It should be fairly obvious to anyone on this site by now that I love vanilla and I love lavender. There's just something about them! I'm glad I bought this shampoo when I did, I got the conditioner for half price (but spent over $200 anyway buying a hair dryer hahaahaha).
I don't like the pump action design. I hate it. The shampoo is thick and I feel like when I get to the end of the bottle I'll be taking the pump out and smacking the crap out of the bottle like its tomato sauce (another love of mine). However I don't think that'll be for a while though, as I don't use it often, and its a massive 400ml bottle.
The smell isn't as powerful as I'd like, and as mentioned in the duo review, 9/10 times it smells like a proper florally lavender field, the other times I get a slight hint of toilet. It's not enough to deter me however, because the results speak for themselves.
This truly does soothe my scalp, my hair or scalp feels way less itchy than ever, and I feel like I have less dandruff. As for hydrating, well my hair feels nice and soft always after using it so I guess that pays off too!
Using this morning or night I feel instantly relaxed. It's like my brain knows its okay to chill out and take it easy. I really enjoy this shampoo, even with the dreaded pump, and I'd buy it again for sure. It's the only lavender shampoo I've ever seen on the market!