Morrocco Method Element Shampoos {review}

After sharing some tips for a healthier hair and scalp on a previous post, I wanted to talk to you about my experience with Morrocco Method, an american 100% cruelty-free, vegan, natural, raw an wildcrafted line of haircare and skincare products (they now have a pet line too).

I’ve read wonders about them almost two years ago and was very curious since it was very close to my “mud shampoo” method with the powdered herb mixes. I must confess I’ve waited until I’ve found them available for Europe, because honestly, it was a big investment and I didn’t want to risk having my order being stuck in customs. I’ve ordered a Morrocco Method Trial & Travel Shampoo Set just to give it a go and see what the fuss was all about.

This was my experience: These are not your regular shampoos. As I’ve said, they are close to the “mud shampoo technique and they don’t foam. How to use?  The principle is the same: just put a small amount (like a hazelnut) in your hands and massage your scalp, rinse and repeat. You want to wash the scalp, not necessarily the entire lenght of your hair. Also, the two washes are important to get rid of residue first and then nourish your hair with the ingredients, improve circulation and distribute your natural oils . If you have short hair, this is easier to get used to. If you have long hair, like I do, it may take some time to grow into the idea of not washing your entire hair, but believe me, it will be clean and bouncy.

The problem lies within the so-called “detox” process. To be honest, either I didn’t notice my hair detoxing or I simply didn’t need to detox anything because I already didn’t use any chemicals on my hair. The theory is that if you use these (or any 100% natural) shampoo (or no-poo) methods, your hair will go through a period of getting used to not being stripped of its natural oils, which is what regular shampoos do, mostly by adding foaming agents like SLS. Often people notice that their hair is either way too oily or way too dry while detoxing, and this process can be accelerated using clay masks on your hair. In the end, I cannot give an opinion on the detox issue, because I simply didn’t experience it while using Morrocco Method.

Another important thing to understand about these shampoos is that they are a series of 5, which you will use alternately. You can start with either one, but you keep rotating them wash after wash, no matter how frequently you need to wash your hair, using a different shampoo in every wash until you reach the first one and then keep rotating. This will target different things for your hair and will prevent it from getting used to the same ingredients over and over again. This is not new as many people like to switch shampoos every now and then, just here, you keep rotating all the time.

About the line, shampoos are based on the Elements: the Apple Cider Vinegar, the Heavenly Essence, the Pine Shale, the Sea Essence and the Earth Essence. You can also choose just two or three out of the five and rotate those instead of the whole 5-pack.

Now, considering my personal experience, here are the pros and cons:


  • The scents are very natural and not overpowering and I liked them all in their way.
  • They do make the hair look clean, soft and healthy, although it does not become as bouncy as with other natural options.
  • I liked the idea of rotating the formulas and give my hair and scalp different nutrients with every wash.
  • You don’t need a large amount of product.
  • It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, completely natural, gluten-free, raw and no-GMO. Basically you can understand everything on their label.
  • Washing your hair can become a very mindfull experience with the natural scents and the scalp massage.
  • As only a small amount is needed, they last a long time.
  • It’s suitable for both adults, children and pets.


  • It is quite expensive to buy all the full-sizes at once, even if they last.
  • It’s not very practical to keep them all in your bathtub to rotate, or even in your cabinet if you have a small bathroom.
  • This is not exactly a con, if you are used to natural haircare, but If you are used to uber shiny hair, this is not going to happen with these. They will only enhance your natural shine.

Overall, I really liked these shampoos and because I do find them expensive to buy full-size, I recommend that you give them a go with a travel size first, so you get used to the “mud” concept. The travel size lasted me about 3 months, washing my hair twice a week (each travel-size bottle will last for 2-3 washes).

In the end, I did loved the concept of this brand and the shampoo formulas. They also have spray conditioners which I will review later on.



Disclaimer: All opinions about these products are my own and not influenced in any way. This is not a sponsored post. I am a Morrocco Method affiliate which means that If you decide to purchase any of these items through my links I will earn a small commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link and I am very grateful if you choose to do so as it allows me to keep this blog running. I will never endorse or recommend a product that I do not love or that doesn’t reflect the lifestlyle I promote.

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