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Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo for Oily Scalp Review

I have fine, straight hair with an oily (ish) scalp and dry/normal strands. I color it with henna every 5-6 weeks and mostly just leave it alone (except for an occasional blow dry). I’m always on the lookout for a good shampoo that will keep my scalp clean without causing henna to fade prematurely.

In 2021, I got my hands on a lot of Whamisa products, and I’m finally ready to start releasing those reviews. I’m currently using Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo for Oily Scalp, available on Amazon and YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT to save on every order).

Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo for Oily Scalp bottle

This shampoo is made with natural surfactants and has a scalp-friendly pH level. It features barley, yuzu, apple, and onion extracts meant specifically to help an oily scalp. The brand makes another version for dry scalp with different targeted plant extracts.

How to use:

  • Gently lather over damp scalp / hair

  • Massage the scalp

  • Rinse

  • Follow with conditioner / hair mask

Whamisa shampoo forms sufficient lather and is very easy to use (other than always having to remove the wooden base first, which I personally find unnecessary). The scent is herbal / earthy - not unpleasant but nothing I’d want as a perfume either. I don’t notice it after the shampoo is rinsed, so it’s not a big deal.

Whamisa haircare and skincare bottles

My impressions

I have a complicated relationship with Whamisa. Some products are great, and some absolutely don’t work for my skin. Some are pleasantly fragrant, while others feel like a punch in the nose. I also don’t support the “clean beauty” marketing, but that’s very trendy right now, so I can’t really shame companies for trying to capitalize on the consumer demand for supposedly “clean” personal care items. The packaging is always stunning and taking product shots is an absolute pleasure.

Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo for Oily Scalp works well for my hair. I don’t notice the promised cooling sensation, but to me that’s actually a good thing. This shampoo gets my scalp clean without overdrying the hair. It doesn’t seem to fade henna any faster than my other shampoos, which is a plus as well. I can’t say it’s a holy grail for me, but I do enjoy it and will continue using my huge bottle. I don’t mind the scent - it’s not overpowering and doesn’t linger.

Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo and conditioner for Oily Scalp

I’m not sure why the brand chose to include a wooden base - it does look neat, but it gets really wet in the shower and will probably fall apart eventually. It would be more eco-friendly to skip that and just make a bottle that could stand upright without the wooden part. I do like that refills are available if you want to reuse the bottle and the base.

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Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo for Oily Scalp ingredients: *Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract(66.11%), **Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, *Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract(0.5%), *Citrus Junos Fruit Extract(0.5%), Acorus Gramineus Extract, Betaine, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate(0.01%), *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate(0.01%), *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Ferment Filtrate(0.01%), *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Ferment Filtrate(0.01%), Lactobacillus/Ginger Root Ferment Filtrate, *Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract(0.1%), *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate(0.01%), Gluconolactone, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, **Menthol, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Junos Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil. (*Certified Organically Grown **Natural Origin ***Naturally derived extract in Preservative function)

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