April 23, 2015

Review: SoapBox Acai Berry Shampoo & Conditioner

I'm always looking for ways to make my life a little greener, and to rid my body of harmful or unnecessary chemicals. One area that keeps stumping me is my shampoo and conditioner choices. I'm forever on the hunt for a shampoo/conditioner that doesn't include sulfates and parabens, but still makes my hair soft, silky, and manageable.

Most options are just "pretty good" at their best.  That is incredibly disappointing for me, because this is an area that is important to me!

Influenster has given me the chance to try out Soapbox's shampoo and conditioner in the scent Acai Berry.  How could I say no to that?

Let's take a gander through the pros and cons of this amazing VoxBox!

Scent: The acai berry shampoo and conditioner smells amazing. It's very strong, too. If you are looking for one that sticks around, this is a good option. My husband, when asked if he wanted to sniff my hair, made the comment he could "already smell it" but he made sure to clarify it didn't smell bad. ;-)

Texture/Color: The shampoo is really delightful, I love that it's CLEAR with no dyes. The conditioner is thicker than some sulfate-free products and I like that as well. It felt like it was actually coating my hair, which is a big PLUS.

Packaging: The bottle was a little awkward for my tiny hands, but it's cute overall. Space saving on the edge of your tub or shower as well. Don't forget that the back of each bottle has a HOPE code on it, which you can enter on Soapbox's website, to find out where proceeds from your purchase went!

Chemicals: Soapbox shampoo and conditioners are free from sulfates and parabens!

Bunny Logo: Yes! I would also like to take a moment to mention that Soapbox does so many other amazing things, and I would love for you to read about them here!

Price: At $4.99 at bottle, it's hardly going to break the bank. Which I'm glad for. I was worried that it would be incredibly expensive compared to what I'm used to paying for shampoo.

Availability: The Soapbox products are available at Target, but I found that Amazon carried two of the scents, but no the one I reviewed here.

Final Verdict: While the first couple uses were difficult for me, as I noticed my hair gave me more issues with tangling (okay, that sucked) this seemed to get a little better with continued use. I wash my hair about 3 times a week, so keep that in mind. I'm not lathering up daily with this one. (Oh! On that note, I have to say I was extremely impressed by the lather Soapbox shampoo produced!) My hair is actually feeling better with each use. In the past, during my FIRST switch to a sulfate free hair care line, I was told that it was very common to experience a "detox" period while your hair got used to not having the sulfates that smooth the strand. While I'm not 100% verified on that, I have found it to be the true that, when bouncing back and forth between sulfate and sulfate-free, it often took my hair some time to get used to the sulfate-free products.
I have noticed fewer flyaways and overall better looking hair. (It's got that pretty "swish" movement!)

So there you have it. My thoughts on the Soapbox products. After learning the price, I will absolutely buy Soapbox products again in the future. I'm sold! A huge THANKS to Influenster for giving me the chance to try this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion of the product! I am excited to have finally found a great shampoo that won't feed my body junk chemicals, all the while, I can contribute to a worthwhile cause!


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