Review: Yes to Carrots (and other vegetables too)!

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yestocarrots_shampooWe’ve gotten quite a few inquiries from people asking us whether or not we had tried Yes To Carrots products.   I get the interest.  It’s readily available at most Target stores, and the price isn’t bad either.   But I was skeptical.  I know that in the grand scheme of things, this shampoo isn’t the best for you, but overall, it’s a much safer option.   I’m a die hard John Master’s fan, but, it’s expensive and I have to go out of my way to get it, usually leaving me running out of shampoo and conditioner.  Plus, I have two small children, who I swear have secret debit cards to my checking account, because it’s frequently running on E.  I’ve tried countless other kinds of shampoo and conditioner on my ornery hair, most with crappy results.   So truthfully, I didn’t hold out much hope for Yes To Carrots, either.

I base my liking of hair products based on the comb test.   Does it get the knots out easily?  Is my head sore from getting said knots out?   I think we have a winner here.   Both the shampoo and conditioner smell good, it washes and conditions well, and my hair doesn’t look like it was stuck in a light socket.   For about $7.99 per bottle, I can’t really ask more of a shampoo at that price.   Better yet, there’s more in the bottle than other shampoos that I’ve tried for the same price.  The bottles last me FOREVER, which I love.   I have to cut corners somewhere.   I refuse to buy processed crap foods with loads of preservatives, so I suppose that this is my cutting corners.  But you know?  I don’t really feel cheated.

I’ve also tried Yes to Tomatoes!, as well as Yes to Cucumbers! Both work just as well and I have to say, I love the scent of each of them, and they both work equally as well.

Older versions of the shampoo have propylene glycol as well as dimethicone, however, from what I can tell, they’ve eliminated those ingredients from the product.   The conditioner however, still contains dimethicone.  Overall, not the worst ingredient ever, but one that isn’t a favorite on our list, and one we try to avoid if we can.

Get it:  You can pick up Yes to Carrots at most Target stores, as well as some other bigger chain drug stores.

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7 Responses to “Review: Yes to Carrots (and other vegetables too)!”

  1. Susan Shenk on February 6th, 2010 12:36 pm

    I have to say. I tried this too with the hopes that it would be a convenient option, but I was really disappointed with the conditioner. I have to watch what I use on my hair, because I have a scalp that is highly susceptible to being. When I used the Say Yes to Cucumber conditioner, I was itching constantly. Had to mark them off my options list. Thanks for reviewing though. I did like the shampoo and had wondered what you guys thought of them.

  2. Courtney on February 8th, 2010 12:55 pm

    Thanks for this review. I love John Masters as well, but it’s so EXPENSIVE! Are there other shampoos and conditioners that you would recommend??

  3. Erin on February 10th, 2010 5:07 pm

    Thank you for reviewing this! I’ve used the conditioner and have the shampoo waiting. I really like the product, but wasn’t completely sure how safe all of the ingredients were. Yay!

    Also, just saw Yes to baby Carrots! products at Target last night. I’ll definitely be checking those out as well.

  4. Liz on February 28th, 2010 12:46 pm

    I have been communicating with Yes to Carrots regarding what they use for fragrance. They tell me it is not phthalates, which is good, but they could be more cooperative in giving info in my opinion. I am holding off on buying their products until I see that they have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and have given their complete ingredients to Environmental Working Group. thanks for your review.

  5. Lisa on March 2nd, 2010 5:50 pm

    Just wondering about the fragrance that is in the shampoo. I noticed that it said “fragance” in the ingredient list but thought that most fragrances contained harmful chemicals. Is their fragrance safe?

  6. Kathy on March 3rd, 2010 9:45 pm

    According to the Yes to Carrots website, their products to not contain phthalates. They are not 100% natural however but most affordable price point products will not be.

  7. Satomi on September 15th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Hi, thanks for the review!
    Well, i use yes to carrots shampoo and one of the best things about it is knowing that it’s mostly natural ingredients and it won’t damage my hair (even more than it is). I can use it without having to worry if its just another “chemical bomb” to my hair 😛
    It smells nice, it’s cheap – regarding the quantity-, and it leaves my hair soft.

    The only bad thing, which only seems to happen with me, is that it makes my hair get greasy quickly. In the end of the day i feel like the roots are oily and it seems like it doesn’t let my hair absorb the serum, neither
    leave in conditioner. Result, it looks nice half day after washing, then it gets quickly dry in the ends and greasy in the roots.

    This doesn’t happen with my old shampoo, but this last one has way to much chemicals including SLS. So i’m kinda stuck between both…

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