The Brazilian Shampoo That Blew My Mind

The Brazilian Shampoo That Blew My Mind

Novex My Curls Shampoo









  • Smells Lovely
  • Lathers
  • Cleanses Without Stripping
  • Affordable


  • Hard To Find In-Store

As a natural with a greasy scalp, I’ve found it really hard to find a shampoo that effectively degreases me without reaching for a sulfate.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my sulfates (well… my scalp does), but I’m very aware of what has been happening to my strands since I increased my washing frequency.

My wallet was just beginning to recover from a previous exploration into the more expensive brands that were marketed for natural hair, so I wasn’t about to go out and spend another $25 for a shampoo just yet.

So… as I mentioned in my previous post, I decided to give a company called Novex a shot and let me tell you:

This Brazilian shampoo BLEW MY MIND!

Here’s why:

A Sulfate-Free Shampoo… That LATHERS?!

I won’t start discussing ingredients in this post (you can click here to view the ingredients from the bottle I purchased) but one thing I love is a shampoo that lathers (recovering sulfate junkie over here, remember?) and it’s because not only do I feel like it’s cleaning my scalp, but I’m also able to tell where the shampoo is.

Very useful when rinsing. I don’t have time to re-rinse my hair. I have enough rinsing to do on wash day already.

Smells Amazing, Yet Inexpensive

Weird, but I mean this in the best possible way. It’s not overly perfumy (it’s a soft scent that’s slightly sweet, for those who have a sensitive nose). It was odd for me, but only because it was different. I don’t think I’ve ever smelled a “sweet” shampoo.

Most shampoos I’ve used in the past were either super strong or had a floral scent.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about this at first, but I got used to it really quick, especially when I realized my next point.

It’s The Perfect Balance For My Scalp And Hair

Not only is this shampoo gentle on my strands, it’s also EXCELLENT at cleansing my scalp. I was even able to detangle with this a little (nothing crazy simply because it’s not in my nature to detangle with shampoo).

I was worried it was going to leave my hair feeling stripped once I washed it out, but NO!

This product even clumped my curls oh-so nicely and I could already tell my frizz was minimized.

Great For Shampooing In Twists

I suppose I’d be considered a lazy natural because I don’t wash my hair loose. I ALWAYS wash in twists now, even if I’m planning on doing a wash n’ go because my hair density makes it really hard for me to access my scalp and it takes forever to section in the shower.

Therefore, I choose to section, detangle and apply my pre-poo the night before I plan to wash. I was expecting to have to unravel each twist, wash, then re-twist while in the shower, but I didn’t have to.

While this shampoo is pretty creamy, I found it easy to spread and a little goes a long way.

It Rinses Easily

This is the reason I think this is great for shampooing in twists. Again, I thought I would have to unravel each twist to rinse thoroughly (I squeeze the shampoo through my twists; so much easier and faster) BUT… once again, I was pleasantly surprised!

As you can imagine, I was a little paranoid that I was just getting my hopes up, but nope… After simply letting the water run over my scalp and letting the water soak into my hair, I was able to squeeze the shampoo out and all I had to do was make sure the water was clear.

Not a sud in sight when I was done.

Worth The Price?

Hell yes! I paid $10.99 for a 10.14 oz bottle (affordable compared to other shampoos I’ve purchased), but I think Novex has a lot of sales on their products on their website that may save you some money.

Since I am impatient when waiting for hair products to be delivered (and I have Amazon Prime) I decided to buy from Amazon instead. I’ll definitely be checking out their deals and see what kind of shipping costs are involved the next time I buy this (yeah, I’m definitely gonna be buying this shampoo again).

The Final Verdict

If you’ve been looking for a shampoo for your oily scalp, but don’t want a shampoo that strips your strands, definitely worth a try.

Afterall, you already know you’ve spent a lot more on shampoo in the past that cost more and weren’t worth a cent. Everyone needs shampoo, but nobody needs a shampoo that’s going to ruin your hair over time.

What experience do you expect when you’re looking for a shampoo? What shampoo is your current favorite? Share yours below!

Aria Len

Sharing my natural hair journey with hopes to inspire you to find what makes your hair happy in order to reach your hair goals.

2 thoughts on “The Brazilian Shampoo That Blew My Mind

  1. Great review! I trust your judgement since you’ve tried the shampoo yourself. Thanks for sharing the link as well. Since it’s hard to find it in stores, this is very useful. Much appreciated. By the way, I like your site a lot. Keep up the good work 🙂

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