Monday, November 3, 2014

let's talk shampoo

Who would have thought it would be so hard to find a shampoo that I love?

I am currently trying to cut down the amount of money I spend on beauty products. It is so easy to spend more and more money on more and more fancy things. I had to stop now before I went anymore overboard.

These are the shampoos I have gone through while trying to spend less money. As you can see from the prices it was quite a process.

I am looking for products that give me volume. My hair goes down to my waist so it loses every volume it would naturally have. It also tends to get greasy roots very fast but stays super dry at the ends. This is what I’ve gone through.

Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo € 25,00 (250ml)
What a waste of money. My roots felt like I forgot to wash out my conditioner, which I would never put on my roots in the first place. I guess it was completely over-treating my hair. (is that a word?) I haven’t finished the bottle till this day because I couldn’t figure out a way to make it work.

Matrix Biolage for dry hair € 16,70 (200ml)
This was in my Glossybox so I technically didn’t spend any money on it. I was very skeptical because it is for dry hair and I definitely don’t need that. But when I ran out of shampoo I thought I’d give it a go and I actually liked it. It didn’t give me any volume obviously but it does make my ends less dry without making my roots gross.

Hildegard Braukmann Jeunesse Volume shampoo € 8,95 (200ml)
This is my favorite shampoo that I am trying to replace it by a more affordable one. Yes, I know that € 8,95 is not the world but for now it is just too much money to spend on something I go through so quickly. This shampoo volumizes, keeps my roots clean and my ends hydrated and it is silicone free. Winner!

Herbal Essence Volume Wonder € 3,29 (250ml)
I really liked the fruity smell of nectarine and something else but unfortunately it didn’t do anything for volumizing my hair. Also my roots got greasy very quickly. There was no way I would have gotten away with not washing my hair for a day.

Herbal Essence Clearly Naked Volume € 3,29 (250ml)
The smell was more minty than grapefruity. This was my first paraben and silicon free shampoo and I have to say I didn’t notice any difference. It was maybe a bit more volumizing than the other essence shampoo. But the biggest difference was that it didn’t make my hair go greasy as fast. With a little dry shampoo I was able to go a day without washing my hair.

I am currently looking for a new shampoo to try so if you have any recommendations, let me know!


  1. We don't have any of these in our country! Nivea ones are really good. :)

    1. Thanks for the tip. I have never tried a nivea shampoo but now it's on my list. :)

  2. Glad that herbal essence's shampoo works for you.. It just didn't suits me, my hair turned drier than ever :( Nevertheless, they smelled sooooo good and yummy!
    I'm currently using L'oreal Total Repair! :D


    1. Finding good hair care is almost as challanging as finding good skin care. It's a never ending story.