I just spent a week getting patch testing done at my local neighborhood Dermatologist. After five days of intense itching, I tested sensitive for cocamidopropyl betaine. It's in everything I use to clean myself. What can I use instead? [more inside]
Can you recommend a specific shampoo or conditioner that will make my hair smell great? (fwiw, I am a woman in my mid-20s, and I neither work nor live with people who are sensitive to fragrances.)
Can you please recommend a shampoo that will help me with my itchy scalp? No-poo is not an option - reasons why and other hair details inside. [more inside]
I am spending too much money on expensive rosemary shampoo, which so far has been successful at keeping my kids from getting lice, but costs too much. I have tried adding essential oil to unscented products to replicate the effect, but it doesn't work. Crafty scent-enthusiasts: what do I need to know to make my kids' heads reek of lice-repelling rosemary? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner since moving to the Drought State, aka California. Got any recommendations for stick-straight Asian hair that tends toward dry-frizz? [more inside]
I just learned that some kids I was visiting over the holiday have head lice. I have a beard that goes down basically nipple length. I'm going to get The Shampoo Of Shame for my head, but do I need to use it on my face hair also?
I can't tell if the new conditioner I tried (Kiehl's Superbly Smoothing Argan Conditioner) is awesome or if I think it's awesome just because it removed whatever build-up I had from my previous shampoo/conditioner routine. [more inside]
I've rotated through a ton of shampoo products in the past year, but my skin keeps breaking out. What to do? [more inside]
I have fond memories from the 90s of using a shampoo that came in a recyclable carton (milk carton-style), but I can't remember the detail that will help me locate it. It may have been cruelty-free or it may have carried an environmental message? I remember that it smelled a little sweet and the shampoo was similar to conditioner in consistency. The package may have been purple and green... Grasping at straws. Anyone remember? [more inside]
I like having nice hair, but I don't like spending over $20 each for shampoo and conditioner. I've gotten really good results with Living Proof PHD products, and am looking for similar drugstore products, hopefully in the $10-15 range. [more inside]
I'm looking to change my hair care regimen so that I can keep my hair thick and manageable as it typically is after not washing it for a few days. [more inside]
If your scalp flakes after using a dandruff shampoo does that mean the shampoo is effective? [more inside]
I have looked, on MeFi and elsewhere, and I still haven't found a shampoo or conditioner that will cleanse without stripping right down to the grey. More after the break. [more inside]
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).
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]
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?
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]
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?...
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.
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]
Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
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]
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?
Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
Why does my scalp go crazy if I stop shampooing for a few days? [more inside]
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]
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]
Recommend to me the best dry shampoo! [more inside]
What are some fragrant, glycerin-free options for shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
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]
How would one test the pH of skin? And other questions related to the pH of skin, shampoo, and conditioner. [more inside]
Hair care or product suggestions for very fine, long, straight, very oily hair? [more inside]
Can you recommend me some -AWESOME- hair products? [more inside]
Why have I developed a sudden greasy patch on my scalp? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice on a detangling product for super straight, fine, long hair. [more inside]
Is baby shampoo really bad for adult hair? [more inside]
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]
How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair? [more inside]
Chemists: I'm using baking soda and vinegar to wash my hair. What exactly are they doing? [more inside]
What personal care items do you recommend for a guy looking to treat himself? [more inside]
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?
Should I wear axe bodywash? [more inside]
Help me find a better shampoo. [more inside]
Help me become a natural beauty! [more inside]
My girlfriend doused her eye in shampoo, and now she's in agony. How can I help? [more inside]
My favorite color depositing shampoo has been discontinued. What alternatives do I have other than dying my hair every month? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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