Monday, October 17, 2016

Wash that dirt right out of you hair for National Shampoo Day

October 20 celebrates shampoo
By Patti Covello  Pietschmann

Of course you don't have to wait three more days to wash your hair. But you might want to consider using a few good shampoos designed  for all budgets. Here they are from cheap to splurge: 


DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo--this is the second step to the Purifying Clay system. The pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair. Costs  $9.99; available exclusively at Target nationwide. I haven't tried this yet.

Garnier Whole Blends Refreshing Shampoo with Green Apple & Green Tea Extracts--invigorating formula blooms with a fresh, crisp fragrance of green apple and green tea, bringing to life their wholesome care that revitalizes hair and boosts shine. Massage into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly. Follow with the conditioner. Your tresses with shine brightly. Costs  $4.49  at mass retailers nationwide or garnierusa.com. This is a great line for budget shoppers that gives good results, my hair always shines when I use Garnier.


L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Nourish Shampoo--bad dry hair day? This one's for you. Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Shampoo is specially formulated with an oil-complex comprised of Amla, Coconut, Soja, Sunflower, Argan, and Chamomile oils to nourish hair every day. Amla Oil repairs coarse hair from root to end; Coconut Oil strengthens hair, and helps it regrow; Soja Oil, derived from Soybeans, helps provide natural moisture balance; Sunflower Oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants; antioxidant-packed Argan and Chamomile Oils help rebuild the hair fiber and leave it shiny and soft. Costs $4.99 at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide. Also remarkable results for such an inexpensive product.

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Nourish Curl Shampoo--specially for  curly locks, this product includes four of the same oils in the Extraordinary Oil Collection - Amla, Coconut, Soja, and Sunflower - but contains two additional oils unique to the Curls collection, Rose and Flax Oil, which help replenish the definition of curls. Costs  $4.99 at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide.

Alterna Haircare Caviar Volume Shampoo--gives you fuller hair with its unique Marine Plumping Complex that also strengthens hair to reduce breakage and lifts it from the scalp to add structure, without adding weight. Costs  $32 each at Sephora, AlternaHaircare.com, Nordstrom, Ulta and fine salons nationwide. I've used the brand and find it ideal for my colored, often dry hair.

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Magistral - Designed for Severely Dry Hair--this one's alot more expensive than the above but you're worth it. It gently removes impurities and prepares the hair for conditioning treatment. Ingredients include  Kérastase’s Nutritive Irisome Complex – a powerful nutrition complex that nourishes and creates a shield on the hair surface to provide 72 hours of dryness immunity protection, as well as resin from the Benjoin Tree, known for its ability to recreate its inner nutrition from within. Costs $41 at Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase Salons. Love these products, too.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Indulgent Oil Metamorph'Oil Pre-Shampoo Treatment--I love hair oils and
Metamorph'Oil is definitely with silicone-free gel-to-milk, purifying pre-cleansing balm that prepares the hair fiber and boosts shampoo and conditioner performance. Infused with a unique combination of six precious oils – coriander, coco, rice bran, Argan, cranberry and rosemary, Metamorph'Oil also promotes healthier and shinier hair and is ideal for all hair types. Also a bit costly at $42 at
 Kerastase-USA.com and Kérastase Salons

StriVectin HAIR Max Volume Shampoo--I've tried it and I like it. It's made from a powerful combination of hydrolyzed soy and vegetable proteins that regulate hair’s ability to retain moisture without adding weight and sunflower seed extract that protects and repairs natural and dyed hair against harmful UV rays and decreases damage from chemical treatments and heat styling, this shampoo & conditioner duo is ideal for women with fine or flat hair who are seeking volume and radiance. Costs : $23 at Sephora.com. Tried this and LOVE it.
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