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Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

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I’m actually more careful with my hair than with my skin and this is probably why you see fewer hair products reviewed on this blog. However, I’ve been rather bored using the same shampoo over such a prolonged period and decided to try some new products. So I ventured to buy the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner from Watsons, especially after reading some positive reviews up on iHerb.com.

Not fully organic
Products under Avalon Organics are said to contain 70% organic content, 100% vegetarian ingredients, and are formulated with no parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates or harmful sulfates. Okay, I know some of you don’t really like Avalon Organics because of you associate the brand with some amount of green washing. Well, I have to admit there’s truth to that perspective but at the least, the products have five organic ingredients that are higher up on the ingredient list; that’s at least better than some brands that claim to be organic but only contain only one miserable organic ingredient in their list.

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Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Sorbitol, Xanthan Gum, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract(1)*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract(1)*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract(1)*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract(1)*, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract(1)(2), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/ Stem Extract(1)*, Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Tanacetum Vulgare Extract, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Babassu Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Inulin(1), Sodium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool.
(1)Certified Organic Ingredient. (2)Saw Palmetto Extract. *Known as Biotin carrier.

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The ingredient list is very long, isn’t it? I don’t even want to analyze it. All I was interested in when I was buying this product is that it must help to thicken my fine hair because the Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo is described as being able to boost volume and even strengthen hair strands. If I understand correctly, this product is actually able to stimulate the scalp to encourage hair growth too.

I’m not sure what it can really do to encourage hair growth but I did notice that I do not drop that much hair with every hair wash. However, I also don’t see much of a thickening effect on my hair. I think my hair just looks pretty normal after every wash. But I do agree that this shampoo is able to cleanse my hair well and I like the refreshing bergamot scent.

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Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Conditioner

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil(1), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract(1)*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract(1)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract(1), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract(1)*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract(1)*, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract(1)(2), Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/ Stem Extract(1)*, Tanacetum Vulgare Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)(1), Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil(1)*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Styrax Benzoin Resin Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum(1), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sorbitol, Tocopheryl Acetate Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool.
(1)Certified Organic Ingredient. (2)Saw Palmetto Extract. *Known as Biotin carrier.

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I bought this conditioner a bit later than the shampoo and the reason was because I thought it might help to enhance the thickening. This conditioner feels thicker than my usual and I need to dilute it with some water in order to make application easier. Like the shampoo, I don’t see the conditioner doing much magic to build body in my fine. And put together, both products are just…normal performing.

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Overall summary
What I find interesting about the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner is that both are formulated with a healing complex of B vitamins – Biotin, Niacin and Panthenol plus Saw Palmetto and Wheat Protein to help control hair loss. I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner for awhile now and although I quite like them, I can’t vouch for their claims. They do work well to prevent more greasiness in my scalp but other than that, I’m not seeing the thickening effect that was promised. As for promoting hair growth, I’m not expecting too much but I probably have to finish the bottle to give a more accurate verdict. Perhaps some of you who have better results with these products can share your views?

But the products are really value for money. Each bottle is over 400ml and cost under S$20. And since they do cleanse my hair and scalp well, I don’t really mind using them.

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About Sesame Chew

Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.

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Comments

  1. Corinna says:

    I’ve tried this shampoo even before they made their appearance in S’pore as I need a shampoo that prevents hair loss. Drugstore had many good reviews, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m not really sure it helped, with long hair, it’s kind of hard to see how little hair i dropped as 1 strand can curl so much.
    Recently, I bought another Biotin shampoo under Nature’s Gate. I just started, so I guess I have to really count the strands that I drop. Haha!

    • Sesame says:

      Haha, counting would take a while. ;) I gauge by the amount of hair left at the sink. It doesn’t look as much as before I used this shampoo so I suppose it helps.

  2. Sadly, I’m not so thrilled with Avalon products. None of those I tried performed “above average”. In fact, some of their shampoos worsened the condition of my hair (e.g. that lemony conditioner which I forgot the name of).
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    • Sesame says:

      Oh I am not keen to try the other range…in fact, it look me so long to purchase this one and I only did cos of the many positive reviews I read on iHerb.

      • Jasmine says:

        I’ve not tried their shampoos but their rejuvenating vitamin C skincare line has had me absolutely impressed. The oil-free moisturizer and foaming facial wash are simply value for quality (on iHerb of course, the markup is huge!) and it was great for my sensitive combination skin. :)

        • Sesame says:

          Oh the Vitamin C skincare is good? I’m glad they work for sensitive skin! I’ll check them out soon…and I agree that there’s quite a bit of markup here but still, they’re considered quite affordable than the usual.

