Natural Shower Products

There are many natural shampoo and conditioner brands available, but as of now I am only looking at the below mentioned contenders. I am also only looking at the brands’ argan oil and coconut products. Other products are available from each brand, but for comparison purposes, I am only looking at the argan oil and coconut oil products offered. I’m also only looking at Vitacost and Amazon Prime. Each brand has their own online store, but I am not including this in the comparison. Prices are reflective of a 3/1/16 date.

Alaffia (*no argan oil products available from this brand; )

  • Coconut
    • 32 ounces | Shampoo | Conditioner | $10.10 each Vitacost ($20.20 total; $0.31 per ounce)
    • 32 ounces | Shampoo | Conditioner | $14.99 each Amazon Prime ($29.98 total; $0.47 per ounce)
    • 32 ounces | Body Wash | $15.99 Amazon Prime; $0.50 per ounce
    • 32 ounces | Body Wash | $10.10 Vitacost; $0.31 per ounce
    • 32 ounces | Body Lotion | $14.99 Amazon Prime; $0.47 per ounce
    • 32 ounces | Body Lotion | $10.59 Vitacost; $0.33 per ounce

Alaffia Price Findings: Alaffia has the best overall value.

Alaffia Brand Findings: Certified Fair Trade; Handcrafted & Unrefined; No Synthetic Fragrance; Paraben Free; Vegan; No Animal Testing; Gluten Free; Average Rating on Vitacost; High Ratings on Amazon

Organix

  • Argan Oil
    • 13 ounces | Shampoo & Conditioner Combo Pack | $16.88 Amazon Prime; $0.65 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Shampoo | Conditioner | $6.29 + $6.47 Vitacost ($12.76 total + shipping; $0.48 & $0.50 per ounce)
    • 13 ounces | Body Wash | $4.79 Add-on Item Amazon Prime; $0.37 per ounce as an add-on item only
    • 13 ounces | Body Wash | $5.99 Vitacost (+ shipping); $0.46 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Body Lotion 2-Pack | $18.25 Amazon Prime ($9.125 each); $0.70 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Body Lotion | $6.29 Vitacost (+ shipping); $0.48 per ounce
  • Coconut Milk
    • 13 ounces | Shampoo & Conditioner Combo Pack | $15.89 Amazon Prime; $0.61 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Shampoo | Conditioner | $6.47 + $6.47 Vitacost ($12.94 total + shipping); $0.50 & $0.50 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Body Wash | $4.79 Add-on Item Amazon Prime; $0.37 per ounce as an add-on item only
    • 13 ounces | Body Wash | $6.99 Vitacost (+ shipping); $0.54 per ounce
    • 13 ounces | Body Lotion | $5.59 Add-on Item Amazon Prime; $0.43 per ounce as an add-on item only
    • 13 ounces | Body Lotion | $7.34 Vitacost (+ shipping); $0.57 per ounce

Organix Price Findings: Vitacost offers the better price for Organix products. However, this doesn’t include Vitacost’s shipping charges.

Organix Brand Findings: Natural & Sulfate Free Surfactants; No Animal Testing; High Ratings on Vitacost; High Ratings on Amazon

Renpure Organics (*no body wash or lotion available from this brand)

Renpure Organics Price Findings: Vitacost offers the better price for Renpure Organics products. However, this doesn’t include Vitacost’s shipping charges.

Renpure Organics Brand Findings: No Sodium Chloride, Salt, Dyes, Sulfates, Parabens, Gluten; High Rating on Vitacost; High Rating on Amazon

Overall, choices come down to personal preference. While Alaffia, Organix, and Renpure look to be amazing natural hair care brands, the ultimate winner comes down to your personal goals and likes. I’ve tried Organix products before and really liked them. However, I really want to try something different. After looking at Renpure and Alaffia, I decided that I really like the value and types of products Alaffia offers. I hope to also look into Alaffia’s African Black Soap products as I’ve heard really good things about them. Alaffia’s Product Information Page is very informative and helps in choosing which line of product to use. I’m not able to purchase any of their products now, but hopefully soon I’ll be able to. I’m excited!

*Honestly, I like the marketing and presentation of Renpure and Organix a lot better than Alaffia. I took a quiz by Organix about my hair and they were like “oh behold, your hair is craving this!” and how perfect is this. I’m seriously missing my ocean in the land-locked land of Colorado.

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