For years hair care has been primarily marketed towards women. Dr. Squatch, however, has marketed their products entirely towards men.
Their goal is to give men proper cleaning products that will be free of detergents and harmful chemicals. So how well do they accomplish their goal?
What’s In It?
Dr. Squatch claims to be an all- natural and organic brand. When you look at the ingredients list is shows:
Water, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Honey, Rehalose, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Nettle, Capryl Glucoside, Horsetail Extract, Comfrey Leaf Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate. Bergamot Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Cypress Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Tangerine Peel Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Surfactin, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, and Calcium Gluconate.
While there are lots of all- natural and some organic ingredients, there is also a lot of chemical ingredients.
There are still most of the harmful ingredients missing in this shampoo, like parabens and SLS, but this shampoo does contain a lot of sodium.
Overall, this shampoo is better than most in terms of ingredients. But it definitely could still be better and more natural.
As far as the rest of the ingredients go, there are definitely some stand outs worth mentioning.
For example, Jojoba seed oil is one of the best natural ingredients you can have in shampoo. It smells great and is known for making hair healthier.
There is also nettle, which also makes hair healthier, and strengthens every strand.
Cypress oil and tangerine are used to provide fresh scents, while rosemary promotes hair growth.
Tea tree oil is also used, which freshens your scalp and helps hydrate your hair. Tea tree oil can also help you deal with dandruff.
Who Should Use It?
Dr. Squatch is advertised for men as the best shampoo for them. Along with their Dr. Squatch conditioner and body wash, this is meant to be the quality products men have been missing for decades.
Better ingredients, individual products over the 2- in-1 options, and utilizing fresh scents.
If you are sick of using substandard shampoos that are doing nothing to help your hair, you should try Dr. Squatch.
While marketed for the man that deserves more than the standard, chemical filled goo, women are not restricted from using Dr. Squatch.
There is nothing in the ingredients that will change based on gender. Dr. Squatch simply has a scent that is more “manly” than you may like.
But if you enjoy the smell of cypress oil, tangerine, and rosemary, then there is no reason no to use this too.
Who Should Avoid It?
If you are someone who is all about natural ingredients, this is a much better alternative than most brands you find in supermarkets or pharmacies.
But if you truly want an entirely all- natural and organic shampoo, you will need to look somewhere else.
Overall, you can expect quality, but it will come with the price tag of organic shampoos, without being truly organic.
Dr. Squatch also says right on their site that this is a product meant to be used two or three times per week. If you have curly hair, they recommend washing only once a week.
The more you wash your hair, the more you are likely to irritate your scalp and damage your hair. This is true of almost any shampoos.
But if you insist on washing your hair more often, this may not be a good option for you.
It is recommended that you use their Dr. Squatch hair conditioner every day as a “daily rinse” for in between shampooing your hair.
This will provide your hair with moisturizing nutrients, every day, without stripping it of anything.
Your hair will look and feel good and will prevent excess dirt from staying in your hair.
The conditioner also has calendula, peppermint and clary sage. Calendula hydrates your scalp and repairs any damage, while clary sage works to better regulate your hair and scalp’s pH balance.
The peppermint is included to stimulate the hair follicles and your scalp for better hair growth.
This will not make your hair grow back if you are balding. But instead, help you to avoid hair being lost due to damaged hair or scalp.
What Are People Saying?
It has been almost impossible for you to avoid the Dr, Squatch ads on the internet.
The ads stand out because of their hilarity and almost anti-ad nature. But the product that started off as a Kickstarter from a man who wanted to make healthier soaps for men, has no doubt gained popularity and success.
Their Kickstarter blew their goal out of the water and the support of the company has only grown.
If you check out reviews of the Dr. Squatch shampoo, or any of their other products, you will see a vast majority of five- star reviews.
Many men rave about how soft and clean their hair is and how much healthier it looks. They also really like the scent of it and say it reminds them of the ocean. Which is nice since that is what Dr. Squatch is going for.
The only real complaints that the customers have made it the price of the products.
You are going to be spending over $20 for just eight ounces but considering this is an independent business rather than a large corporation, most people are willing to pay the money to support them.
- Free of Parabens
- Free of SLS
- Lots of Natural Ingredients
- Some Organic Grade Ingredients
- Nice scent
- Conditioner available
- Price is a bit high for just 8 ounces
- Not All Natural
While Dr. Squatch is not the 100% natural shampoo is markets itself to be, overall, this is still a very good shampoo.
If you are okay with spending more money than you might normally, you can expect clean and healthy hair.
Especially compared to the two- in- one shampoos many men have been stuck using all these years.