Milk Shampoo

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 Stars (275 Reviews)

Scalp-friendly Shampoo for a Healthy Head.

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Description
  • A natural, gentle shampoo that looks after your hair and your scalp
  • Made with a combination of coconut and glucose based cleansers
  • Free from harsh synthetic detergents (SLS) that can dry out the hair
  • Milk Protein helps protect hair fibres and revitalizes its natural protective layer
  • Free from silicone-based ingredients that can build up and weigh hair down
  • Piroctone Olamine helps maintain and control the microflora of the scalp

Our Milk Shampoo is one of our most popular products. It was originally made for a family member who had a scalp so itchy they went to bed with olive oil on their scalp and cling wrap around their head. It took us 6 months of trialing until we were able to banish the cling wrap to the kitchen for good.

We combine small amounts of 5 different natural cleaners as this can be gentler on the hair than one concentrated cleanser. We chose natural cleansers that wash and foam up fairly well, although the foaming action isn’t quite as intense as it would if we used a synthetic detergent like SLS (or other common culprits that end in –fate). But we’re happy to make this small trade-off to use more natural ingredients that are healthier for us and the environment. This just means a little more agitation required to build up the lather, which if you look at it another way, a great excuse for a head massage.

One thing we hear a lot about our shampoo is how lovely the smell is. We couldn’t agree more. For this, we sourced a phthalate-free fragrant oil so you can have beautiful smelling hair without the sensitivity.

Let us know if you have any questions about our shampoo and we’ll do our best to wash your concerns away. Want to know more? Check out our blog post: Debunking Shampoo for an interesting read.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Decyl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Lauryl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Emollient), Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Coco Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Glyceryl Oleate (Natural Ester), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Fragrance - Oatmeal (Phthalate-Free), Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein (For Hair Repair).

Because we make our products for our families, we have a strict ingredient philosophy that excludes ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers.

We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.

Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.

FAQS

Why do we only make one shampoo?

We often get asked why we don’t make different shampoos specific to different hair types such as dry, oily, curly, thin, damaged etc. While we believe that people have different hair types and different hair needs, if you look closely at ingredient labels, you’ll notice that there often isn't much difference between products specifically made for each variation. In our opinion, we don’t think all the different types of shampoo are needed if you have a good formula (we think ours is pretty darn good). A shampoo made for oily hair would have a higher concentration of cleansers than one made for dry hair because more oil needs to be removed, but you can achieve much the same result by varying the amount of shampoo you use or washing your hair twice, if needed.

Does your shampoo strip colour?

When formulating our shampoo, we learned a lot in the process. “colour-lock Shampoo” is basically shampoo that is SLS-free and is not alkaline. Alkaline hair products open up the hair cuticle and leach colour out as well as make the hair feel squeaky (aka “clean”). Our Milk Shampoo is already SLS-free and a pH that is slightly acidic for the reasons mentioned above, so it’s “colour lock shampoo” by nature, although we don’t think it’s an accurate description. “Damaged hair” shampoos are also usually just lower in sulphates so we’ve got that covered already.

Will you ever bring out a shampoo bar?

As much as we love less plastic packaging, unfortunately, we aren’t able to make these and keep in line with our ingredient philosophy. Also, natural shampoo bars naturally are alkaline and alkaline hair products open up the hair cuticle and make the hair feel squeaky (aka “clean”) which we think isn’t great for the hair long-term.

I have dry / oily hair. Do you have a shampoo for that?

A shampoo intended for oily hair has a higher concentration of cleansers than a dry hair shampoo because more cleaning is required. But you can achieve much the same result by just varying the amount of shampoo you use.

Is this product made of milk?

We aren’t called MooGoo because our products are made with milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a hair care product and then putting it on a shelf in a store for a while would not end well – yuck! We do use ethically and sustainably sourced Milk Protein from a credible Australian supplier in our hair care products because research has found that it helps to protect hair fibres and revitalize hair's natural protective layer.

If you want to know more about the Milk Protein we use, check out the General section on our FAQ page for more detailed information.

What does "Dermatologically Tested" mean?

