The Good: Appears to clean well when there is enough of it
The Bad: VERY EXPENSIVE - both initial cost and cost of usage, Medicinal smell
The Basics: OGX's Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full shampoo is too tough a sell to justify the expense for the mediocre scent.
Whenever I try something new, I try not to judge every product from a product line based on the first experience. I recently had my first experience with an OGX shampoo (reviewed here!) and it was all right, but overpriced. Despite being a bit underwhelmed, I was eager to try more of the products from the popular new product line. So, I picked up a bottle of OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo.
And this time, I was solidly disappointed.
OGX is a premium hair care line that has pretty much exploded in the marketplace over the last few years. Their reputation was one of the big reasons I was eager to give the brand a second try with the Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo. Unfortunately, the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo was one of the most expensive shampoos I've ever used, not just for initial expense, but for cost of usage.
OGX shampoos are part of an expensive line of hair care products that tend to be found for an average price of $9.00 per 13 oz. bottle in most markets in the United States. The bottles are flat on the sides and tapered at the top, which makes them very slippery when wet. Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full is a light yellow-green translucent shampoo that has good viscosity and seems like a standard shampoo as far as consistency goes. The Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full shampoo comes with a flip-top cap for fairly easy access to the shampoo, though it is a bit slippery to use with one hand while in the shower.
Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full is a shampoo, so there is no trick to using it. Simply place a dollop on your hand and rub it into your wet hair until it lathers up. Then rinse and repeat if necessary. I have long hair and I usually can get away with a quarter-sized dollop to clean my hair with most shampoos. Unfortunately, the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo required about four to six quarter-sized dollops, rinsing in between. As a result, the bottle lasts less three weeks, which is faster than I go through most shampoos.
The Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo has terrible lather quality. Placing the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo on my wet hair and agitating only made a very minimal lather. Every time I used the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo, I could not get a decent head of lather out of the shampoo. Instead, this coated hair and very minimally sudsed up. Despite not being a thick shampoo, the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo was harder to wash out than the thinner shampoos or the shampoos that lather up well.
When properly rinsed out, the OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo does appear to actually clean hair.
On the scent front, OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo does what is promises, with an unfortunate result. Bamboo has a very simple, vegetable scent to it, like cucumbers on steroids. Unfortunately, OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo ultimately smells medicinal. Bamboo might well be used in unfortunately medicinal hand creams and the like, but no matter how accurate the aroma of OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo is, all it evokes in me is a strange memory of a childhood doctor's office! This is not a soothing aroma.
Fortunately, the scent does not endure.
OGX Strength & Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo is unremarkable, expensive to use, and does not linger in the hair as long as one takes enough time to truly spend the time rinsing it out of one's hair.
For other shampoo reviews, please check out my takes on:
Shea Moisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo w/Baobab Protein & Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo
VO5 Free Me Freesia shampoo
For other health and beauty product reviews, please be sure to visit my Health And Beauty Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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