What’s Your Favorite Shampoo?

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Favorite shampoo

Do you have a favorite? Mine’s Bumble & Bumble’s Gentle ($20) because it’s really hydrating and never strips the color, but I’m looking to try something new.


A few good drugstore shampoos to try

What’s your favorite shampoo, and why do you like it?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Briana says:

    I’m staying in.
    I used to use Pureology.
    Now I don’t use shampoo. I’ve been using 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 cup of warm water, I massage it through good, and then rinse with vinegar [mix 1:3 with water]. I started in January and my hair is amazing. No split ends left, its super shiny, super soft, and it feels awesome. I still use some of my pureology conditioner on the ends because they’re still dry from being dyed so much. Its also helped my scalp out a bit, it hasn’t totally fixed my problem but its made it less annoying!
    When I went to my hairdresser she used normal shampoo and conditioner on my hair, not sure what brand, and when I washed my hair with my normal solution two days later it was sooooo dry and parched. My hair just felt like straw. Now that I’m back to using the baking soda its starting to feel good again.

    Briana´s last blog post..Long overdue…

  2. Caroline says:

    Paul Mitchell Shampoo One. I’ve used it forever, and my mom has been using it even longer, so it’s old school! I have fine, straight hair that gets greasy quickly, so I need a shampoo that is super-cleansing and won’t leave any build-up. It’s great for everyday use, doesn’t strip my color, and it smells like coconut.

    Staying in tonight to work on my English honors thesis. The rough draft is due this weekend, eek!

  3. Citrine says:

    I used to love the old version of clairol herbal essense shampoo with the floral packaging…the new one is so much runnier and the newest one with ribbon have even less product…

    Beside that, there is a new drugstore brand just called “Vitamin” with a bottle shaped like a sport water bottle…it smells pretty yummy, so I am planning to stick to it.

  4. Anne Marie says:

    Right now I’m using Infusium Volumology shampoo & conditioner and Repairology. My hair loves it. Thanks for your tips!
    Staying in tonight & watching an Adam Sandler movie.

  5. Lily says:

    ^a lot of people use just water to wash their hair. it’s good for ya, if you keep it up. I don’t think I can though.
    I’m staying in..I just got off work so I’m like zzzz soon. lol

    It seems no matter how many conditioners/shampoos I try, I always Always go back to Dove. It just makes my hair super soft, shiny, and silky. and It doesn’t weigh my hair down.
    I’m currently using a LUSH shampoo bar, and Dove conditioner. the results are quite amazing. (compared to when I use tresemme when I’m at my dorm, my hair is dry, gross and uncomb-able)

    Lily´s last blog post..In the Mood for Paint-ing.

  6. Wendy says:

    I use the shampoo and conditioner from S factor, (Tigi) I love the fragance, papaya, and its specially for colored hair. As a hairtreatment I use the Strokes from Lush retro, love the fragance and it makes my hair shiny!

    Hugs from the Netherlands!

  7. Karen B says:

    I think I’m pretty lucky hair-wise. I usually use Elseve from L’Oréal for coloured hair, both shampoo and conditioner (I think you call it Vive or Vive Pro or sth in the USA) and it’s been really good for my hair.
    I’m currently using a cheap local Swedish shampoo though but together with my regular conditioner and it’s great.

    By the way, do you know Swedish make-up brand The Make Up Store?

  8. Eru says:

    I’m pretty much a Tigi/Redken user. I love Redken’s Color Extend shampoo or Superstar and Self-Absorbed by Tigi. 😀 Most of the drugstore’s shampoos leave my hair feeling greasy, but if I had to choose I’d go with Dove 🙂 Just because it has an amazing scent! Hehehe~

    Eru´s last blog post..Waiting for…

  9. Marissa says:

    I’m a fan of Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship. It leaves my hair really soft and not greasy looking (which can be a problem with my oily hair).

    Tonight I’m staying in to study for comps and do other schoolwork. Sigh…lol.

  10. Charan says:

    I have a very sensitive scalp and I can only use herbal essence or i get flaky scalp :(. But i do love them. Recently i have started using the 2 in 1 hello hydration and they are fantastic. I don’t even have to use conditioner after that. Not even expensive shampoo & conditioner suits me 🙁

    Charan´s last blog post..Review : Garnier Soft Nourishing Day Cream

  11. Sarahc says:

    I like Loreal Everpure color protecting shampoo and conditioner. I picked it up one day because of the pretty bottle and need something for color treated hair. I highly recommend it.