You may have seen the term “Dermatologically Tested” on lots of products before, but did you know there’s not an actual definition or regulation for this term? Because that didn’t sit right with us, and because our aim is to make products for people with really sensitive skin, we decided to send a bunch of them off to be tested in an independent lab on 54 people who reported having sensitive skin. The results were given on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being no irritation or redness and 5 being a reaction. We’re happy to report that other than one person who had a reaction to the adhesive on the patch and another who found the patches painful to remove, all subjects reported 0 for redness and irritation for all the products we sent for testing. To check out the full report and summary of the test we did on this product, click here.

'Fragrance' is listed as one of the ingredients in this product. What does this mean?

When we first started making products, we used a blend of essentials oils to give them a lovely fragrance. But many people have severe reactions and allergies to them, even in small amounts. As a result, and because we make products for people with sensitive skin, we took them out of most products. Instead, we helped to develop a special kind of fragrant oil, whereby each component in it is less than the EU allergy threshold. This is how we can have a pleasant-smelling product without the reactions. The scents we use are proprietary blends from the company we get them from, and we’ve had no reactions since we made the switch. Also, of course, it is free from phthalates, which is the main concern in fragrances.

FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM

We might not have words like "Earth", "Nature" or "Enviro" in our name, but we think we're one of the most environmentally friendly skincare companies around. We're always looking for new ways to keep reducing our environmental hoof print, and because this planet means the world to us, we've stepped up our commitment to it and part of that includes RECYCLING.

While all our packaging is recyclable, the reality is that a lot of the rubbish we put in our recycling bins is not kerbside recyclable. That's why we've partnered with TerraCycle to launch our Free Recycling Program. We did this to help all our customers ensure that their empty MooGoo bottles and bits get a new lease on life.

This program is free to join and easy to use. Ready to give it a 'GOO and make an impact? That's MOO-sic to our ears. How does it work? So glad you asked. In 4 simple steps you can make help us make a MOO-ve to less in landfill. Sign up today!

Shipping & Returns

Order Processing

All orders are dispatched from MooGoo UK HQ within 1 business day of receiving payment.

Shipping

All orders to Europe will incur flat rate shipping charges as below;

0.1kg to 2.5kg = €12.00
2.5kg to 4 kg = €20.00
Over 4kg = €35.00

Returns

MooGoo has a 100% customer satisfaction policy. If you’re not satisfied with any product(s) you purchased from our website, we’ll happily organise a refund or exchange. Requests for returns and exchanges should be made within 60 days of the original order date and the product(s) must be substantially unused. Read more on shipping and returns in our terms and conditions.

Description
  • A natural, gentle shampoo that looks after your hair and your scalp
  • Made with a combination of coconut and glucose based cleansers
  • Free from harsh synthetic detergents (SLS) that can dry out the hair
  • Milk Protein helps protect hair fibres and revitalizes its natural protective layer
  • Free from silicone-based ingredients that can build up and weigh hair down
  • Piroctone Olamine helps maintain and control the microflora of the scalp

Our Milk Shampoo is one of our most popular products. It was originally made for a family member who had a scalp so itchy they went to bed with olive oil on their scalp and cling wrap around their head. It took us 6 months of trialing until we were able to banish the cling wrap to the kitchen for good.

We combine small amounts of 5 different natural cleaners as this can be gentler on the hair than one concentrated cleanser. We chose natural cleansers that wash and foam up fairly well, although the foaming action isn’t quite as intense as it would if we used a synthetic detergent like SLS (or other common culprits that end in –fate). But we’re happy to make this small trade-off to use more natural ingredients that are healthier for us and the environment. This just means a little more agitation required to build up the lather, which if you look at it another way, a great excuse for a head massage.

One thing we hear a lot about our shampoo is how lovely the smell is. We couldn’t agree more. For this, we sourced a phthalate-free fragrant oil so you can have beautiful smelling hair without the sensitivity.

Let us know if you have any questions about our shampoo and we’ll do our best to wash your concerns away. Want to know more? Check out our blog post: Debunking Shampoo for an interesting read.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Decyl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Lauryl Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Emollient), Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate (Coconut-Derived Cleanser), Coco Glucoside (Glucose-Derived Cleanser), Glyceryl Oleate (Natural Ester), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Fragrance - Oatmeal (Phthalate-Free), Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein (For Hair Repair).

