Giovanni Golden Wheat Shampoo & Styling Foam

Giovanni hair products

I’ve been seeing this brand at Beauty Language for a long time but only decided to try it after a colleague told me about the shampoo. So I bought the Giovanni Golden Wheat Deep Cleanse Shampoo and the Giovanni Natural Mousse Hair Styling Foam and ended liking one of them very much. Well, can you guess which product gained my favor?

Nature and eco chic inspired
Before I review the products, let me introduce the brand briefly. Giovanni was founded in the 1970’s in US and the products are inspired by nature and eco chic. The company now has over 100 products ranging from hair care to body care and most recently, skin care. Although some ingredients used are USDA Certified Organic, the brand is not certified organic. Giovanni range of products are said to be formulated as natural as possible without sacrificing total performance. The brand does not test against animals and the formulas are free of laurel/laureth sulfates, phthalates, parabens, PEGs and most are free from synthetic fragrances. Most formulas are also suitable for vegans.

Giovanni Deep Cleanse Golden Wheat Shampoo

Giovanni Deep Cleanse Golden Wheat Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua (purified water) Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose, carboxylate, decyl, pantehna, tocopheryl, acetate, polyguatenium7, potassium sorbate, citric acid, polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, Rosamarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, urtica dipca (nettle) extract, thymus vulgris (thyme) exttract, chamomilla recuita (malricaria) extract, salvia sclarea (clary) leaf extract, Lavandula angusifolia extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract. equiseturn avense (jorsetail) extract, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil.

This shampoo is designed for normal to oily hair and is gentle, but effective in cleansing both the hair and the scalp. It has a slight peppermint scent due to the spearmint leaf oil and lathers up well. I’ve been using it for over a month and found it to work quite well to keep my scalp less oily and does not cause my hair to be flat nor limpy after every wash. In fact, I’m so pleased with it that I’ve ordered my second bottle.

Giovanni Hair Styling Foam

Giovanni Natural Mousse Hair Styling Foam

Aqua (purified water), VP/VA copolymer, tocopherol (vitamin E), *aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, *helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, *betula alba extract, *malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, *achillea millefolium extract, *chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, *equisetum arvense extract, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *salvia sclarea (clary) extract, *thymus vulgaris (thyme) extract, *tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) flower extract, *urtica dioica (nettle) extract, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, natural fragrance
*USDA Certified Organic

I bought this on impulse and sort of regretted as I’ve stopped using it after just two times. I dislike the texturizing effect as my hair strands get stuck together and I feel it doesn’t lift up the volume in my hair. I would say it’s more of a styling product to keep flyaway hair in place as I don’t get too much body out of it. It might work better for those with wavy or frizzy hair but it’s just a complete waste of money for me.

Giovanni Hair Styling Foam Ingredients

Price and availability
I don’t remember the exact prices of the products but the Giovanni Deep Cleanse Golden Wheat Shampoo cost around S$12+ while the Giovanni Natural Mousse Hair Styling Foam was on offer at around S$10+. As mentioned, they’re available at Beauty Language but I’m ordering my second bottle from iHerb for US$6.03, which is well reviewed by 208 reviewers. The Giovanni Natural Mousse Hair Styling Foam is also well reviewed by 126 reviewers and cost US$6.27 from iHerb.



  1. Chenyze says:

    Wow, might want to give this a shot!

    Btw, I’ve been using the Le Petit Olivier Lemon shampoo for greasy hair, from Guardian (usually $18 but sometimes there are promos). For an organic (not 100%) product, I was surprised that it lathers easily since A’kin was so difficult to use, and you don’t need a lot for each rinse either.

    Even on double rinse, my hair usually tends to get greasy towards the end of the day with some shampoos, but this has been working out pretty well. Might wanna try it next!

  2. Sesame says:

    This lathers up pretty well and I just use it once. But you may want to check the ingredient list of your current shampoo. I could have remembered incorrectly but I thought I saw sulfates in the list.

  3. Michelle says:

    It’s great to hear that you like the Golden Wheat shampoo. I ordered it to try as a clarifying shampoo (was previously using Giovanni’s Tea Tree shampoo for that but didn’t quite like the way the mintiness of that shampoo would cause my face to tingle if it dripped there while I was lathering up my hair) so am hoping it will work well for that purpose. But unfortunately, I’m still waiting for it to arrive after ordering it from iherb on Dec 31. ?

  4. SOS says:

    Yup, I remember it as having sulfate s too

  5. Satya says:

    hmm. I am thinking their wheat shampoo is not gluten-free. I wouldn’t chance it being gluten-free myself, but I do appreciate their natural-eco-chic approach because that is what I am all about!

  6. Audris says:

    I stocked up shampoos from iHerb in Dec while they still had free shipping ? Giovanni was one of the brands but I’ve not gotten round to try mine yet!

  7. Sesame says:

    Yes, they were out of stock for awhile and the new stocks have just arrived.

  8. Sesame says:

    I think that was why I never considered purchasing it.

  9. Sesame says:

    Actually I’m not very sure what the eco chic thing is about and that’s why I didn’t comment. I’m guessing it’s the way they formulate and also the packaging?

  10. Sesame says:

    I just noticed they took away the free shipping.

  11. Michelle says:

    No, my order was shipped on Jan 3. Not sure why it is taking so long to arrive – according to iherb their average shipping time to Singapore is 15 days. ?

  12. Carrie says:

    Nice!! At the moment I am using the tea tree shampoo from Thursday Plantation. It worked well initially but now I find the results are just OK. Maybe it is time to try a new shampoo~ Good to see another one for normal to oily scalp ?

  13. Sesame says:

    Ok, then sometime next week. If it’s standard shipment, sometimes it can take 21 days.

  14. Sesame says:

    I can’t remember if we have the TP shampoo here…don’t recall seeing it.

  15. bramka play says:

    Thanks for the review, now I think I’ll try that shampoo too.

  16. Monica Toress says:

    This looks like something I have to try. Going to the store right now! Thanks, Sesame!

  17. Sesame says:

    Hope it’ll work for you.

  18. Sesame says:

    You’re welcome. ?

  19. danny says:

    golden wheat shampoo contains polyquatenium 7, which is a deravative of Formaldehyde

  20. choco says:

    I find the shampoo too dry, well, it clarifies obviously will dry out the hair (?)
    I love Giovanni Tea Tree Triplet Treat shampoo though~to clarify i just rinse 2x with that, rather than the wheat shampoo. Ah, have you tried Giovanni Smooth as Silk Condition?? I tried 3 of their conditioner but Smooth as Silk condition is my fav so far

  21. Sesame says:

    I find the shampoo okay for me, not drying. In fact, I don’t use a conditioner now. But you’re right; if it clarifies, it can dry out.

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