I do not dye nor perm my hair and rarely use styling products so I would say that my hair is on the healthy side. It's neither particularly oily nor dry but shampoos and conditioners can cause my hair and scalp to become oily dry. My hair is thinner than regular Japanese hair but thicker than blond hair. Texture-wise, it is smooth, shiny, and slightly wavy but it flattens right away and the lack of volume is especially apparent now that it's humid. Over the past few weeks, the hair near my scalp (but not the scalp itself) had become sticky and very flat, as though some hair product had not be properly washed out. What was even more bizarre was that the more thorough I was washing out the shampoo and conditioner, the worse it got. Maybe it was a silicone build-up. I don't know. But I decided to try out the Nature Smooth shampoo and conditioner first, hoping that it would clear up that sticky residue in my hair.
Nature Smooth contains a seaweed-brown algae extract mix and has a white flower scent. I was a little disappointed because what I used to love most about Asience was their signature scent but the white flower fragrance is a pleasant and refreshing change from the usual shampoo/conditioner smell. Nature Smooth did a very good job of cleaning up the sticky build-up and my hair felt much lighter and had more bounce when it dried. Unfortunately, it also left my hair a little dry but that is probably because the shampoo is designed for oily hair and my hair is not usually oily. But I was so pleased being sticky-free that I am considering using Nature Smooth either regularly or occasionally so I won't have to worry about having overly flat hair again.
Inner Rich is closer to the original Asience shampoo and conditioner. It contains royal jelly extract and has a flower fruit scent. My hair felt smoother and thicker after using the Inner Rich products and I think the line would work well for those looking to fortify their overly processed and damaged hair. Unlike the original Asience shampoo and conditioner, Inner Rich did not leave my scalp or hair oily but I did notice my head itched a little as my hair dried. I am happy that Asience has changed their formulas to target specific hair conditions though not completely satisfied with Inner Rich or Nature Smooth, but my experiences with the two were pleasant enough for me to consider investing in Nature Smooth's shampoo and conditioner.