Nécessaire Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Necessaire Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

Nécessaire has taken the world by storm the last two to three years and it feels like every time I’m on Instagram, I see at least one person posting to Instagram Stories about it. I was hesitant to try it at first but finally tried the brand for the first time in 2020 and since then have repurchased a few of their items over and over again (see my full review of the brand here!). Since I first tried the brand, they’ve launched a few new products, including their shampoo and conditioner. 

I’m not someone that is majorly into hair care (I know, I know) but was surprisingly intrigued by the launch of the first hair care products. How would they work for my hair? Would I like them as much as my beloved body wash? As a brand that’s known for their body care products switching over to hair care seems like a natural (but surprising, especially since they were still so new in the body care space) switch. I, of course, immediately hit purchase.

Necessaire Shampoo & Conditioner

An Honest Review of Nécessaire’s Scalp Duo

The Nécessaire Scalp Duo features two scalp care products: The Shampoo and The Conditioner. Both are made with calming, plant-based hydrators (aloe and avocado oil), and B vitamins to help soothe inflammation and promote hydration. Both the shampoo and conditioner are also fragrance-free, which I thought I wouldn’t like but didn’t mind at all!

The Shampoo

Infused with seven molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Aloe Vera, The Shampoo was formulated to provide a deep cleanse without irritating the scalp. Compared to other sulfate-free shampoos, this one also suds up really well, which I can appreciate.

Why I Love It: The Shampoo has a very similar texture to the body wash, which is one of my favorite products by the brand. It suds up so well and leaves my hair and scalp feeling SO clean. It’s also soothing on the scalp.

Why I Don’t Like It: I hate to say it but I feel like it leaves my hair TOO clean if that’s even possible? I did purchase a second bottle of this, but moving forward, I’ll be reserving it for washing after using a lot of products.

The Conditioner

Similar to the shampoo, Nécessaire’s The Conditioner is also infused with seven molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5. It also contains celery seed extract which helps with deep conditioning.

Why I Love It: The Conditioner has a very similar texture to the body lotion. It’s not heavy and doesn’t leave your hair greasy or weighed down, especially when used in tandem with other styling products.

Why I Don’t Like It: In my mind, shampoo is just shampoo, but conditioner is what can truly change your hair. While I like the consistency of the product, I found that it doesn’t leave my hair very hydrated. Post shower, my hair was tangled and needed a little extra TLC. Even after blow-drying, my hair feels dry after using the Scalp Duo.

Final Thoughts

Nécessaire definitely missed the mark on this one, but as their first hair care product, I’m not really that surprised. I’ll most likely continue to use the shampoo and conditioner after heavy product days or if my scalp needs a cleanse but won’t be repurchasing. With that being said, I think this product could be really great for someone with hair that is naturally oily or doesn’t need to add a lot of extra moisture to their hair.

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