Shampoo Brands

(86 Posts)
TheVictorian Fri 14-Mar-14 20:35:39

After various shampoos were being recommended by friends that they find quite good, i thought id see what shampoos everyone on here recommends.

Question 1) what brand of shampoo do you use ?

Question 2) why do you use that brand ?

Question 3) what are the main features, you like about the shampoo ?

TheVictorian Fri 14-Mar-14 21:42:16

Anyone ?

L'Oreal Elvive shampoo and conditioner - nutri-gloss light or colour care
leaves hair clean and soft
is often on offer

Snog Sat 15-Mar-14 07:38:50

Tresemme leaves my hair in great conditionsmile

Paintingrainbowskies Sat 15-Mar-14 08:05:31

Boots naturals shampoo, silicone free, smells lovely, only need a little bit and my hair is in better condition and more manageable.

ProfondoRosso Sat 15-Mar-14 08:13:49

Mane and Tail. I first bought it (in the States) because of the picture of horses on the bottle, which I thought was hilarious! (no joke) But then I realised it's actually bloody brilliant for my long, wavy hair. I like it because it gives good body but is also very moisturising. I order it off Amazon now.

DaftSkunk Sat 15-Mar-14 08:18:30

Naked rescue shampoo and conditioner, it's sulphate/silicone free (curly hair) and often on 3 for 2 in Boots.

Artandco Sat 15-Mar-14 08:18:45

Dr organics - coconut
I like it because it contains no harmful chemicals and is natural. It smells lovely and really cleans hair well

treaclesoda Sat 15-Mar-14 08:22:23

VO5, it's great, cheap as chips and leaves my hair nice and soft.

If I was buying something expensive, I'd go for Liz Earle, it's lovely but pricey.

wickedfairy Sat 15-Mar-14 08:25:46

Aveda Shampure - it's the only thing that doesn't make my head itch after a few washes. Mhmm mum bought me the Aveda Rosemary &mint, so will be trying that shortly.

I think they are sulphate free, or maybe it's SLS free. Good anyway!

MrsBungle Sat 15-Mar-14 08:25:48

I use whatever's on offer! Usually the likes of Pantene, Aussie miracle, tresseme etc.

thepurplepenguin Sat 15-Mar-14 12:13:37

I have just swapped from Tigi Bedhead to Toni and Guy (bought in Boots). It is much cheaper, washes all the gunk out my hair without having to repeat it, the conditioner leaves my hair soft and tangle free and it all smells gorgeous. What's not to love?!

MmeMorrible Sat 15-Mar-14 12:56:53

Aussie luscious long shampoo. Smells lovely and manages to makes my scalp feel really clean but not dry out the ends of my hair. Sometimes use Aveda Shampure but always have to wash twice with this to feel clean.

Always followed by Sebastian colour ignite conditioner which us a thick mousse that rinses out easily, detangles and smooths but doesn't weigh down my hair.

TheVictorian Sat 15-Mar-14 20:11:15

Thank you for answering the questions so far.

CharleyFarnsbarns Sat 15-Mar-14 20:16:27

Philip Kingsley Itchy Flaky Scalp - the only product to properly sort out my dandruff. Plus his No Scent No Colour conditioner. It's pricey but I buy litre bottles that last for months.

myalias Sat 15-Mar-14 20:20:17

1)Daniel Galvin Junior glossy blondes shampoo
2)Organic product
3)Helps maintain my blonde highlights

Catswiththumbs Sun 16-Mar-14 07:08:22

Redken extreme, and touch of silver once a week (I have a platinum/silver/lavender pixie cut)

Why.... Because the protein stops my hair breaking off when I change the colour practically fortnightly blush
My hairdresser said it was good and it is. I also use the CAT treatment spray and sometimes rotate with a moisturising one to stop it becoming brittle- I have the silicone free loreal, or a Schwarzkopf shampoo and conditioner.
Some tressemme knocking about that I use to strip the colour out, or to mix the directions colour into.

