SHAMPOO – organic or green recommendations?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@sarahuccs:  I use Desert Essence coconut shampoo and conditioner every day. My hair is dry.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@sarahuccs:  I usually use the no-poo method– dilute baking soda water, rub into hair like shampoo, rinse, then put cider vinegar water on like conditioner, let sit for a couple minutes, rinse. (Google no-poo mothod if you want the proportions/recipes for the solutions). I usually use normal conditioner on everyting but my scalp after I’ve rinsed out the vinegar, too. This works WAY better than any shampoo I’ve ever tried– almost all shampoos make my scalp very itchy and greasy after a day, and I prefer not to wash my hair that often since it is really long. The no-poo method leaves my hair super shiny and light and smooth, though if I don’t apply normal conditioner the ends get dry and frizzy.

I have an oily scalp but since my hair is very long, the rest of it is dry. 

The conditioner I use is made by Giovanni, which seems to be an environmentally responsible brand, as their products are only found in natural food stores. Their conditioners and leave-in conditioners are amazing. Their shampoos used to work well for my hair, but I think I’ve gotten moderately allergic to shampoo, so I don’t use it anymore.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Oh, and one particularly environmentally-friendly and organic brand of hair products is Aubrey. I don’t think much of their products though– the shampoos are often very drying and stripping, and the conditioners don’t do much and are hard to rinse out. At least, they were 5 years ago when I last used them– maybe give it a try since hopefully their formulas have improved since then?

Just curious: are you doing this because you are trying to find what might work for you, or are you doing market research? The way you phrased the questions made it sound like it might be market research, actually! 😉

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I use philip b and have used john masters organics

you have to be careful, 30% of the ingredients don’t have to be organic to be labelled organic

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@sarahuccs:  I know it isn’t perfect, but Aveeno has a fairly cheap sulfate-free shampoo.  It’s in a tall skinny bottle.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s near you, but if so…I use the “Tingle” (I’m not sure if that’s the whole name) shampoo and conditioner from there. I’m pretty sure it’s organic, and I know it’s sulfat free. I love the way it feels and smells!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s near you, but if so…I use the “Tingle” (I’m not sure if that’s the whole name) shampoo and conditioner from there. I’m pretty sure it’s organic, and I know it’s sulfate-free. I love the way it feels and smells. I have thick hair that can get kinda dry from coloring. And I have a lot of it! When using this product, I wash my hair every day (I can’t get away with skipping days unfortunately). 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I really like Acure. I get it from Whole Foods. I use the Orange bottles. I have wavy, mostly normal, but I frizzes (when it’s humid or dry, yeah all the time). I really like the Acure spray leave in conditioner. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@sarahuccs:  I use Burt’s Bee’s, I think it’s the shiny/smooth kind.  It’s not 100% natural but pretty close.  I have a very sensitive scalp to fragrances and dyes, etc. (like I would break out in a rash on my scalp with dandruff type flakes with any other shampoo than Burt’s), and I’ve used Burt’s for 10+ years with no problems.  I have pretty thick long hair.  Usually wash my hair every 2-3 days.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I use organix coconut.  I have super-sensitive skin and this smells amazing and is gentle.

Yes to Carrots is also quite good.  Both available at Target and drugstores.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I love Giovanni’s Tea Tree line… they carry it at Whole foods, Ulta, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls (although it’s not always on the shelves at TJ Maxx and Marshalls)

 

It’s even cheaper on Amazon but I usually buy it when I actually need it.

 

ETA: I have fine hair that gets quite oily (I look a mess if I haven’t showered in over 24 hours).

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@canuckandakiwi:  

@sarahuccs:  DH and I use Organix as well.  Most of the time, the coconut one, but we’ve ventured into some of the other variety as well. (But my fave is the coconut 🙂

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