Post # 1
Anyone else have a buildup problem? I have very, very fine hair, but I have a TON of it and I end up with a massive build up problem. My hair looks guant and greesy if I use the wrong shampoo, plus it actually gets crunchy, ewww!
I’ve started having to buy very, VERY expensive shampoo to solve it. It sucks spending 20-25 dollars for a tiny bottle of shampoo, but the build up problem stops and my hair feel lovely and clean. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for cheaper shampoos solutions?
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
lawyerchick13: I also have thick but fine hair and I was told years ago by a hairdresser that if you’re going to buy cheap shampoo to buy Tresemme. I have always had good luck with it. About once every two weeks I also wash with Head & Shoulders to control dandruff. Maybe occasional use of a dandruff shampoo will help strip your hair?
Post # 3
I haven’t tried it on my hair because I have very very dry hair and never shampoo it…. but I do use apple cider vinegar on my face everyday and have heard that it does wonders for hair. A girlfriend of mine uses it and her hair never looks bad.
Here’s a “how to”
Post # 4
Definitely been there! I just switched brands and make sure to stay away from anything that says moisturizing or body enhancing as they tend to coat your hair. Neutrogena has a shampoo to remove build up that works quite well, I wouldn’t use it everyday as I think that would be drying.
I also do an apple cider vinegar rinse twice a week (1tbsp:2tbsp water). You can either let it sit for ten minutes before you shampoo or ten minutes after you shampoo. Makes your hair really shiney!
And $25 is crazy for a small bottle!! I get large one of those big bulk bottles of salon shampoo for $30. Try a beauty supply store (I go to a Chatters outlet when they have shampoo sales).
Post # 5
lawyerchick13: add some baking soda to your shampoo and it’ll take the gunk out of your hair. I strictly use baking soda and water to clean my hair and white vinegar and water to condition it, and i dont get gunk for days. Research baking soda for hair and you’ll see positive results,
Post # 7
Yessss I have that problem with most shampoos! Pantene Pro-V volumizing shampoo and conditioner work really well for me. I only put the conditioner on the bottom half of my hair.
Post # 8
lawyerchick13: When I get build up I use Ouidad water works clarifying shampoo. I wouldn’t call it cheap but it does an amazing job of getting the gunk out. I use it occasionally. I also tried Prell, which is very inexpensive, and it did a great job too, but I wasn’t crazy about the aroma.
Post # 9
A hairdresser got me into using Prell, which you can get at Walgreens or some place like that. It’s super cheap and can be used once a week or so to help remove build up. He also got me to stop using Panteen products altogether, because they cause so much buildup. While my hair was wet, he scraped it with some tool (i think a part of the scissors), and I was so grossed out to see the literal buildup on the scissors caused by my Panteen shampoo and conditioner. It looked like snot or something.
Post # 10
i use tresemme and love it – i used to use only aveda and honestly, haven’t noticed a difference other than i miss the eucalyptus smell of aveda!
also – buy a bottle of neutrogena clarifying shampoo and use that once per week, that should solve your issue.
both are less than 10 dollars per bottle and without being a dick, my hair is what people compliment me most on 🙂
Post # 11
There’s a brand called Live Clean that I’ve started to replace my Tresemme with. It’s 98% organic and it works really well, no buildup whatsoever. I would recommend their apple cider shampoo.
Post # 12
lawyerchick13: I second for the apple cide vinegar reccomendation. I just keep a water bottle in the shower with the vinegar (diluted with water). After you condition, pour some on your head and then rinse like you would after shampooing. It removes all build up and your hair will feel really soft and detangled. Don’t worry, it doesn’t make your hair smell like vinegar either. Easy and super cheap!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Believe it or not Herbal Essences for color treated hair ( in the pink bottle) has been great and left my hair really clean. I tried it on a whim when I needed really cheap shampoo in a pinch and had great results. Also I’m not sure if you do this, but wash your hair twice! Lather. Rinse. Lather. Rinse. I noticed that my stylist always does that and I just started that routine and it makes a difference.
Post # 14
lawyerchick13: I use Vidal Sassoon and I really like that but in college I used to use just whatever shampoo, Aussie or Herbal Essences, whatever and I got horrible horrible build up so I bought a cheap bottle of suave clarifying shampoo for like 3 dollars and washed my hair with that every 4-5 days or so and that did the trick for me! good luck.
Post # 15
Paul Mitchell clarifying shampoo. Or paul Mitchell shampoo three. Im a stylist and its what we us at my salon.