Shampoo isn’t something one usually gets excited over, but when I read the ingredient t list on Nutra-lift’s UltraNutrient Shampoo ($22), I smiled.  The lengthy list of plant extracts and minerals may be just what my dry, somewhat wavy and a little bit coarse hair needs.  I left the drugstore varieties behind long ago, but the various salon shampoos I’ve tried haven’t always performed all that well on my unruly locks either.

My regular routine has been a quick shampoo followed with a light conditioner to help tame, but I have skipped the conditioner while trying the Nutra-lift shampoo.  Easy to use, I simply applied to wet hair when I first entered the shower and rinsed it out last thing after showering so it could remain on my hair for a few minutes.  I liked it from the fist use as it cleaned without stripping and didn’t leave me with an itchy scalp.  Even without using a conditioner, my hair didn’t seem as dry as other shampoos have left it, however after a week I did resume using my Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment for a bit more hydration and control (review for this hair treatment to follow).

The verdict?  After using the UltraNutrient Shampoo for a few weeks, I’ve found it has cleaned gently but thoroughly, helped to moisturize a bit and left the overall condition of my hair better than other shampoos have (although I do still need to use a conditioner at least every other day for my particular hair type).  This light, orange citrus fragranced shampoo is gender friendly and the label states good for all hair types, and I would recommend it.


Aloe Vera gel, Cocomaide Betaine, sea algae, bladderwrack, sea kelp, ascophllum, vegetable glycerin, Vitamin C ester, soy liposomes, hyaluronic acid, di-panthenol, linoleic acid, axtaxanthin. infusion of the following natural extracts: burdock, buckhorn, charparral, comfrey, cranesbill, nettle, jojoba, rosemary, horsetail ,hops ,ivy, jasmine, calendula, horse chestnut, slippery elm, elder flower, olive leaf, orange blossom, ylang ylang, fennel, bilberry, milk thistle, golden seal, tumeric, arnica, butchers broom, passion flower, red clover, sage, linden flower, gentian, white willow bark, mulberry, eyebright, grapefruit seed extract, peppermint, yarrow, coltsfoot, birch sap, Austrailian tea tree oil, witch hazel, natural mixed tocopherals ( Vit.E.) niacin, biotin, capsaicin, colloidal sulphur, colloidal minerals.