(Closed) Inexpensive Good Shampoo ?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Pantene Pro-V all the way.  It’s the best I’ve used, and it’s pretty cheap.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You can still stick to no-name and heal your hair. The build up is preventing nutrients and moisture from really penetrating the hair, so first thing you need to do is get a clarifying shampoo. It should strip the buildup off. Condition as per usual. You shouldn’t use the clarifier every day because it will also strip natural oils after a while. I like to use regular shampoo for three days then a clarifying one then back to regular.

 

Every now and again (maybe weekly until your hair is healthier), wash with the clarifying shampoo, but don’t condition. This part sounds crazy, but it works. Massage coconut oil into your hair, and use a hair dryer on low heat to help the oil get deep into the hair. If you can stand it, leave the oil on overnight. The next morning, wash and condition as per usual. This is my cheap deep moisturizer treatment, and it works wonders on my hair. Cheers!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FrenchNewlyWed:  I’m a cheapo and use Suave, ha. I mean all it needs to do is strip the build up, which is nothing fancy. In the past, I’ve also used Garnier’s clarifier with good results. As for my daily shampoo, honestly I just tend to get what’s on sale with the major brands. We live in a really dry environment, so I buy moisturizing/humectrant stuff.Ooo yay, so you already have a hair mask! A friend once gave me one, and I loved what it did for my hair but couldn’t justify buying it again on a poor grad student’s budget. That’s when I found out about coconut oil.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i really like garnier fructis – i’ve been using it for ages and i love it 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Stuff like Suave, Pantene, etc. is usually really bad for your hair. Pantene is full of chalk and silicones that just make your hair look nice, but don’t actually do anything good for it. I’ve never had good luck with Suave–it’s always wrecked my hair. :

Not sure what’s available in France, but I highly recommend Redken All Soft. It’s probably out of the price range that you’re looking at, but my other go-to recommendation is  way more expensive. Orrrrrrr, if it’s available there, Organix brand is great. I highly recommend their argan oil line, especially the deep conditioning mask and the penetrating oil.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My faves are : organic care, tresseme, nioxin and swarzkopf hair repair. and theyre all drugstore brands.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would be a mess without my Head&Shoulders! And I don’t have dandruff, it just keeps my hair SO clean and SO healthy!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@BrandNewBride:  Head & Shoulders for me, too!  Except I do have dandruff, which is a bummer, because I’d like to try other shampoos, but my hair & scalp are so happy with H & S that I don’t bother.  I also use the 2-in-1 kind because I’m too lazy to shampoo AND condition my hair.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used to be the same way as you, OP.  I used to buy the cheapo drugstore brand shampoos and conditioners.

 

I finally wised up once I was in my 30s.  I did the math– and the salon brands actually last longer for me (I now only shampoo 2-3 times a week vs everyday with the cheap stuff.)

 

Here’s my tips for great hair:

1.  Get a good cut.  There’s no way you can repair split ends.  Hair is dead folicle, so once the ends are damaged, time for them to go.

2.  Don’t shampoo every day!!  Ever wonder why there are so many men with thinning hair or bald heads?  Men typically shampoo every day.  Shampoo (no matter the brand) is damaging to hair and strips away essential oils.

3.  LIMIT heat processing.  I wash my hair at night, when I wake up in the morning its dry.  I maybe use a curling iron once a week, if that.

 

There are a gazillion different brands out there- the trick is to finding WHICH product suits your hair needs.  For me, I switch S & C with the seasons.  My hair needs more moisture in the winter when the humidity is low– but I can then switch to a lighter conditioner in the summer. When you’re getting a haircut– ASK your stylist for their recommendation!  They are trained in this.

 

My fave shampoo– Biolage ultra hydration.  In the winter I am prone to dry scalp.  Many people mistake dry scalp as dandruff– dry scalp is white little flakes, dandruff has an odor and has a yellowish hue to it.  STEER CLEAR of dandruff shampoos if you do not have dandruff.  Dandruff is actually quite uncommon.

 

I’ve also had good luck with Redken and Nexxus.  Again, the trick is buying the correct shampoo and conditoner for your type of hair and using it properly.  So many people glob on the conditioner– leave it OFF your scalp if possible.  I’ve noticed a dramatic downturn in the occurence of dry scalp on my hair if I keep the conditioner OFF my scalp.

 

You can also visit a Trade Secret or Beauty Mart of Sally if you have one of those.  The sales people can usually help you select great mid-range products to try.

 

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have used Dove products for years. Love them and have never had any issues.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I use Suave Professionals, they are just a litle bit more expensive, and my hair is exactly the same as when I spend 4x as on Aveda. 

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