    Last night I stayed in and watched garbage on tv! 🙂

  12. I am a shampoo/conditioner whore! I switch brands almost every time I run out of whatever I am using. I have found myself going back to Rusk Brilliant shampoo and Calm conditioner many times over the last 15 years or so. I have fine hair that’s colored so I need some gentle shampoo and not heavy conditioner. Funny story, I LOVE the smell of Matrix Biolage shampoo/cond so even though last time I used it, it was too heavy for me, I wanted to try it again. So I got it and used it but the conditioner weighed my hair down SO MUCH it might as well have been lard! I gave it to my friend with thick hair 🙂

    Oh I have to also say I LOVE Loreal Kerastase stuff also, but it’s soooo expensive!

  13. Nessa says:

    I agree with Vampy Varnish, I change shampoos a lot! I have been sticking with L’oreal Vive Pro Glossy Shine for fine hair shamp/cond. I have very fine hair and I am obsessed with shiny hair! When I am out of this, the next set I have up is Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship. I really want to grow my hair out long long long… I just don’t want it to all look dead, y’know? I’ve been trying to keep up with getting trims every 6 weeks. My hair is about 2 inches past my shoulders. I thought the long term relationship would help out.
    Wish me luck! 🙂

    Nessa´s last blog post..Dazzlepuss Dazzleglass Giveaway @ Temptalia

  14. Amanda says:

    i’m with vampy and nessa-another memember of the shampoo A-D-D club, always switching. I did really like the Korres bottle I just finished, and have been impressed with the new loreal everpure I just started. Other brands I fall back on are kiss my face and MOP. as for conditoner, I like pureology’s…and “?” still searching for good one-I have really fine, thin hair but it tends to get dry ends. so I need something that doesn’t weigh my hair down but has a lot of moisture.

  15. Meaghan says:

    Right now I am using Kerastase which is amazing! Its ridiculously expensive but I don’t get split ends and it makes my hair feel like silk. I get dry scalp in the winter so I’ve been using the Bain Gommage followed with Bain Vital for a light conditioner. Because its so expensive I alternate with Aveda’s Scalp Remedies Shampoo with Pureology conditioner. Come spring time I’ll switch back to Bumble & Bumble’s Seaweed line (very mild!)

  16. Chris says:

    I usually have severl bottles going at once but here’s my faves:
    B&B Gentle. You posted that you love it too – I just wish it wasn’t so $.
    TIGI Superstar Sulfate free. Very moisturizing.
    Abba Molasses for clarifying when I have product overload.

    I use Marc Anthony color treated and Loreal Vive as alternates!

    Have you tried Samy Esencia line at Walgreen’s? The Vanilla texturizing creme is fantastic! No silicones.

  17. pouneh says:

    MY fav of all time is Nyle active deep moisturizing with aloe Vera extract..it is natural and organic VERY cheap….and i do not need conditioner even with OC’s horrible water…my hair is 3A-2a-b i can brush it and it goes wavy then straight, it is super easy to straight…and hardly event have frizzy look to it…i do however put natural oils(oilive or coconut) in it every week and wash is only once max twice a week. After reading how the not so natural and toxin things in shampoos can get absorb to ur brain and skin there is no way i am risking it 🙂 of course that is just me and in general natural products works better with me 🙂

  18. Erica says:

    I love Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco for the moisturizing powers, and Shiny solid from Lush (yellow puck), which leaves a polished shine without buildup. For a less pricey, effective and gentle clean, Head and Shoulders Sensitive Care with the blue swirls and Aloe Vera on the front.

  19. Solé says:

    I adore the Redken Color Extend collection. I have naturally ash blonde hair but for the past year and a half I’ve been darkening it to a rich auburn brown. With this shampoo, the color never fades between touch-ups and stays as bright and vibrant as the first day I color. The scent is a little strong for my taste but it does fade, so by the time I put on perfume it doesn’t mingle with it.

    I use the deep conditioning cream called Rich Defender but I think Redken may have changed the name to Rich Recovery. It’s really thick and creamy but it doesn’t weigh my hair down and it makes it so soft and silky afterward. I also use their Total Recharge spray (rinsing optional). I don’t rinse it. I spritz a couple of sprays into my hand and work it into my hair before adding hair product. I feel it adds an extra layer of protection. I have medium textured hair and even after applying styling products, my hair never feels weighed down.

    This summer I’m going to try Color Extend Sun, which has a bit of SPF in it and protection against chlorine. I’m really excited about it. I also like Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde shampoo and conditioner (it’s not just for blondes!) in the summer. It protects the color quite nicely and the intoxicating fruity scent is totally recharging on those icky hot summer days.

