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Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Shampoo

Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Shampoo

I must admit I hesitate when it comes to the brand Yes To. I question why their products are found on popular websites specialising in natural and organic products. Choosing which ingredients to avoid will always be controversial in the Green Community, so I am going to refer to this brand as Free From because it is certainly not 100% clean. I love a bargain and felt the need to grabbed the Yes To Cucumbers Color Care shampoo whilst at my local TK Maxx. I paid £3.99 for a 500ml bottle which is about half the retail price. This shampoo is free from petroleum, SLS and parabens but it does contain Sodium Coceth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum (fragrance) and colours (CI 42090 Blue 1 & CI 19140 Yellow 5).

I am prone to an itchy scalp so have been cautious and not used this product on a daily basis. Instead I have rotated with Desert Essence and Essential Care. I do find this leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft. I am not convinced that this smells like cucumbers and to my nose it does has an artificial scent. It’s not horrid but unnatural and obviously an artificial fragrance which is no surprise given that "parfum" is listed in the ingredients.

I am sitting on the fence with this shampoo. I developed eczema on my neck and whilst I cannot be 100% certain, I have to question if this product is the culprit. I have no issue with the performance, in fact I am really surprised how nice my hair feels after washing but I am concerned about the ingredients on my skin. If you asked me to choose between Yes To and Essential Care, in all honesty, Essential Care shampoo remains my favourite because I do not risk irritation.

I would suggest that if you are not sensitive or fussy about ingredients then this shampoo is a nice budget friendly option. My advice is to be cautious, you know your skin best so you may or may not be able to use this. 

Has anyone else tried products from the Yes To range? What do you think about their ingredients?


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10 comments:

  1. I have heard a few things about this brand. I'm not that sensitive so would be OK with the ingredients. Will keep an eye out next time I'm in TK Maxx :)

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    1. definitely worth a try if you see it as it's a good price even without a TK discount :)

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  2. I bought this from TK Maxx too! I absolutely loved it, shame you didn't get on with it!

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    1. That's great to hear, I don't dislike it just it dislikes me :)

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  3. I really like Cucumber products, but I only like them for the smell. I have tried the Yes To Blueberries shampoo and it was ok, nowt special.

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  4. I hate to be the Negative Nancy but...I have had nothing but bad luck with Yes To products and won't buy them any more. They're not as natural as they claim and don't really seem to have any special ingredients in them to justify charging more. But what's worse is that I (and several other friends who tried them when they first got big) had horrible reactions to the products. Breakouts, burning, cystic acne...I mean really now, Yes To. Get your ish together. Don't claim to be so natural and wonderful and then include ingredients that ruin skin!!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback and I agree with you no special ingredients and basically greenwashing customers.

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  5. I'm using this at the moment actually, also from TKMaxx :-) I didn't read the label very well though as was in a rush, so I was a bit disappointed when I got it home and actually read it properly! I'm not sure why they added an artificial smell to it as personally I'm not that keen on the fragrance. I generally buy natural products that I can also use on my toddler but this sadly doesn't fit the bill.

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    1. I also don't understand the need to fragrance everything but sometimes it can be to mask the scent of chemicals, that's why fragrance free products often have a 'scent' to them. I will probably pass on to someone else or just keep this in reserve, a wash once a week isn't too bad to deal.

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