Review: Aunt Jackie’s Shampoo & Conditioner


Aunt Jackie’s was kind enough to send me some products to review. I’d never tried the line but had read and seen fabulous reviews about their products.

I used both the shampoo and conditioner for about a month. Here’s what I thought of them.

Aunt Jackie's Oh So Clean Moisturizing Conditioner

Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean! Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo

The first thing I noticed about these products is that they contain no parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, or petrolatum.

So, of course, I had to check out the ingredients. The first was water. The second was Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate. Sounds like a sulfate, right?

It’s not. Upon further research I found that Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is technically not a sulfate. It is, however, a surfactant, and can be even harsher and more irritating than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a common no-no ingredient for many naturals.

That being said, I like the shampoo. It’s thick, creamy, and lathers well.

And it smells heavenly, like pineapples and mangoes. Very fruity. In fact, it’s the best-smelling shampoo I can recall ever using. It’s that good.

My hair didn’t feel dry or stripped after using it. It washed out cleanly and left no residue.

Aunt Jackie's In Control Moisturizing & Softening ConditionerAunt Jackie’s In Control Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner

The conditioner, on the other hand, was nothing special. I noticed absolutely no difference in my hair when using this product.

I tried leaving it on longer, using more product,…nothing.

But again, the smell was divine. Pairing this conditioner with the shampoo had my hair smelling like a tropical paradise for a week straight.

Rating these products separately, I give the shampoo 4/5 nappy fros and the conditioner 3/5. I would purchase the shampoo but probably won’t even finish the conditioner.

You can read more about Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate here.

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9 Responses so far.

  1. Zainab 1 says:

    Great review Kay, thanks for sharing. Just like you I have heard pretty good things about this line .

    Take care,

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  2. Did the conditioner have good slip? Maybe it’s just a good combing conditioner?

    I’ve never heard of this brand either. The thought of fruity smelling anything is mesmorizing!
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  3. Yvette says:

    I have been using the conditioner for about 6 months and it works well for me. It softens my hair and yes it smells great.

  4. deepthoughtful1 says:

    Saw the shampoo at the Dollar General and decided to give it a shot… I enjoy supporting non-major brands. The smell is indeed the best ever, left my hair feeling clean and full. Haven’t tried the conditioner, but I will try it as a slip.

    The smell… the richness of the lather… so creamy. I’m hooked.

    • You sound enamored lol

      I agree with supporting the smaller brands. So many out there but we only ever hear about the big ones. It’s like discovering a diamond in the rough.

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

  5. GigiNYC says:

    The shampoo stripped my hair. It was squeaky clean after the first wash. Based on that, this is the “go to” shampoo for product build up. But I would not use it weekly. The lather was awesome. And I agree the smell was nice.

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