  20. Stef says:

    Right now I’m using Aveda Pureology and I hate it. It smells nice but leaves my hair feeling greasy and heavy. And it cost a lot! I’m going to go back to Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship. It smells heavenly and leaves my naturally wavy, non dyed hair, moisturized and shiny!

  21. Jenn says:

    I’ve started trying that new L’Oreal stuff- “EverPure.” It’s sulfate-free and 100% vegan, and made for colored hair. So far I like it a lot! It’s really gentle. My hair is noticeably healthier after using this stuff for awhile. And my color is actually lasting a little longer-WHOA! lol.

  22. Tami says:

    Right now I use Ojon Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. In tandem with their Restorative Hair Treatment it really helps my dry dry hair. But I am not above using other brands. There’s one from Dove that I’ve been longint to try.

    Hubby and I are going to catch Watchmen tonight and after that who knows lol, he’s full of surprises.

  23. Daya says:

    My favorite shampoo to use is Pantene Blonde Expressions. I also use Herbal Essences or Garnier Fructis Shampoo/Leave-in Condtioner.

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Briana,

    That’s an interesting hair concoction. Does the baking soda act like an exfoliant? And does the vinegar leave a scent? I am super curious to try this!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Caroline,

    PM Shampoo One! That’s an oldie but goodie. How did your rough draft go? All done?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Citrine,

    I loved the old school Herbal Essense smell… I wish they’d bring it back!

    I’ve seen the Vitamin shampoo and conditioner set. I think I’m going to try it, too. Let me know what you think of it!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Anne Marie,

    It’s been a minute since I’ve used Infusium. I remember really liking it, especially the smell.

    Random fun fact about Adam Sandler: he loves Hawaii. When he visits he often hangs out at this bar/restaurant nearby my in-laws house called Haleiwa Joe’s. 🙂

    How’s your weekend been?

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Lily,

    I do that a few days a week. Or, I use a light conditioner to “wash” my hair. It works wonders. I can’t give up shampoo totally… otherwise my scalp gets stinky.

    How was your Saturday? Did you have to work today?

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Wendy,

    I’ve smelled that shampoo at the store — YUM!

    Hugs back from SF!

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    I’ve never heard about The Make Up Store. Tell me about it!

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Redken makes great stuff. Have you ever tried their All Soft? It’s amazing!

  32. Karen B says:

    I don’t really know it either, it’s a store originally from Sweden. The finnish girls told me it has good quality but I don’t know. I feel like I’m in a trying-to-be-MAC store when I get there. I’ll buy an e/s and blush and tell you about the quality. I also need brush cleaner so I might try that too.

  33. Ali says:

    Giovanni Hair Care: smooth as silk deep moisturizing shampoo, I like it bc its organic and they dont test on animals! (its so hard to find a good relatively inexpensive shampoo and conditioner that doesnt..)

  34. RetroRiotGrrrl says:

    I like to use Burt’s Bees shampoos they don’t have any sulfates so they don’t strip out my color and they’re cheap!

  35. Kaili says:

    I ADORE the Fredric Fekkai Glossing Collection. The Shampoo, Conditioner, Glossing Cream, and Glossing Spray all leave my hair shiny, glistening, and perfect without looking greasy. My color looks amazing; it really brings out all the highlights my colorist puts in! My hair is super moisturized and soft too. Its like silk. I wash with the shampoo and conditioner, rub a dime sized amount of the cream through my damp hair, blow-dry my hair out, and spray with the glossing spray. Instantly stunning hair, no problem. It’s kinda pricey, but soooo worth it. I also use other brands but none compare. Aveda stuff is pretty good, but Fekkai takes the cake. All there lines are great, but for my thin, light blonde hair thats naturally pin straight, it works wonders.

  36. Briana says:

    Hey Karen, sorry it took me so long to get back lol.
    Nope, you only smell the vinegar a little bit when your hair is wet, after it dries its just super soft and shiny and just smells clean. I’m not sure if the baking soda works as an exfoliant or not, but I know it doesn’t dry out my scalp like most regular shampoo does

    Briana´s last blog post..Long overdue…

  37. Megan says:

    Lately I’ve been in a rotation of Nexxus Therappe (and Humectress) and the blue herbal essences hydrating one. I have opposites attract but I left it in the other bathroom for the winter because it didn’t feel like it was hydrating enough for me in winter – I’ll be back to using it more again soon…as well as the Freeman Naturals one too.

  38. I like natural handmade shampoo bars. They moisturize my hair and don’t leave residue like a lot of the store bought stuff.

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