Cheap Thrills, Hair Care - January 16th, 2013
In keeping with my money-saving efforts, and due to the fact that I liked the kids shampoo so much, I decided to pick up a bottle of Suave’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo. It’s a drugstore knockoff of Aveda’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo.
Suave’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo is part of their Professionals line, which are basically drugstore-priced knockoffs of salon brands. I say knockoffs, but it’s my opinion from comparing their ingredients lists that this Suave shampoo is at least as good a formula as the Aveda version. I have never purchased the Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo, but I have had it used on me at salons. The biggest thing I remember about it is the scent is quite powerful.
The Suave Rosemary Mint Shampoo is not as strongly fragranced as I recall from the Aveda version. It’s lightly minty and lightly rosemary-y, but the overall effect is more cleanly herbal smelling than specifically rosemary mint scented. I suspect the scent will be more of a crowd-pleaser, although I do like things to be just a bit more minty. But I really like peppermint in my shower. It has a lot of lather, rinses cleanly, and leaves my hair shiny but not dry. I only use conditioner once or twice a week, and mostly just because I like how my conditioner smells.
Overall, I’m totally pleased with this shampoo. I’m not going to make a judgment on whether or not it’s a perfect replacement for the salon version, since they are such different formulas that it’s pretty much apples and oranges. Taken on its own merits, however, I definitely give Suave Rosemary Mint Shampoo two thumbs up!