  3. kahling says:

    i am using the shampoo now. I am not sure about the reduction in hair loss, but i do notice that my hair has a lot of volume post wash and blow dry. quite bouncy actually. But i don’t use the conditioner, i bought the Surya conditioner from iherb

    • Sesame says:

      Glad that it gives your hair volume. I don’t see that effect and I’m quite disappointed cos that’s what I need. I thought the conditioner would help boost the effect but it’s doing nothing. :(

  4. I actually bought this some month back from Watsons. I really hoped it will volumize and help in hair thickening. But it failed to do the both. It did not volumize well and also did not see any improvement in my hair condition after using it for weeks. So i stopped using this Shampoo and tried ALTERNA Bamboo Abundant volumizing shampoo from Sephora. I really love this shampoo the volumizing is excellent .. also i did not see any hair fall.It makes my hair bounce well. I love this bamboo shampoo. Great effect on hair and worth the money. It lasts long.

  5. It’s so funny that you reviewed this, I’m actually happy that you did because I was considering buying it but since it doesn’t really seem like something to write home about I may not. I also saw that this company doesn’t use “all natural” ingredients most of the time which isnt all that bad since they seem to use a good majority of them (which are listed at the very beginning thank goodness) but if the product isn’t spectacular I probably won’t bother anyways. Thanks for your honest review.
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    • Sesame says:

      I find it’s ok for the price point. So even though it doesn’t work as best, it’s doing okay for me.

  6. My sister was using this, a few bottles of them. Don’t think they helped per se in promoting hair growth. Best to treat it like a normal shampoo that does the work and has slightly better ingredients.
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    • Sesame says:

      Yeah, you’re right…I was going for the thickening effect but haven’t seen much effects.

  7. JackieA says:

    Hi Sesame, I have been using this shampoo for over a year now and having fine and thinning hair, this has been a light shampoo for everyday washing. I noticed the effects of this shampoo only after 6 months of using it as now my hair does not drop as much. As for the thickening effects, you are quite right that it does not have that much of an effect. I used to use the conditioner but ditched it as it did nothing much to control the frizzies that fine hair suffers from so I use a leave in conditioner applied at the ends of the hair for that. I hate that my once beautiful and thick hair is now reduced to sad thinning strands after a nasty bout of hyperthyroidism! I have visions of getting a weave like some of these African ladies I see…..one day short, tight curly hair…the next, long wavy curls!!

    • Sesame says:

      The hair conditioner isn’t that great but I’m glad you’ve experience something positive with the shampoo. Perhaps looking out for a serum to promote hair growth will help your thinning?

  8. choco says:

    Hi Sesame,
    I bought this for my SO and he loves it currently. He too has thinning hair, prone to shedding. He said he sees less hair drop now.
    Anyway, you may like to venture on forums.longhaircommunity.com
    I recently surf there and it has loads of information on DIY care for hair.
    wops, I’m not affiliate with it or whatsoever anyway.
    But I learnt a lot about how to take care of our hair. Such as “Not all hair loves protein in shampoo/conditioner”, “Using conditioner to wash the hair (without shampoo)”, “clarifying/chelating”, etc.
    I love the site…

    • Sesame says:

      I think it does help prevent hair loss to some extent but the hair growth might take awhile longer. I know the forum you mentioned. I’m actually thinking of creating a DIY serum for my greasy scalp but have been too busy to go about it now.

  9. I have these and been using them on and off for a while now. Not sure does it really helps with hair growth, but I definitely have seen the voluminous effects they have on my hair. Though I don’t mind the extra thickness, but I noticed that this conditioner doesn’t makes my hair as smooth as the other conditioners have left my hair feeling. Overall, both are OK products for me :)
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    • Sesame says:

      Glad you’ve experience some volume with the shampoo. I am ok with the results from the conditioner…I just find it too thick to apply properly.

  10. My mum has really thin hair and sadly, not a lot of it and I’ve always been on the lookout for a good shampoo to help! Sad to know this couldn’t really deliver. Do share of you’ve found any good volumnising shampoo! :)

    • Sesame says:

      Okay…I quite like Burts’ Bees Volumizing shampoo but that one can be a tad drying for some hair types.

