I’m not a girly-girl by all means, but I have to rave about the new shampoo I got last week. Tonight was my second time using it (shows you how often I wash my hair) and I still love it. I used to use a Burt’s Bees brand shampoo, which was fine when I had short hair, but is too drying now that my hair is longer. It also doesn’t lather that well, so it’s hard to work into my scalp because I have super thick hair. Long story short, Burt’s Bees shampoo just wasn’t working and I was glad to buy new shampoo after that bottle ran out.
Last week, I had a brilliant idea: why not try Japanese shampoo? I have stick-straight, thick, dark hair — who knows better about that type of hair than the Japanese, right? So off I went to Mitsuwa to buy some shampoo. I remembered a lot of women in Asia rave about the Super Mild line shampoo from Shiseido, so I bought a bottle to try.
It’s a little expensive at $12 a bottle, but it also comes in $7 refill packs which you can use to refill your current bottle. I bought the ‘green’ sporty scent, which I believe is a little more sporty. It was the only scent of the regular Super Mild bottle. It’s hard to describe the scent, but it’s definitely not flowery or girly. It kind of reminds me of the shampoo my stylist uses, although I dunno which one that is.
The shampoo comes in a pump bottle and usually a pump and half is all I need for my thick shoulder-length hair. It lathers great and washes off without too much noticeable residue. My favorite part is it makes my hair really soft, which Burt’s Bees never did. Even though I don’t believe in using conditioner (it’s just a marketing scam!), if I did use conditioner, I definitely wouldn’t need to with this shampoo because it leaves my hair feeling so smooth and luxurious by itself. There is a matching conditioner with this shampoo, but I didn’t buy it.
There’s also an orange-bottled version of this shampoo, which I think has soybean oil in it. Supposedly that makes your hair even softer. It’s a couple bucks more, but I guess if I had incredibly damaged hair, it’s nice to have something more conditioning.