For this Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo Oily review I tested the shampoo for one week. I purchased an 11 FL OZ bottle of the all-natural Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo from the Aubrey website for $10.48.
A Natural Alternative to
Aubrey Organics shampoo is a natural alternative to shampoos containing artificial fragrances, artificial colors, and other synthetic ingredients.
Previously, I was using TRESemme shampoo, which has a score of 5, moderate hazard, in the Skin Deep Database. Mainstream shampoos like TRESemme often contain fragrance, which is a catch-all phrase for undisclosed ingredients, many of which pose a high health concern and may cause allergies, irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), and organ system toxicity (non-reproductive). Twelve of the remaining ingredients in TRESemme Smooth & Silky Shampoo pose moderate health concerns.
Ingredients in Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo Oily
- decyl glucoside,
- alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*),
- aloe barbadensis leaf extract*,
- hydrolyzed sweet almond protein,
- citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil*,
- citric acid,
- camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder*,
- prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil,
- urtica dioica (nettle) leaf*,
- citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract,
- glucose oxidase,
- lactoperoxidase (an enzyme obtained from milk),
- tanacetum annuum (Moroccan blue camomile) oil*,
- tocopheryl acetate,
- hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water,
- ascorbic acid,
- glycine soja (soybean) oil,
- daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract,
Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo for oily hair has a score of 3, moderate hazard, in the Skin Deep Database. The main ingredient of concern listed in Skin Deep is Retinol (Vitamin A). However, the ingredient listed on the bottle is actually beta-carotene, which has only a score of 2, low hazard, in Skin Deep.
The shampoo also contains SD alcohol 38B, which poses the following health concerns: enhanced skin absorption, cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, multiple additive exposure sources, and organ system toxicity (non-reproductive).
The Green Tea shampoo comes in a recyclable plastic bottle containing 325 ml (11 FL OZ).
Want shiny, healthy-looking hair in a hurry? Fast-acting clarifying shampoo deep-cleanses with just one application and rinses clean to leave hair shiny, bouncy and full. Herbal extracts deliver beneficial nutrients quickly and reduce drying time for fast and easy styling.
Shake well before using. Apply to wet hair, lather and rinse. Follow with Green Tea Finishing Cream Rinse.
The Green Tea Clarifying shampoo has a strong alcohol scent, similar to after-shave.
The shampoo is a deep golden color with a very thin liquid consistency. It is super runny compared to regular shampoo and I accidentally spilled some the first couple times I used it.
A small amount of shampoo with some water works into a good lather.
While I was using TRESemme shampoo, a sticky residue built up on the back of my head. The residue made my hair take a long time to dry.
The first time I used Aubrey Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo for oily hair it removed the residue and left my hair feeling lightweight and clean. My hair dried quickly and completely, without any sticky feeling.
Rating (3.5 / 5)
Aubrey Organics shampoo receives its first star for containing all-natural ingredients.
It earns half a star for being packaged in a recyclable plastic container.
The Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo Oily earns a star for effectiveness. It follows through on its promises of being fast-acting and deep-cleansing and leaving hair bouncy and full.
Aubrey Organics shampoo is about 3-5 times more expensive than regular mainstream shampoos with synthetic ingredients. It is within the normal price range for natural shampoos, so it earns a star for value for your money.
The Green Tea Aubrey shampoo misses out on a star, since I did not find it to be a pleasure to use. I do not care for the scent. Mostly, I do not like that each time I try to get some of the shampoo out of the bottle a portion spills onto the lid. I wish the shampoo was a bit thicker consistency, so it would be easier to use without making a mess and wasting product. Or it might help if it came in a pump bottle, so it would be easier to dispense.
Overall, Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo for oily hair earns 3.5 stars. It is effective as a clarifying shampoo, but I do not like the runny consistency or alcohol scent.
You may also like to read a review of Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Replenishing Conditioner.
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