Long time no product review!
First of all. What is it with Natural hair brands and the long ass names? LOL anyway. Let’s just call it the Ever Crème Shampoo.
I’ve had this since January (MeeMee dashed me) and I didn’t use it until I was out of all the other shampoos I had. A little part of me was like “hmmmmm L’Oreal.” Though I was fully aware that L’Oreal owns Dark & Lovely, in my mind, the parent brand itself L’Oreal was associated with non-black hair. I wasn’t in a hurry to try it. And then I did. I’m one use away from finishing it now, so here I am with my review. It’s a staple for MeeMee so this is a double review. 2 opinions in one post. Let’s go!
Sulfate-Free. No Harsh Salts. Paraben-Free. Natural Botanicals. 100% Vegan.
Ever Crème Nourishing Shampoo gently cleanses and restores lost moisture. The nourishing formula instantly wraps each strand with necessary moisture, leaving hair healthy looking and manageable without weighdown.
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Glycol Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Parfum/Fragrance, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-5 Ceteth 20, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Coco-Betaine, Peg-55 Propylene Glycol, Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Benzoic Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Camelina Sativa Oil/ Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Purnus Armeniaca/Kernel Oil/ Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/ Grapeseed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.
Worth noting: I think shampoo ingredients are always the most complicated. I’m no scientist, so let me just point out the points that matter to me.
Though not in the first 5, this shampoo contains humectants: Glycerin, and two forms of Propylene Glycol. It also has Polyquaternium-10, a conditioning agent.
This is my first time seeing Salicylic Acid in a shampoo. Typically used for treating Acne, apparently it also helps remove build-up, and soothe scalp itchiness. But, I’m not sure how much influence this has in the formula as it is way down the list.
This Shampoo, (and other products in the Ever Crème Sulfate Moisture System line) I believe, comes in a gold tube. It’s pretty, very nice to grip and squeeze. It balances on a round bottom cover. Love it. 5 stars for packaging.
It’s white, and kind of thick. Thick for a shampoo. I like that when I pour it into my palm, it can be cupped.
“A product smells nice and I immediately believe in it. I like the sophisticated scent of this shampoo”- MeeMee.
Yes, a nice smell is very persuasive and this actually smells like the Elizabeth Arden White Nights fragrance. It’s an old lady perfume, not overpowering, smells lovely, but not to be worn by a young girl (in my opinion)- and I love that this shampoo kind of smells like it. Sophisticated is right.
HOW IT ROLLS WITH THE KINKS
MeeMee says: “It was my first experience with a sulfate-free shampoo and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I immediately realised it didn’t dry out my hair like shampoos I was used to, and my hair felt clean. Does it make my hair any softer? I don’t think so. It doesn’t change the texture. However, in terms of clarifying, I do not think it is a very good clarifier.”
Yes, this shampoo cleans gently, and does not dry my kinks out. On a bad day, when I’ve gone so long without washing or moisturising and I use this, my hair does feel softer and kind of moisturised. Hair is sometimes so springy, my coils pop a little! But I always, ALWAYS deep condition after. No matter how nice a shampoo makes your hair feel, you cannot stop there. You must go on to complete the wash process, by conditioning or deep conditioning. And like MeeMee, I suspect that it isn’t a clarifying shampoo.
What do we mean by Clarifying Shampoo?
To clarify is to deep clean your hair, clear it of all possible build up. If you wear your hair out, applying moisturisers and stylers ever so often, I don’t think you can manage shampooing just once a month or every 6 weeks with this shampoo. It’s really nice, but because it is so gentle, I use it every time I wash, which is every other week. It doesn’t strip like the typical shampoo, so there’s no reason for me to dilute it or avoid it.
So far, I haven’t experienced product build-up.
TWO MORE THINGS
If you love your shampoo to lather up, the Ever Crème shampoo brings the suds!
And, though I do not bother to detangle during my shampoo, I have to say that this also has some slip.
WHERE TO FIND
I don’t know where to find this online in Nigeria, but I saw this in Calabar at Rita’s Beauty Solutions, 6A Adiabo Street, off Marian Road.
Does this product do what it says?
I say, yes. MeeMee says almost. Though it doesn’t strip her hair, it doesn’t exactly impart additional moisture and softness. I think the moisture levels are good for a shampoo, but you cannot and must not end your Washday there. We are both happy with this shampoo, and will continue to buy it.
So that’s it folks. Have you ever tried this shampoo? What are your thoughts?