My children take swimming lessons in the winter and everyone knows that chlorine not only dries out your skin but also your hair. But what could I use on my children's hair that didn't contain any petro chemicals, sulfates or parabens? Well, the answer to this question was found in the Molasses Purifier Detoxifying Shampoo from ABBA.
It is a mild shampoo that cleanses, purifies and balances the pH of your hair. A very similar product to Aveda's Hair Detoxifier shampoo in that it strips the hair of toxins, leaving it dry and stringy - but for less than half the price! The all natural ingredients it contains helps it to work its magic. Molasses, baking soda, and other natural botanical ingredients removes hard water minerals, chlorine, styling product build-up, impurities and environmental toxins from the hair.
This shampoo has a rich deep brown colour which could be attributed to the molasses it contains. It pours out thick like natural honey and has a nice sudsy lather which is surprising for a product that doesn't contain any sulfates. Oh, and a little goes a long way! You just need a drop, maybe the size of a dime, and that would be enough to thoroughly cleanse shoulder length hair.
What I don't like, is a catch 22. This is a powerful detoxifying shampoo does such a good job of cleansing the hair that it does leave my children's hair stripped and dry feeling afterwards. As a detoxifying shampoo this is what needs to happen to the hair but the dryness isn't something I bargained for, hence the catch 22. But I quickly combat that with a super moisturizing conditioner and that usually restores moisture to their hair making it easy to detangle.