As part of taking care of myself, I started looking into what kind of shampoo I should use. I’ve known already years before the hype in sulfate-free shampoo, but my options back then were limited (no access to online payment), and all the ones available at the grocery store had some type of sulfate in the ingredients.
So when I finally discovered Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo was sulfate-free, I was giddy and wrote this review to tell my experience!
Applying it to my hair
I typically apply a palm-sized amount after rubbing it with both of my hands and work through my hair until it gets deep into the roots. You don’t have to wait a minute longer to rinse.
However, from months of using it, it seems that the amount I applied isn’t enough to cover front-to-back, side-to-side completely.
The result is oil-free hair, which then needs conditioner (no need to discuss that).
In terms of effectiveness, the shampoo does its job in removing dirt, despite feeling like I didn’t do a thorough job of covering every part of my hair.
Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo Price
I bought the 180ml Vanilla variant at Watsons, and it’s also available in Mandarin scent. At the time of this writing, they’ve released a smaller 50ml bottle, so I included it here for price comparison.
As you can see from the table above, the 50ml costs 65% more per ml. Value-wise, I suggest going for the 180ml instead.
Based on usage, it has lasted me 3 months. Although I only shampoo once every week, sometimes every 3 days if my hair feels really dirty since I do the “no shampoo” routine.
Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo Ingredients
Below are the ingredients present in Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo:
- Sodium cocoyl isethionate (coconut derived)
- Decyl glucoside (coconut derived)
- Sodium lactate (sugarcane derived)
- Sodium gluconate (sugarcane derived)
- Persea gratissima (avocado) oil
- Olus (vegetable) oil
- Cocos nucifera (coconut) nectar
- Dicaprylyl ether (vegetable derived)
- Guar gum levulinic acid (rice or corn derived)
- Xanthan gum
- Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice
- Fragrance (natural)
- Phytic acid (rice derived)
- Citric acid
- Anisic acid (anise seed derived)
I’ll talk about three common ingredients they’ve boasted their shampoo is free of:
- Parabens – Used to prolong shelf life for health and beauty products. There’s a study that it’s linked to contributing to breast cancer development, but no conclusive evidence has come out yet. Don’t freak out if you see this, it’s present everywhere, including food.
- Fragrance – Responsible for the aroma you smell in your shampoo. Based on a Vice article, companies don’t need to disclose the ingredients used to make these scents. If you have an allergic reaction to your shampoo, fragrance is often the culprit.
- Silicone – Traps a layer of moisture in your hair, add shine, and controls frizz. A common myth is silicone build-up that blocks moisture absorption, which isn’t true at all.
- Sulfate – Irritants usually present in the form of sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in shampoo to remove dirt and grease. However, it’s been found to also strip away natural oils that result in dry and frizzy hair.
So parabens and silicone is not that noteworthy, but the other two are great exclusions for people looking for fragrance and sulfate-free shampoo.
The #1 reason to buy this shampoo is that it contains no sulfate ingredients. I can’t tell you how difficult it is (outside of online shopping) to find sulfate-free shampoo.
Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo – Is it worth it?
This is my second purchase already, and I’m happy with how effective it is without drying out and damaging my hair. I was your usual Head & Shoulders guy before, as I had no other option because every shampoo I’ve seen in grocery stores all contain sulfate ingredients from big brands.
The recent surge with local and international brands introducing new hair products that don’t contain irritants or harmful ingredients is a welcome change.
- Sulfate-free! (This is what really sold me)
- Affordable price
- A palm-sized amount doesn’t feel like it’s enough for a full head of hair (this may vary depending on the type of hair and how much volume)
To be honest, the con is not much of a con but more of a personal observation that may or may not be everyone’s experience with the shampoo.
I really recommend trying this shampoo product especially for long-time users of sulfate shampoo.
Have you tried Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo? I’d love to hear your experience using it!