All Shampoos Are Not Created Equal!

Not all shampoos are created equal! Our three organic shampoos, Pure Harmony HairbathColor Awakening Hairbath and Hydrating Cream Hairbath, are different from conventional shampoos.  Their unique formulation and specific ingredients create a very different cleansing experience. We’re often asked “What differentiates Innersense shampoos from conventional shampoos?” This a great question and one I love to answer!

It’s simple. The difference is in the wholesomeness and concentration of our 100% clean, pure and beautiful ingredients. To better understand this answer, let’s first review common ingredients found in conventional shampoos, and what to look for when reading labels.

Know Your Ingredients

Conventional shampoos rely on synthetic ingredients like sulfate and sulfate derivatives. These ingredients are harsh surfactants that work in combination with MEA’s, TEA’s and PEG’s, which are all detergents. These detergents cleanse the hair and scalp, and also create the foamy lather; as they’ve been used for decades, these ingredients have created the impression that shampoos should always lather in this manner.  It’s what people have come to expect from a shampoo. Conventional shampoos also tend to be high in water content, thickened by PEG’s and salt ingredients.

These same conventional products contain quaternary ingredients like polyquanterniums, adding slip and shine to the hair. With the addition of resins, silicones and plastics, these ingredients artificially add more shine and volume. How? They coat the hair, creating an illusion of hydration. But as the above ingredients are processed through petrochemicals. They are toxic.

By using shampoos with these ingredients, over time hair will become dehydrated, dull and flat.  Ultimately one will switch shampoos when this happens, and repeat the same experience.

The Innersense Difference

Here is where Innersense is different from conventional shampoo brands. With the use of a rich, concentrated combination of Certified Organic plant ingredients like coconut, avocado, pumpkin seed, monoi and tamanu oil and shea butter, hair is thoroughly cleansed. Hair and scalp can breathe again, and find its happy, healthy balance. Without the use of synthetic ingredients, hair is free of any film, residues and build up. With Innersense shampoos, hair is at its cleanest state, which allows natural shine and volume to come through.

How to Cleanse with Innersense Shampoos

Pour a dime-sized amount of Pure Harmony,  Color Awakening Hairbath or Hydrating Cream Hairbath into your palm and emulsify in hands (With longer hair, start with a larger amount). Apply to hair, and start shampooing at the scalp. Our 100% pure formula might not lather like the conventional shampoo you’re used to (remember, no synthetic fillers!), so hair may feel a bit different. You may feel a more natural texture as there is no longer a silky film left behind, but your hair will be amazingly clean and able to breathe again. Remember to work the hairbath into the scalp, massaging away buildup, oil and sebum. First-time users may even want to shampoo twice. Rest assured our ingredients specifically add moisture to keep hair nourished and healthy, instead of cosmetically masking damage which actually dehydrates hair over time.

After shampooing, we recommend following with either Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner, Color Radiance Daily Conditioner or Hydrating Cream Conditioner . All are packed with powerful ingredients to replenish hair with vital nutrients, proteins and moisture.  The result leaves hair feeling full of shine, volume and hydrated.  For additional moisture, spritz Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner on hair.

Clean. Pure and Beautiful

Because Joanne and I founded Innersense Organic Beauty on our lifestyle values, we created all of our products with intentional thought and care for each ingredient used.  It’s this care and awareness for health and the environment differentiating clean, pure and beautiful Innersense Organic Beauty shampoos from conventional shampoos. Enjoy the first experience with Innersense and let us know your feedback. Don’t forget to follow us on social, too. We love hearing from you! ~ Greg Starkman, Cofounder

25 Comments

  • Sara Walsh says:

    I love your products! My hair has never been healthier and i feel good using products i know are good for me. Im so blessed to have found your products, i have never been happier!

  • irena.karliuk says:

    I purchased Pure Harmony Hairbath on a Bella Cuore web site and was very skeptical at first, because my scalp became dry, itchy with visible signs of dandruff :(( (first time in ages). It was really hard to continue to use the product, but I looooved the smell and how long my hair stayed clean. After good 2 month of use dry scalp became normal again! Hair became stronger and softer. But the most amazing and truly unexpected thing is that my hair stopped falling off!!! It would be a norm to brush off a good amount of hair before shower, and then pick up a loose hair in a process of washing it. I used to have hair all over the place! constantly!
    I don’t remember now when was the last time I found more than a few hairs on my brush and a shower/bath tub.
    Sorry for a long comment, but I have never expected “side effect” like that and can’t be happier with it.
    Thank you for an amazing product, I’m looking forward for my next shipping.

