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(MALIN+GOETZ) peppermint shampoo

We like peppermint in just about anything, so it’s no surprise that we’re fans of this tingly cool shampoo. (We’re not the only ones—it’s been a best seller for years.) The gentle formula combines natural peppermint extract with amino acid-based cleansing agents to balance, clean, and clarify all hair types. It’s gentle enough for daily use.

(MALIN+GOETZ) peppermint shampoo
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I got the peppermint shampoo in my Birch Box and was not impressed. I would have much rather tried their conditioner. While the peppermint scent was ok, this tangled my hair more than any other shampoo I have used. Since I didn't have the conditioner the peppermint smell didn't last past the shower. Not worth the extra money.

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Wish I could use this!
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I received this in my April Box and it smells really great. But, unfortunately I have color treated red hair so I really like to stick to shampoos specifically for that. I gave it to my best friend and she's already said she's planning on ordering more though!

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Too much Xmas
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I'm not a big mint fan, so the scent was too much for me

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Dried out my hair
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I lovedd the peppermint scent and had high hopes for it. But after using it this morning and applying a deep conditioner after, I was shocked to find my hair was dry and unmanageable for the rest of the day! Perhaps it was the combination of products but I have never had an issue with my deep conditioner or any other shampoo. Unfortunately I will not be purchasing this. Hopefully it is better on other hair types!

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Itchy and Scratchy
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The scent of this shampoo is very mild; and I confess, I love a stronger scent when you are talking about an essential oil like peppermint. It didn't tingle on my scalp like I would expect from a shampoo that is mint-based, and as stated on the bottle , it didn't really lather than much. Which is fine - it means lack of harmful sulfates and foaming agents, but I've still used better shampoos that were sulfate free and lathered better.

My hair felt clean - nothing special. However, my scalp began to itch in a way that tells me I was not allergic, but just mildly sensitive to something in the ingredients - not mint, since I have used mint-based shampoos before with no problem.

The sample size was perfect, the packaging was a bit plain, the texture of this shampoo is clear, and the scent is very mildly minty.

There just was nothing "special" or "unique" about this product in a very competitive market. To improve, they could use more essential mint oils to get the scalp nice and refreshed, spruce up the packaging even a teensy bit so it isn't so generic and boring, and there are definitely natural ingredients that could add more lathering.

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Peppermint
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I love trying new hair products, but unfortunatly I don' t like the smell or taste of peppermint. I like clean smells for my hair and don't think I will enjoy using this shampoo.

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Made my dry, frizzy hair drier and frizzier...

I had high hopes for this fresh-smelling shampoo, but it made my dry and frizzy hair even drier and frizzier. It might work better for oily or limp hair, but dry hair beware.

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Made my fine hair fall out
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Writing this solely as a word of warning to anyone with very fine hair who might be thinking of buying this shampoo: don't do it!

I'd been using this shampoo once a week for about a year. Loved it. Amazing scent, nice lather, and it left my hair feeling extra clean. Over the last few months, I stopped alternating shampoos and started using this almost exclusively. This was a mistake. My hair began falling out in clumps everytime I washed it. I wracked my brain trying to figure out what was causing it. Stress? My thyroid? Recent weight loss?? This went on for 2 months.

One day, I happened to use a different shampoo. Lo and behold, I lost just a few hairs. Next shampoo: same thing. I realized it HAD to be the Malin+Goetz shampoo I'd been using.

It's now been 2 weeks since I last used it, and my hair has stopped falling out. I'm sure this is a great shampoo for a lot of people, but it is clearly wayyyy too harsh for fine hair.

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Not so great
Purchased

I purchased a bottle of this shampoo and I think it made my hair hard. My hair was not soft at all after using. I didn't think the scent was all that great either. Will not purchase again.

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Thick for a Shampoo
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Definitely pepperminty shampoo. Your hair will feel great afterward, but it is defitely a thick-feeling product while applying to head.

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