Rosmarinus Officinalis* Leaf Aqueous Infusion = Rosemary water