April 14, 2011 12:43 PM Subscribe
Help me find a better shampoo.
I've traditionally bought shampoo and conditioner based on what I can get for cheapest (often free) with sales and coupons, and that worked well up until the last few years. Now my hair feels gross and looks dull no matter what shampoo/conditioner I use. When I get my hair cut, they always ask what I'm using, and point out that my hair feels gummy or waxy (which is true) and recommend whatever product they sell. I've tried both moisturizing products and clarifying products, and everything in between, but I haven't found anything that helps.
I have mostly straight (slightly wavy underneath) hair. It's very fine, but there's a whole lot of it, so I don't need to build body. It's slightly dry and the ends tend to get a little frizzy, but it gets greasy near the scalp pretty quickly. I don't shower daily - usually 3-4 times a week. It's not color-treated and I don't use a whole lot of heat-styling. I'm not interested in going no-poo. I recognize that I may have to spend more money than I'm used to, and I may need to go somewhere other than the grocery store to get it, but I'm pretty broke and not a pamperer by nature, so I'm not looking for something terribly expensive (I can't bring myself to spend $30 on a month's worth of shampoo).
Somebody, please make my hair pretty again!