Edit: It definitely varies depending on your hair type, hair length, scalp, lifestyle, etc. For me personally, as someone with short straight hair, I’ve found that cutting back really improves it. I still enjoy a quick shower everyday to feel clean amidst the pandemic (and for my girlfriend’s sake lol). Appreciate the feedback and input everyone, stay safe out there!
Hi everyone! Long time lurker first time poster here. Wetshaving has been a great hobby during quarantine and I've been ordering a lot of samples; but now I've got too many and did a den clean-out last weekend. I've got a few Maggard samples and a couple of Stirling items that aren't quite my thing so I want to share these back to this community :)
CONUS only please, shipping covered by me. Sorry to international users, but I want to keep shipping simple right now to avoid it getting lost in the mail with how delayed things are internationally.
Barrister & Mann - Reserve Cool - Maggard Sample
Barrister & Mann - Fougere Angelique - Maggard Sample
Ariana & Evans - Which One's Pink - Maggard Sample
Wholly Kaw - King of Oud - Wholly Kaw Sample
Stirling - Weekend in Malibu - Bath Soap Sample
Stirling - Iced Pineapple - Shampoo Bar
Keeping the karma requirement very low so hopefully some newer users can try out... keep reading on reddit ➡
...when you can use real poo?
Hi all! I’ve been using OGX for about 6 months now. Just found out it’s actually awful for your hair 🥺 I want to know what I should use instead!☺️
Before anyone starts, yes I know balanced diet is the first thing. And I know not every recommendation is going to be right for my own hair. I just want recommendations of shampoos you have used that helped with hair loss/growth.
I don’t understand people in the curly hair group (idk how to tag pages) not using shampoo and then wondering why their scalp itch and have buildup. one guy literally said he just want to use water for his hair but his scalp is starting to itch. I commented saying shampoo is Literally soap for your hair and would you take a shower without soap And people had the nerve to give me a thumbs down. I don’t understand don’t people know that your scalp is part of your body and that you have to Properly wash your scalp like you would do your body🤦🏽♀️
Hi guys, my partner and I are in two minds about this so looking for opinions, feedback and experiences.
We have in our Airbnb a bottle of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. A relatively nice, upmarket brand. My opinion is that a single, larger bottle is okay as long as it is relative full (would replace if less than half full say), clean on the outside and no dried bits at the opening. My theory is we are not a hotel, so it's a nice touch to have a nicer, upmarket, bigger bottle. As a girl, I appreciate nice shampoo and conditioner when I go away! My partner thinks it's not important what type of shampoo and conditioner it is (think someone who is happy with a 3:1 body wash / shampoo / conditioner type) and that it's better if we have those single use small bottles you get in hotels.
Both have their merits, I guess, so just seeing what everyone's thoughts are. We've tried sourcing small bottles of nicer products but it's hard!
Thanks for listening!
Title says it, my apartment is nice but the poor carpet takes such a beating from my dailies. I vacuumed it as best as I can and their are still dark spots in the carpet from coming in dirty/oily/etc.
Anybody have any recommendations before I throw some detergent on the floor and get to scrubbing?
[TW: Mentions of self-harm]
Have you ever gotten shampoo in your eye?
It hurts, right? Stinging, burning, just a lot of pain in a very sensitive place. Probably made you curse, and you complained about it later to a friend or family member who would commiserate with you on how much it sucks.
I suppose, in a way, that's what I'm doing with anyone who reads this. Looking for sympathy - and maybe, just maybe, for someone who understands. Because it's beyond physical pain, now, and I don't know what else to do.
Let me backup a bit.
My name is Alex. I'm 29. I work - well, I worked in a restaurant, before the lockdown. Currently unemployed. But it was my birthday a couple months ago, so my grandmother sent me some money, told me to buy myself something nice as a treat.
I like having my hair long, about shoulder-length, but pretty much every shampoo I've ever bought has had its issues. Made my hair too dry, too greasy, was too strong-smelling, couldn't cut through the buildup on my sc... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m looking to switch from the OGX shampoo to another sulfate free shampoo. I wash my hair usually every 3rd/4th day & noticed I tend to have build up (not sure if that’s what it’s called). I looked into the Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo as many ppl recommended in other posts. However, I read reviews of it stripping color from dyed hair?? Any alternatives?
Also please let me know some of your holy grail treatments for bleached hair! After I got my hair done I noticed it was harder for me to brush & had fall outs more often (it’s less now).
