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Current Shampoo & Conditioner Rotation for Dry Hair

Can you believe it’s the end of October already?! It seemed like October started only a week ago! Anyway, blogging on a consistent basis is hard sometimes, especially if you’re someone like me that doesn’t often go out to buy the newest products frequently. So I’m working with what I already have for today: my shampoo and conditioner rotation! I’m dry from my head to my toes, so keep in mind that this selection is catered towards that.

Shampoo

I picked up the Living Proof Restore Shampoo per the recommendation of Sam – I swear that girl can get me to try anything at least once. It’s a good shampoo overall, and leaves my hair feeling soft and shiny without weighing it down. Do I like it enough to repurchase after I’m done? At the price point of $28 a bottle, it’s… debatable. I’m thinking of trying the VERB Ghost Shampoo next, since I’ve heard good things about the brand in general.

I got the Lush Godiva shampoo bar based on scent alone. It smells just like jasmine, which was a very prominent scent to me growing up. I guess it was pure nostalgia, haha. Anyway, back to the shampoo – I was surprised at how nourishing it was the first time I used it! I completely skipped conditioner, wondering how well it would fare on its own. Later on, I read on the website that it was designed to be a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, and guys… this one actually does both. Perfect for traveling – and it doesn’t come in plastic packaging which is great for the environment! It leaves a bit of buildup though, which I expected from such a hydrating shampoo.

I’m all about that volume, and the Bumble & Bumble Surf Shampoo does just that. It makes my hair feel lightweight, too. Even though my hair feels greasy around day 4 or 5, it doesn’t look greasy with this shampoo. Does it smell gross? Probably. Since it’s designed to be volumizing, it can be drying if I use it too often. Sometimes I’ll use the Living Proof or Lush  shampoo first, and follow up with this one for the second lather. I’ll usually shampoo my roots with this one since that’s where it gives the most volume.

Conditioner

The first thing that drew me to the VERB Hydrating Conditioner was the price – it’s very reasonable at $16 compared to the other shampoos on Sephora! It gives a much thicker coating on my hair than any other conditioner I’ve tried, but doesn’t weigh it down. This is the newest to my rotation and I haven’t used it enough to form a solid opinion, but I do like it.

The DermOrganic Intensive Hair Repair Masque is everything I could ask for in a conditioner! It leaves my hair feeling slick and moisturized, yet lightweight at the same time. And the smell? Heavenly. The only con is that after some time, the pump just stopped working. I’ve purchased this twice, and it happened both times. I might just empty the bottle into another container if I decide to repurchase this after I’m done with this and the VERB conditioner.

 

What are your favorite shampoos and conditioners?

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  • I don’t think I’ve found an HG shampoo yet, though I do like the Christophe Robin Sea Salt scrub a lot for a clarifying shampoo. I’m really curious about LUSH’ shampoo bars and might check those out next time at the mall. As for conditioner I swear by Sachajuan’s Hair Treatment, which leaves my hair silky soft, even though it’s super pricey. I’m curious about the DermOrganic mask now, the price is really reasonable!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • oooh, my sis really likes the sachajuan treatment! i’ve heard that the lush shampoo bars have more washes than a regular shampoo bottle which is nice. i really like that they’re packaging-free too, though it means that you have to find your own container or buy it from lush. i just use the mini body butter containers i have left over, they actually fit in perfectly 😀

  • i’m so annoyed that none of this is available in where i live and even if they are, they’re def gonna be overpriced shit on sephora counters :))

    i’m currently looking for a good replacement to my organic care shampoo because it’s hard to find it in grocery stores (which piss me off because that shampoo is my first journey to a ‘greener’ beauty product! gaaah!!) i’m thinking of trying out the l’oreal serie expert vitamino color which is their professional salon exclusive line-up (but not as stupid expensive as kerastase) but eh, the ingredient list is like 80% chemicals so i’m still on the brink of it. or i might go back to my old trustworthy l’oreal color vive.

    as for my favorites, hm… i tend to experiment with a lot of hair products and brands but my favorite has got to be the shiseido tsubaki, hands down. i love their shampoo and conditioner, especially the purple one for adding volume and oily scalp. i also like dove’s volume nourishment and kracie ichikami’s especially the damaged hair treatment series. i find that it’s perfect for dry/damaged hair and the shampoo itself is SLS and silicone free. i’m not usually picky with conditioners though so i basically use drugstore ones, either l’oreal or pantene.

    • it kinda sucks that eco friendly/sustainable products are usually more expensive and harder to find! i wouldn’t worry so much about chemicals – literally everything is a chemical. just because it’s produced in a lab, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad for us, just like natural things aren’t always the best for us either. the internet is full of misinformation especially since the regular consumer isn’t an expert and we tend to make a lot of assumptions (myself included). it just sucks that it’s hard to find reputable sources on so many things :/

      i didn’t know shiseido made shampoo! i thought they were a skincare brand (though i think they also do cosmetics if i’m not mistaken?). can i just say that your hair looks so good all the time *o* every time i see your selfies on insta stories i’m drawn to how shiny your hair looks!!

