“ Brand: Jason / Type: Hair Shampoo „
J.A.S.O.N. - Just Another Shampoo Or Not?
When it comes to the more natural shampoos, Jason is a popular brand, so I thought I would try it. Having found that many shampoos cause the skin on my hands to become dry, I was looking for something a bit less harsh but that would still be effective. The first thing I noticed about this product - as is often the case with shampoo - was the smell, which is really quite appealing. It's a little bit like fruit sweets of some description, but more pleasant and not so false.
One problem I have had with other natural shampoos is that they don't tend to lather very well. I can say that this definitely is not the case with this product. You don't need to use loads of it in order to get enough lather to work it into the hair, but at the same time, it doesn't go all "Fairy Liquid" on you and take over the bathroom in a rapidly expanding mass of bubbles. As a result, the hair rinses easily and you don't find that horrible, heavy, strange-feeling area of hair that won't dry because the shampoo has not washed out properly!
This "normalizing" shampoo claims to "balance the scalp". I'm not entirely sure whether my scalp is balanced or not after using it, but certainly, I don't feel that my hair is too oily or too dry, and that sounds a lot like balance to me. The clever thing is that this shampoo seems to be able to make the hair shiny without making it feel greasy or flat. On this basis, I would say it's perfectly suitable for every day use - indeed, this is the manufacturer's recommendation - and that it doesn't seem to put any sort of stress on the hair.
Whilst I am quite impressed with Jason in comparison to other natural shampoo brands, I find that since I have hair that tends to be naturally quite soft and shiny, I do prefer something that will dry it out and "rough it up" a bit sometimes! I'm not sure everyone would agree that the condition of your hair can be TOO GOOD, but I do find that it is harder to style and keep in place when it's very soft and glossy. Consequently, I tend to use this shampoo about once or twice a week, rather than every day. However, I imagine it would be an excellent choice for those with drier, coarser hair or who are hoping to tame frizz.
In terms of the packaging, the matt-finish bottle is a satisfying shape to hold as it's narrower in the middle without being top-heavy and toppling over. The oval flip-lid with an overhanging lip is far superior to the more common round flip-lids that give you little to get hold of and encourage you to open them with your fingernails. At around £7, this shampoo is a little more expensive than some, though still cheaper than many of the more natural brands.
With no parabens and no SLS, I feel better about using this product than most of my other shampoos, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in reducing the number of chemicals they use.