EVOLVh Hair Products Review

May 22, 2020 (updated November 1, 2022)

If you are looking for a natural shampoo that works or if you’ve tried EVOLVh in the past to no avail – LISTEN UP. Stop the madness and the greasy hair dramatics and look no further than the new and improved EVOLVh haircare line. These are my top picks.

Lisa holding three bottles of EVOLVh haircare products

Code THISORGANICGIRL will save you 15% on your first order at EVOLVh!

EVOLVh has been on my radar for a few years now. I was originally drawn to their WonderBalm Magic for Curls to style my waves. I grabbed a range of products to try and when I opened them at home the scent knocked me off my feet. It was so strong.

Well fast forward a few years and they are back and better than ever. They’ve actually reformulated updating their scent profile to a complex blend of essential oils, switched out some ingredients for biodegradable ingredients and also updated their packaging to recyclable packaging and packing materials.


Are EVOLVh products organic?

EVOLVh is now free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, petroleum products and GMOs. It’s also not tested on animals, it’s vegan and made in the USA.

EVOLVH also meets ECOCERT requirements, COSMOS requirements, it’s Soils Association Approved, NaTrue Approved and Global Approved.

All of this to say, you are in good hands with EVOLVh. If you tried them pre-2019 and didn’t like the experience, I promise you it’s worth another try!

RELATED: Read about my talk with EVOLVh founder Boris Oak here.


My EVOLVh Faves

Okay, here’s the truth. If it were a life or death situation and I had to pick just one favorite from EVOLVh, I literally couldn’t. It’s a 100% tossup between their SuperFinish Polishing Balm and their UltraShine Moisture Shampoo. Let’s start with the Polishing Bam.


Fave #1: Polishing Balm


Fave #2: Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo

Okay my second favorite (which is actually a tie for first place with the Polishing Balm) is their Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo.

RELATED: Natural shampoo not “working”? Try these 8 tips and my review on the best heat protectant for gray hair and beyond.


More EVOLVh faves…

Best part? You can check out BOTH of these products in their Smooth Discovery Kit which includes minis of both the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo AND SuperFinish Polishing Balm all for $29 – even less if you use my code.

Outside of my top two faves, I am dying to get my hands on their new UltraFlex Hairspray – another huge gap in the clean beauty industry. The description says “strong hold”….I’ll be the judge of that – haha!

9/20/20 UPDATE: I tried their UltraFlex Hairspray and it did NOT hold for me.

So those are my two EVOLVh faves. Code NEWKNEW15 will save you 15% sitewide on your first order at EVOLVh.

Check out more of my go-to hair products here!


What’s your favorite from EVOLVh?

xo, lisa in cursive

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

25 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mina

    When you use the polishing balm, do you use another styling product too? and do you use it when you style your hair curly and straight, or just straight? I have loose curls and while i have a good amount of hair, it’s fine. I usually just use. a diffuser but do blow dry it straight once in awhile. My hair could def use some moisture that doesn’t add weight!

  2. Reply

    TRACY

    I tried 3 different clean brands before finding evolve, I tried the minis thinking that I would end up not liking it like the others but hooray, it is perfect for my hair!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Awesome! Yes girl! So glad you found a winner! xo, Lisa

  3. Reply

    Jacqueline

    Thanks for pointing out that they changed their fragrance. I bought sample sizes years ago, I didn’t like the scents nor did they work well on my thick curly hair. Because of your endorsement I’ll try them again, specifically the Wonder Balm for Curls and the Polishing Balm. Thanks for the discount!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Awesome Jacqueline! Let me know how you like them! The SuperFinish Polishing Balm is a FAVE of mine!

  4. Reply

    Kim

    I’ve been using natural products for 15+ years and this is seriously the best shampoo and conditioner I have used. I bought the samples based on this review and then the full sizes. They smell like a shampoo and conditioner I used in the 90s but I can’t remember what it was! Anyway, thanks!!

  5. Reply

    Gerise

    I just have to thank you for your review on the polishing balm. That stuff is AMAZING! I love it. If only they sold it by the vat….

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      RIGHT?! I love how soft it makes my hair feel!

