Those of you who have known me for a while know about my quest for bigger, bouncier hair with long-lasting volume. Products that I use and have bought a multitude of, I will write about in another post – this one is about shampoo.
Since I stopped taking the pill my hair and scalp have changed considerably. Add that to hair that it about as much use as a baby’s and I was having a bit of a problem. Apparently, get the shampoo right, treat your hair and scalp well and great hair will follow. With that in mind, what have I been trying and what do I recommend?
Eucerin – All the dry shampoo that I use and a lot of stress had sent my scalp a little insane, basically it was all peeling off and very sore. I’ve heard about their sensitive skincare range and thought this shampoo was worth a go. Not cheap for shampoo but two washes and my scalp was lovely and my hair incredibly soft (no great if you’re me so I use sparingly) 8/10
Unite Weekender – Unite is something I will talk about more in my products post but essentially, not many people know about it and it’s great. This shampoo contains a lot of protein and is great for people who use a lot of products or do things like swim a lot. I use this once in a while when I feel like my hair needs a repair. 7/10 (only because I get no volume)
Mane ‘n Tail – yes, that’s proper pony shampoo for use on actual ponies and it works GREAT on us humans too. I even bough this in Liberty’s! Those in the know who have been using it for a while report a longer, thicker, more controlled head of hair (or mane). For me, it makes it silky but not in a ‘slipperly little buggar’ way, actually it feels a but like it’s coated in something silky rather than my hairs are too silky. Anyway £7ish a bottle and the lather is amazing. 9/10
L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology – Yeah you’ve seen the adverts, that woman saying her hair is all ‘hellllloooo’ and Blake Lively promising you’ll have hair like hers. It’s ok, it’s not great. I notice a small difference after having used a different shampoo but no crazy difference over time. Certainly not the effect I was expecting from the adverts. I think you perhaps need to use every single one of the products in the range, all in one go – something I’m just not going to do. 6/10
Lush Big – now this is what I thought the above would do. It has sea salt in it for that bit of ‘grab’ to your hair but it also has a nice lemon scent and lots of coconut oil to stop it drying out. On just having washed, my hair is as soft as with any other shampoo but a bit later in the day, it has a great bit of grit for adding more texture to. I’m sure if someone with hair a bit less ‘baby’ that mine used it, you’d get great results. Have to occasionally use my Eucerin between using this as it drys my scalp a bit but I’d still recommend it. 9/10
In summary, I think I’d buy a second bottle of any of these if they had run out but for what I’m after (volume and control), I’d pick the Lush Big.