I have too many hair products and deserve to be bald

lucy108 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:21:01

Redken products are amazing. Ive never used anything else since I started using Redken 2 years ago - the results are so obvious from first use. I use Redken Extreme shampoo and the All Soft conditioner. The masks are great as well.

Mumelie Sun 16-Mar-14 09:10:15

Aveda Scalp Benefits - is truly amazing and although pricey worth every penny to me. Not only has it calmed my scalp psoriasis more than any prescription treatment it had made my usually dry frizzy hair smooth and swishy. I can't recommend it enough grin

TheVictorian Sun 16-Mar-14 19:22:45

Quite a good range of brands so far.

mrskymlewis Sun 16-Mar-14 19:30:13

Blue Malva by Aveda, great for taking the brassy tones out of bleach blonde hair. Smells great and a litre bottle lasts agggesss!

Uptheanty Sun 16-Mar-14 20:07:40

Another Aveda here, I use the volumising shampoo & conditioner. Pricey but worth every penny!

TheVictorian Mon 17-Mar-14 19:43:53


Meerkatwhiskers Tue 18-Mar-14 00:24:24

Just started using Naked shampoo and conditioner, the one for dry, frizzy hair as i have frizzy hair (which is more on the greasy side but I prefer to treat the frizz lol).

I use it as it's SLS free and I'm allergic to most shampoos so get eczema on my scalp otherwise.

I do like it but as it doesn't have SLS (it's the stuff that makes shampoo foam) I sometimes have to repeat 4 times to get my hair clean and with long thick hair and then having to condition it's quite tedious. I was using happy hair days but got an argon oil one and just made my hair greasy. But that foamed up really well. Not sure I will rebuy the naked one as it's expensive and going down quickly.

FabULouse Tue 18-Mar-14 07:40:15

Inecto coconut shampoo and conditioner. About £1.80 each from my local chemist...seriously the best shampoo I've ever used. It's paraben free and looks watery and weedy when it comes out of the bottle but my hair is the shiniest and softest it's ever been.

southeastastra Tue 18-Mar-14 07:55:11

for the price of that blue malva isn't it worth getting a colourist to sort out the 'brassieness' grin it's about thirty quid isn't it!

i like klorane cammomile, little goes a long way. it's just very nice.

Bambi75 Tue 18-Mar-14 15:39:12

Kerastase - nothing beats it. there's a product in the range for every hair type. Pricey though and only available from salons. More than one hairdresser over the years has told me that of the high street brands Aussie is the best.

TulipOHare Tue 18-Mar-14 16:10:18

I have tried a zillion brands, including Kerastase, Redken and Aveda, and none have made more than a slight and temporary difference to my flyaway, frizz-prone, heat-damaged hair sad

So now I just use whatever I come across. Currently Naked shampoo with Crabtree & Evelyn La source conditioner. Like everything else, they are just OK hmm

Feel really envy when people discover a shampoo and conditioner that work miracles for them!

michellestub1965 Tue 18-Mar-14 17:04:20

I like elvive they are always on offer. Have also started using argan oil spray from pound land which is really good.

NorbertDentressangle Tue 18-Mar-14 17:08:01

Like FabULouse I use the Inecto coconut one after reading about it on here - paraben free, cheap (important when you've got a teenage DD who helps themselves to whatever you use). It makes my hair look smooth and glossy.

Coffeeandsunshine Tue 18-Mar-14 18:13:23

Aveda too after seeing so many recommendations for it on Mumsnet!

I like Aveda's Brilliant shampoo and conditioner. Combats the frizz on my fine hair without weighing it down or making it greasy - I've tried so many different brands and this is the only one which has ever worked for me.

TheVictorian Thu 20-Mar-14 18:17:06

Based om the responses so far I think ill try the Aveda brand.

TheVictorian Thu 20-Mar-14 18:17:25


Germanwife Thu 20-Mar-14 18:33:45

L'Anza and Aveda. Recommended by my hairdresser. I use them because I see a 100% improvement in my hair: much smoother, less limp and less frizzy than it was when I used Tigi and John Frieda.

