Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & PicturesI’ve been wanting to try the Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo for several years.

Finally after picking up the bottle and putting it back on the shelf, it ended up jumping into my loving arms…and then into the Bath & Body Works paper shopping bag. ;)

The main reason why I was really interested in trying out this shampoo was because citrus scents are really energizing, and that’s exactly what I appreciate in the mornings, especially now that the weather’s getting much warmer.

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Pictures

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & Pictures

Bath and Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Ingredients & Review

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Ingredients

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & Pics

Claims: OKAY

Smells of mandarin & mango
X Moisturizes

Key Notes

  • Name: Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Amount: 355 mL (12 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $4 CAD on sale
  • Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website

Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review

Fragrance

To me, the Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo by Bath & Body Works smells mainly of mandarin, but sometimes I think I can smell a tinge of mango. (Perhaps it’s the power of suggestion? But, I really think it has a hint of it.)

The scent is invigorating and of moderate strength. And even after you rinse it out and dry your hair, a bit of the scent still lingers slightly. It’s pleasant, and it’s definitely not strong enough to compete with an eau de parfum that you may be sporting.

Lather

I really enjoyed how much this shampoo lathers. Okay, I know that the more a shampoo lathers, the worse it is for your hair because that means it’s harsh, but I can’t help associating a good lather with cleanliness. I enjoy the plentiful suds. :S

Efficacy

The Bath and Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo leaves my hair feeling very clean and fresh. However, it certainly doesn’t moisturize my hair. You see, my hair is a major troublemaker. And it’s very needy. The two make for a difficult combination. My hair needs intense moisture to have any noticeable effect.

When I used this solo (i.e. without any conditioner), my hair felt really dry. Then again, that’s the nature of my hair – I always need to use conditioner for it to feel soft, silky, and shiny.

Animal Friendliness

According to the label, the finished product isn’t tested on animals. However, that means that the unfinished product was probably tested on animals!

Pros

  • Energizing, fresh mandarin scent with a slight hint of mango
  • Leaves hair feeling clean
  • Scent lingers lightly & doesn’t compete with your eau de parfum
  • Finished product isn’t tested on animals
Cons

  • Doesn’t moisturize – you’ll need to follow up with a good conditioner

Final Verdict: 8/10

Overall, I enjoyed using this Bath & Body Works shampoo because it smelled great (a major plus when I take a shower in the morning and need to wake up) and it left my hair feeling clean.

Its moisturizing effect wasn’t strong enough for my hair, so I definitely need a good conditioner after using this or my hair feels like straw and gets tangled easily.

I would recommend you try this, though, because at just $4 a bottle on sale, it’s a good deal and it’s a pleasant scent.

What shampoo are you using now? Do you always use conditioner? How complicated or simple is your hair routine?

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6 thoughts on “Bath & Body Works Mango Mandarin Moisturizing Shampoo Review & Pictures

  1. Carmela

    The scent is enough to make me curious. It might find its way into my Bath and Body Works paper bag one day! I can never go without conditioner either. I’d become paranoid since that first winter where I had almost waist length hair that had to be chopped to just above the shoulder length because it had gotten so dry and was full of split ends because I didn’t use enough conditioner. Never again!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Have you ever tried any of their shampoos or conditioners? The first time I tried the moisturizing conditioner (it was the Warm Vanilla Sugar one), I was really surprised at how it made my hair shiny and soft. You don’t really hear many people rave about the haircare.

      Waist-length hair? Wow! I want to see photos! How long did it take for you to wash, dry, and style your hair? The longest I’ve ever grown my hair was to my ribcage. Back then, I used to wear it natural. (My hair is wavy-curly naturally, and then I’d put a little mousse in it to keep it from getting frizzy.) Now, I have shorter hair and flat iron it. Styling it straight is so much easier!

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      1. Carmela

        I haven’t actually. But I love the fragrances so I would totally want to try it if only for the scent. I used to love Herbal Essences back in early 200s/late 90s when they came out with that herbal line (it was in clear bottles) and it smelled fantastic, with the scent lingering the entire day. They discontinued it though and I’ve never found any other hair product that smelled just as nice. But apart from the smell, if it works, I’m definitely sold! I think I will give this one a go when visit the store next. (That Warm Vanilla Sugar one sounds just as yummy if it smells exactly like the body butters!)

        I’ve tried most lengths of hair but to be honest, keeping it long is actually less maintenance for me (as strange as it sounds!). If it’s being messy, I just pull it up in a ponytail or a bun and I’m good for the day. I usually take about 15 to 20 minutes to dry and style it. My hair right now is actually a couple inches shy of waist length again. And yes, flat ironing it straight is the easiest way to go! ;)
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        1. Mary Post author

          Do you remember the honey Timotei shampoos and conditioners from back in the 80s and 90s? I remember loving them in grade school. They used to be sold at Shoppers, but then they were nowhere to be found. It was one of my favourite scents ever. If I could find it now for a reasonable price, I’d buy it!

          The Warm Vanilla Sugar moisturizing haircare can smell a bit like sunscreen. Some people say that it smells like the beach. I can smell the vanilla, but it’s not a sweet kind like Vanilla Bean Noel. Oh gosh – I hope they come out with Vanilla Bean Noel shampoos and conditioners!

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  2. Marta

    I did buy the Coconut verbena conditioner after your tweet about this shampoo… I love it!!!! So surprising… but for me, a conditioner needs to moisturize, entangle and leave my hair smelling nice… and it does all three :D
    I tend to stick to department store brands, though I love adding a leave-in treatment to damp hair just to leave my hair smelling nice! :D
    I have to keep it simple during my current daily morning rushes… but for me, it all comes down to scent… the longer it lingers the better :D
    *I kind of sound creepy… without intending to* lol
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Woo hoo! Glad to hear that you’re loving the conditioner in that scent. That’s one of my friends’ favourite Bath & Body Works scent ever!

      Haha, I don’t think it sounds creepy at all. Now, if you said that you purposefully sniff other people’s hair (and strangers’ hair), then yes! :P

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