Tried and Tested: Forest Magic Gugo Shampoo


The funny thing was, I bought this gugo shampoo while on vacation in Baguio, thinking that it was a Baguio product. What was I thinking? For one, I was thinking how much I needed to re-stock on shampoo pronto. Two, I was determined to buy a natural product. Three, I’ve always wanted to try gugo shampoo since I was a kid, except that the gugo that I saw decades ago was very raw and scary. Four, this bottled version seemed friendly. And last but not least, I bought a bottle because I wanted to help the folks at Good Shepherd in Baguio.

But as soon as I examined the fine print at the back, it turns out to be a product from (ta-daaah!) Antipolo City!

Don’t get me wrong through. Although I almost regretted buying this product, using it made me change my mind. It’s actually a good product. I’ve been using it for more than a month now, and I’m pretty happy about it.

The highlights:

1.  It has a very rich formula, as evidenced by the thickness of the liquid. It’s not runny, but a rich, gooey brown that assures us that the manufacturers didn’t scrimp on ingredients.

2. It lathers up quite nicely, so we can imagine how it cleans our hair thoroughly.

3. It leaves my hair soft, even without using conditioner. I’m happy that it does the job of cleaning my hair without stripping it off its natural oils.

4. It leaves a faint gugo scent on one’s head. The smell isn’t for everyone. It’s not as fragrant as flowers, but I don’t mind since the smell isn’t overpowering nor disgusting. It’s just…a smell that we can live with.

5. Gugo shampoo is supposed to be a great remedy for thinning hair. It’s also supposedly good for preventing dandruff. As for thinning hair issues, I can’t say much since I’m not balding yet. For preventing dandruff, I suppose it works since my hair has felt soft and squeaky clean since I used this Forest Magic gugo shampoo.


8 comments on “Tried and Tested: Forest Magic Gugo Shampoo

  1. Wow!!! Really makes me want to try it!! Although I’m not too sure I’d like the smell, so would the people around me. I’m very familiar with the gugo smell—coconut oil right?

  2. I also tried it and still using until now. Bought mine when I was volunteering in Pangasinan. Will it be weird if I say I like the smell and that I like the way they didn’t add much chemicals on it (the reason its natural smell fades easily) which is a good sign and a thumbs up since it will somehow not make our hair made of plastic. Will buy another bottle and might try the conditioner as well. Oh btw, my hair is so thin I was hoping it will make the miracle to make it thicker but no. On the other side it made the color darker black less hair fall and Michele is right you dont need that much conditioner. You can buy at ECHOstore online but I might check if its also available in there store at ETON Centris at QC Ave. 🙂

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