REVIEW: VICHY DERCOS ULTRA SOOTHING SULFATE-FREE HAIR CREAM
When I received this bright blue bottle by Vichy, I was super excited. The new Dercos Ultra Soothing Cleansing shampoo for coloured hair actually comes in a cream form.
I know it says so on the packaging but I genuinely expected it to react to water like a shampoo, but…
WHAT DOES IT PROMISE?
The latest shampoo by Vichy Laboratories is meant to “gently wash hair, to protect coloured and sensitized hair and to immediately and permanently soothe the sensitive scalp.”
First of all, the packaging is cute! It comes in a bright blue bottle with black and pink writing. I really like the pump bottle, which I prefer over your regular shampoo packaging,
The next plus is definitely that it is paraben, colouring and sulphate FREE!
This cream formula is formulated especially for sensitive scalp. It is supposed to soothe the scalp for the next 48h after using it.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1 – Use 2-5 pumps of hair cream (depending on your hair length)
2 – Apply the cream to the roots of your hair
3 – Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes
4 – Add a little bit of water to get an emulsion type consistency
5 – Add another pump of hair cream
6 – Continue massaging the cream throughout the length of your hair
7 – Gently rinse off
When I first tried it, I was kind of disappointed. I started using it without reading the instructions first. I wanted to give you a genuine review that isn’t be influenced by their marketing campaign. But I guess instructions and product info are there for a reason, aren’t they? 🙂
I expected it to foam up – as we usually do with our shampoos, to smell nice and leave my hear looking amazing.
But this Vichy Dercos Soothing Cream did not foam at all. My first impression was made and I was pretty sure I was not going to like this product.
Today, after quite some time of using it, I can tell you this. Shampoos that do not contain sulphates, usually don’t lather up that much, especially when they come in a cream form.
So, I think you should know what you’re working with and not expect the product to behave in a way that it wasn’t meant to.
I actually really like this product – it leaves my hair silky smooth and soft. And it sure does not give you an itchy scalp. I think this is a nice product that leaves your hair looking healthy.
Although I will continue using it, I must say I’ve noticed my hair gets greasy a lot sooner when I use it. I used to wash my hair 2x times a week, but now I have to do it more often.
It is also important that I mention that I have thin hair, so this Vichy hair cream might work just fine on thicker hair, meaning you won’t have to change your hair care routine.
LIST OF INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Coco Betaine, Potato Starch Modified, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride,
Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Madecassoside, Menthol,
Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 21, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Trideceth-6, Parfum.
For a 250ml bottle, you will pay roughly around 15 euros – depending on the store.
Check it out on www.vichy.com!
The product is also available on Amazon, for anyone who prefers online shopping. Otherwise, you can purchase it in various pharmacies and drugstores around Europe.