I was super excited to get the chance to test out Green People’s organic shampoo and conditioner – anything clean and organic usually piques my interest. But obviously just because a line is organic doesn’t mean it will perform, and I’m all about performance. When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, here’s what performance means to me – a shampoo that leaves my thick curly dry-ish hair feeling clean but not too clean or dry, and a conditioner that definitely detangles and moisturizes – a dose of shine and bounce is certainly a nice bonus.

So let’s start with the shampoo. I tested the Green People Moisturizing Shampoo (about $17), which “detangles and hydrates for thick or frizzy hair.” Sounded perfect for me. The consistency is like your typical basic drugstore shampoo, nothing special there. The scent is subtle. I’m sensitive when it comes to smells. I don’t like anything too strong or perfume-y, but I do enjoy a well-crafted scent. This didn’t really have much going for it, but it wasn’t offensive. It did a decent job cleaning my hair, but it definitely did not detangle my tangled curls – at all. That’s usually a job for conditioner anyway. I really wasn’t too impressed with this shampoo. While there is nothing particularly wrong with it, it’s really not special. Bottom line – super basic organic shampoo.

I tend to think that conditioner has more of an effect on my hair than shampoo anyway, so I was hopeful to see how the Green People Moisturizing Conditioner (about $17) performed on my dense, but fine-structured curls. For starters, I prefer a thicker, richer conditioner. And once again, this conditioner did not have much de-tangle power. Especially considering it says “detangles” right on the bottle. I really had to use a ton to get out all the tangles. So as far as the in-shower performance goes, again unfortunately I wasn’t impressed.

Despite all the negatives, I will say my hair turned out pretty nice when using this duo. It didn’t feel dry or limp, or too clean in a bad way. And it wasn’t frizzy either. I’d like to end on a positive note, because I always want to support organic brands. But truth be told, I’ll finish the bottles, but I won’t buy them again.

Ingredients in Moisturising Shampoo: Aqua (Spring Water), Sodium Coco-Sulfate (From Coconut), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived From Coconut), Decyl Glucoside (Derived From Corn), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Yucca Schidigera (Yucca) Stem Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Aroma [Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*^, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil*], Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*

*82.7% Organic, ^Fairly Traded

Ingredients in Moisturising Conditioner: Aqua (Spring Water), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Plant Wax), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cetrimonium Chloride (Conditioning Agent), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Levulinic Acid (Plant Derived), Lecithin (From Sunflower Oil), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Gluten, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Aroma [Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*^, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Limonene*, Linalool*

*92.2% Organic, ^Fairly Traded