Keratase here, tried lots of different brands and like the shine it leaves, no frizz either. Buy a huge pump bottle from hairdresser. Quite like lush too.

ExcuseTypos Thu 20-Mar-14 18:44:41

Aveda here too. I use the shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair. I've only been using it for a couple of months but it makes such a difference to how long my colour lasts. I highly recommend it.

Meerkatwhiskers Thu 20-Mar-14 20:01:00

What chemist do you get the inecto one from? A chain or independents? Might look into it. I have Asian type hair and know that coconut oil is used in India and have thought about trying it (but can't get hold of it). If it's paraben free then it's win win.

I'm sure I've seen Inecto in £ Shop but I'm not 100% sure.
It's a brand that been about for years (from my teens) so maybe it's had a revamp and this was the older packaging.
I might look myself now.

I used to use one called TOPAZ when I was in my 20s, smelled lovely.

At the moment, I've got Liz Earle - the shampoo on it's own meh . The shampoo and conditioner together grin

TheJumped Thu 20-Mar-14 20:29:36

I find a shampoo and conditioner that I think is my holy grail, then it just builds up on my hair until I switch sad I was using Tresemme Platinum Strength which made it so soft, shiny and swishy, but it is jam full of silicones so thought I should try something posher. I've always used Kerastase Masquintense and love that, so went for Kerastase shampoo and conditioner this time, the Ciment ones in green packaging - gorgeous for about two weeks, now it's all lank and sticky feeling. Hoping for ideas of where to try next from this thread - if I thought Aveda would work I'd be willing to pay.

1944girl Thu 20-Mar-14 20:34:01

I have tried loads of brands but always go back to Tresseme. At the moment it is the Keratin one very pleased with it so far. I use the deep cleansing one about once a week and it is brilliant.
I got a sample of Panton Age Defy from Boots, and the conditioner is gorgeous, I don't get on with conditioners but this one is lovely.

Sicaq Thu 20-Mar-14 20:34:28

Can someone link to the Boots Naturals shampoo? I can never find it in my Boots.

Tried the Naked shampoo but it felt like I'd poured cooking oil over my hair. Just couldn't get it to rinse out.

I like the Schwarzkoft Supersoft Volume shampoo, it is usually 99p in Savers. It has sulfate, but no silicones.

TheVictorian Fri 21-Mar-14 08:50:51


higgle Fri 21-Mar-14 10:43:19

I use John Freida blondes shampoo and conditioner, also the serum and the deep treatment. I know they are not popular on here because of the silicone but I have thick glossy and shiny hair which is much complimented ( especially as I'm ancient and most women my age are not so fortunate) it seems to work for me. it is often half price or 3 for 2 in the supermarkets.

Lambzig Fri 21-Mar-14 14:26:37

Frederik fekkai, the shampoo for coloured hair and the conditioner for dry hair at the moment(although I have used lots of the range).

Works really well on my greasy with dry ends hair.

BeCool Fri 21-Mar-14 16:32:35

Green People Vitamin Shampoo.
It is the most wonderful shampoo ever, it smell fab, leaves hair soft and clean, it is gentle but effective and makes my hair look shiny and lovely. And it's all lovely and natural, no SLS's parabens or any other baddies. But mostly I buy it because it's the best shampoo I've ever used.

TheVictorian Fri 21-Mar-14 23:19:20

A good mix of various shampoo brands so far.

polyhymnia Fri 21-Mar-14 23:29:49

Only ever use Kerastase or Aveda because no other brands give such good results in my experience .

TheVictorian Sat 22-Mar-14 21:35:00


thedrunkenduck Sat 22-Mar-14 21:39:17

Moroccan oil. My hair is very dry naturally so this gives it a much needed boost.

If I'm having a "poor" month I just buy Aussie.

