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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Product Review: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo And Conditioner Duo

Throughout my entire healthy hair journey, I have not used a shampoo and conditioner of the same brand...I KNOW RIGHT?! That's absolutely...weird. I hardly use a shampoo, so I would purchase a cheap one to use rarely and put all my energy in purchasing conditioners and deep conditioning treatments of the same brand.

However...I went on vacation and forgot my shampoo and conditioner and saw the tiny bottle of Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner. Fate had me on this day...

Product Name:

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo And Conditioner Duo

Price and Size:

Shampoo - $13.50/8.5 fl oz (Aveda.com) 
Conditioner - $13.50/8.5 fl oz (Aveda.com)

Product Description:

Weightless cleansing leaves fine to normal hair healthy and full of body.
Awakens the senses with an invigorating aroma of certified organic rosemary and peppermint with other pure flower and plant essences.

Wake up your whole being with invigorating rosemary and peppermint while treating your hair to gentle cleansing. Cleanses and adds body to fine to normal hair. The invigorating aroma naturally energizes your senses.

Instant vitality with healthy, conditioned hair and invigoration from rosemary and peppermint. Conditions fine hair and adds weightless body and shine while helping prevent tangles and static. Certified organic rosemary and peppermint cool and revitalize your scalp.

Package Instructions:

Massage into wet hair. Rinse. Follow with rosemary mint conditioner.

Massage into wet hair after shampooing with rosemary mint shampoo. Rinse.


Aqueous (Water) Extracts, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Sodium Coco-Sulfate (Source: Coconut), Lauramidopropyl Betaine (Source: Coconut), Glycerin (Source: Coconut), Sodium Chloride, Vinegar (Mixed Plant), Camphor (Mixed Plant), Menthol (Mixed Plant), Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-4 (Plant Fiber), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (Source: Coconut), Stearic Acid (Source: Coconut), Fragrance (Parfum) (Aveda's Own Pure-Fume Aroma with Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram, and Other Pure Flower and Plant Essences), Linalool (Mixed Plant), Limonene (Mixed Plant), Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
(Rosemary) Leaf Extract - stimulates the hair follicles
(Peppermint) Leaf Extract - cleansing action and rejuvenate hair follicles
Sodium Coco-Sulfate - coconut-based cleanser
Lauramidopropyl Betaine - Gentle cleanser

(From Tightly Curly)  

Aqueous (Water/aqua/eau) extracts/extraits aquex: mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, stearalkonium chloride, polyquaternium-11, vinegar/acetum/vinaigre, wheat amino acids, tocopherol, orzanol, panthenol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, * mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, * glycine soja (soybean) oil, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, olealkonium chloride, potassiu sorbate
Cetyl Alcohol - conditioner
Glyceryl Stearate - conditioner
Stearalkonium Chloride - detangler and softens hair
Polyquaternium-11 - detangler and softens hair


My Experience:

I separated my hair (very oily from product buildup) into 4 twists. I used the shampoo on my scalp and massaged for 5 minutes. Then I rinsed the shampoo from my scalp with warm water, which ran down my 4 twists as well.
Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo

I added the conditioner to each section of my hair, while detangling. I allowed the conditioner to sit for 10 minutes, using the steam of the shower. I rinsed each section with warm water, then moved on to stretch my hair using bands and twists.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner

My Thoughts:

The Aroma
When you first open this bottle, your nose gets a very strong minty sensation. Your eyes may even begin to water a little bit. If you are sensitive to strong smells like peppermint or rosemary, this line may not be for you. For me, I absolutely loved this smell!

Refreshing Feeling
When I first added the shampoo to my scalp, it felt so cool and refreshing!

Very Clean
When I rinsed the shampoo out, my scalp had no flakes nor did my hair have product buildup. This is was definitely a great clarifying shampoo.

Not Moisturizing
With this shampoo being a great cleanser, it was definitely not great in the moisture department. When I tell you my hair was stripped, it was definitely stripped - product buildup and oils. I would have liked more of a moisturizing aspect of this shampoo, but it does what it's supposed to do.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo And Conditioner Duo
Not As Moisturizing
After rinsing this conditioner out, my hair did feel moisturized...but not as much moisture as I would with other conditioners.

No Retained Moisture
And from the point above, the "supposed" moisture the conditioner was supposed to give did not retain in my hair. I usually stretch my hair right after conditioning. When my hair was done air-drying, my hair felt rough and stringy.

Natural hair says: it is best to know your hair before purchasing products without researching it. Make sure you learn your hair, check the product label, and read on reviews to determine if the product is worth purchasing. Never purchase on a whim.

Always Desire Your Natural, 


Christina J

*This is a product review for Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo And Conditioner Duo, which was purchased with my own money and is my honest opinion.

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