Review of Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Shampoo

Review of Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Shampoo | Curl on a Mission Blog

Hello and Happy  New Year! I look a long break from blogging as life has gotten very busy lately, but I’m back and I hope to blog much more often in 2014!

My first post of the year will be a review of the most fundamental ingredient in a haircare routine – cleanser. I self-colored my hair a shade of burgundy a few weeks ago, so I’ve been conscious of using only sulfate-free shampoos in an attempt to preserve the color. I’d been using one of my staples – Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo – but over Christmas vacation I ran completely out without a backup (poor holiday planning, I know). So I stopped by Wal-Mart today to restock, and they were completely out of most products in the Curl & Shine line. But since I hadn’t washed my hair in almost two weeks (I know, I know…), I had to buy some kind of cleansing agent, so I chose the all-natural Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Shampoo.

I chose this shampoo for three reasons: 1) I’ve used the brand’s Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner before and liked it well enough, 2) it was a dollar cheaper than the Curls Unleashed shampoo I was about to buy, and 3) it’s sulfate-free and contains coconut oil, jojoba oil, tea tree leaf oil, and aloe leaf juice – great ingredients for curly and color-treated hair. Here what I thought:

Smell
This shampoo smelled similar to the deep conditioner of the same line, and unfortunately, I can’t pinpoint what that is. It’s not sweet, it’s not soapy, it’s not great, but it’s not bad. Perhaps it smells like jojoba oil, though I don’t know what jojoba oil is supposed to smell like.

Texture
This shampoo is VERY thick, which I’m not accustomed to. But I liked it. It was concentrated, so I didn’t have to use much.

Effectiveness
As previously mentioned, my hair was VERY dirty and oily, so I had to shampoo twice, and on the second round this shampoo lathered beautifully. It did a great job cleaning my scalp and hair, and while it didn’t leave my hair feeling as silky as the Shea Moisture shampoo, it didn’t over-strip my hair at all.

Overall, I was very pleased with this shampoo. In fact, I’m eager to try more from the Eden Body Works line, particularly the Coconut Shea line. My only gripe was the size – it’s a mere 8-oz container, which may only give me about five shampoos. Other than that, I enjoyed this shampoo and would purchase it again if in a pinch.

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3 thoughts on “Review of Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Shampoo

  1. I’ve tried the eden body works tea tree, jojoba ect oil spray and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Its my staple oil. It doesn’t contain olive oil though so I just add it to it in a separate spray bottle. I’ve wanted to try the shampoo but I love my As I Am so much I cant use anything else. 🙂

    • Haven’t tried the oil spray yet – my hair loves coconut oil but I don’t think they have the oil spray in the Coconut Shea line.

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