Hair | Best Drugstore/Highstreet Shampoo's For Dry Damaged hair


So which ones are best?

Ok so i have tried quite a lot of different shampoos over the past year trying to find one that suits my hair type nourishing it without drying it out as its naturally frizzy. After being use to Loreal Elvive Smooth Intense for years i decided to try some new ones and give them a go. I saw adverts on tv and in magazines that promised to help dry/damaged hair. With mine being not quite Afro (hair stylists call it European hair) as its a mix of my fathers African American curls, native Indian and my moms naturally thick hair, it was eminent my hair was doomed to be thick, dry and frizzy from the get go. My hair needs natural oils, but not quite as much as real tight Afro curls, as i end up with a lot of greasy build up. I have always struggled to find hair products that help my hair without leaving it feeling heavy. For me the shampoo i love to use is one that doesn't add lots of build up, or dry it out leaving it feeling like straw. So here is the other shampoo's i have given a try this year:



Herbal Essences Seductively Straight
Herbal Essences Ignite my Colour
TRESemme Split Remedy
Loreal Elvive Nutrigloss Shine Shampoo
VO5 Give me Moisture
VO5 Gloss Me Smoothly
Selsun Blue Anti dandruff (not pictured)

Reviews

~(Not pictured) I use Selsun Blue maybe twice a month to help remove build up, its brilliant at doing so but drys my hair out, hence why its not used much. Its medicated so if you have bad dandruff its perfect. 

~Herbal Essences Seductively Straight didn't do much for my hair at all :-( hence the full bottle still. It left my hair more static and frizzy.

~Herbal Essences Ignite my colour, did help my hair after dying it red but dried it out a lot. It ended up being very dry and frizzy that i had to use a lot of serum to rescue it. However this shampoo is wonderful on my children's curly hair, it really ignites the blond and makes it shine.

~TRESemme Split Remedy shampoo, i found this didn't help my hair type :-( I'm gutted as its one of my favourite brands and had high hopes, sadly it dried my hair out too much, their originals shampoo's are better. However i feel this shampoo is better on more thinner, hair i believe mine is just to dry and brittle for it to work. 

~I found the Loreal Elvive Nutrigloss Shine Shampoo nice, it smelt lovely and left my hair feeling softer and clean.

~VO5 Give me Moisture i was swayed towards this a few weeks back thanks to Shirley of Meek~n~Mild, first try i found it amazing, so the hype definitely lived up. It left my hair feeling clean and softer than usual.

~VO5 Gloss Me Smoothly is actually better than the give me moisture. My hair feels a lot sleeker, smoother and thinner. So not sure its ideal for people who want volume, but for someone with thick, frizzy hard to tame hair i would recommend. I also recommend the conditioners they are fantastic. My hair was a lot less frizzy so i used less styling product and hair spray. I truly never thought i would find a product to help with the frizz and i hope this perfect match lasts. Not to forget it smells amazing!!!



So its pretty obvious who won my number 1 vote for European/Afro mixed hair is VO5 for the Shampoo.
To check out their products, you can explore their site here

What do you use that works for your hair?

Have you tried any of these and how do you find them on your hair type?

31 comments

  1. I had the same experience with the Herbal Essences products - no matter what one you pick they do nothing for hair like that! I've never used VO5 but might go search it out now! I used the no sulphates L'Oreal stuff for a while and it tamed my occasionally curly and very frizzy hair but don't think it would have survived 2 bottles in a row!
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    1. Its a shame, herbal essence smell amazing but that's it :-( i use it to clean my bath now :-s I had never used VO5 until a month ago, now i swear by it and aussie, Loreal are good if you switch it up i have found. By far these 3 brands are the best ones out there. thank you for reading hun x

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  2. i'll have to try this! great review :)

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    1. thank you :-) Let me know how you get on x

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  3. great review. I'm normally a tresemme girl, but i might check out some of these other brand now!!

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    1. thank you :-) I remember your blog i left a comment on your amazing maxi tribal print dress :-) I use to be a Tresemme girl too, but im loving VO5, Loreal is good too, i started using theirs because of kerry washington, a lot dont work for our hair types so if i see someone with out hair type as the face of the brand i always try it :-)

      What conditioners do you find work well for you?

