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To take my own shampoo & conditioner to the hairdressers?

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tabvase Sun 11-May-14 12:19:04

Just wondering if this would be too strange to do this with the hairdresser I go to...?

I don't like the brand they use - it's full of sulphates and crap and I prefer using another from home which leaves my hair much shinier and my scalp with a cleaner feeling.


PuppyMonkey Sun 11-May-14 12:20:24

I'm sure they won't mind at all.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 11-May-14 12:21:01


limitedperiodonly Sun 11-May-14 12:21:44

I know someone who does this. Most other shampoos make her itchy. Seems reasonable to me.

Icelollycraving Sun 11-May-14 12:21:46

Yanbu. Explain you have a sensitive scalp rather than get into a discussion about sulphates etc. They won't mind at all.

shakinstevenslovechild Sun 11-May-14 12:21:52

Call and ask first, I don't see why it would be an issue though.

PlantsAndFlowers Sun 11-May-14 12:21:59

I think it would seem very odd that you couldn't bare to have another shampoo on your head for 24 hours. I'm sure any decent place would pretend that YANBU though.

AlpacaYourThings Sun 11-May-14 12:23:28


I might not say "Your brand is full of sulphates and crap" though grin

tabvase Sun 11-May-14 12:23:40

It's not just for 24 hours - I can leave it about 3 days after a hairdressers' cut and blow dry. Plus there's an event I am getting it cut for and I really want it to look as shiny as possible.

Thanks, I'll ring and give them a heads up.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Sun 11-May-14 12:23:42


If you're THAT sensitive to the chemicals then it makes sense

Bearbehind Sun 11-May-14 12:27:53

The OP doesn't actually say she is sensitive to the chemicals, only that her shampoo leaves her hair shinier and cleaner feeling.

Unless she goes down the allergy/ sensitivity route, I think it will sound very odd.

tabvase Sun 11-May-14 12:29:33

I could just say that it's my favourite and I'd like them to use it.

That wouldn't be too odd, would it?

threedeer Sun 11-May-14 12:31:41

Not odd at all. You're the customer. Buy what you want.

RhondaJean Sun 11-May-14 12:33:10

You are paying them to provide a service for you.

They are not doing you a favour.

Of course you can ask them to use whatever product you want on your hair.

Why on earth would there even be a debate about this!

CiderwithBuda Sun 11-May-14 12:35:39

Of course you can. My mum used to do it all the time. She liked 'thickening' shampoos and used to take her own.

PuppyMonkey Sun 11-May-14 12:37:10

In fact, now I think about it, a few years back I had that Keratin blow dry treatment done and you have to use sulphate free shampoos otherwise it comes out. The hairdresser who applied it actually said to me: "don't forget when you come in for your next cut and blow dry to take your sulphate free shampoo with you."

Case closed grin

nannynoss Sun 11-May-14 12:40:09

I wish I could find a shampoo that made my hair nicer than how it feels after a professional wash grin

iggymama Sun 11-May-14 12:52:35

What shampoo do you use please OP? <nosy>

chanie44 Sun 11-May-14 13:26:47

I washed my hair before I went to the hairdressers recently and told the hairdressers I was going sulphate free. She didn't bat an eyelid.

tabvase Sun 11-May-14 13:54:32

I use the purple L'oreal one:

kali110 Sun 11-May-14 14:51:57

What are they actually using in the hairdressers though? Unless its shop bought ones proper hairdressing shampoos and conditioners are good ones and not full of crap. ( though mine seem to have a mixture of proper salon ones and shop ones :-/ maybe thats why their prices are so good!)

Im really glad you've put this up though op as i really want to take my serum and heatening balm with me but thinkingit looks cheeky, i may just do it!

WorraLiberty Sun 11-May-14 14:56:08


I've worked in 2 different salons in the past and a couple of customers used to bring their own in.

The staff won't bat an eyelid, honestly.

notamonkeysuncle Sun 11-May-14 14:58:56

I take my own with no problems, although I did phone and ask the first time.
It's purely because I have to use prescription shampoo

WorraLiberty Sun 11-May-14 15:00:33

All they really want is a happy customer who will use them again

If applying your own products achieves that, they're happy.

JennyPiccolo Sun 11-May-14 15:02:32

I used to work in a hairdressers and a couple of people did this. They won't care.

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