  6. Reply

    Odalis Chacon Dyson

    Hi! Do you know if they redid their packaging when they reformulated? I bought the UltraShine conditioner and it has a pretty strong fragrance. It was purchased through a third party, not directly from the Evolvh site and I wondered if it was possible that I could have the old formula. The packaging looks like what you pictured in your post…

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi! I’m not so sure about the packaging. The old fragrance was INTENSE, the new one, depending on what you buy is way more mild. The UltraShine Moisture Shampoo smells like grapefruit while their SmartCurl smells more floral….hope this helps!

  7. Reply

    Dawn Stschler

    Hi!!! I am 4 months dye free (YAY!) and just got my first haircut in 4 months! Decided to go short and sassy and use my natural waves/curls to my advantage. What products would you recommend? Thank you!!!!
    Dawn from Ohio

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi Dawn! This is so fun! Enjoy it friend! I talk about my curly hair products and how I style in this post/video! https://thenewknew.com/natural-hair-care-routine/

  8. Reply

    Wendy

    When did they change the scent? I was using this brand and liked it, but ultimately stopped because I could not handle the strong perfumy fragrance when I would spray in the leave in conditioner. I would be willing to try it again though if the scent is toned down.

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi Wendy! They changed it in 2019…I know what you mean because I also could not use their products before that – the scent was way too strong!

  9. Reply

    Katrina

    I wanted to tell you that within several days of using this shampoo/conditioner etc. my hair was so dry it started to break off. I lost several inches of my hair and it thinned it out so bad, it looks awful, all my curls are gone! I went in to my stylist and she said it was stripped of all protein and natural oils. I am devestated at how awful it looks and wanted to be sure I told you as an FYI that this can happen so people should be cautious. My hair was VERY healthy before this product and it turned the ends to straw like. I just think women should be aware that this can happen with EVOLVh. I noticed the difference after the first couple of days but thought because it is “all natural” it would be fine, so I kept using it.

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi Katrina! I am so sorry this happened to you. This sounds awful! I haven’t heard this from any other readers and this has not been my personal experience either. I would encourage you to connect with EVOLVh for more insight. They would have more info in terms of if this has happened to anyone else and/or it could potentially help you figure out if you have a personal allergy to an ingredient they are using…wishing you the best, Lisa

  10. Reply

    Stephanie

    I also had a similar reaction to the person above – dry hair and a very dry scalp. I cannot seem to find my balance again since then. I noticed it for a while but thought it wasn’t this. I eliminated other items and it turned out it definitely was this shampoo. Sadly!

    1. Reply

      Lisa Fennessy

      Hi Stephanie! Bummer! Maybe you need a more moisturizing shampoo. Have you tried Innersense? Their Hydrating Hair Bath might be a great fit for you! xo, Lisa

  11. Reply

    Jesse

    Thank you for sharing! This is such a informative article, I follow iahas.com for all the great remedies on haircare, but these are unique, and I will try them for sure.

  12. Reply

    Carla

    Hi! So I am curious, is this the only shampoo/conditioner you use on your locks now or do you use this in conjunction with purple shampoo/condition (like Bruns)? I’m trying to find a new Shampoo/Conditioner for my silver strands and am currently using Daviness, which is fine but not doing it for the brassiness/coarseness of being Grey. I was going to give the Bruns a shot since I only shampoo/condition 2-3 times a week, but then read your reviews of Evolvh. Any thoughts or suggestions as to what works best is appreciated!! I have been struggling to find something that just works and can stick with. THANKS!

    1. Reply

      Lisa Fennessy

      Hi Carla! I recommend the BRUNS for people with gray hair. EVOLVh I use once and a while but it’s more my rec for everyday shampoo for non-gray hair people. I have it in the shower for my boys and my hubs and I occasionally use it too but mostly I’m using purple shampoo. xo, Lisa

  13. Reply

    Courtney

    Can you post the ingredients in your bottles so we can identify if we have new or old ingredients? I’m especially interested in whether the whether the Superfinish Polishing Balm and Ultimate Styling lotion still contain silicones?

    1. Reply

      Lisa Fennessy

      Hi Courtney! Love the way you think! If you email them with your batch number they will be able to tell you for sure. How are you liking the SuperFinish Polishing Balm? xo, L

  14. Reply

    Kiran

    Is there anything that does hold for style?

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