AuntieMaggie Sat 22-Mar-14 21:44:24

Normally tresemme but I've also been using an Aldi shampoo and conditioner which has been good - can't remember the name though but the bottles are similar to the pantene bottles

jennylindinha Sat 22-Mar-14 22:06:18

Having spent a fortune over the years on shampoo, conditioner and hair products, I am amazed (and pleased) that the best shampoo/conditioner for me is Alberto Balsam tea tree & mint! And you can get it in Poundland or sometimes 4 for 3 in Sainsbury's (still only a quid a bottle).

I have honestly tried tons of products and whilst there is most likely some fabulous expensive stuff that would be great, I really like this one - it never makes my hair feel weird after a while like most of them do. I'm currently using the Aldi equivalent which seems to be pretty the same thing grin Oh and I also love the argan oil from Primark.

If I want to splash out, I like these Macadamia products for styling etc, but I've not yet tried the shampoo/conditioner...

squoosh Sat 22-Mar-14 22:17:50

I generally don't care what shampoo and conditioner I try, think they're all much of a muchness.......

until I tried the new L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology which promises to thicken fine hair, and it actually DOES! After only two washes my hair is noticeably thicker. I imagine I'll need to use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove build up but so what, it's amazing stuff and currently only £1.99 in Morrisons.

vivatregina Sat 22-Mar-14 22:26:35

Rahua shampoo - very expensive and you can get it on Cult beauty - I'm knocking on a bit and have coloured and highlighted hair but it makes hair incredibly soft and 'young' looking (ie not like a head of bleached straw) and thicker looking too. It also protects coloured hair from fading plus a bottle lasts forever. It blobs into your hand like a bit of Royal Jelly rather than the usual viscous liquid.

gilmoregirl Sat 22-Mar-14 22:29:46

Oh Inwould love to find a miracle shampoo and conditioner. I have tried so many both cheap and expensive including Redkin, Paul Mitchell, Phillip Kingsley etc and nothing has fitted. I have thick, curly, dry hair with flaky itchy scalp and now requires regular colouring so lots in the mix to cater for.

I tend to go back to Aussie and dove products the most.

LostInMusic Sat 22-Mar-14 22:34:49

I love the blue Lush shampoo bar - it is by far the lshampoo I've ever used, so much so that I don't even need conditioner after it.

Xfirefly Sat 22-Mar-14 22:40:15

Joico Kpac range ATM due to severely damaged hair . TBH I can't really sing its praises for the price I paid..if anything it made my hair drier confused John Frieda full repair masque has been my saviour lately and a lot cheaper

CockBollocks Sat 22-Mar-14 22:50:23

L'oreal serie expert vitamino colour.

Been using for years now, if I change I always end up going back! I buy salon sizes that last about six months.

TheVictorian Sun 23-Mar-14 09:14:00


aylesburyduck Sun 23-Mar-14 10:03:05

I love Kerastase, but I just can't fund an expensive shampoo and conditioner habit these days grin

Currently using VO5, but I do miss my Kerastase (sod it...we can eat beans for a month right?)

nicelyneurotic Sun 23-Mar-14 10:05:44

I use Pureology. It was recommended by a Mumsnetter here on S&B, so thank you - I love it!
It gives my hair volume and is hydrating, protects the colour and is SLS free.

Used to use the pink Kerastase one (not SLS free) but Pureology is far better.

TheVictorian Sun 23-Mar-14 17:30:57

From looking at the range so far it's a good mix of branded shampoos.

TheVictorian Mon 24-Mar-14 22:27:22

Do any of you have a particular brand loyalty to a specific brand of shampoo ?

MmeMorrible Mon 24-Mar-14 22:49:18


TheVictorian Tue 25-Mar-14 09:00:22

if anyone has found a particular brand they like, do they stick with it or try different brands (that's the reasoning behind my question)

TheVictorian Thu 27-Mar-14 17:22:07

Does anyone else have any different brands they would like to add ?

guineapig2014 Thu 27-Mar-14 17:24:16

Dd and I use cowshed
We love the smell, makes hair beautiful, soft and glossy.

frankietwospots Thu 27-Mar-14 19:08:53

I've used the John Frieda brunette range for years but have just bought Boots Botanics today to try something new.

