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Monday, September 14, 2009

Help Me Choose: Clarifying Shampoo

I need some help girls. I'm on the hunt for a miracle-working clarifying shampoo. My scalp feels like it's trapped under a layer of angry buildup! My hair gets greasy soooo fast after I wash/style it and I need something to get all the excess gunk out so I can start fresh again. I don't really use any styling products, but I still seem to have problems in this department. HELP!!!

So far, I've only found 2 highly recommended options. The first comes from the uber-beautiful Zoe. She recently blogged about the Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo from Boots (£2.93) and had fantastic results. She has amazing hair, so I would buy anything she told me to! Only problem? It's a UK-only exclusive, so I'll have to find something available stateside.



Which brings me to my second [and only realistic] option, Frederic Fekkai's Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo ($23). It got rave reviews on Sephora.com, but it's a little pricey. I wouldn't mind paying for it if it solved all of my hair nightmares, but I don't know for sure if it will work.



Any other suggestions/advice???

12 comments:

Melissa said...

I have the same problem, I read about it on Zoe's blog too. It only turns up in my hair once a year or so, but it feels like i have put gel in my roots as soon as I get out of the shower. It's very upsetting, it makes me feel gross. Anyway I wonder if you can get PPS products? I bought the anti-build up shampoo and it worked perfectly! I was so happy and relieved. It's an australian brand so I'm not sure if you can get hold of it. But try going into a shampoo specialty store and they will reccomend something! Hope this helps.
Melissa,
xx.

Valerie Valentine said...

Melissa - Googling PPS as we speak! Thanks for the tip :)

Audrey said...

I use Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo once a week to get rid of the build up--you could look into that (at least it's another option)

Valerie Valentine said...

Audrey - I hadn't heard of that one yet, thanks so much!

birdsandplanes said...

why dont you try an apple cider vinegar rinse? i am sure you can find all sorts of home remedies that will cost pennies. you know how i love my home remedies. and things that cost pennies.

Valerie Valentine said...

Kim - So true! Let me know if you come across any good recipes :)

*Kozziosko* said...

this might sound silly but my bf has a bottle of head & shoulders in the shower and every now and then I use it and my hair feels absolutely clean and my scalp gets a clean tingle after using it, so you could maybe try using it once a week -fortnight?
x

Valerie Valentine said...

Kozziosko - I might have to give that a try. Thanks :)

Jasmine said...

I love Back to Basics Citrus Sage Clarifying Shampoo. I find that it really helps in removing all the build up! Check it out. Hope this helps. Love the blog & vids.

Valerie Valentine said...

Jasmine - I've never heard of that before! Thanks for the tip :)

PennsylvaniaBelle said...

I would just buy the cheap stuff. Suave clarifying shampoo is less than 2 bucks, so it's worth a try.

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