Saturday, February 4, 2017

(REVIEW) Whamisa Organic Seed Shampoo DRY SCALP

Hello, this is my first ever hair product on the blog since I started this blog years ago. I'm starting to delve more into hair products and actually have a few more items that I'm currently trying before I post them on the blog. Whamisa is a popular brand online and I haven't tried their skincare since nothing really appealed to me until I came across the shampoos. Whamisa's hair care lineup includes the dry scalp shampoo, pictured here, and the oily scalp which I have also tried and will be posted after this. This product retails for 32,000₩. I purchased mine for a little less but still consider the shampoos price a little steep.


(From Packaging): Naturally fermented organic seeds ('Source of nutrition') subacidity (ph4.5) shampoo enables your scalp and hair to care more effectively. It helps sebum secretion reduce and hair conditioning, 28(all ingredients) natural origin ingredients give your hair look healthy, clean, and glossy. (500 ML)


I have dyed blonde damaged hair and last year I started to lose a ton of hair more than I have ever lost. I really don't know the reason why but I'm sure it was various things like stress, change of weather among other things that unfortunately lead to a severe problem of hair loss. Around that time I was looking for shampoos that would either help ease the hair loss or completely rid my problem and this shampoo was the closest thing I could find. It took me a few weeks to commit and buy these shampoos because I've used cheap shampoo all my life until I bought this $20 purple shampoo so I guess buying this shampoo will ease me into trying other relatively expensive shampoos. Now that I really looked into it it's not too expensive as it has tons of amazing ingredients, has 500ml worth of product and has a pump so it is worth the $30. I started using the Dry Scalp in November and now have  a little less than half left. I wash my hair either one or twice a week and sometimes every other day in a week. I didn't use any hair products or used heat styling products because besides being paranoid about hair loss I really wanted to see if the shampoo did indeed help the condition of my hair. The dry scalp shampoo is really watery and runny and I always tend to use more than I should because of it and also because I have a lot of hair even though I was losing a lot of it. The scent is sweet yet is not fruity nor flowery either. I still find the scent to be herbal-like but just sweeter than herbal based products. The scent is the perfect amount of sweet although it is a strong scent I never found it to be bothersome. The scent lasts while I'm massaging the shampoo into by hair. It also lasts about two hours after my shower but abruptly fades with no traces left behind of the addictive sweet scent. The dry scalp shampoo has a pH4.5 but rises to a pH6 when mixed with water. When using the shampoo I wet my hair then apply the dry scalp shampoo and find that it lathers well and creates a decent amount of suds. I find that the shampoo soothes my scalp and makes it feel velvety soft. Once out of the shower my hair still feels soft and hydrated. Yet, having used the product for 3 months the results are not long-lasting. Yes, my hair feels soft and hydrated but only on the days I use the shampoo and the day after using it. The dry scalp shampoo unfortunately didn't help with my hair loss but it didn't make it worse either, It didn't make my hair look healthy nor glossy but I have dyed hair so I wasn't expecting that it did. It did make my hair look and feel soft and although it didn't drastically improve or help the condition of my hair it kept my hair pretty stable. Shampoo also made my hair feel clean without stripping it of its natural oils and I did notice that it helped a bit with sebum secretion. This shampoo is a lot more moisturizing than shampoos I've tried in the past but again there is no long-lasting benefits. It's a decent shampoo but with all the exceptional ingredients and steep price I was expecting just a bit more results. Whamisa states that the dry scalp shampoo is "formulated without Parabens/Synthetics/Chemical Preservatives, Artificial Dyes and Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Silicon/Mineral Oils, EDTA, Animal Origin ingredients, Chemical/Sulfate Surgactant, Synthetic Viscosity Agent." If one is looking for a Korean brand shampoo without all the above ingredients this a product worth trying out, perhaps it didn't make any big impact on my hair since it is dyed and on the damaged side. Whamisa also states that they are environment friendly and against animal testing which is another reason some may find this product appealing anyways. Will I repurchase? No, at least not soon anyways. I just want to try it one more time because the ingredients are too good to pass up. In the end it didn't help or worsen hair fallout but it just didn't live up to my exceptions.

╍ Notable Ingredients ╍

Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, Hazel Seed Oil, Camelia Japonica Seed Oil, 
Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Fement Filtrate, 
Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, 
Lactobacillus/Gucine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate,
Soybean Seed Extract, Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract,
Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Licorice Root Extract,
Sage Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil

╍ Cautionary Ingredients ╍


╍ Full Ingredients ╍

*Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract(60.2%), **Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, **Decyl Glucoside, **Lauryl Extract(5%), *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract(5%), *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil(1%), *Camelia Japonica Seed Oil(1%), **Caprylic/Capric Trigluceride, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Fement Filtrate (0.2%), *Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate(0.2%), *Lactobacillus/Gucine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate(0.2%), Acorus Calamus Root Extract, *Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract(0.2%), *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract(0.1), *Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract(0.2%), *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate(0.2%), Xanthan Gum, *Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract(0.2%), Lactobacillus/Turmetic Ferment Filtrate, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, **Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, **Gluconolactone, **Citric Acid, Salvia Ogfficinalis (Sage) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, **Fragrance, Paeonia Officinalis Root/Stem [NOTE TO WHAT THE */**/***'s MEAN](*Certified Organically Grown **Natural Origin ***Natural Preservative)
Paeonia Officinalis Root/Stem Floating Around the Bottle.
Twist to the right to open when opening for the first time.
Bright amber color.

Overall Pros ▬

Sweet herbal scent, pH(4.5),
mixed with water has a pH6.
Makes hair feel and look soft.
Cleanses and rinses off well.

Overall Cons ▬

No significant long-lasting results.
Doesn't help with hair loss.
Doesn't make hair look glossy.

► Recommend

I'm so tempted to say yes but the lack of results and the steep prices makes me reconsider recommending the product. Overall the ingredients are amazing but the product itself is nothing special. Maybe it just didn't suit my hair but if the price is not an issue then maybe it is worth a try.


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