Applespearsorangesandlemons Thu 27-Mar-14 20:03:02

L'oreal elvive with selenium. It used to be with the dandruff shampoos and is now a mans shampoo but is identical in a different bottle. Finding out that it wasn't discontinued and was simply rebranded was the best day of my week. It's simply the only shampoo which keeps my itchy scalp in check without stripping the colour and keeps my hair looking fab. I have no brand loyalty to conditioners and tend to buy whatever is on offer.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Mar-14 21:17:24

Aldi pink herbals (low salt content no silicone) and klorane with b6 for hair loss. I have waist length hair.

I don't have hair loss confused

thecapitalsunited Thu 27-Mar-14 21:24:19

I use Tigi Sleek Mystique. Makes it so much easier to blow dry my hair and has dramatically cut down on my frizz.

TheVictorian Thu 27-Mar-14 21:53:54

Thank you for the responses so far.

MrsShortfuse Thu 27-Mar-14 22:23:25

I use anything, I must have about 10 bottles in the bathroom, all different. My hair is long, straight and highlighted and it looks exactly the same whatever I use. So I just use what smells nice.

happywithit Thu 27-Mar-14 22:29:46

moroccan oil repair shampoo, that the best one for my hair, leave it soft and manageable, but this month i am but poor so i am using tresseme, but i still checking the websites to find some good offer in moroccan oil repair shampoo 1000ml.
anyone got some idea?

daimbardiva Fri 28-Mar-14 09:00:37

I've just started to use Bodyshop rainforest radiance range after recommendations on here and am really impressed so far. Much less harsh than other silicon/sulphate free ranges ive tried e.g. Naked

TheVictorian Sun 30-Mar-14 14:48:33

Has anyone heard of the hair rage brand shampoos ?

TheVictorian Tue 01-Apr-14 19:53:08

Anyone else ?

yummytummy Tue 01-Apr-14 19:56:37

I use herbal essence the original bottle not new version and its the only thing that I feel properly cleans my hair. Love the smell too!

TheVictorian Wed 02-Apr-14 22:26:46

One of my friends recommended that i should change brands every month or so and i wondered why this is ?

TheVictorian Fri 04-Apr-14 00:23:16


TheVictorian Tue 08-Apr-14 20:01:30

Anyone elses, preferred shampoo ?

Methe Tue 08-Apr-14 20:04:54

Question 1) what brand of shampoo do you use? Aussie

Question 2) why do you use that brand ? It leaves my hair clean, soft and shiny. A lot of hair products leave a residue, Aussie doesn't.

Question 3) what are the main features, you like about the shampoo ? - I love the smell!

NinetyNinePercentTroll Tue 08-Apr-14 20:11:12

Are you a shampoo perv or is this market research, TheVictorian?

5 "bumps" and lost count of the times you've typed variations of "what brand do you use."

Are 81 responses not quite enough for your survey?

TheVictorian Tue 08-Apr-14 20:17:16

NinetyNinePercentTroll As i have recently been talking about various shampoos & hair styles with some female friends ( i was aiming for a brand that kept my hair looking nice and shiny ) and i thought id also see what brands mumnetters used (hence the questions and the bumps)

Thank you everyone so far for your responses.

TheJumped Tue 08-Apr-14 22:00:50

You work for 'hair rage' and I claim my £5 grin

Iatemyskinnyperson Tue 08-Apr-14 22:28:54

I'm using John Masters Organics

I use it because it's sulfate and silicone free & is the best I've ever used! Hair is so sleek & soft, doesn't get weighed down and lasts a good couple of days before needing re-washing.

I have coloured highlighted hair that is probably totally grey under the dye...

TheVictorian Wed 09-Apr-14 00:50:54

TheJumped lol

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