    • Joanne says:

      Hello Irena,
      This is wonderful news. I really appreciate you sharing your experience as it is not uncommon for some to experience an adjustment period of sorts. I am so happy that the natural fragrance of orange blossom saw you through! It sounds like the time paid off. I am so happy to hear that you have happy hair. Sending you lots of hair love, Joanne

  • I absolutely love this product! I have curly hair and this all I use! my hair is the healthiest it has ever been! my entire family uses it! evenhave my 11 year straight hair girl use it!

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Alicia, thank you so much for trusting us with your hair, and your family! We understand how important it is to trust the brands you share with your children… It’s why we started Innersense!

  • odalysrosua says:

    I started my 14 day detox today. Oh my! The products smell SO good and my hair is so soft after just one use.

  • anaepuente says:

    Ana

    hello, I just started hair detox yesterday. it smells great, after showering i felt like my hair fell out a lot (while in shower and after while brushing it) my hair feels thin and its curly. However, it feels really soft. Today, didnt wash it and used dry shampoo for the first time ever and restyled it with leave in. I will keep on trying and see what happens. Im hoping this new line will help my hair be better.

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Ana,

      First off, welcome to Innersense Organic Beauty! The detox period is really your hair transitioning into its natural state and it’s best to be patient with your hair and scalp. We really hope that you stick with us during that period as we are sure you will see your hair transform into clean, pure and beautiful tresses.

      Thank You!

  • Dona Inman says:

    I have plaque psoriasis all over my scalp. Has anyone used this product, that being their case also? If it removes unwanted build-up from hair, would it do that to the scalp also?

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Dona,

      We couldn’t say for certain if our hairbaths and conditioners would rid your scalp of plaque psoriasis. Our recommendation would be to bring your Innersense hairbath and conditioner, if you have purchased them already to a health care professional. Alternatively show your doctor or dermatologist our list of ingredients for the hairbath and conditioner you plan to purchase and see what their professional opinion is. We always want to make sure that you put your health first before anything and whether or not our products would be beneficial to your condition is a conversation better had between you and your health care provider. Thank you!

  • Jen says:

    Hi guys, I want to take the 14 day detox plunge, but I am so scared to be without my sulfates and silicones. I have really dry, thin hair. I am worried that without silicone, my hair won’t be shiny. Can you provide any direction or advice to help with my transition, as far as which products are good for the thin, dry hair type? Thank you so much.

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Jen,

      Thanks for reaching out! It can be scary to take the plunge and part with the synthetics, because for years we’ve been told they are the best for our hair, but we disagree. Silicones, sulfates, plastics, resins and all those other synthetics in your current hair products are essentially masking your hair with the shine and smoothness that you love. Underneath, your hair isn’t being nourished to promote this naturally. Also, the dryness you’re experiencing could likely be from the products you’re using. The first thing to always keep in mind with the detox is patience. Your hair has to take its time to detox. Meaning, on average it takes 14 wash days to transition into healthier hair, but it could be less or it could be more. Stay patient and trust your hair to know what is best for it. In this detox period you could experience your hair go through dryness or even excess oil, but this is all a part of it. Remember to use lots and lots of water in your hair and make sure to use only the recommend size of product we indicate (dime to nickel size, 1-2 pumps, or a few spritzes) because a little truly goes a long way because of how richly concentrated our products are. Don’t use too much or you’ll weigh down the hair. Lastly, remember to emulsify the products in your palms before applying. Without the synthetics there won’t be a conventional slip and glide immediately, but you will get a lather and the glide once you do so.

      With all that being said. We would recommend you our Pure Trio. Our Pure Harmony Hairbath and Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner is designed for fine to medium hair types and provides the right level of hydration without weighing the hair down. Our Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner provides that extra boost of hydration for hair right after the shower and helps prepare the hair for styling.

      Thank You!

  • Dans says:

    Can Innersense styling product also be used during the detox?

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Dans,

      Thank you for your question. Yes! We highly recommend using only Innersense styling products, especially while detoxing because you’re using stylers that won’t build up onto the hair.

