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Young Living Shampoo Reviews: Did it work?

Looking for Young Living Shampoo reviews? If you know me at all there are two things that you probably turn to me for: Hair care and Books. In my world I combine them both by taking a bath while conditioning and reading- if you haven’t tried it, try it.

Fabulous hair and a fabulous book makes for a really great bedtime.

So when I learned that Young Living carried Shampoo and Conditioner it was the first thing I threw on my ER order. And today, when it arrived, I dropped everything like the nerd I am and ran to the shower full force with both bottles to experience whatever it is that they held.

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Now I know that Aussie hair kangaroo wants you to think that every time you step into a shower and come out, your hair is damn amazing and you can gauge the effectiveness of a shampoo right then and there.

But I am here to tell you that there is nothing I can tell you from my usage that defines if I had any actual changes to my hair chemically or physically. I can only tell you my impressions, how I felt about the smell, texture, how my hair dried, what it felt like- and I can assure you that if in the next 30 days of usage, if any of these opinions alter -good or bad-, I’ll be back to update.

(the before…my hair was up and held in one of those totally unsexy mom knots..and still wet from today)young living shampoo review

First Impressions of Young living Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner

I ordered the 8oz Lavender Shampoo and 8oz Lavender conditioner. Young Living does have other shampoos like Lavender Mint (I personally find mint a clarifying method so do not generally purchase mint myself) and the Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (both of which were out at the time of my ordering) and focuses on damaged hair.

What Young Living says about these products:

Lavender Volume Shampoo™ gently cleanses and volumizes fine hair while nourishing and restoring balance. Long known for its ability to improve the appearance of hair and skin, lavender oil works its fragrant magic to enhance the natural beauty of your hair. Added botanical extracts, vitamins, and essential oils remove buildup that comes from commercially sold hair products while maximizing body. Renewing and invigorating, Lavender Volume Shampoo contains MSM, a sulfur compound that is known for strengthening hair.


Lavender Volume Conditioner™ gently conditions and volumizes fine hair. A fabulous follow-up to Lavender Volume Shampoo, it is formulated with MSM, milk protein, and vitamins to strengthen limp and weak hair. Essential oils are added to ensure that nutrients penetrate the hair follicle and leave the hair clean and perfumed.

Smell while in the  bottle 

I have to be honest that Lavender has never been one of my favorite smells. Neither is Vanilla, so when it comes to picking a shampoo with this brand, I was kinda out in the cold. I bought the Lavender because it was available and the other wasn’t. But let me tell you something I haven’t realized my entire life- I don’t hate Lavender smell. I hate things that SMELL like Lavender. Not the real oil. The one covered in some fake lotions or 99 cent sprays. I really have come to enjoy a drop or two in the tub or a diffuser before bed. So the smell smelled like…well…Lavender. But REAL.  It is a strong smell though, not a light weight one.

Smell while in my hair

Shampoo smelled the same as in the bottle. The conditioner however, took on a different smell and I didn’t really like it. Both smelled pretty strong in the shower.

Usage of Young Living Shampoo

Shampoo– Suds up really well even with a tiny bit.

Conditioner: I was pretty skeptical that it would do well because I have thick, long hair. I didn’t use that much because, well, 8oz bottles, but it surprisingly went pretty far. After I rinsed my hair felt clean but not what I am normally used to with big thick conditioners. I am used to a really really smooth and soft almost..silky feeling after some of my products. In this case I could only feel that my hair was clean.

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Brushing my wet hair

For me this is always a test on how something worked. Its the first “Is my hair going to rip out of my head now” test. I used a comb to really throw something at it and boom! It was perfect. Brushed out flawlessly with no knots. Combed right through. So now I am sure the conditioner was plenty.

Blow Drying

Blow drying was easy peasy.

I put in NO extra oils, serums, sprays, just straight blow dry. I got no extra knots at all as a result. Finger dried and took about 15 minutes, which honestly is pretty quick for my hair. I think because it had nothing “extra” in it, it just dried right to the root.

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And here we go…first view.

Pretty nice!

Young Living Lavender Shampoo Review

My actual review is this- it ended up being super lightweight and very soft.  Although the shampoo was clear, something I am not used to in most products, it was not a clarifier, meaning it didn’t strip anything natural out of it. I can tell you that it simply cleaned and conditioned it. There is nothing weighing it down and its really soft to the touch.

I think that is probably apparent in the picture.

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That being said I am SO used to using Moroccan oil on my hair to smooth all the little breakages I have from a lifetime of hair dye, so I did put that in after. It makes me feel normal and I like the smell. Speaking of smell, while the Shampoo and Conditioner had a strong smell IN the shower, once my hair was dry it did not.

Btw, my hair looks more red in these shots because its near the front door where we have more light. I also threw on some lipstick because I love you guys.


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Overall- I’d say give it a shot and you let ME know how it does with your hair. Its a straight B for me right now and I would say a great size for travel (in your bag, not your carry on). I am also most interested in seeing how it pans out long term. The truth is so many beauty products, the products we put directly on our hair, our face, our kids, our pets- they all have a LOT of chemicals in them. I personally pay out the nose for top products so finding similar results that have better ingredients have become more and more important to me as I get older. Sometimes when I am rinsing my hair I am like…yum…cancer.

Buying YL Shampoo and Conditioner

You can purchase this set by opening a wholesale account with Young Living, which allows you to get ALL their great products at discount prices – 24% off retail. And nope, you do not have to sell. Its simply a membership that allows you to get great deals with products that you are going to want to discover.

Last but not least- like many I sell Young Living products. If you are looking for organic and natural products like this or on your journey understanding how essential oils and the products developed around them can help you in your life, Id love to be your guide. You are welcome to questions in the comments, reach out to me on my contact form, check out my dedicated Essential Oils website or simply head to YL and join up and I will email you to product chat and make sure you are properly mentored on finding the right products for the needs in your life.

(my favorite kit with all the most popular items)


Now on the list- the YL Chapstick and Massage oil. Look for those reviews coming soon!


PS On the fence with YL but looking for a reason to jump to the organic side? Email me personally to see what kind of incentive promotion I have going on! [email protected]

12 thoughts on “Young Living Shampoo Reviews: Did it work?”

  1. I actually have extremely thin hair so I’d be interested in seeing how this shampoo would be with me. I have a lot of trouble with certain ones drying out my hair. I hope this one doesn’t do that to me because I am a definitely a fan of the lavender scent.

  2. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous. 15 minutes drying time with no knots, I need this!

  3. You know, I’ve been eyeing up the YLO hair products forever now. My hair is so problematic. Dries out easily and knots like nothing else. I wonder if these would work for me!

  4. I do the same thing. I take a hot bath, read and condition my hair. Not only does our hair get conditioned but we get out all that stress relaxing in the tub.

  5. This sounds great! I have super thick hair, and it’s always a pain to brush out. Young Living sounds like it smells great and makes your hair easy to work with. I love it!

  6. I get keratin treatments at the salon, so I have to use a specific shampoo because of that. I am not sure if I can use this or not, but I can ask my stylist 🙂

  7. I have VERY thick, long hair too and just like you think that if conditioner does not make my hair feel really really soft when it is wet right out of the shower, I fear that the comb will rip out my hair! Glad to hear that was not the case for you. Might have to try this out.

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