Because we make our products for our families, we have a strict ingredient philosophy that excludes ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers.

We show all of the ingredients we use in our products on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you know exactly what's in each one, and can get in touch if you have any more questions.

Please be aware that the ingredients we use in our formulas may be updated occasionally and therefore vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.

FAQS

Why do we only make one shampoo?

We often get asked why we don’t make different shampoos specific to different hair types such as dry, oily, curly, thin, damaged etc. While we believe that people have different hair types and different hair needs, if you look closely at ingredient labels, you’ll notice that there often isn't much difference between products specifically made for each variation. In our opinion, we don’t think all the different types of shampoo are needed if you have a good formula (we think ours is pretty darn good). A shampoo made for oily hair would have a higher concentration of cleansers than one made for dry hair because more oil needs to be removed, but you can achieve much the same result by varying the amount of shampoo you use or washing your hair twice, if needed.

Does your shampoo strip colour?

When formulating our shampoo, we learned a lot in the process. “colour-lock Shampoo” is basically shampoo that is SLS-free and is not alkaline. Alkaline hair products open up the hair cuticle and leach colour out as well as make the hair feel squeaky (aka “clean”). Our Milk Shampoo is already SLS-free and a pH that is slightly acidic for the reasons mentioned above, so it’s “colour lock shampoo” by nature, although we don’t think it’s an accurate description. “Damaged hair” shampoos are also usually just lower in sulphates so we’ve got that covered already.

Will you ever bring out a shampoo bar?

As much as we love less plastic packaging, unfortunately, we aren’t able to make these and keep in line with our ingredient philosophy. Also, natural shampoo bars naturally are alkaline and alkaline hair products open up the hair cuticle and make the hair feel squeaky (aka “clean”) which we think isn’t great for the hair long-term.

I have dry / oily hair. Do you have a shampoo for that?

A shampoo intended for oily hair has a higher concentration of cleansers than a dry hair shampoo because more cleaning is required. But you can achieve much the same result by just varying the amount of shampoo you use.

Is this product made of milk?

We aren’t called MooGoo because our products are made with milk. If you think about it, putting any meaningful amount of fresh milk into a hair care product and then putting it on a shelf in a store for a while would not end well – yuck! We do use ethically and sustainably sourced Milk Protein from a credible Australian supplier in our hair care products because research has found that it helps to protect hair fibres and revitalize hair's natural protective layer.

If you want to know more about the Milk Protein we use, check out the General section on our FAQ page for more detailed information.

What does "Dermatologically Tested" mean?

You may have seen the term “Dermatologically Tested” on lots of products before, but did you know there’s not an actual definition or regulation for this term? Because that didn’t sit right with us, and because our aim is to make products for people with really sensitive skin, we decided to send a bunch of them off to be tested in an independent lab on 54 people who reported having sensitive skin. The results were given on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being no irritation or redness and 5 being a reaction. We’re happy to report that other than one person who had a reaction to the adhesive on the patch and another who found the patches painful to remove, all subjects reported 0 for redness and irritation for all the products we sent for testing. To check out the full report and summary of the test we did on this product, click here.

'Fragrance' is listed as one of the ingredients in this product. What does this mean?

When we first started making products, we used a blend of essentials oils to give them a lovely fragrance. But many people have severe reactions and allergies to them, even in small amounts. As a result, and because we make products for people with sensitive skin, we took them out of most products. Instead, we helped to develop a special kind of fragrant oil, whereby each component in it is less than the EU allergy threshold. This is how we can have a pleasant-smelling product without the reactions. The scents we use are proprietary blends from the company we get them from, and we’ve had no reactions since we made the switch. Also, of course, it is free from phthalates, which is the main concern in fragrances.

FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM

We might not have words like "Earth", "Nature" or "Enviro" in our name, but we think we're one of the most environmentally friendly skincare companies around. We're always looking for new ways to keep reducing our environmental hoof print, and because this planet means the world to us, we've stepped up our commitment to it and part of that includes RECYCLING.

