The Sponsor Venture(s) – cicbeauty (FINAL)

All things must come to an end, and this series is no exception to that adage. At some point, I’ve got to hold my end of the bargain and give my saucethoughts on the Neo Powder™ Shampoo based on my experience. There is a comparison that I want to show before I get into the nitty gritty of breaking down the saucethoughts, which is in three parts: what I liked about the product, what I didn’t like about the product, and whether it’s worth a try or not.

Old vs. New

Before wrapping up the venture with cicbeauty, I thought I’d do a side-by-side of what I used before giving the neo powder™ shampoo a run.

Remember when I said that the first ingredient in my Redken was water? I took a pic to show that I wasn’t bullshitting, and if I remember correctly, the ingredients are listed based on how much was used in production. Going by that logic, when Redken made my ColorSafe shampoo, water was the most abundant ingredient used.

Something that caught my eye when I glanced at the Redken picture was salicylic acid. This is one of the most common ingredients used in treating acne. My scalp is prone to acne, yet when I used the ColorSafe, my hair would get so tangled, I wouldn’t brush my hair without the All-One Spray because it was exhausting brushing through the tangle. Not to mention my skin would just react angrily by producing visible flakes that I would feel like this:

I wondered what was in my Redken that caused my scalp to be irrationally angry at me (I still got bottles to go because honestly, there aren’t that many color-safe shampoos out there). With so many scientific names in that mix, this is how I’m feeling about the mystery:

On the other hand, the Neo Powder™ Shampoo does have some of the scientific name ingredients, but to a lesser degree than my Redken. And my scalp seems to be a bit happier less angry when I used it.

What I Liked About The Neo Powder™ Shampoo

  • NO MORE TANGLES! Seriously, can Johnson and Johnson just rent out the “no more tears” slogan on their Baby Shampoo to other shampoos?
  • Fragrance! I actually liked the post-shower smell on my hair.
  • Smoother hair texture in terms of how it feels when I run my hair through it. I actually did a run where I didn’t use my Shea Moisture Leave-In Conditioner just to see how my hair fares sans the conditioner and for the most part, my hair felt nice.
  • Calmer scalp. The other day, the temperature was in the upper 90s, but my hair didn’t feel greasy or heavy from the humidity like it usually did before I started using the Neo Powder™ Shampoo.

What I Didn’t Like About The Neo Powder™ Shampoo:

  • The COVER. Holy cow, you are going to struggle with that twist cover for a bit and you actually risk removing the lid altogether (I did that accidentally while I was in the shower).
  • Clogging – the nozzles that the powder would have to come out of clogs rather easily, so if you’re a klutz like me, it’s actually fairly easy to get water into the bottle while trying to use the shampoo in the shower (thus, wrecking its waterless aspect and turning the shampoo into a paste inside the bottle).
  • The bottle – it’s made out of metal, so it’s something you have to consciously remember NOT to leave anywhere near the shower after a bath or even the sink. If you got a fan in the bathroom, you’re gonna have to remember to put it to use every time, unless you want moisture getting into the bottle and pretty much making your Neo Powder™ shampoo.

That’s It? Where’s the Rest of the Saucethoughts?

I’m not a hair expert – I’m just an average user, so my saucethoughts aren’t going to be as detailed as someone who’s more knowledgeable and experienced with hair care. I’m sure there are things that I could have gone over in finer detail, but that would require training and viewing the product through a lens that I simply do not possess.

I did debate judging the product and the price tag (the Neo Powder™ Shampoo retails for $22.00 on the cicbeauty website), but I realize that I’d be making an apples-to-oranges comparison, since most shampoos are weighed as a liquid, whereas the Neo Powder™ Shampoo is weighed as a dry product. Price-wise, I don’t think it’s overpriced for a fairly indie product in the sense that a smaller size version of my Redken costs around

So, What’s the Verdict?

Based on my experience, overall I would definitely recommend giving the Neo Powder™ Shampoo a try. I was honestly expecting to be let down by the end of this, but I was really surprised at how well it turned out. It’s something I’d definitely consider purchasing regularly after my Redken stash runs out (I can only get the Jumbo Size during Ulta’s Jumbo Love sale, and even then they are fairly expensive).

Again, it must be said: IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO FRAGRANCE OR COCONUT OIL, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT. Only YOU are aware of your allergies and skin reaction(s) to certain ingredients. User experience is subjective and the Neo Powder™ Shampoo may not work for everyone (which is okay, otherwise it would be flying off the shelves like toilet paper).


As I previously disclosed at the beginning of this series, the Neo Powder™ Shampoo was provided to me for free in exchange for a post (or two) on my website. As a Dealspotr Influencer, signing up for their campaign allows me to post a referral code and a referral link, which offers readers the chance get 40% off 2 bottles of the Neo Powder™ Shampoo!

Referral Link (clicking this allows Blossom Beautiful Aesthetics to earn a pretty penny or two and some cred on Dealspotr):

Promo Code (if you just wanna skip the affiliate link but still want that sweet discount): BLOSSOMBEAUTIFULAESTHETICS

Thank you for going on this journey with me, and may you keep safe in these trying times.


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