Tio Nacho Lightening Shampoo Review

Tio Nacho Lightening Shampoo Review

Are you looking for a change without dying or bleaching your hair? Have you accidentally dyed your blonde hair too dark?

Or maybe you are just sick of coppery hues. Lightening shampoos can help you to make a change to your hair color without dye while preventing you from making a very drastic change.

One of the lightening shampoos you may have seen in your local drug store is Tio Nacho.

About the Tio Nacho Company

This company has over 150 years of experience, with lots of success stories. If you are sick of the regular shampoos, and are looking for something different, Tio Nacho is a nice option to try without spending a lot of money.

They are available at your local drug stores and retailers, and utilize ingredients you may not have considered. This includes using Mexican herbs, as well as royal jelly.

There are several different formulas and each has a specific role to help you have healthier hair. All their products are also safe for daily use and color-treated hair.

What Is Lightening Shampoo?

Lightening shampoos are used to lighten hair by diminishing the yellow and brassy tones in your hair. This will make your hair look less orange or coppery, and instead cooler and more platinum.

Lightening shampoos work slowly, but will give you more of the blonde you are looking for.

Who Is It For?

Lightening shampoos are something everyone can use, but some may not see results. The darker your hair is, the more subtle the change will be. The difference can be so slight it is imperceptible.

Instead, you really want to have lighter hair, especially blonde hair to see results. Blonde and light brown hair will have the most success and see the most definitive results.

How Do You Use It?

You will use this particular lightening shampoo just like you would any other shampoo. The only real difference is that you are told to use a generous amount of this shampoo with every use.

They want to make sure you work the shampoo into a good lather, really working it through your hair. If you need to, you can also rinse and repeat. However, you don’t want to wash your hair too much and create damage.

What’s in It?

The ingredients listed for Tio Nacho’s Lightening shampoo include:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polycuaternium-7, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Amomonium Laureth Sulfate, Fragrance, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Lauramide DEA, Lauryl Glucoside, DMDM Hydantoin, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Cocamide MEA, Laureth-10, Ammonium xylene sulfonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Panthenol, Methylisothiazolinone, Tomato Fruit Extract, Peppermint Extract, Panax Ginseng Leaf Cell Extract, Rosemary Flower Extract, Wheat Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Jojoba Seed Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, D&C Yellow #10 and D&C Red #33

Royal Jelly

Royal jelly as a health treatment is still being studied, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that is it good for you.

It is said to have anti-inflammatory effects, which is good for those with sensitive scalps. It also may help stimulate hair growth. But once again, this is not definitive.  


A natural hair lightener, this will help those with the desire to create highlights.

This will make your hair more three-dimensional and create an overall more appealing look. The fact that you can do this naturally is fantastic.

Tomato extract

Tomatoes may not seem like a hair care must, but it does have a lot of benefits. This includes the fact that it includes vitamin A, B, C, and E.

That means overall healthier, stronger hair, with less scalp odor and dandruff.

Jojoba extract

Jojoba is also rich in vitamins, with B vitamins, vitamins C and E, copper and zinc. It can help you grow stronger hair, as well as potentially help with hair loss. It also smells amazing.

Aloe Vera extract

Aloe vera is the gold standard when it comes to skin and scalp health. This is because it contributes lots of vitamin A, C, and E, while helping to promote healthy cell growth,

Ginseng extract

While there is only anecdotal evidence, there is potential for ginseng to help promote healthy hair growth.

Rosemary extract

Rosemary is used to help scalp health, preventing a dry itchy scalp. This can help prevent dandruff from forming.

Other Ingredients

While there are lots of great natural ingredients in this shampoo, there are also lots of chemicals. This includes ammonia.

You should know before you begin using this shampoo that certain chemicals not only absorb into your hair, but your scalp as well.

This can cause skin irritation and reactions. For this reason, we recommend you do a spot test on your skin to see how it will react and see if your skin will tolerate the chemicals used.

This can be dangerous if it gets into your eyes as well, so make sure to be careful when washing your hair.


  • Very Affordable Price
  • 150- year history
  • Softens hair
  • Removes brassy tones
  • Removes yellow tones
  • Removes excess oils


  • Contains ingredients like Ammonia

What Are People Saying?

Overall, the results that those with blonde hair see are very good. There is nothing too drastic, but the copper tones and yellowness of blonde hair fades, and lets your blonde locks stand out more.

Those who do not have blonde hair have had very little to no results. That means this is really only for those with blonde hair and not for those who are anything darker than a very light brown.

Bleached blondes also saw very positive results.

Final Verdict

If you are a blonde, whether bottled or natural, you will more than likely see some positive results using this shampoo.

It will help reduce your yellow or brassy hues, making your hair look more platinum, while also providing you with soft and smooth hair.

However, those who do not have blonde hair will probably be wasting their time using this shampoo.