Hey! Just as the title says I’m curious to know what shampoo’s everyone has been liking recently, they can be co-washes, clarifying shampoos, sulfate free or non sulfate free, just any shampoo!
I’m super curious to see what you all like! :) <3
(I don’t have a personal favourite myself part of the reasons for this post lol)
I have tried quite a few brands such as Pacifica, Alba, Lush for shampoo. But all of the ones I have tried don't have SLS in them. I know that SLS isn't the best for the hair, but I only wash mine every few days. The vegan and cruelty free ones I have used don't seem to lather very well and I have to use a ton of product and lather/rinse my hair at least 4 times for it to feel clean. But on the first or second day after washing, my hair starts to get greasy. I never had this problem when using other shampoos that contain SLS in the past, so I'm thinking that a lack of it is causing the problem. But I am not going to go back to the old brands I used to use because they are not cruelty free.
Does anyone know of a good shampoo that is vegan and cruelty free that contains SLS?
I know it’s a tall order, but I refuse to skimp out on buying vegan and CF unless I absolutely have to, and unfortunately my scalp won’t tolerate anything that feeds malassezia yeast. I’m also trying really hard to stick to the Curly Girl Method, but I’d be willing not to if it came down to it. The only shampoo I know of that fits the bill is the one I’m currently using, DERMA E’s Scalp Relief Shampoo, but I think it might be breaking me out on my back and neck. The conditioners that I’ve used recently, Kinky-Curly’s Knot Today and Not Your Mother’s Blue Sea Kale and Pure Coconut Water Sea Minerals Conditioner might also be breaking me out, too, so any recommendations for either would be really appreciated.
Edit: Somehow I missed the fact that the shampoo I’m currently using is actually NOT fungal-safe. Maybe they reformulated it or something. Either way now I really need shampoo recommendations because the only other shampoo I know of that I could use is Jessicurl’s Gentle Lather Sha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Seeing lots of posts about how bad drugstore hair products are. I would love to get some better quality products but what brands are best? And why? Thanks!
Two days ago I ran low enough on my huge bottle of Pantene that the pump would no longer output product, but there was still a decent layer of shampoo at the bottom that I didn't want to let go to waste. So I unscrewed the cap, diluted it a bit with water to lower the viscosity, and poured the shampoo straight onto my head—and, as I probably should have expected, ended up pouring way too much (there was probably more lather than hair on my head). As a result, when I washed the shampoo out, my hair felt super dry and tight, like a literal and very unpleasant embodiment of "squeaky clean." To attempt to compensate for this, I also used probably about 5x the normal amount of conditioner (again, some generic Pantene stuff).
I figured that would be the end of it and my hair wouldn't be all that different (I've got straight, unstyled hair, so the extent of my haircare routine is to wash every 2 days, air dry, and comb) but for the past 2 days my hair has been AMAZING. Like, it's soft, it'... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, I need to give the background story to this... I'm 99% certain that my vacation hair looks its best. Even though I sleep on the same positions, as i do at home, at AirBNBs/hotel beds and pillows, my hair seems to have the right amount of volume and no creases or flattened parts the next morning..or if I do a quick rinse on my bangs and crown and round brush blow-dry with mousse, the volume seems to stay very well throughout the day.
Back at home, one side of my hair always gets flattened (side sleeper) and I don't get the beautiful effortless vacation hair. If I heat-style on dry hair with a round brush...my hair gets too flat and sleek for my liking, so whenever I get ready, I need to give my bangs and crown area a quick rinse, add mousse then round brush dry it..but i don't get the same results as my vacation hair. I've been using the Kirkland shampoo, purple shampoo and volumizing conditioner from winners for several months and also tried the OGX bamboo fibrefull conditioner.... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have yet to (in my entire life) find a shampoo/conditioner combo that I look forward to repurchasing.
I have medium length, thick and wavy hair. I would say I’m moderately prone to frizz. I only wash my hair a few times a week and don’t have many (if any at all) hair “needs.” Just looking for a quality shampoo with good ingredients, a nice smell, doesn’t strip my hair & keeps me coming back.
also wavy and prone to dandruff. I'm currently using Shea moisture weightless hydration which made my hair look beautiful for the first few weeks but now it just gets oily really fast (and I do use a clarifying shampoo regularly) but is quite dry and frizzy at the ends. Thank you
I have a stubbornly itchy and oily scalp that no amount of clarifying shampoo, anti-dandruff shampoo, or shampoos that help with seborrheic dermatitis seems to help. I've found a few ingredients that seem to irritate other people's scalp and I'm wondering if there are shampoos/conditioners that are free of these ingredients:
I know it's a pretty lengthy list but I'm so lost as to what may be good products for me to try! So far, the only shampoo I can think of is OGX and when I used that a year ago, it didn't seem to help.