      • yeah shiseido does lots of stuff. their tsubaki lineup is cheaper and usually sold in japanese grocery stores or drugstores but they also have the shiseido fuente forte which is more salon-level, it’s really like loreal and kerastase tbh. HAHAHA omg thanks, i really care bout my hair as if that’s not a given. i mean i like to think i’m not high maintenance like other ~influencers~ who use texturizing spray or mousse whatsoever but i do take care of them with oils and mask so *finger guns*

  • Yay!!!! I love Sam too and I swear no one talks about her, no idea why though because she’s crazy talented and brutally honest too. And I plan to try the Ghost shampoo and conditioner next too. I love Ghost oil so really want to try more. I want to try Living Proof but damn, I find the price to be way too much. 🙁

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • really?! she’s always talked about on reddit, though not in a good way… 🙁 honestly i can only sorta justify the price for living proof because i wash my hair like, every 5-7 days LOL it gets oily around day 4 or so, and i push it a little further by throwing my hair up in a bun or ponytail

      • Oh no! What do they say about her? I find her to be nice. I don’t go to reddit though

  • That lush shampoo bar sounds amazing! I’m happy to hear that it conditions too, since a lot of products that claim to do both usually don’t! My hair is always so dry and damaged so I’m always open to try out new stuff that will help with it.

    And yessss, blogging can definitely be hard for the reason you stated. I quit my job a little over a year ago so I basically stopped buying new makeup and products, which really lead me to stop blogging a lot. I feel like I never have anything to talk about because I never got new stuff. And I felt boring talking about the same stuff all the time!

    • i’d totally offer to send a piece of that shampoo bar but i don’t know how you’d feel about it since it’s used and probably gross to most people LOL

      oooh, are you running moon elements full time now?! (i hope so!!!) yeah i have a TON of makeup already and definitely don’t need more, and most of the new releases i probably have dupes for if i look hard enough. so that makes me a skincare junkie now hahahah, but tbh skincare takes forever to finish up too, so i don’t feel the need to get something new that often :p

      • Lol!!! And yes I am! It’s nice being able to work from home and do something I enjoy! And you’re so right about skin care!

  • Having a brilliant haircare regime in place is SO important! I have actually been feeling as though my hair is a little dry lately and so I’ll be sure to keep these products in mind if it continues 🙂

    ps. LOVE the sound of the Jasmine scent to Lush’s Godiva shampoo bar.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • Sam

    I have so much shampoo left from l’oreal I haven’t considered shampoo/conditioners in such a long time. Although I am very interested in verb, because I hear awesome reviews on their stuff, my next haircare purchase was going to be a crapload of stuff from the kristin ess line! (apparently she’s an amazing celebrity hairstylist, so I think that’s why I’m more inclined to try it out.) It’s surprisingly affordable, cute packaging, and ngl, I love that I can just pick it up at target instead of ordering online. for some reason with body/hair products I prefer buying in person!

    I switch up my haircare all the time and don’t really have favorites of anything, but here’s to trying to find those HG products!

    sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • huh, i haven’t heard of kristin ess before! i kinda wish my hair wasn’t so dry – it’d be nice to just pick up whatever i wanted or whatever was on sale and not have to worry about it not working out. i guess verb is kinda revolutionary because it’s in sephora which is considered mid to high end, and i would never think to find a $16 shampoo when most of them are $30 and over, you know?

      • Sam

        true! It’s funny, I was looking through the violet grey website, and because it’s so high end, when I found a $58 product I was like, “wow! so cheap! such a good deal! should I get this?” HAH, but thankfully I came back to my senses

  • i have actually never tried a shampoo from such, I will need to look into their range. Thanks for sharing!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • I’ve been using the VERB Ghost shampoo/conditioner and I highly recommend them! They’re quite large and for the price not bad. I love how lightweight they are without leaving your hair feeling heavy/weighed down at all. I really like the Macadamia hair masque repair as I find it to leave my hair super soft and it smells incredible!!

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • ohhh, my sis loves the macadamia hair masque! she had the driest hair because she went from jet black to platinum blonde and it’s fried – she pretty much says it’s the only thing that works for her, but she leaves it in for hours at a time or overnight before shampooing. the ghost shampoo was actually sold out online from the vib sale i think ;-;

  • I remember when I was so obsessed with the Lush Godiva shampoo – it smells divine and I love that it’s good on the hair! I haven’t tried any VERB products before so I’m going to have to give it another look!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

  • I felt my hair was getting crunchy with the Bumble & Bumble Surf shampoo after first use, something I simply can´t stand.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • huh! it’s weird how things work out for different hair types eh? it leaves mine soft and airy, though i’ve seen a few reviews saying it left their hair feeling crunchy!

  • I always try to change my shampoo and conditioner from time to time. Eventually even every end of the season. Well, these products are must tries.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • thank you so much for sharing your faves bae! my scalp is drier than sahara atm so i think these would come handy. been curious about living proof so far but that one you recommended always sold out. i think it’s a good sign. nowadays i just use baby shampoo then hair oil!