Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: Burt's Bees Gud Orange Petalooza Shampoo and Conditioner

When I see new natural products at my local drugstore, I like to check them out. What are the ingredients like? Is it affordable? Burt's Bees new Gud line smelled delicious, so I decided to see if their cruelty-free Orange Petalooza Shampoo and Conditioner performed as good as they smelled.

  • Lovely citrus scent
  • Texture similar to conventional products
  • Conditioner helped detangle
  • Shampoo left hair clean but not dry
  • Easy to tell bottles apart by shape
  • Retail availability
  • Affordable prices
  • Moderate safety rating on EWG
These products performed similar to conventional shampoos and conditioners. The shampoo and conditioner both had nice textures and left my hair soft. The conditioner wasn't exactly a detangling conditioner, but it did make my long hair a bit more manageable. I love the packaging on these products. As a wearer of contacts, I am often half-blind in the shower, so it is great to have the designs reversed so I can tell the shampoo and conditioner apart without reading the front. I was disappointed to see that these both the shampoo and the conditioner came in at a moderate 5 on EWG's Skin Deep database, and not just due to fragrance. I would like to see these products reformulated to be more gentle, and I would also love to see Burt's Bees pursue the vegan market by actively marking their products without animal ingredients as such. While I loved that these products are cruelty-free, I would like to see a reformulation before I can recommend them over competing natural products.

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Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was purchased by the reviewer. No compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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