I had used the same Shampoo and Conditioner for years but when I started transitioning my hair from relaxed to texlaxed and stretching my relaxers from 8 weeks to sometimes 6 plus months, my hair started disagreeing with my old faithful shampoo and conditioner pair. At the start of my healthy hair journey, I quickly became a product junkie; trying to find my holy grail products. I had always seen the Elasta QP line but for whatever reason, never gave it a try. I went months still seeking that product that would work for my hair. Still never considering the Elasta QP product line. One day after reading about the Elasta QP H-2 Leave In Conditioner, I finally gave that product a try. I wasn't overwhelmed so that went into my product closet and I continued to overlook Elasta QP. Then again, after hearing about the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer, I decided to give that a try. My first experience was again, less than overwhelming but I gave it another try for my cooler months moisturizer and I fell in love. Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter is my go-to cooler months hair moisturizer. So after that positive experience with Elasta QP, I was more willing to give other products a try. Just so happens, I stumbled upon a clearance sale at Walgreens on many of the Elasta QP products. I decided to try the Conditioning Shampoo and the Intense Fortifying Conditioner. I was hooked! These two products worked really well with my 4A-B, color-treated hair. The only downside was the small bottles. I hated having to constantly repurchase products. So one day while in Sally Beauty, I spotted liter size bottles of Elasta QP shampoo and conditioner, but this was a different line, Soy Oyl Ultrahydration, so I was hesitant to try them. I finally decided to give this new line a try and I purchased that trio. Today I'm sharing with you the Elasta QP Soy Oyl Protein+Vitamins Ultrahyration Anti-Breakage Moisture-Rich Shampoo. Wow, that's a mouthful.
I purchased this 33.8 fl oz bottle at Sally Beauty for $5.99. That is the sale price. The regular price is $7.99 (or $7.19 with a Beauty Club card).
The product description:
ElastaQP presents Soy Oyl Protein + Vitamins! The SUPERIOR Organic Oil - Richer in protein, vitamins and Omega 3 & 6, Organic Soy Oyl infuses natural moisturizers and conditioners deep into hair to help restore strength, manageability and shine.
- UltraHydrating Soy contains 5 tines more Omega 3 & 6 than Olive Oil for healthy hair growth and superior anti-dryness protection.
- Vitamin-rich Soy Protein penetrates faster and deeper into hair for the maximum protection against breakage, split-ends and dryness.
Apply shampoo to wet hair. Work into rich lather. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if necessary. Follow with Ultrahyration Conditioner for incredible softness,
silkiness, and manageability.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin (Vitamin H), Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Persia Gratissima (Avocado) Oil [contains Vitamins B2, D, A, E, K, and Potassium], Ethylene Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, CI 15985 (FD&C Yellow 6), CI 19140 (FD& C Yellow #5), CI 16035 (FD&C Red #40), CI 42090 (FD&C Blue #1).
I know that there is a "Sulfate-Free" movement taking place, but my belief is whatever my hair likes is fine with me. So I had no problem trying this product and I am so glad that I did. With my first use, I was impressed. It is peach in color with a pearlescent appearance. The scent is not overbearing, but sweet. I had an unused pump I received with another product, so I applied 2-3 pumps to my wet head and started to massage my scalp and almost immediately, my hair felt soft and silky. This product does not claim to be a conditioning shampoo, but it definitely could. I followed the first shampoo with a second and even before conditioning, I detangled with my shower comb. That is something I would not normally attempt to do. I didn't experience any breakage as I would normally expect trying to detangle prior to conditioning. Again, even before conditioning, the Elasta QP Soy Oyl Shampoo did not leave my hair feeling stripped or dry as so many other shampoos do. I followed my shampoo with the conditioner (that review to follow at a later date) and continued with my shampoo day routine. So at the end of the day, the all important question is would I repurchase this product. Yes, this very well may be my new Holy Grail shampoo.
- It works; feels like a conditioning shampoo
- Easy detangling
- Doesn't leave my hair feel stripped or dry
- The bottle size for the price; great value; often on sale at Sally Beauty.
- It is not readily available. I believe that I have only seen this product in Sally Beauty and maybe one other beauty supply store
- It should come with a pump for easy dispensing
So, have you tried any ElastaQP products? If so, which ones and what was your experience?
Grace, Peace, & Blessings,
* FTC: These products were bought with my own money. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by any of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.