When it comes to shampoos, I go for the most natural shampoo available. Most shampoos are harsh due to surfactants (a compound used in many household products) that strip away oil from the hair. Needless to say, this can be very damaging. It doesn’t matter if conditioners nourish the hair by adding a protective coating or moisture. Shampoos shouldn’t be that harmful.
iSkinCareReviews recently received products by TruePure. If you didn’t read my review on their Biotin Serum, go check it out. It’s such a convenient little product that can smooth your hair texture and increase hair growth with two essential ingredients: biotin and caffeine.
We also received their TruePure Caffeine Shampoo, available here. Personally, I wanted their Argan Oil Conditioner, but someone else snatched it up. I’ll soon be sharing her reviews on that product.
Obviously, after receiving their shampoo, the first thing I did was check the ingredients.
TruePure Caffeine Shampoo Ingredients
The first ingredient is water. Great. Their second ingredient made me pause. Anything I can’t pronounce correctly the first time is a skeptical ingredient: Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate. After some research, I discovered that this ingredient is a surfactant, but wait – it is sulfate-free and incredibly mild / safe. It’s also derived from coconuts. So although it sounds skeptical, this isn’t a bad ingredient.
Unfortunately, I had to do a lot of research because I didn’t know how to pronounce many of the ingredients. Some were chemicals, such as Lauryl Glucoside, but this is a good chemical, like hyaluronic acid. Yes, some chemicals can be good for us.
After sifting through long, scientific names, I found the ingredients that I know and trust:
- Jojoba seed oil
- Organic aloe leaf juice
- Red clover
- Many herb extracts
- Orange peel
If I didn’t approve of the ingredients, I wasn’t sure if I would have sampled it. I have brittle hair. For those like me, you understand the importance of avoiding harsh ingredients. However, I was happy to find safe and natural ingredients, so I gave it a go.
My Experience with TruePure Caffeine Shampoo
I gathered that the primary goal of this product is to thicken and strengthen hair. As it says on their website, it can help with improving weak hair follicles, thinning hair, a malnourished scalp and damaged hair. It provides the strength (and thickness) that we need for proper hair growth.
I was only able to use it for one week, and although it says “daily use”, I never shampoo daily. I washed my hair three times in a course of one week, following their instructions:
- Lather a generous amount into hair and scalp (I massaged my scalp thoroughly during this stage, just in case it’s “malnourished”.)
- Leave in for 2-4 minutes (I left it in for two minutes)
- For maximum results, follow up with True Pure Biotin Serum (I did and I loved the results)
After rinsing it out, I added the Biotin Serum to my scalp and hair strands. After another scalp massage and comb-through with a denman brush, my coils came to life. When it dried, there was no frizz (huge surprise). Was it a fluke? The second time I used it to wash my hair, I skipped the Biotin Serum. And again, dry hair, no frizz!
They say this product is unscented, but it has a mild citrus smell, like oranges. Let me emphasize here: mild citrus smell.
I didn’t have enough time with the product to discover the really important benefits, such as hair thickening, hair growth (which I doubt will happen) and hair strengthening. My hair did feel more elastic, but that was possibly in my head. After I use my TruePure Caffeine Shampoo for another month, I will post the results on our Instagram. Stay tuned!