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Six weeks no-poo and I see Farrah in the distance...

I made the leap and stopped shampooing my hair six weeks ago, learned how a high pH can really mess it up and have almost found my outer Farrah. Enter the apple cider vinegar rinse. Do you do this? What is the right way? My approach needs finesse. No-poo MeFippies: help me tweak my routine. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Mar 26, 2014 - 28 answers

greasy hair

I have become annoyed recently in that I persistently find my hair greasy. I shower and shampoo about once a day. I have tried the counter-intuitive "shower less" route but that doesn't solve the problem, but makes it worse. I often shower at night and the next morning I go to work and find my hair greasy a few hours later. It's a lot better when I shower in the morning and blow dry it, but I don't want to do that forever. For reference, my hair is highlighted blonde (and growing out the color) and I use Aveeno's shampoo and conditioner. I wash my sheets regularly. My hair is wavy and not super fine. I am white. Not sure if anything else would be relevant about my habits and/or routine...happy to answer questions or take recommendations.
posted by pando11 on Jan 10, 2014 - 25 answers

Can you recommend a shampoo for my special-snowflake hair and scalp?

Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days?

Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I not shampoo every day?

My hair stylist told me I should shampoo just 2 times a week, and use conditioner at least that often. I usually shampoo every morning and only occasionally use conditioner. I have two questions about this. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Dec 2, 2012 - 39 answers

Help me be a mad scientist with my shampoo!

Calling all chemists and haircare junkies: is it possible to add salicylic acid and/or ketoconazole into a shampoo, rather than buying off-the-shelf shampoos with these ingredients in them? If so, how do I do this? If not how do I prevent over-washed and dried out hair? [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Nov 24, 2012 - 17 answers

Dry shampoo recommendations

Recommend to me the best dry shampoo! [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Nov 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Fragrant and glycerine-free hair care tips needed!

What are some fragrant, glycerin-free options for shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Sep 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Cue makeover montage

I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 13, 2012 - 59 answers

please help me fix my hair!

Hair care or product suggestions for very fine, long, straight, very oily hair? [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Apr 16, 2012 - 29 answers

The next stage of hair care?

Can you recommend me some -AWESOME- hair products? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Feb 9, 2012 - 33 answers

Wash this outta my hair!

Why have I developed a sudden greasy patch on my scalp? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Feb 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Evidence-based haircare?

Chemists: I'm using baking soda and vinegar to wash my hair. What exactly are they doing? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Jul 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Alternatives to Artec/L'Oreal Colorist?

My favorite color depositing shampoo has been discontinued. What alternatives do I have other than dying my hair every month? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Oct 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me take shorter showers

I have a new baby and taking a nice long shower is now a thing of the past. I've been using my husband's Pert Shampoo+Conditioner but it makes my hair feel dry and doesn't de-tangle well. Is there a combined shampoo+conditioner product that will actually make my hair feel nice after I use it? Bonus points for hypoallergenic or fragrance free.
posted by bq on Jul 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Are Salon Shampoos Really Only Sold At Salons?

Are the salon hair care products sold online and at drug and grocery stores the same products that are sold in salons? Has anyone checked this out in a lab? [more inside]
posted by justcorbly on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

What can I do to slow down the fading of my red hair?

Argh! I need a good color-restoring product for my (dyed) red hair. The products I've tried either didn't work at all or were difficult to use. My stylist suggested a toning shampoo in between salon visits but had no particular recommendations. I've tried a couple but haven't noticed any slow-down of the fading. What have you tried that worked? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Apr 1, 2010 - 18 answers

Need shampoo that is gentle on my scalp, but cleans my hair.