While all our packaging is recyclable, the reality is that a lot of the rubbish we put in our recycling bins is not kerbside recyclable. That's why we've partnered with TerraCycle to launch our Free Recycling Program. We did this to help all our customers ensure that their empty MooGoo bottles and bits get a new lease on life.

This program is free to join and easy to use. Ready to give it a 'GOO and make an impact? That's MOO-sic to our ears. How does it work? So glad you asked. In 4 simple steps you can make help us make a MOO-ve to less in landfill. Sign up today!

Shipping & Returns

Order Processing

All orders are dispatched from MooGoo HQ within 5 business days of receiving payment.

Standard Shipping – Excluding international shipments

Orders under $50 (based on cart subtotal) will incur a $7.90 standard flat-rate shipping charge.

Orders over $50 (based on cart subtotal) qualify for free standard shipping.

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Orders under $50 (based on cart subtotal) will incur an $11.90 flat-rate express shipping charge.

Orders between $50-150 (based on cart subtotal) will incur a $5.00 flat rate express shipping charge.

Orders over $150 (based on cart subtotal) qualify for free express shipping.

Returns

MooGoo has a 100% customer satisfaction policy. If you’re not satisfied with any product(s) you purchased from our website, we’ll happily organise a refund or exchange. Requests for returns and exchanges should be made within 60 days of the original order date and the product(s) must be substantially unused.

Read more on shipping and returns in our terms and conditions.

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  • G
    Georgia
    Verified Buyer
    2/25/24
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Scalp loves it, hair doesn't.

    So this is great for my sebhorreic dermatitis, but due to how it changes my hair's texture, I can't continue to use it. It makes my hair feel very heavy and a weird texture. It takes nearly all day for my hair to fully dry and it feels gross to the touch during this period. Its very effective at keeping the scalp healthy but unfortunately the way it effects my hair is just not worth it to me.

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    MooGoo EU
    2/28/24

    Hay Georgia,
    We're glad to hear that our product has been effective in managing your seborrheic dermatitis. However, we're sorry to hear about the negative impact it's had on your hair texture and drying time. We understand how important it is for you to feel comfortable with your hair, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Your feedback is valuable to us, and we'll take it into consideration as we continue to improve our products. Please also feel free to reach out to our customer service team via the email info@moogoo.com.au so we can hoof over a refund or replacement product for you.

  • KB
    Kerry B.
    Verified Buyer
    What is your age range? 55-64
    What is your hair type? Curly, Uncoloured
    What is your scalp condition? Dry
    Product Standouts Gentle, Curl Friendly, Good For Dry Hair, Great Ingredients
    2/25/24
    What is your age range? 55-64
    What is your hair type? Curly, Uncoloured
    What is your scalp condition? Dry
    Product Standouts Gentle, Curl Friendly, Good For Dry Hair, Great Ingredients
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Itchy flaky scalp be gone!

    It took just one wash with this little wonder to cure my flaky itchy summer sun dried out scalp. Give it a go and don’t let the lack of suds stop you - this is a winner!

    Product QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ResultsRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • KS
    Karen S.
    Verified Buyer
    2/24/24
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this!

    I started using MooGoo when I lived in Asia. I was so glad to see it here in the US so I can use it again. It is great for sensitive skin.

  • KV
    Kristin V.
    Verified Buyer
    2/23/24
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great for my scalp!

    I have a flaky/oily scalp that is irritated very easily. This helps a lot and can now wash my hair less often!

  • EB
    Emma B.
    Verified Buyer
    What is your age range? Over 65+
    What is your hair type? Straight, Uncoloured
    What is your scalp condition? Inflamed - Psoriasis/ Eczema
    Product Standouts Even Coverage, Gentle, Moisturizes, Strengthens, Great Ingredients
    2/22/24
    What is your age range? Over 65+
    What is your hair type? Straight, Uncoloured
    What is your scalp condition? Inflamed - Psoriasis/ Eczema
    Product Standouts Even Coverage, Gentle, Moisturizes, Strengthens, Great Ingredients
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best all round shampoo

    I love this shampoo because is leaves my greying hair soft silky and with body. Espcially good after swimmming in the chlorinated pool at the AIS thank you...never loeaves my hair smelling like chlorine and is gentle on face and body when it is rinsed off.

    Product QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ResultsRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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