Here’s a quick review of the ReEn Jayun Hair Shine Shampoo (리엔 자윤 모근강화 중건성 샴푸).
I lived in my seoulmate’s families house for around 2 months when I lived in Korea and his sisters (누나들) and his mom (엄마 or as I should call her 어머님 to show my respect) really loved skincare, makeup, and hair care.
They always recommended products that I should use to make my naturally frizzy hair look more smooth and shiny.
There were new hair products in the shower almost every week and one of them was this ReEn Shampoo.
What it is: a herbal shampoo formulated to nourish dry, damaged hair to make hair smooth and shiny.
Contains herbs such as gingseng, honey, seangji hwang, baekbongryung and hongoko which are supposed to help nourish hair.
Consistency: pretty much like other shampoos. Watery, shampoo-y, kind of thick texture that makes a lot of foamy bubbles when you rub your hands together with some water/wet hands.
How to use it: after wetting hair, get a decent amount in your hands (my hair is medium length and I use 4 pumps), rub it in until it becomes foamy and then wash it out.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Coco-glucoside, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract Prunus Mume Flower Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Betula Alba Juice, Polyquaternium-10, Dimethicone,Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Poloxamer 407, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Triethanolamine, caramel, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
I know there’s no English but that’s the back of the bottle (soon I’ll review a different shampoo from ReEn which seems better which has English on the back, so check out that review when it comes out!)
My thoughts: I actually like this shampoo a lot, it seems to make my hair shiny, smooth, and easy to run my hands through.
However, I do use conditioner and leave-in conditioner so I can’t guarantee that the shampoo is solely responsible for that. The smell isn’t too bad, I enjoy the scent.
I personally think that Korean shampoos work better on my hair but maybe that’s because my family has always bought Walmart shampoo, not anything fancy that could actually make a huge impact.
This is also the only shampoo brand I could find at either the Galleria Supermarket or PAT Supermarket (Toronto based Korean grocery stores).
Fun fact I just found out: the model for ReEn is Han Hyo Joo, my favourite actress haha
In case you want to check it out for yourself: