The Good: Amazing aroma, Great lather, Exceptional cleaning power
The Bad: Very expensive.
The Basics: An amazing ginger scented shampoo, Bath & Body Works' Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Aromatherapy Shampoo is exceptional for cutting through greasy hair and cleans perfectly, justifying its price.
Back in the day, the woman who would become my wife and I used to travel to my dad’s house, where we would go for swims. After swimming, I would shower and it turns out that my wife associated the scent of the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash I would use there with me. I never realized how integral that scent memory was to our early relationship for her. So, when she was able to find the shampoo I used to use when visiting my dad, she was absolutely thrilled. Because they were on sale, I was happy enough to pick up the shampoo she rediscovered for us. It was the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo!
At $10 a bottle, regular price, the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo appears expensive initially. For 16 fl. oz., $10 is an expensive bottle of shampoo. However, given how well this shampoo works and how little one has to use, this turns out to be a good value, if not an exceptional one. On the plus side, Bath & Body Works does frequently put such things on sale.
The Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo comes in an transparent bottle with the 16 fl. oz. usually costing consumers $10.00! The bottle is boxy, reminds one of a flask - outside being cleear and plastic - and has a white flip-top lid. The Energy Orange Ginger shampoo bottle does not drop easily from one's hands and thus remains light and easy to use, though the sides are smooth.
After finding this shampoo again as summer ended, I needed to wash my hair at least once every other day and when I have used the Energy Orange Ginger Shampoo, it cuts through accumulated oils and dirt with an efficiency that makes it like dish soap for hair! Application and use could not be easier. After rinsing one's hair, simply open the bottle, deposit a dollop of the Orange Ginger Body & Shine shampoo on your hand - I have somewhat long hair again and a droplet the size of a nickel stretches to clean all my hair - then lather into the hair. The Energy Orange Ginger shampoo comes out of the bottle as a clear fluid with only the slightest tint of yellow-gold color to it. It quickly lathers into a light white foam that easily coats a full mane of hair. When the time comes, it washed out exceptionally easily, making it a great shampoo whenever one’s water supply was minimal or water pressure was underwhelming.
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo has ginger root oil and that permeates the shampoo. This is not a subtle scent, it is a forceful, blow open your nostrils aroma! In addition to the ginger, there is spearmint leaf oil and like most mentholated products, this shampoo opens the pores. In the process, the Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo actually cools off the skin, starting at the scalp and then wherever it comes into contact with skin below. In the summer, that means after a minute of shampooing there is an actual energizing sensation that comes from the shampoo. As it hits the skin or is worked into the hair and touches the scalp, it tingles the skin in a delightful way that makes one feel both clean and recharged.
The shampoo does contain actual orange peel oil and ginger root oil, though they are far below ingredients like water, sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate. All I know is that the ingredients work and throughout the year, my hair still smells like ginger after twenty awake and about hours!
With this being an absolutely amazing shampoo, the fact that it is so pricy would seem to be a detraction, but this is exceptional and well worth the price. Because it lathers so well, cuts through greasy/dirty hair exceptionally well without forcing one to use very much of the product, Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Body & Shine Shampoo is actually incredible!
For other shampoos, please check out my reviews of:
Bigelow Mentha Hair Mint shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo
VO5 Free Me Freesia Shampoo
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