A SH!T LOAD OF SHAMPOO
Over the last month or so, I feel like I’ve tried over a dozen shampoos and conditioners in my travels. Here’s a list off the top of my head:
- Loreal Everpure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner (per your suggestions)
- Herbal Essence in Sarah’s shower
- Whatever they put in the shower at Equinox
- Biolage by Matrix Smoothing Shampoo
- Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Shampoo and Conditioner*
- Pantene Pro-V Shampoo
- Pantene Pro-V NatureFusion Smooth Vitality Conditioner
- Molton Brown Radiant Lili Pili Hairwash and Haircondition (pictured above)
- Redken So Soft Shampoo
The Molton Brown was hands down my favorite. Not because I particullarly LOVE the smell or the way it feels in the shower. But after drying and styling, my hair felt moisturized and light. Not to mention it did exactly what I wanted it to.
Here’s the bad news. It’s $28 (which I just found out while writing this). Good thing I grabbed an extra set from the hotel. But I think $28 per bottle is a little steep. I would go as high as $14 (like for the Paul Mitchell I love).
SOLID RUNNERS UP
My other two favorites were the Biolage shampoo and Pantene NatureFusion conditioner.
Herbal Essence is always fun to use because you can work up so much foam with the shampoo and the conditioner feels smooth in your hands.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree products were working really well with my hair (with and without extensions), but I think my mop is bored with it now. So I’ll have to move on.
HOLD YOUR NOSE
EverPure products are just too fragrant for me. The smell is so overwhelming I can’t help but think about what must be in there to make it so potent.
WHAT’S IT GONNA BE…
None of the runners up delivered the same styling experience as the Molton Brown. Weird right? I was surprised too.
I believe my best bet is Biolage. I like the smell, it’s not too expensive, and leaves my hair manageable for styling.
(Shampoo and conditioners were acquired from all different places including the drug store, friends, and *PR.)