I love all things lavender, and this certainly includes shampoo and conditioners. Avalon Organics has some terrific lavender-scented products, so I purchased their Avalon Organics Nourishing Shampoo to give it a go. First off, I have incredibly long, dry, very thick and coarse hair, which is often a challenge for shampoo and conditioning products. This shampoo may be ideal for many folks, but it wasn't for me. Since my hair is so dense and long, shampoos need to cleanse the scalp and not be too harsh on my hair since it's somewhat dry (but healthy) to begin with. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed the scent and the lathering qualities of the lavender Avalon Organics Nourishing Shampoo, it left my hair too dry and seemed too harsh; stripping out the natural, healthy oils needed for shine and manageability.
My husband tried the product, and while he has very fine, minimal hair, he also found it to be drying rather than nourishing.His hair, as well as mine, came out stripped-feeling and somewhat brittle to the touch. We both loved the scent, and love other products from this particular manufacturer, but this specific item just wasn't for us at all. Again, it may be ideal for someone with slightly oily hair, so don't write it off out-of-hand if you crave lavender products. Just be forewarned about our experiences with it.
Avalon Lavender Shampoo