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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
posted by asockpuppet
on Jan 12, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Question about dreading my hair if I (think I might) suffer from seborrhoeic dermatitis (sort of like dandruff). [more inside]
posted by baphomet
on Nov 14, 2008 -
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 -