Review: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo & Conditioner

Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner

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I bought my Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner directly from the local store, which offers a surprising array of shampoos and conditioners for a grocery market.

While researching these products I found the reviews overwhelming positive. I, however, was not blown away.


What I Liked:

  • Well priced

As you know, I’m not a fan of expensive hair products. Both the shampoo and conditioner were about three dollars. Unfortunately, you can’t purchase these products from Trader Joe’s online. If you’re not near a store you can find them on sites like Amazon and Ebay, albeit at higher prices.

  •  Good ingredients

If you’re a label reader, prepare to be impressed. The first ingredients in both products are purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, and organic lemongrass. And neither the shampoo nor the conditioner contains laurel/laureth sulfates.

  • Creamy conditioner

You won’t find a weak, runny conditioner here. Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa conditioner is thick and creamy yet spreads easily. Many loose naturals rave about the slip and moisture it provides.


What I Didn’t Like:

  • Where’s the moisture?

The first thing I expect from a shampoo branded Nourish Spa is, well, nourishment. I didn’t notice anything different with this shampoo and conditioner than with others. And although the conditioner was creamy, it didn’t provide any extra moisture for me. I expected more, especially because of all the fancy ingredients.

  • I had to use a lot of product

I’m not sure what it is about the shampoo but it took more than usual for my wash. I realize you don’t generally need as much conditioner as shampoo, but I had to be heavy-handed with the shampoo to see any kind of lather.


These products aren’t a bad combo, they just didn’t live up to my expectations. I think if you’re a loose natural you’ll receive better results. As a dread, I was underwhelmed. For me, Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner were average performers. My hair didn’t feel stripped afterward, but neither was it noticeably moisturized.

My assessment:
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1/2 nappy fros.

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8 Responses so far.

  1. Zainab 1 says:

    Great review!. Thanks for the heads up I’ve been interested in trying these products , but just as you’ve shared here. Your looking for moisture. Understanding some products work differently for each natural. I may give it a go, should I do so. I’ll be sure to share my thoughts.

    Take care.

    • Hey, friend 😉

      Yes, I agree that every head is different. As I mentioned in the post, most reviews I read raved about the moisture and slip these products gave. I also think they were all loose naturals, which I believe plays a part in how well the product works.

  2. Dnetta says:

    I just tried the product. I loved the conditioner but my hair felt, I don’t know if its stripped, but dry and stringy. I put the conditioner on it and oh boy…amazing slip. I dont know my hair type but all I to do was take a med size amount, run it on my hair and it felt soo good. Sorry it didn’t work as well for you 🙁

    • Dnetta says:

      sorry, correction, it felt dry and stringy when I used the shampoo, the conditioner was amazing!

      • It’s OK…I forgive you for having good results when I didn’t 😉

        That’s the thing with hair products: you always have to do your own testing and research.

        Thanks for dropping by to share your experience.

  3. Ayannah says:

    Where can I get the product for $3.99 near Atlanta Ga? Thanks

  4. Tracey says:

    Ladies you need to use the green and white bottle for natural hair. Wrong line.

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