If anyone has recommendations, I'd so appreciate them!
Dont know if it goes the same for boys but meh i dunno :(
had a roommate assigned in college where we had to share a kitchen and bathroom.
I noticed shampoo getting lighter per shower, and considering I had short hair, I knew roommate was using my shampoo. Spoke to him about it, he claims he never uses my shampoo and keeps his in his room (odd since he kept everything else in the bathroom). I had no proof he was stealing, so I mixed in nair in my shampoo. Didn't get the full effect but apparently enough to see clumps of hair in the shower. After about a week or so, roommate started wearing hats all the time.
If he was smart, he should have suspected the never-ending bottle of shampoo, But if he was honest, he wouldn't even have to ponder.
He had many so many other issues, I was actively looking for another place to live, moved out shortly but "forgot" to take my shampoo with me. Sadly I didn't keep in touch nor saw him much at all, now I regret not following up to see he lost more hair.
Hi everyone! So I’m looking for some advice here! I’ve succeeded in getting my boyfriend to start using a shampoo bar, yay. He’ll pretty much use whatever I give him, he’s not picky with scents or ingredients. I however have very thick and wavy/curly hair so I use more expensive products. So I’m hoping someone can recommend a shampoo bar that is cheap so he doesn’t continue to use my products, but still not wrapped in plastic or anything. I don’t have any Zero Waste stores near me, so I’m pretty much looking at the big name stores or online. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
Edit: in Wisconsin, USA 🧀🇺🇸
TL;DR: Applying ketoconazole shampoo to armpits, crotch, feet can reduce BO for days or weeks.
It's gross to think about, but a lot of our BO is caused by bacteria and fungus. Soap is effective at killing bacteria. Fungus tends to hold on - which is why there are special soaps, shampoos, and creams to fight things like athletes foot.
Using anti-fungal shampoo once every week or two should be sufficient to keep 'normal' levels of skin fungus under control. Apply it anywhere that gets smelly. Rub it in, let it soak for a minute or two. You may be shocked how much it reduces your stinky pits or feet. Wouldn't try it too often (more than twice weekly) as it can dry out your skin.
Over twenty years ago, fighting dandruff, out of sheer laziness I also washed the rest of my body with the anti-dandruff shampoo. Seemingly miraculously, I also noticed that I got less smelly - even after running or being in the heat. I'm now one of those people where significant others will remark 'you jus... keep reading on reddit ➡
I love this stuff and it comes in like a 2 liter so I save money buying this good stuff
Also nothing more expensive pls
Does anyone have this problem as well? I would normally wet my hair, put a normal amount of shampoo on my hand, swirl it to activate it, and wash my hair.
Well, I've been having this problem where my scalp immediately soaks up my shampoo, which leaves my hair almost dry, no foam, it makes it really hard for me to wash it.
I feel like the only solution is to try to coat my hair with shampoo and wash it out. Usually after my second time of re-applying it, it magically works and my hair actually foams up.
Well, it's quite time consuming to do so and a waste of money since I have to use waaay too much shampoo than I would actually need to get my hair clean.
Does anyone have the same problem and maybe found a solution for this yet?
(My hair background: 2a&2b, I have quite fine density and low porosity) Please no curly hair method recommendations!
Hey all, I'm looking for some recommendations on a shampoo bar. I quite like the lush "soak and float" shampoo bar, but I'd like to try something else. I have a fairly dry scalp so something that's ideal for dry skin would be great. Also, preferably from a small business.
I've had enough of big plastic bottles of head & shoulders. Thankyou!
Edit: forgot to mention I am in the UK so something that ships from Europe is preferred but not essential
Pretty much the title.
I'm 21 and would like some advice on good hair products. I've never taken care of my hair/skin. Spend most of my time studying. I spend 3-5 days in a row without brushing my hair in this quarantine. My natural hair is curly (between curly and wavy) and rough. Would like to start taking care of my hair. Any good shampoo/conditioner recommendations for making hair soft and wavy? I want something that could ease out my curls so that i can leave my hair open for longer. (If i leave my hair loose for long it becomes knotty and does not look brushed)