  • Megan says:

    I have been using Innersense on my daughter’s curly hair for about a year, and decided to start using it myself. I have been using the “Pure” hair bath and conditioner, but only for about 7 wash days so far. I have very fine and oily hair and feel as though I have been unable to get my hair completely clean with the hair bath. I just want to make sure that this line is what you would recommend for oily hair, as I am hoping this is just part of the detox process.

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Megan,

      Thank you for reaching out! This sounds exactly like the detox process. On average it takes 14 wash days, but it could be more, could be less, it’s such a subjective experience. Be sure that you’re thoroughly saturating your hair with water throughout your wash. Also if you feel you need a second wash to feel clean, don’t worry about stripping your hair as there are no ingredients or detergents in our products to do that. We hope that you give your hair just a bit more time and patience, you’ll love how happy and healthy your hair will be after you fully detox.

      Thank You!

  • s. Marie says:

    I have an extremely dry itchy scalp. Not dandruff, just dry scalp, and I have thin hair. Would you recommend the Pure Trio to help alleviate the itchy dry scalp?

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi There,

      Thanks for reaching out! Because you describe your hair as thin then yes the Pure Trio is a great fit for your texture. Since our Pure Harmony Haibath and Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner is our most gentle and lightest pair this could aid in alleviating your scalp issues. However, we can’t say for certain what is causing your scalp to feel dry and itchy. You could be allergic to something you’re currently using and switching might offer perspective on this being a possibility. Our hairbaths and conditioners are not designed specifically to target dry, irritated scalps, but our formulations are packed with nourishing ingredients to promote scalp and hair health.

      Thank You!

  • Jane says:

    What symptoms can be expected during this detox

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for reaching out! It’s not to say there are hard and fast “symptoms”, your hair and scalp going through the detox period will have a completely subjective experience because it all comes down to the state of your hair and scalp. The common action that occurs in a detox is that the true state of the hair is unveiled when our products are cleansing the scalp and hair of the residue and build up that could be laying on top or coating the scalp and hair. Some customers see their hair as drier than before because there is nothing hiding the dryness anymore. Some customers see more “oil” this is actually all the product residue coming off of the scalp and hair. Some customers don’t see anything “negative” and immediately see beautiful hair. It truly does depend on your hair for what you would see. All in all, regardless of what you see during the detox the most important thing is to continue through at least 14 wash days. It could be shorter or longer to completely detox, but like we said, this is a subjective experience. Make sure you are only using Innersense products as they don’t play well with others because they are truly natural and any synthetics can but heads with nature.

      We hope this helps you navigate the initial journey with clean beauty and especially organic hair products. If you need any further support, feel free to speak with us directly at 1-877-254-7385. We’re available M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm PST.

      Thank You!

  • jodimak1 says:

    Hi. I received my order yesterday and am so excited to start! I got the Color Trio, I Create Hold, Inner Peace Texturizer and a mini bottle of the Quiet Calm Curl Control Cream (just to test). I’ve always washed/cleansed 2-3 times a week. I’ve been doing the curly girl method which typically calls for co-washing (washing with conditioner only), applying a curl cream and then gel. Based on what I purchased, can you please give me a “routine” to follow using your products? Does your Detox assume one is using all the products every day? Thanks!!

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi there!

      Thanks for reaching out and for your question. We’re so excited for you to get started with Innersense Organic Beauty hair care.

      Our 14 Day Detox works when you’re using only Innersense Organic Beauty hair care. The 14 days isn’t based on 14 days in a row, it’s based on the average of 14 wash days. If you are using other product lines you can prolong the detox period or never experience one because our products start to cleanse the residue off, but it then gets reapplied and so on. The core to the detox and hair health is with the right hairbath and conditioner. As a curly girl following the CGM you can still use our hairbath to cleanse hair as it will not strip the hair of it’s natural oils, only cleanse and nourish for clean hair and a healthy scalp. You can absolutely co-wash though with our products too!

      For a routine based on the products you purchased you pretty much described what we would recommend. Cleanse and condition your hair with Color Awakening Hairbath and Color Radiance Daily Conditioner. After, spray Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner on soaking wet hair to prepare the hair for styling. Follow with Quiet Calm Curl Control. Rake a dime to nickel size amount of product through strands or scrunch and squish it in. Quiet Calm Curl Control is your textures shape and structure. Lastly, layer I Create Hold on hair by scrunching and shaping it into your curls. You can let your hair air dry or you can diffuse it for more defined and voluminous end result.

      Thank You!

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