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Ryo Hair Deep Cleansing & Cooling Shampoo Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Stylevana.

My hair is my biggest pain point and insecurity (ok, maybe not THE biggest insecurity, but in the top five for sure). It’s fine, thin, straight, flat - everything I don’t want… Korean skincare has been a game changer for my face, so maybe Korean hair care will do the same for my hair? One can hope, right?

I’ve been using Ryo Hair Deep Cleansing & Cooling Shampoo since late March and am finally ready to do a review. This shampoo is available on Amazon, Stylevana (savings code INF10KBH), and Olive Young (code KBHOBBIT77). It is a deep cleansing product that purifies the scalp without causing excess dryness. The green specs / granules in the formula contain Nelumbo Nucifera (Indian lotus) flower extract and Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf water for a superior scalp cleanse. The cooling shampoo also promises to help with itchy scalp and dandruff.

Ryo Hair Deep Cleansing & Cooling Shampoo

The brand’s name, “Ryo”, stands for “inner nature”. Every product attempts to address specific hair concerns by helping and treating the scalp, since that is at the root of all hair (pun intended). According to the parent company, Amore Pacific, Ryo will restore the scalp to the perfectly balanced “Yulryo” condition.

Ryo Hair Deep Cleansing & Cooling Shampoo

How to use

  • Apply to wet scalp / hair roots

  • Gently massage

  • Rinse

  • Follow with the rest of your hair routine

The bottle is 550ml, making it one of the largest shampoos I own. The brand describes the scent as minty, but it’s so much better than that. It’s a mix of some mint notes and wonderful herbal motifs - I love it. A little bit of the shampoo produces lots of rich lather and leaves a pleasant cooling on the scalp (but the effect doesn’t last long).

My impressions

This is a lovely occasional use shampoo for me (I don’t need to clarify with every wash, but it’s nice sometimes). I have fine, straight hair that’s dry-to-normal but with an oily scalp. About once a month, I color my hair with henna (video here), which really cuts down on the scalp oil. But two weeks or so after the coloring, the oil comes back. I usually shampoo every other day or every third day, using Ryo Cooling shampoo once a week to get rid of any dry shampoo and oil buildup and my other shampoo the rest of the time.

I love the scent and the look of this product. Everything from the color to the bottle design is very pleasing to the eye. Plus, the pump dispenser is super convenient. My scalp and roots feel clean but not dry or stripped. I can’t evaluate the claims about itchy scalp and dandruff, because I do not suffer from that. I usually follow with the Ryo treatment (review here), but sadly it doesn’t smell as good as the shampoo.

It’s a total win in my book and I will keep using it until I run out. Not sure when that will be, because after several months I’m not even a quarter of the way through the huge bottle.

Ryo Hair Deep Cleansing & Cooling Shampoo

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