  11. Yan Huan says:

    Not suitable for me. Stripped away my hair natural oil that I have to pass them to my hubby to use.

  12. Pollya says:

    I actually use the “normal” range of Avalon Organics shampoo and quite like it! Apart from the lavender scent which I love, the shampoo actually leaves my long hair quite smooth, and I find that I actually don’t have to use a conditioner anymore when I use this shampoo. And because my hair is ‘silkier’ with this shampoo, it also drops less in the shower (less tangled when I’m washing out the shampoo). In fact, I liked it so much that I went on to buy the big bottle from either iHerb or Vitacost (can’t remember which, cos I shop often at both) when there was a free international shipping promo, cos I could get 3x the size for the same price as the small bottle is selling in Watsons! But since the big bottle is sooooo heavy, only can buy when there is free international shipping promo if not shipping will cost a bomb!!

    • Sesame says:

      Ah…I was a bit leery of that range but great to know it’s working well for you. I think as a whole, their shampoos seem to work well for many people.

  13. I find this more clarifying than thickening. I did notice an improvement in hair strength and health. I can’t say much for the thickening effect yet though. It smells good too. I actually prefer the Rosemary range, it’s great for washing makeup brushes since Rosemary’s an antibacterial agent.
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    • Sesame says:

      Hmm…you could be right that it’s more for clarifying now that I see Joyce’s comment about the shampoo drying out her hair. Maybe that’s why my hair also feels less oily during the day too.

  14. I tried one shampoo from the brand (forget the name) but am not impressed with it. I don’t think I would purchase anything from it for my hair.

    I’m doing an experiment to see if avocado oil can help grow some hair on my forehead (nothing to do with baldness) but am yet to see any result. Hopefully it will work for me :)
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    • Sesame says:

      Oh, I’m also researching into concocting something for my greasy scalp but haven’t got down to doing it. Your comment just reminded me!

  15. Hi Sesame, loved your blog.. Been dutifully following it as I have the same limp, thin hair and oily scalp!

    I recently discovered this Marc Anthony instantly hair thickening cream, which I must say work wonder for me! Just have to apply abit of it on your damn hair after shampooing and blow dry. Hair thickens quite a fair fit and the effect is even better the Burts bee very volumnising shampoo. Marc Anthony also have the thickening shampoo and conditioner series but I’ve yet to try.
    I normally do not have time to wash my hair early in the morning before going to work. I’m wondering if it’s advisable to Sleep in with the thickening cream on my hair, I did some googling and a couple of the users do that. I’m not sure if this product is considered a hair styling product or hair care product. I’m not an expert with the ingredients. Not sure if you will be able to help, have cut and paste the ingredients which are as follows:
    Aqua/Water, PVP/VA Copolymer, Polysorbate-20, Glyercin, Hydroxyethyl, cellulose, polyquaternium-7, styrene VP/copolymer, hydrolyzed silk, , Panthenol, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Triethanolamine, CI 15985

    Thank you! Ps: you may like to give it a try. It’s alcohol and paraben free, But it’s not organic.

    • Hi Sihui! Thanks for following my blog and appreciate your comment and recommendations. I don’t mind that the product is not organic…where did you get the product?

      • Hi Sesame, Thanks for replying…
        I got it from Watson @ $18.90, quite a big tube.
        I’m just not sure whether it’s safe to leave it overnight on my hair while I go to sleep… can’t quite tell whether that’s considered a considered a hairstyling or a hair care product

        You can see the details in http://www.marcanthony.com/products/instantly-thick-hair/hair-thickening-cream

  16. Estelle says:

    I’m not sure about others, but Avalon shampoo was rather disastrous the last I experienced it.

    I tried lavender ones, given by my cousin, but for hair that gets greasy easily, it feels as though the hair was not wash at all.

    For the Lemon one, I thought Lemon was good in fighting grease and all, but it became so dry that actually makes the hair even oilier (as you know, scalp gets oily because it is not moisturise, just like face, so the thing about preventing oil is not to go oil free but to find ways to hydrate the skin; scalp is also part of skin, so same logic I supposed). The conditioner did not help makes the hair more moisturise to curb the oil from the scalp too, so, after the not so awesome experience, I know I am not buying this product again.

    I believed Avalon shampoo is for those without any hair/scalp problems

    • Sesame says:

      Actually it works for me…but I’m not repurchasing. Right now I’m using another shampoo and I’ll review that soon. But you’re right…not too good to use shampoos for oily hair actually.

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