Latherology Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Latherology is a monthly subscription box that sends you customized, high-quality shampoo and conditioner. You design your own mix by picking your base, carrier oil, and essential oils, and they mix it and ship it!
You can also order a shampoo/conditioner set as a one-time purchase.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Latherology
The Cost: $15/monthly for a set of 4 oz shampoo & conditioner ($20 for one-time purchase), or $21/monthly for a set of 6 oz shampoo and conditioner ($28 for one-time purchase)
COUPON: Use code SAVE$7MYS to save $7 off your first box!
The Products: Natural shampoo & conditioner sets that are mixed customized to your specific formula choices, and contain no parabens or sulfates.
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s a little more detail about how the process works. (Also, I love their website’s design!)
First, you choose your base, which means you say whether you have natural hair or treated hair.
Then you choose a carrier oil – they have so many options! I also love how you can click each option to see details about it and the benefits it provides. It definitely helps you make an educated choice about what you want the formula to do.
Lastly, you pick your essential oils! You can pick up to two. Again, they have many options and I love learning more about what each oil does in regards to hair care before adding it to my formula.
And that’s it! They also have a featured mix idea, which is sort of what I chose – I picked the bergamot and sweet orange but I chose a sweet almond oil carrier instead of argan.
They also added a new feature that helps you create an “inspired” mix based on how you’re feeling, what scent you like, or what benefits you’re looking for.
I really like this feature – I think it’s a fun way to create new mixes each month and helps you create some expectation about what your mix will be like.
Inside each box is a little info card. One main thing it talks about how their formulas are low-lather because they’re made without harmful sulfates. Good to know – your hair is still getting clean without it!
And each box also includes a little note from your “latherologist” and has the information about your carrier oil and essential oil choices, as well.
Latherology Shampoo – 4 oz
For this review, I was sent the 4-oz bottle package. I think the “No parabens. No sulfates. No regrets.” bit is cute.
Like I said earlier, I chose a sweet almond carrier oil (with a treated hair base), and for my essential oils, I chose Sweet Orange and Bergamot. Sweet almond oil has strength and health benefits, and also helps condition, nourish, and soften hair. Bergamot has a sweet, rich, citrus, tea-like aroma (yum) and is supposed to be normalizing, confidence-boosting, and uplifting while soothing your scalp and adding shine. Lastly, Sweet Orange is refreshing, cheering, uplifting, and moisturizes hair and strengthens roots.
I’ve been using this shampoo (and conditioner) for about a week and I’m really happy with them. I liked my last box from Latherology, but I really love this formula mixture! It is definitely refreshing and uplifting and my hair has felt very clean and soft and hydrated after using it. The minimal lather did take some getting used to for me – I had to play with it a little and learn to trust I was using enough. And I was, because my hair always ended up being clean.
Latherology Conditioner – 4 oz
This conditioner is great, too. My hair has been left feeling strong and hydrated but not heavy or weighed down. My hair has felt great and I’ve found myself looking forward to showering just to use these Latherology products.
On the sides of the bottles, they indicate your mixture and even initial and date when it was made.
Verdict: I really like this Latherology shampoo and conditioner and the way they smell and make my hair feel. I loved the experience of creating the formula and picking the ingredients was fun, too. I think it’s pricier than what many people currently spend on shampoo and conditioner ($15/month for 4 oz of each), so I think that is a factor that narrows their target market to those who really get value out of creating their own formulas, committing to natural hair care, and getting a new formula mixed fresh each month for them individually.
What do you think about Latherology?