This review is for parents or anyone who likes to sample natural products. These are products my kids and I both use. I know the struggle to find products that work well for kids is a challenge. Even the ones who do not keep sensitive skin as they grow do not always start that way. When my boys were young, it took a lot of trial and error to find products that cooperated with their eczema and sensitive skin. I prefer when products are gentle enough for them, but I like to use them as well.
Have you ever seen something on sale or clearance and wondered if it was worth the reduced price tag? Some items come out and are just priced wrong so supply and demand eventually cause the market to adjust the price. Faulty pricing could be a result of poor product performance, lack of perceived value, over saturation, or a number of other factors. When overpriced items do not sale, retailers place them on sale or clearance to get rid of them. When items are amazing, word of mouth, social media, positive reviews, and advertising usually help the item sell out at the launch price. Naturally, one would think deeply discounted items are all junk. That is not always true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are many things I like that others do not and vice versa. Some items are just underrated. As such, I like to take a chance on some sale and clearance items. It is actually a challenge to see if I can discover some true gems. Of course, many of these items are on clearance because they have been discontinued. Falling in love with something you cannot buy again is not always ideal.
My kids, who are frequent visitors to the Cool Cuts 4 Kids salons, have used Original Sprout products for years. Their products are recommended for babies and up so there is no reason anyone can’t use them. Our journey started with the Miracle Detangler when my oldest was a few years old. We let his hair grow out a little and he got this one knot near the top of his head almost every day. I tried using whatever detangler I was using, but he still complained that it hurt when I brushed his hair. When I mentioned it to his stylist, she suggested we try that instead of a drastic haircut. It worked so well at detangling his hair that I started regularly using it to detangle at mine. That was the first time I learned that kids detanglers do not mess around. They give you exactly what you need without any of the harsh ingredients you don’t. This is a detangler that I recommend to this day, even though I have not purchased it in a while. After I explore more items already in my collection, I could end up getting that one again.
The Original Sprout Hair & Body Babywash retails for $42.95 in this 33oz size. That is $1.30 an ounce. I like to wait until our salon has a two liters for $60 sale, and I usually buy either 2 of these or 1 of these and 1 of the Natural Shampoo bottles. When I purchase under that sale, like I did for these products, the price dips to $0.91 an ounce. What I like about the Hair & Body Babywash is it really does work as well in the hair as it does on the body. It is one of those rare 2-in-1 products that does a great job in both places. If you are a regular reader of mine, you know I do not say that lightly. Products usually do best when the pick an area of expertise and stay in that lane. Different areas have separate needs so it is hard to find one product that performs well with it. My caveat for this is both of my kids are boys who keep relatively short hair. For girls or boys with longer hair, they may want to use the Natural Shampoo to wash their hair. I will explain the differences when I get to its review.
This moisturizing cleanser claims to gently wash away: dryness, cradle cap, eczema, psoriasis, baby acne, heat rash, diaper rash, and other skin irritations. I can say that my eczema prone kids almost never have a flair-up when they are using this product When they insist on trying something else or I give them something else to try, they sometimes do. It lathers well for a sulfate free cleanser and rinses extremely clean without stripping the natural oils from the skin. I love that it does not burn at all when it gets inside eyes, because my little guy still gets products in his eyes at times. Even though some claim they are tear free, they are not. This one definitely is. Their skin does feel mostly soft when they use this, but I still encourage them to use moisturizer after showering. Whenever I use this, I always apply moisturizer.
The ingredients are: Water [Aqua with Extracts of Organic (Calendula) Officinalis Flower, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit, Organic (Arnica) Montana Flower, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit], Sodium Sunflowerseedamphoacetate, Sodium Sweet Almondamphoacetate, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glycoside, Disteareth-100 IPDI, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, ppg-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, and Parfum with Natural Extracts.
This is free of: lavender phytoestrogens, tea tree phytoestrogens, fragrances, phthalates, clove, musk, soy, gluten, honey, peanut, dairy, nanoparticles, titanium dioxide, petroleum oils, sulfates, and propylene glycol. My ex is particularly against the use of soy and lavender for growing boys so he approves of this product. I like that the ph (I’ve tested ph of products to find ones that are closest to natural skin) is between 6 and 7. It is also 100% vegan and cruelty free. The official product is completely clear and slightly runny.
The Original Sprout Natural Shampoo retails for $42.95 in this 33oz size. That is $1.30 an ounce. There are times when I purchase two of the Hair & Body Babywash when our salon has a 2 liters for $60 sale. Other times, I purchase 1 of those and 1 of these. When I purchase under that sale, like I did for these products, the price dips to $0.91 an ounce. If your hair is regularly washed with sulfate free products, this shampoo will lather decently. It is not the best I’ve ever seen, but it is nice for a sulfate free shampoo. Those who use it immediately after using a shampoo with sulfates will notice less lather. In other words, the longer you use this consistently, the better it will lather.
I have used both this and the Hair & Body Babywash in my long hair. This makes my hair look more shiny and less frizzy. That is likely because it does not lather as much as the other (which causes less frizz and strips even less of the natural oils given a shinier appearance). For anyone with long hair, I do think this does a better job in the hair. Those shopping for someone with short hair may not even need this one as the other works great. Shorter hair does not usually have a lot of problem with frizz, and my boys always have shiny hair no matter which product they use.
The ingredients are: Aqua [Water with Extracts of Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Organic (Calendula) Officinalis Flower, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit, Organic (Arnica) Montana Flower, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit], Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteareth-100 IPDI, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, and Parfum with Natural Extracts. You may notice it has a lot of the same ingredients as the other product, which explains why it also has that signature original Sprout scent.
The official product is mostly clear but you can see a tinge of white thus I’d call it cloudy. It is thicker than the Hair & Body Babywash (which is on the left). When I squirt each one on the back of my hand, the Natural Shampoo (which is on the right) mostly stays put while the other one runs down my hand. This is free of all the same products the Hair & Babywash is so scroll up to see the list. Like the other product, it also has a ph between 6 and 7. That helps hair retain color making this a great shampoo for people with color treated hair as well as babies with its tear free formula.
Verdict: Deal With a Discount
Even though I really like these products, I would not purchase them for full retail. The reason is simple. They are available on sale too often. As long as I stock up before they run out, I can prevent myself from paying $42.95 a bottle. These are always available on Amazon, too. Though I’ve never purchased these from Amazon so I am unsure the ones from Amazon are real, I plan to at some point. The Hair & Body Babywash in this 33oz size is $19.39 on Amazon. That price varies a lot, but I’ve never once seen it go over the $30 I pay for this at the salon on sale. The 33oz Natural Shampoo is $18.94 on Amazon. Again, I’ve never seen it over $30. If anyone has purchased these from Amazon before but has also purchased them from authorized salons in the past, let me know if the Amazon product is legit. Some reviews I read looks like people have reported getting fakes. Amazon is certainly a gamble, and it is a gamble I’ve taken at times and passed on at other times.
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