Burtâ€™s Bees Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo and Conditioner Product Review
I love Burt’s Bees products.
I’ve used their face wash, their lotion, their luscious chapstick, and I’ve adored them all.
Well, until I bought their Grapefruit and Sugar Beet shampoo and conditioner.
Burt’s Bees Grapefruit and Sugar Beet line uses grapefruit extract in addition to coconut and sunflower oils to create a shampoo that smells fabulous. The sugar beet oils are used to repair damaged hair and shield against future damage.
Now, the shampoo and condition scored very high on the Cosmetic Safety Database (see my article, “What’s In YOUR Shampoo” to find out more on product safety). Its high score in the database is a big reason why I spent $8 on each bottle to try it out.
Why I Didn’t Like This Product
I knew from the first wash that me and the Burt’s Bees Grapefruit and Sugar Beet shampoo weren’t going to get along.
First of all, it hardly lathered at all. But, lots of the more organic shampoos don’t give tons of suds like the chemically-ladened mainstream brands, so I was ok with this. What I was not ok with was the greasy residue left on my hair and scalp after rinsing (and rinsing, and rinsing…).
Now, I’m stubborn and not easily turned away. Also, I’d just dropped $16. On SHAMPOO. I didn’t want to waste that money and product, so I kept using it.
I finally gave it up as a lost cause over the weekend. After a month of use, the greasy feel never went away. The gunk on my scalp never went away. And I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I don’t know it is in this line that causes the greasy gunkiness. Perhaps it’s the sugar beet extract. Maybe we shouldn’t be putting sugary things in our hair? I’m just not sure.
If you have very short hair, especially short dry hair, you might be ok with this shampoo. After all, shorter hair means it’s easier for you to scrub your scalp. My hair is really thick and curly, and I have to really scrub to rinse everything out. So perhaps my hair’s too much for this line.
I’m interested to know if any of you have had the same experience. Is it just me? Is this product fab and I’m just not rinsing enough, or is it really greasy?
If you’ve used this shampoo and have an opinion, please feel free to write in and let me know what you think!