Planeta Organica Organic Cedar Shampoo – Review


I’ve just discovered my new favourite shampoo. On the plus side – it’s shamelessly cheap, although that being said, it also raises tons of questions to its manufacturers.

One of the best feelings I know is the sensation of clean hair, thus I wash mine every day, as already on the second day it’s not the same thing anymore: it looks dirty and it doesn’t have the pristine finish that I love so much. This habit ain’t exactly a low maintenance one, so I try to avoid falling in love with expensive shampoos (like Rahua Beauty, for instance), otherwise I’d have gone bankrupt years ago.

I also have a sensitive scalp, and unfortunately washing my hair so often doesn’t really help the situation, on the contrary, time from time I experience problems with itching and dandruff. That’s why the most important criteria for me when choosing a shampoo is that it cleans not only thoroughly, but also extremely gently.

I first tried Organic Cedar Shampoo back in Russia – I purchased it in an organic cosmetics shop in St. Petersburg. It caught my attention because of  its colourful packaging and more than a bargain price. I finished the whole 360ml bottle and was pretty content with the results: I didn’t experience any irritations at all while my hair were always perfectly clean and glossy.

I suspect, that my scalp reacted so well to the absence of traditional sulphates, which are used in many cleaning products including shower gels and shampoos (you can read more about them here or here). In Organic Cedar Shampoo they are replaced by a milder version of detergent – Lauryl Glucoside – it still gets my hair squeaky clean, but what makes a huge difference is that it doesn’t irritate the skin and after using it my hair doesn’t look lifeless and sad (as it sometimes does when I try other organic shampoos).

If you’re not yet familiar with Planeta Organica — it’s a Russian cosmetics brand that loves to brag about how natural its products are. Although I’m not 100% sure about them: their website is a bit messy and for the love of God for some reason I can’t even find my favourite shampoo on there, neither do I find any information about certificates or other proofs that the ingredients the company uses really are organic. However, because the shampoo does suit me so well, I try not to be too hard on it (moreover, it’s not like I have any better alternatives at the moment). But as I said, there are some weird things about both this brand and the stuff they make. How bizarre is the fact that on the ingredient list of a shampoo that costs less than 5€, Cedar Wood Oil goes as number two. Can it be that cheap? And how come the texture of the product ain’t oily at all? So many questions and nowhere to looks for the answers.

Aqua, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Arcticum Lappa Seed Oil, Urtica Dioica Extract, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Parfum, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.

If you’re in Germany you can buy this wonder product for as little as  €3.99 at I keep my fingers crossed that Planeta Organica hadn’t discontinued it now, when I’ve just gotten hooked up. Meanwhile I’ll continue my search for the best shampoo in the world.

Do you guys know anything about this brand?


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