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Shampoo for hormonal preteen

(36 Posts)
mayaknew Sun 14-May-17 17:34:02

12yo dd is having problems with her hair. It's so greasy and lifeless. And even when she's just washed it it still smells (and pretty much looks) dirty.

I'm looking for a good shampoo that will really clean and dry up greasy dirty hair. And make it smell nice too. Tiasmile

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 14-May-17 17:35:23

The extraordinary clay Elvive shampoo is what I use for my own greasy and lifeless hair. It is brilliant.

Fibbertigibbet Sun 14-May-17 17:41:15

Try the Lush solid shampoo bars. Smell lovely and add a bit of volume.

Cakescakescakes Sun 14-May-17 17:42:12

Redken Cleansing Cream.

I am EVANGELICAL about this product now. I had horrific greasy waxy hair due to hormonal changes when pregnant and breastfeeding. Even when freshly washed it looked like I had rubbed butter into the roots. I tried everything - vinegar, bicarbonate, baby shampoo, fairy liquid....
This is a super effective clarifying shampoo. Use it for a few times in a row then alternate it with a regular shampoo as it can be a bit drying. First time you use it larger up then leave the suds in for 5 mins and rinse. After a couple of washes hair will be swishy and amazing. It's about a tenner but you need a tiny tiny bit at a time. I buy online from Feel Unique or Look Fantastic. Don't waste your time with other stuff honestly get a bottle. It's amazing.

Cakescakescakes Sun 14-May-17 17:42:40

And it smells really fresh and citrusy too.

Cakescakescakes Sun 14-May-17 17:43:26

mayaknew Sun 14-May-17 19:37:45

That shampoo sounds great cakes but it's very expensive 😳

LadyPenelope68 Sun 14-May-17 19:39:15

Vosene works wonders for my preteens very greasy hair.

nancy75 Sun 14-May-17 19:41:54

Very interested In this thread, my dd ( same age) has exactly the same problem, a few hours after shower & hairwash her hair really smells & looks greasy again.
I have the driest curly hair possible so I'm totally clueless!

mayaknew Sun 14-May-17 20:04:54

Vosene is actually what she is currently using Penelope. Because she has a dry scalp too. Poor lassie getting it from all angles. Hormones are awful 😩

theotherendofthesockportal Sun 14-May-17 20:08:48

The best thing to do is to treat the dry scalp, this is what is making the hair greasy. Try and coconut based shampoo. I buy really expensive ones from lush and it's worth every penny my greasy hair has vanished.

App1eCakes Sun 14-May-17 20:09:17

Head & shoulders classic sorted out my teens' greasy hair. They shower and wash their hair every 2 or 3 days.

ColdAsIceCubes Sun 14-May-17 20:09:48

My 12yr old dd with a dry flaky scalp uses soak and float from lush. It's a game changer for her, vosene and t gel made her hair limp and frizzy, but this has helped her scalp and her hair doesn't look lifeless anymore.

Paninotogo Sun 14-May-17 20:14:19

Mane and tail, (you can get it from Urban outfitters, so suits brand aware teens) it sorted out my greasy roots and my itchy, flaky scalp, wonder stuff!

CheerBreeder Sun 14-May-17 20:18:04

Tresemme deep cleansing shampoo is good, sometimes I think the rinsing can but just as important, make sure she rinses for a good amount of time whilst rubbing her scalp, Batiste dry shampoos are nice as well to freshen up

MrsPear Sun 14-May-17 20:48:41

I am in my 30s but still have a greasy mop - I wash every other day. I use Alberto Balsam apple shampoo and conditioner- although the conditioner only goes on the very ends. I leave it on whilst shaving my legs then rinse off. It is either that or the citrus head and shoulders.

Cakescakescakes Sun 14-May-17 22:45:02

I know it is expensive but it lasts forever and it truly works. You only need a really tiny bit each time and only need to use it once or twice a week so a bottle lasts me for several months or best part of a year.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 14-May-17 23:08:45

Have you got a Tesco Extra ?
Natural World 1 litre pump bottles ( at the moment £4 , usually £6 )

I bought the Charcol/Mint for my DS (teenager)

There are loads of different ones (DD has the Aragon)

Personally, I hate the Lush solid bars , they're a nightmare to wash out. Even if I just wafted them past my head , they still made my hair feel 'coated'

I use R&B (Lush) which gives body if I onlt oart rinse but even that doesn't give me the claggy feeling of the solid bars.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 14-May-17 23:10:14

onlt oart = only part. I keep getting annoying pop ups that block my screen <<glares at computer>>

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 14-May-17 23:15:01

If you want something for flakey scalp - my DH and DS love the Bodyshop Ginger shampoo . It was out of stock everywhere I looked but managed to get a bottle at last. They use it maybe every 3rd wash.

I had a bottle of the Rainforest Shampoo but it didn't suit my hair, left it stripped so I kept it for detox washes before I did any colouring.
Might suit a more hormonal scalp, and you can sometimes get mini bottles to trial.

PickAChew Sun 14-May-17 23:16:34

Lush Seanik is great on S1's hair - oily and thick - it resists water a bit like a duck's back, it's that bad! The Montalbano is supposed ot be for greasy hair, but exacerbated the dermatitis on my hands, just by handling it and gave him bad dandruff.

We're using Honey i washed the kids, at the moment, just for a change, and it doesn't get him as clean as the seanik in one go, but still does a better job than a lot of other shampoos. The thing i really like about the solid shampoo is that it's easy to use.

PickAChew Sun 14-May-17 23:19:52

DS1. I do love him. Honestly grin

anon1987 Sun 14-May-17 23:23:21

My dd 11 hair look wet by the end of day, we use head and shoulders citrus and it's great. It strips her hair of all the oil and smells nice too.

NewPantsforaNewYear Mon 15-May-17 16:04:37

theotherendofthesockportal which coconut shampoo from Lush do you use? My DD is in the same stage and I like the idea of sorting her dry scalp. She also reacts badly to lots of products so Lush should be good for her.

Lucked Mon 15-May-17 16:25:04

Can she wash it properly? it can be quite hard to do the back of your head and underneath if your hair is long and you are new to doing it by yourself. I have very greasy hair and if I leave it more than a day I have to double wash the roots, might be worth trying until you get something more suited to her hair.

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