I've been using ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo since 2010 and I absolutely love it. This is one of my few staple products - which I don't have many of being such a product junkie. It's a clarifying and chelating shampoo which means it not only removes product build-up, it also tackles mineral and calcium deposits which cling to the hair as a result of hard water. I live in London, which is classed as 'very hard water' which can be really harsh on the hair. This shampoo counteracts the effects of hard water nicely. It's a pearly formula with lots of suds action. It's cleansing power, surprisingly, doesn't leave my hair dry or straw-like. In fact I find it to be quite moisturising. With a name like 'Creamy Aloe' I guess you'd come to expect this, but when I scanned the ingredients before I first purchased it I feared this might strip my hair too much. It doesn't. It does the job so well too that I'm not even bothered about the ingredients (which I can be a real nitpick about). I only use this shampoo 1-2 times monthly and alternate with a sulphate free shampoo.
ORS is also one of the few afro haircare brands that UK highstreet shops (such as Boots, Superdrug & Wilkinsons) actually stock. UK ladies will be aware that sometimes finding products tailored to kinky, curly or coily tresses is not always convenient. This product is widely available and fairly cheap too at around £3 for 370ml (which is always a bonus).
This is also a neutralising shampoo, to be used with ORS Olive Oil Relaxer. It's official, this shampoo is made to do everything! It is one of the few products I've actually stuck with and I hope it'll serve me well for years to come.
Have you tried this shampoo?