Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash – Yay or Nay?

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A few weeks ago I purchased two bottles of Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash – Lavender and Lemongrass.

I really tried not to jump on this but I couldn’t resist trying a natural way to wash hair. I’ve also heard so many wonderful things about this natural shampoo. Check out my friend Shelli’s Terressentials review on Hairscapades here and my friend Rece’s Terressentials review on A Hair Story here.

According to the Terressentials website:

“Our revolutionary Pure Earth Hair Wash does an incredibly beautiful job of cleaning your hair without any chemical detergents, foam boosters, protein thickeners and coating agents, emulsifiers, preservatives or fragrance. Our Pure Earth Hair Wash is simple, pure and effective. Leaves nothing on your hair, so your hair will be clean, full, soft and shiny.”

To date I’ve used this hair wash twice. The first time I used the lemon scented hair wash. The second time I used the lavender scented hair wash.

So, here’s how I chose to apply the Terressentials Pure Earth Wash to my hair:

  • Pre-pooed with Vatika Oil. I know some ladies just jump right in to use the hair wash but my hair was a tangled mess so I had to have some slip while I finger detangled.
  • Diluted the mud wash with water in a bottle with an applicator
  • Applied the diluted wash to my twists.
  • Clipped twists up (those bad boys were dripping mad!)
  • Sat under the dryer to bake the mud into my hair as recommended. It’s supposed to accelerate the detox process.
  • Rinsed hair and reapplied twice
  • As hair was air drying, applying a mixture of Jojoba Oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil to seal. I noticed my hair felt too dry to the touch using the JBCO so I switched to applying EVOO for added slip so I wouldn’t have to rewet the hair.
  • Set hair in 10 two strand twists with the ends set on flexi rods over night. The day after washing my hair, I achieved one of my better Twist ‘N Curl styles. Hair was clean, soft and had nice body. Not too shabby for super fine hair.

What I did differently the second time:

The hair wash was too thin and messy by diluting it. I also like the thick consistency of the mud in my hair. So, the second time I didn’t dilute it and I liked the effects better.

So is it a yes? Initially, I was thinking I’d have to use it at least a few more times before coming to a conclusion but my hair really seems to like the stuff.

Here’s what I experienced:

  • After the second wash, my hair felt silky clean but not the same type of “squeaky” that you get when you use sulfate shampoos. This is a good thing!
  • The twists that I had in my hair virtually melted out when  rinsing. This left my hair nice and manageable
  • Some people say their felt kind of sticky when wet. I think that feeling was an improvement in elasticity.
  • My hair was left nice and full, similar to what I get with Zizyphus, only without the little twigs 🙂
  • My hair dried super fast and the curl pattern set nicely

I’m trying to seriously cut back on the number of hair care products I purchase for my hair. I’m really close too. In a future post I will share what I’ve chosen to make my staples.

The Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash is $10.75 per bottle cost which is already cheaper than what I spend on multiple products. The shipping is a concern for some but I make the tradeoff by purchasing more than one bottle.

Update: I make a version of this myself now. I use bentonite clay, lavender essential oil and some other items.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She’s a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their “crown.”


7 thoughts on “Terressentials Pure Earth Hair Wash – Yay or Nay?

  1. Terressentials hair wash sounds amazing! I think this one has natural ingredient which is good for the scalp. I hope I can try it one day.

  2. Michelle, your twist out looks AWESOME!! That’s the fullest I’ve seen it!! Yeah, I’d say the Terressentials did you right:)!! You didn’t say which one you preferred, the Left Coast Lemon or the Lavender Garden;).

    1. oH yeah I like the Lavender Garden best. It’s funny too because I thought I would like the lemon better since I’m not really a fan of the lavender scent. Surprise surprise!

  3. want want want! i’ve been wanting to try this forever but there’s no where near me that sells it and the shipping/handling is STEEP. meh 🙁

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