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Best shampoo for post-pregnancy sensitive scalp

(9 Posts)
LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 26-Oct-12 11:35:24

My hormones are still all over the place post-pregnancy, 13 weeks down the line, and my scalp has become sensitive. I have heard that Aveda, MoP and Bumble & Bumble are good. Can anyone recommend a brand please? My hair is past my shoulders, fine, but there is a lot of it. Thank you!

teta Fri 26-Oct-12 11:51:12

Eucerin shampoo.I use it when i have a severely itchy scalp coused by psoriasis patches.It has urea in which rehydrates and soothes and calms down any irritation.I used Eucerin when i had long fine blond hair and it was fine.

LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 26-Oct-12 12:21:47

Thank you! smile

valiumredhead Fri 26-Oct-12 12:28:32

Shampoos from The Body Shop are excellent ime.

BigFairy Fri 26-Oct-12 17:07:04

I'd go for something SLS free. Liz Earle has a lovely shampoo but a bit pricey. I usually use something from Holland & Barrett - they have a wide choice of SLS free ones so you can see what you fancy. Body Shop is gentle on scalp but I found it didn't leave my hair very nice. I have scalp psoriasis so have to be careful with what I use. Anything with SLS makes me very itchy.

LittleAbruzzenWerewolf Fri 26-Oct-12 18:22:31

I was wondering if it is the sulphates bothering my scalp. Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I will have a look tomorrow.

valiumredhead Fri 26-Oct-12 18:22:39

I was underwhelmed with LE shampoo tbh.

neuroticmumof3 Fri 26-Oct-12 20:33:40

I've got a very sensitive scalp and the only thing that's worked for me is Philip Kingsley Itchy, Flaky scalp shampoo. It is a bit pricey but lasts months. I tried lots of organic sulfate free products but for some strange reason they seemed to irritate my scalp (and hands).

LittleAbruzzenWerewolf Sat 27-Oct-12 05:58:40

I don't know about anybody else, but I find it a pain constantly buying products that don't work, but I guess that's how you find what you need in the end, by trial and error!

Thanks again everyone for suggestions.

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