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What is a less-expensive alternative to Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo?

I really like Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo. It smells nice and refreshing, and does good things for my hair. It used to be an somewhat expensive indulgence, but the price has doubled over the last few years for no apparent reason and now I can't come close to justifying it. Does anyone have a good recommendation as a substitute? I have tried most everything Costco carries, as well as this lavender shampoo (which seemed pretty harsh to me).
posted by carpographer on May 8, 2014 - 18 answers

Over-the-counter soap or lotion to get the bedbugs and fleas?

I don't know if there's bedbugs in the sheets, or if it's fleas (because we sleep with the dog in the bed), but my skin itches, and I'd like an over-the-counter soap to try to wash them away. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Apr 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Why does my hair get cleaner when I shower at my friend's house?

Hi. My hair always has felt icky and grimy when showering at home. It's almost like there is a buildup of residue in my hair. I have tried many different shampoos. I showered at my friend's house the other day, and my hair felt clean for the first time in a while. I could literally feel the difference as I shampooed. My hair stayed clean for days, whereas at home I would have to wash it every day. I tried my friend's shampoo at home with the same icky residue feeling, so I know that it is not the shampoo; the only other reason I can think of would be the water. I don't know much about this. Could shower water be an issue, and is there anything I could try to fix the problem?
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Apr 2, 2014 - 14 answers

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

Name That Late 90's Shampoo-Filter!

Asking for a friend: "I am more that a little embarrassed at how much time I spent trying to figure out what shampoo/conditioner I used to use in the late '90s. It came from the grocery store; the kind I got was in a light blue cylindrical bottle, with this weird cap where you pulled the whole thing up but the middle stayed down. It smelled SO GOOD -- a faintly citrus, faintly marine smell. If I could find it I would pay like $30 on ebay for a bottle just so I could reverse-engineer that smell." Any ideas, Hive?...
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 28, 2014 - 11 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

Leather + shampoo =?

Shampoo spilled in my suitcase. My leather boots and leather pumps were stained. I tried absorbing the shampoo but the stains are still there. Home remedies? Take to dry cleaner? Cobbler? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 22, 2013 - 4 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

Is Bissell carpet shampoo worth it?

We just rented a Bissell carpet cleaner and the shampoo was $22 per 32 oz. bottle. Over on the shelf they have some other brand for $10. I think I know the answer to this, but is the Bissell shampoo really better? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jun 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Why are shampoo labels more often than not in English & French?

Now my guess is that it's so they can sell the same thing in both the U.S and Canada but why does this seem to be unique to shampoo and not other products commonly found in the supermarket like detergent?
posted by zeoslap on Jan 22, 2013 - 15 answers

Pantene or Ponds?

Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
posted by asockpuppet on Jan 12, 2013 - 21 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

How to test pH of skin?

How would one test the pH of skin? And other questions related to the pH of skin, shampoo, and conditioner. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on May 11, 2012 - 9 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

Detangling Super Straight Fine Hair

I'm looking for advice on a detangling product for super straight, fine, long hair. [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Nov 6, 2011 - 28 answers

But I like baby shampoo!

Is baby shampoo really bad for adult hair? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Oct 29, 2011 - 36 answers

Questions for the crunchy.

Looking for good (i.e., valid, not just feel-good) natural/organic health and beauty resources - blogs, websites, or books. Asked another way, the facial oil cleansing method and its equivalents seem great! But do they actually work, and where can I learn more? [more inside]
posted by xaire on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

I don't want my chair to smell like shampoo! I want it to smell like a chair!

How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Jul 27, 2011 - 5 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

Tasteful personal care items for a guy.

What personal care items do you recommend for a guy looking to treat himself? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Jul 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Sulphate vs. Selenium Sulfide

Silly question, I must wash my hair with a sulphate-free shampoo because I have my hair straightened (this was my question about that) can I still use Selsun Yellow whose active ingredient is Selenium Sulfide?
posted by moody cow on Jun 14, 2011 - 7 answers

My new name: Fabio.

Should I wear axe bodywash? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 13, 2011 - 97 answers

Shampoo me!

Help me find a better shampoo. [more inside]
posted by Dojie on Apr 14, 2011 - 37 answers

Help me become a natural beauty

Help me become a natural beauty! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Mar 21, 2011 - 31 answers

help flushing eye

My girlfriend doused her eye in shampoo, and now she's in agony. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 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

Clean start

What are your favorite not-so-expensive facial soaps, shampoos, conditioners and/or body washes? (If you can order them from Amazon that is a big, big plus!) [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Aug 4, 2010 - 50 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 can I use for my dandruff/dry scalp?

I need help with a Dandruff/Dry Scalp conundrum? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Feb 20, 2010 - 21 answers

Math Makes My Brain Smoke

OMG it turns out I really do need to know algebra. Mr. Farnsworth, you were right: I should have paid better attention in math class! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jan 14, 2010 - 17 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

Shampoo Causing Acne

I think I self-diagnosed that my shampoo has been causing minor to moderate acne on my forehead and near my front hair line for sometime. Should I substantially reduce my shampoo usage (and not smell as nice), or are there more natural shampoos I should experiment with? I am a man with short hair. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Thick + Thick = Thin?

What happened to my Shampoo? I mixed two different Shampoo brands about 70/30 and liked the resultant mixture. The next time I mixed them 50/50 and overnight the mixture lost all it's "thickness" (viscosity, I guess) and still works fine, but is as thin as milk if not thinner. [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Oct 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Natural Dry Scalp 'killer' shampoo.

I'm currently suffering from a moderate bout of dry scalp (not dandruff). Could someone recommend a natural shampoo, free of SLS's, etc, that will combat dry scalp?
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Anyone know the scents used to create the Kiehls "Ultimate Man" Body Scrub Soap?

Calling all sniffers, Does anyone know the different smells that go into getting Kiehls wonderful scent for their "Ultimate Man" Body Scrub Soap? [more inside]
posted by Mesach on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Philosophy's 3-in-1's as shampoo

Philosophy's 3-in-1's as shampoo: what are your experiences? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 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 avoid smelling like a hacky sack all-star.

I'd like to start using more natural bath and body products, but I don't want to smell like flowers or hippies. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Apr 19, 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

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