Originally Posted by Olympia
I've been using expensive body shop shampoo/conditioner. It's been making my hair nasty and greasy. Switched to some cheap grocery store brand and my hair is lush again.
Body shop always screws me over. The day I found out their deodorant doesn't work on me was awful.
I don't use an expensive shampoo/conditioner. I just grab some Pantine Pro-V (medium-thick) off of the shelve and use that every other day. I use the medium thick formula because my hair is on the thick side. In fact, its so thick it rips out bristles from the brush. Its kind of annoying going through all the brushes I do.
I don't have thick strands per say, they are actually quite thin and brittle, but when you get a whole bunch of them together, they are plenty thick. That and my hair has this natural wave/slight curl to it, so it knots up a lot when I sleep. It also is a pain in the backside to blow dry.
That's why I usually opt to let it air dry when I can, to save my arm the aches it gets when I use the blow dryer.
I find that washing it every other day is the best because washing too much causes an imbalance of the natural oils in your scalp so it goes into overdrive to compensate. It also helps keep the chance of getting head lice down because they like really really clean hair the best (supposedly helps them to navigate the strands better and reproduce
Another thing I hate about my hair is that when I wear a winter cap, it slips up and off.