If you’re dealing with tangled hair in the shower, this Coconut Power shampoo and conditioner duo might unravel some of your woes.
However, these products are likely best suited for medium-bodied, medium-length hair that doesn’t tangle too much when wet. I have extremely dry hair that gets really knotty when washed, so these products didn’t quite do the trick for me.
If you have finer hair that isn’t prone to knots when wet, I’d recommend trying Pacifica’s Kale shampoo and conditioner, which is geared toward fine, oily hair types.
Keep reading to find out what I liked about these Pacifica products, and what shampoo and conditioner I highly recommend for cray-cray tangles.
DISCLAIMER: This product was purchased by the blogger. Neetzy.com received NO compensation from Pacifica for this review. This review does not represent medical or professional advice, it is an opinion only. Photographs may not depict the exact color of the product.
MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
- for all hair types, can be used daily
- “especially for dry, damaged and color-treated hair” – from product packaging
- “mild foaming shampoo infused with coconut, rice and super fruits helps rebuild and revive dry damaged hair…” – from product packaging
- free of parabens, SLS, and phthalates
- vegan and cruelty-free
- 8 fl. oz. (236 mL)
- made in USA
- artificial almond/cherry with notes of vanilla
- slight coconut smell
- somewhat strong aroma
- the shampoo is thick and creates a nice lather
- the conditioner is thick and rich
You don’t need to use too much of this shampoo as it’s thick and creates a rich lather. It has some detangling properties, though if you have really knotty hair like mine, you will need to use conditioner. I found the shampoo easy to wash out, it didn’t leave behind any residue, and it left my scalp flake-free. I used about 5 mL of shampoo per use (I have very long hair).
The conditioner worked best when I massaged it into wet hair, beginning at the roots, then diluted the product with a splash of water. I then left the conditioner on for several minutes, periodically running my head under the shower, and allowing gravity and the water to pull the diluted product through my hair. This conditioner doesn’t remove thick tangles immediately, but I found it drags out the tangles gradually as you add more water and gently comb the product through to the ends using your fingers. For those with lots of knots like myself, patience is needed as it requires a bit of extra time to work its way into the hair. Unfortunately, the conditioner always left a few good knots that refused to untangle (I should add that I do have really long hair that is almost down to my waist). I used a little less than 1 tablespoon of conditioner per use.
YOU MIGHT LIKE THESE PACIFICA COCONUT PRODUCTS IF:
- you don’t mind strong fragrances
- you like almond/artificial cherry scents (these products don’t really smell like coconut)
- your hair is dry, but doesn’t get extremely tangled when wet
- you like more natural shampoos that create a nice lather
- you require a robust conditioner for moderate tangles
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE PACIFICA PRODUCTS?
SHAMPOO INGREDIENTS: aqua, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, hydrolyzed rice protein, sorbitan sesquicaprylate, amodimethicone, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, euterpe oleracea (açaí) fruit oil, passiflora edulis (passionfruit) seed oil, oriza sativa rice bran oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, panthenol (vitamin b), citric acid, brassica oleracea (kale) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, arginine (amino acid), tocopherols (vitamin e), ethyl hexyl glycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, parfum (all natural), rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita matricaria extract, gardenia tahitensis flower extract (monoi).
CONDITIONER INGREDIENTS: aqua, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, hydrolyzed rice protein, sorbitan sesquicaprylate, amodimethicone, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, euterpe oleracea (açaí) fruit oil, passiflora edulis (passionfruit) seed oil, oriza sativa rice bran oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, caprylic/ capric triglyceride, panthenol (vitamin b), citric acid, brassica oleracea (kale) extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, arginine (amino acid), tocopherols (vitamin e), ethyl hexyl glycerin, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, parfum (all natural), rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita matricaria extract, gardenia tahitensis flower extract (monoi).
Contains Silicons? YES. Amodimethicone.
Preservatives Used: Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Fragrance Used: Parfum (all natural).
NEETZY’S THOUGHTS ON PACIFICA COCONUT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
When my hair gets wet, it gets extremely tangled – not to mention my hair is almost waist-length. I have fine hair, but lots of it.
If I were in a pinch, I’d purchase the Coconut Power shampoo and conditioner again, though I wouldn’t rate them as my favorites. While these products left my scalp feeling good, I still ended up with some patches of tangles to comb out.
This shampoo is quite thick, and lathers a bit more than other “natural” shampoos. The scent is very noticeable and not really a natural coconut smell – it smells more like artificial cherry extract. This Pacifica shampoo didn’t tangle my hair too much while washing, though it’s not as detangling as some Andalou Natural shampoos I’ve tried.
The conditioner does get rid of a lot of knots, though I did have to really work it through my hair and allow it to soak in. I still had knots to comb out after, though compared to some “natural” conditioners, it got rid of quite a few tangles. Overall, it wasn’t the best conditioner for getting rid of stubborn knots, though much better than some “natural” products.
If you have really long hair like myself that gets really tangled when wet, I’d recommend Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange duo, or their Lavender & Biotin Full Volume shampoo and conditioner – my absolute go-to hair products. If you have medium-length hair that tangles moderately, these Pacificia Coconut Power products are definitely worth trying.
WHERE TO BUY THESE PACIFICA PRODUCTS
This Pacifica coconut shampoo and conditioner is exclusive to Ulta stores. The 2016 price for the shampoo was $10 USD, and $10 USD for the conditioner.
Canadian shoppers can find this Pacifica shampoo and conditioner at Well.ca. The 2016 price for the shampoo was $14 CAD, and $14 CAD for the conditioner.
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