Babassu oil is a type of oil comparable to coconut oil and is often used as a substitute. Babassu oil is also the featured ingredient of Avalon Organics revitalizing shampoo. The Avalon Organics Revitalizing shampoo is branded as a hair product that is good for the environment- but is it good for your hair?
My wife tries several hair care products as often as I try hometown restaurants- a lot. She is 7/8 black and 1/8 Cherokee, making for some beautiful but sensitive hair. It requires special care that can get costly if not done by yourself, so she bought this shampoo hoping that it would provide long lasting natural moisture without overindulging it in chemicals.
For the first few hours after washing the Avalon Organics shampoo seems to work well. It does have a nice minty scent and feels nice on the scalp. Her hair did smell clean and had a slight bounce to it. However, within a few hours her scalp started to itch like never before.
I tried it out because I have tough skin, keep a close haircut and wanted to know if it was just her skin's reaction to the shampoo or the shampoo itself. I had almost the same results. For a day my scalp felt nice and moist- it takes a little damage and dryness from repetitive use of clippers. But I did get a weird itch as if something was pulled out of my scalp in several places.
Maybe it's just us, or maybe we should have used the conditioner after the shampoo, but Avalon Organics revitalizing shampoo gave us mixed results. The bottle says it benefits all hair types, and my wife and I have distinctly different hair types but got nearly the same results. Avalon organics felt nice at first, but the good feeling didn't last long.