one of the questions i get asked most is “what shampoo/conditioner should i be using?”
there are a million to choose from. and that is probably why the question gets asked so many times. it can be overwhelming!
one thing i look for in a shampoo is one that is sulfate-free. i know you’ve heard of it. but why? because…
“Sulfates are harsh, synthetic salts that are used as cleaning agents in a myriad of applications—ranging from personal care to household cleaners. While effective at getting rid of dirt and oil, the use of sulfates in hair care products has become a controversial topic for many reasons. The use of sulfates that come in contact with the scalp have reported skin related issues such as epidermal irritation, dryness, redness, itchiness, and in some instances, hair loss stemming from follicle inflammation. In addition, sulfates can be harmful to the hair itself, stripping strands of their natural oils and leaving them prone to dryness, dullness, and breakage.”
the problem is, when you use a lot of sulfate-free shampoos they don’t really lather well and it can feel strange since you were probably used to a mountain of suds on your head previously. so i like it when i find one that lathers (they do exist!)
in addition to being sulfate-free my shampoos just need to make my hair feel clean, manageable, and it would be nice if they smelled amazing.
right now i am really crushing on Briogeo Hair Care and especially their Be Gentle Be Kind Shampoo
Who it’s for: Those with oily, fine, thin, or normal hair or hair with significant buildup. For those with more textured, thick, or dry hair, we recommend using Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash.
What it does: Gently, yet effectively, cleanses the hair and rids dirt and buildup with a rich, healthy lather.
And when i look for a conditioner it just needs to do one simple task… condition my hair. who would have thought this simple task could be so difficult? A lot of conditioners weigh the hair down or can coat the hair. This one from Briogeo is amazing! And they nailed the smell as well. Mmmm.. hmm… You can find this hair care at Sephora or follow these links and they are at a really decent price point! Briogeo Volumizing Conditioner for the win.
Who it’s for: Those with thin, fine, limp, and/or lifeless hair who want to kickstart growth while more immediately, increasing the appearance of thicker & fuller hair.
What it does: Delivers an optimal blend of follicle stimulating hair nutrients, such as biotin, b-vitamins, ginseng & ginger root. Maltodextrin & collagen help increase the immediate appearance of fuller, thicker hair.