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  4. I always used herbal essence and elvive... but I have such a frizzie hair, I have been desperate the last weeks...!!! Have to find a new solution!!! :S
    xoxo

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  5. You have an awesome blog, like the design, layout and content. great stuff. :-)


    I am new here: http://fashionutt.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I really need to check out some new hair products. I haven't found a good shapoo yet. Great review :)xx

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  7. Great post, I love reading these top 5 kinda reviews! I've only ever tried the VO5 Gloss me Smoothly out of these but I wasn't too impressed by it :( I've found my favourite one to be Herbal Essences "Hello Hydration". It smells gorgeous too haha.

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    Laura xx
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  8. I had the same experience with the ''straight'' Herbal Essences. I used it 3 times and I dont like it. The herbal essences '' long term relationship'' the red one works for my hair the shampoo and the conditioner as well. It makes my hair soft. VO5 conditioner is soo good for my hair, I didnt find the shampoo yet. Those things are hard to find in my country. You can also try the ORS shampoo the ''uplifting shampoo'' a blue bottle. Thats remove all the built up oils its a quite strong shampoo, but it works great.
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  9. This is a really great post, I agree with your choice of VO5! I love your blogs layout also.

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    1. Isha thank you :-) such a sweet compliment to receive

      I Love V05 products just as much as i love stigma beauty brushes lol :-)

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  10. Hi pretty:) thank you so much for leaving the comment on my blog! just to let you know i follow you back:) your blog is super cute and i really enjoy reading it:)
    i'm now trying the l'oreal elvive... i haven't found my no. yet...
    lots of love <3

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    1. aww nee you are too sweet thank you, i love your blog also. I loved Loreal elvive nutri intense for years but after a while my hair just didnt take to it anymore, i might take in turns between the vo5 and the loreal :-)

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  11. My hair hasn't been able to handle any of these products, though I have yet to try the VO5 - I'll try that out next. My hair is so rebellous, it only seems to work well with products that break my budget =( Phyto has worked amazingly well for my hair but it's so freaking expensive!
    I think my hair needs it though cause I've put it through the ringer by dying it so much! Dang!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

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    1. oh girl i recommend vo5, i wish i used them years ago x

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  12. I sometimes shower with Herbal Essences since it smells so nice! Aha! Has anyone ever used John Frieda? It's amazing! I swear by it now. There's a review on my blog --> http://teddiecreates.blogspot.com/2012/08/john-frieda-brilliant-brunette-review.html

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    1. I like some of John Friedas products i feel some of them have gone down hill over the years (hence the cheaper price now) i think brands like tresemme and VO5 are coming up trumps now, affordability and fab long lasting products

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  13. I use the VO5 shampoo. I think they are so reasonably priced and give good results. There is a Nivea one in Germany too which has good results. What am I saying? There is Nivea everything in Germany. My boyf is a walking advert for the stuff!

    R xx

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  14. Hey. nice info about hair shampoos for dry hair in present time mostly people having dry hair this is help us.

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    1. thank you sameer :-) let me know how you get on with VO5 :-)

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  15. OMG - have just bought the VO5 one!! Can't wait to use it now..will report back via Twitter. I didn't get the conditioner tho...will have to pick it up this week now. Thanks for the review - great info for dry heads like me! Avril x

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    1. ooh piccies, your hair always looks fabulous in your pics, i look forward to finding out how u got along with it

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  16. SO going to buy one of those Vo5 ones.see them everywhere and I'm always tempted :) keep buying rubbish shampoos at the moment haha x

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    1. I would, i am never going back now and their deep nourish me conditioner is amazing!! thank you for commenting hun x

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  17. I tried the Split Remedy shampoo and my split ends literally disappeared!! It works miracles on my hair, I really need to buy another bottle. I might try the V05 though as I've heard a lot about it! xx

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  18. i tried aloe vera juice with water it really works well and provide a good result the issue of dandruff,two headed hairs and dryness it works perfectly well

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