Ah Yuan…Ah Yuan, can you wash my hair?

I know a number of you use Yuan Soaps from Taiwan, which are available at Unity Pharmacy and a number of organic stores in Singapore. However, are any of you using Yuan Shampoos too? I know the product exists but I’ve never seen it around. I only received these two samples recently through Reese, who distributes the Yuan range of products in Malaysia.

Yuan has introduced five types of shampoos for different hair types:
1. Lemon Shampoo(平衡净化)
2. Momoridca Shampoo(清凉疏风)
3. Mulberry&Chrysanthemum Shampoo(温和轻爽)
4. Swertia Shampoo(养润活化)
5. Tangerine Shampoo (洁净柔顺)
These shampoos are created to cleanse the scalp for the hair follicles to receive the nutrients from the plant extracts and Chinese herbs extracts. You won’t see silicones or the usual list of harsh sulfates. Plus, I learnt that the shampoos are 98% biodegradeable, and I suppose it means they’re non-polluting when they’re flushed down those water pipes right? So those benefits aside, how did they perform for my hair, which I always describe as – limp, fine with an oily scalp?

Yuan Tangerine Shampoo (洁净柔顺)

Main Ingredients: Mandarin,Orange, Bergamot,Petitgrain, Eucalyptus, Japanese Honeysuckle, Dandelion, Violet Herb, Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower, Semiagvilegia Adoxoides Root Extract

The Yuan Tangerine Shampoo has a nice citrus scent with a hint of herbal goodness. It doesn’t lather up a lot of foam so I had to wash my hair twice using this. Surprisingly, the second lather wasn’t so great either but my hair was quite clean after using it. Since there was no Yuan conditioner, I used my own. Okay, this one is really great for improving the silkiness of my hair. They truly looked and felt silky soft. However, I can’t say too much about deep cleansing. I have really oily scalp that needs cleansing daily and this one didn’t help much. My hair oiled quite quickly to my dismay. So I suppose this might work better for those with not so oily scalp but needs to improve the smooth factor for their hair.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Yuan Momoridca Shampoo(清凉疏风)

Main Ingredients: Deionized Water, Disoudium Cocoamphodiadetate, Glycerin, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Mint Oil, Momoridca Charantia Fruit, Lonicera Japonica Flower, Taraxacum Officinale, Viola Yedoenesis, Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower, Semiagvilegia Adoxoides Root Extract

Yuan Momoridca Shampoo did a better job for me. In fact, I probably would purchase this if I can get my hands on them in Singapore. I am not so keen on the strong minty smell in this one but my hair felt truly fresh and cool upon using this. It lathers better than the tangerine one but not exceptionally foamy either. I also shampooed my hair twice with this. And same thing, I used my own conditioner afterwards. As a whole, my hair looked fairly soft and manageable, not too flat either but the good thing was this one has good oil control. By the next morning, my hair still looked pretty acceptable.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Availability within and outside Malaysia
You can find out more information about Yuan Shampoos on Reese’s website. The shampoos are priced from RM75.50 to RM88.50 for each 250ml bottle, and available online or at a few retail spots within Malaysia. Like I mentioned, I’ve seen Yuan soaps around but not their range of shampoos yet. So if any of you have seen them being retailed in Singapore, do tell us where in the comments section.


  1. Audris says:

    Did a random google search on Yuan Shampoo as I wanted to read more reviews ?

    Managed to find this link to a Singapore online shop selling Yuan Shampoos. Never heard of them though.


  2. Reese says:

    I have checked with my colleagues in from the Singapore office and Yuan shampoos are available at selected health food stores.

    永续有机企业 Yishun BLk 156 Yishun Street 11 #01-106 6481-5508

    无心斋料有机产品 Woodlands 307 Woodlands Street 31 #01-55 6364-3968

    Nutrimax Organic Ang Mo Kio 226G Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-679 6459-8189

    Sunstrong Simei 3 Simei Street 6 #02-K15 , Eastpoint Mall 6728-0316

    Teng Yang 騰洋 Toa Payoh Blk 70 Toa Payoh Lorong 4 #01-331 9386-0542

    Nature Harvest cafe Bugis 149 Rochor Road #02-08/09, Fu Lu Complex

    Green Earth Organic綠園 Chinatown 1 Park Road #02-30, People’s Park Complex 6536-8182

  3. Paris B says:

    Have tried this but I tried Swertia for Dry Hair. Its not bad ?

  4. sesame says:

    I think the range is not bad…just need to get the one that works for your hair type.

  5. sesame says:

    Oh thank you very much Reese! Really appreciate your efforts to find out. ?

  6. sesame says:

    I know Eviva…they advertised on my blog sometime back.

  7. Liesl says:

    Ananda house at Blk 293 Yishun st 22 also carries these shampoo. If out of stock, can place order.
    If I remember right, there’s a 10% off for members at this shop and yong xu organic listed above. Yong xu organic has a more complete range of ah yuan products.

  8. vivavoomz says:

    OMG.. I want this!!!

    Your readers are really resourceful. hehe.

  9. sesame says:

    Hehe…yes, they’re wonderful! I rely a lot of all the inputs from them.

  10. sesame says:

    Wow, so many places carry them…I didn’t know. Thanks for sharing! ?

  11. alethea says:

    I found the Mulberry&Chrysanthemum Shampoo(温和轻爽)
    and Swertia Shampoo at Nutrimax Organic@ Golden Landmark Hotel (390 Victoria St #02-30 Singapore 188061.
    Tel: 6292 2991)
    I bought the Mulberry & Chrysanthemum shampoo and it works really well on my rather dry and permed hair. I absolutely love it and will be back for more.

  12. sesame says:

    Ah…I hardly see Ah Yuan’s shampoos around. Thanks for sharing where you got them…will check them out if I’m in the vicinity.

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