[Haircare filter] Looking for a gentle shampoo that won't irritate my scalp. I've used Aubrey Organics shampoos for decades. I like that they use simple ingredients without petroleum derivatives. But lately my scalp is getting irritated. Looking for simple shampoo that is gentle, but cleans well. I don't like synthetic fragrance. A light essential oil scent is ok. I'm looking for a formula with few ingredients. A long list of botanicals will likely include something I'm sensitive to. My skin doesn't tolerate shea butter. My hair is normal to oily.
posted by valannc on Mar 13, 2010 - 12 answers

What shampoo should I use after a keratin hair treatment?

I had one of those keratin/chocolate hair treatments done. What shampoo should I use now? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Dec 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Will my hair ever be the same?

Please help me replace my favorite shampoo (Aveda's Sap Moss), which is now discontinued. Have you tried their replacement line (Dry Remedy)? Have you found something better? [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Dec 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What's the deal with my hair?

How often should I wash my hair? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on May 6, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me keep my curls clean!

What shampoo works for you? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Jan 8, 2009 - 29 answers

Nursing Home/ Hair Care Filter: How can I wash her hair without actually washing it?

Nursing Home/ Hair Care Filter: How can I wash her hair without actually washing it? Is it possible to help my bedridden mother keep her hair clean without washing it? [more inside]
posted by lrkuperman on Dec 12, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I make shampoo out of soap bars?

There's this soap that I really like and leaves my hair glowing and feeling very clean. I would like to "melt" the soaps into a bottle so I can use it as proper shampoo, especially when I go to the gym. Does anyone know how this can be done?
posted by uauage on Oct 10, 2008 - 10 answers

And I don't even like tea tree oil. It smells like health food stores

What is the most "stripping", powerfully cleansing shampoo out there? Prell isn't enough. I need something that can remove a tablespoon of oil from a head of medium-length hair. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 36 answers

Help my poor cholrine-damaged hair!

Is there any shampoo + conditioner product that will help my hair not be so crappy after swimming? [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on May 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me find a shampoo that doesn't mess up my scalp

My scalp seems to react badly to most shampoos. I've only been able to use one brand (Pantene) for a while now. Help me figure out why/what to do? [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Apr 23, 2008 - 25 answers

So many shampoos, so much confusion

I need to know the truth: How often should I be using shampoo and conditioner, and what sorts of shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Mar 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Can I really wash my hair less?

Can I really wash my hair less? [more inside]
posted by sian on Feb 22, 2008 - 30 answers

I want to wear black shirts again.

Looking for an all-natural, hair-friendly, anti-dandruff shampoo. [more inside]
posted by Elmo Oxygen on Sep 20, 2007 - 16 answers

...lather burns my eyes; this liquid soap surprise!

Can you recommend a shampoo that will make my scalp tingle? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Aug 13, 2007 - 28 answers

Help me look even more like Little Orphan Annie

I'd like to find a reasonably-priced shampoo and conditioner for curly, color-treated hair. [more inside]
posted by hamster on Mar 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Why isn't this shampoo advertised?

This shampoo question reminded me of something that I saw in the store the other day. I saw a Sunsilk "line" that was all in Spanish and was in a fuchsia bottle labeled "Anti-Caida", which means, roughly, "Anti-Fall". [more inside]
posted by nekton on Aug 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Extra Gentle Shampoo / Conditioners for Color Treated Hair?

Is there an extra gentle, natural, or super-mild hair care product that I can use to wash my hair when it needs it? [more inside]
posted by sarahmelah on Mar 16, 2006 - 17 answers

On the one hand, my hair smells. On the other hand, I dont want to go bald trying to fix the problem...

On the one hand, my hair smells (I think because I wash it everyday). On the other hand, I dont want to go bald trying to fix the problem (ie. stopping washing it everyday which I think is keeping my follicles from dying off). [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jan 7, 2006 - 27 answers

two showers: conditioner both times?

If you take two showers a day, should you use both shampoo and conditioner both times? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Oct 9, 2005 - 39 answers

Personal Topiary

I have a rambling, multi-part question regarding hair, beards in particular, and hair care products. (Short version: what should I use to wash and possibly style my beard?) [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Jun 9, 2005 - 6 answers

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