My Favorite Shampoo! What's Yours?

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I used to adore Jhirmack shampoo because it looked, smelled, and felt like orange sherbet for the scalp!

Everyone from Vidal Sassoon to Rachael Ray would have approved.

Many years later, I found that Suave had an Orange Smoothie shampoo that was almost as good, and it was only $1.29, so my follicles suddenly became addicted to that stuff.

It really was creamily delicious.

But then they pulled it off the market for some reason (too scandalous?) and it became harder to find than Madonna's Sex book -- which I also used to rub into my scalp, by the way.

So then I switched to Clairol Herbal Essences, mainly because they were in lots of gift bags, but that eventually had too much of a scent for me.

Its essence was a little too herbal.

Currently, I use a very bland but calming 99-cent shampoo made with mountain spring water, aloe vera, and chamomile, but I'm tempted to spring for the return of Prell, mainly because it's incredibly green and really fun looking and comfortingly reminds me of my bushy-haired youth.

Has my shampoo gotten into my head and caused damage?

And what's your favorite?



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27 comments
Sloan Rollins
Sloan Rollins

i'm doing an experiment and haven't shampooed in a month. my hair looks FABULOUS. and it's even wavy all of a sudden... i just rinse with water in the shower. try it! shampoos are too chemical

Larry
Larry

Perhaps another urban legend, but I heard that Pantene contains wax.

Rabbit
Rabbit

An urban legend perhaps, but I remember hearing that Prell contained plastic and god knows what else. Now I use Organics Italian Grape Shampoo - lots of herbal extracts rather than chemicals..

blogslut
blogslut

See, I miss the original Herbal Essence shampoo because I just loved that scent - all woodsy and mossy with just a touch of pine...loved it!

nostradavid
nostradavid

Clear Moisture by Redken. It doesn't dry out my long blonde hair.  

Natali
Natali

I use TRESemmé.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Shampoo is a funny word.

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

Clinique used to make a men's shampoo that was mild to your scalp (and eyes).  Apparently I was the only male customer using it so it was discontinued it 15 years ago.  Since then I've been true to Johnson's Baby Shampoo (regular scent).  "No more tears!" lives on.

Joni R.
Joni R.

Hello everybody Hello....Hello Shampoo Hello....

gerryvisco
gerryvisco

Michael, can you tell us where to get that 99-cent shampoo?  Sounds kinda groovy.  But you're right, let's bring back PRELL and JHIRMACK.  I love that retro shit.  Do you use Dippity Do also?  It'll get your glorious waves in shape prontissimo!

Gregorama
Gregorama

A few presidents ago, there was a shampoo called "Body On Tap", that supposedly contained 30% beer.  It had the most terrific smell (not to be confused with the competing brand called "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!" which was also pretty fabulous) and made your hair really shiny and bouncy. It was discontinued years ago and I continue to look in out-of-the-way pharmacies in small towns for dusty bottles tucked away.  Guess I'm not the only fan:  3.5 oz. bottles can be had on eBay for $95 bucks.  Some store in Vermont sells a "new" version of it that is crap, much to my disappointment.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Head and Shoulders (or generic) Dry Scalp shampoo - that's the only one that doesn't make my scalp itch uncontrollably. For conditioner, I like Neutrogena Triple Renewal or the VO5 Tea Therapy ones (Blackberry Sage, Vanilla Mint) that are only 99¢.

joe c
joe c

The ORIGINAL Clairol Herbal Essence, if only for the great bottle and label

Dolph
Dolph

Head & Shoulders. Bye bye white specks.

Movielover
Movielover

Often I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo.  It's gentle, and you can also wash your around-the-eye area AND eyelashes with it because it doesn't sting your eyes.

Destiny
Destiny

I collect hotel shampoos. They usually are really good!

rolph
rolph

I used to like Prell, but now I stick with your basic, cheap V05 or Suave because I honestly don't think it makes a difference.

Movielover
Movielover

Not to be insulting, but don't it stank?  Oily hair sounds icky, but you know your head better than I.  Unless I'm familiar with your head but don't know your screen name!

Musto
Musto

Most 99-cent stores (like Jack's) have Suave or Vo5 or similar brands. Might be $1.29 at certain places. 99-cent dreams definitely carries them (on 46 Street, I think.)

Movielover
Movielover

I understand Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific is now making fem hygiene products now!  

Gregorama
Gregorama

"Gee, Your Hooch Smells Terrific"?

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