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Sulfate Free Shampoo

Started 1277993774.343 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1278308520.41 by Tori in KC

I color my hair, but the color seems to fade sooner than I want, especially in the summer. Looking for opinions on a good sulfate free shampoo from CVS, Walmart, etc. TIA

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

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MotleyCrue­4EVA1277993870.9433096 PostsRegistered 7/17/2009South of Baltimore

L'Oreal Everpure

"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option"

Sandysue1277994044.5771293 PostsRegistered 1/15/2007

Agree. I think the only one you'll find at CVS or other drug/discount stores is L'Oreal Everpure. I use that in rotation with sulfate free brands from Biolage, Kiwi and Rusk. The Everpure line comes formulations for several hair types. They have a nice, minty/herbal scent to them.

cassiem1277995500.716849 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Organix (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target) - have not tried, but gets excellent reviews

Burt's Bees (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target) - have used and like

Renpure Organics (CVS, Walgreens) - have not tried, mixed reviews

Giovanni (Target) - favorite, love the 50/50 shampoo, a bit more expensive

L'Oreal Everpure and Everstrong lines - have used and like

One thing to keep in mind when switching to sulfate free shampoos is that your hair may go through a phase where it actually gets drier. That's why so many people give horrible reviews to sulfate free products after the first use or two. If you use extra conditioner, it will help as your hair adjusts. You will notice after about 4 or 5 shampoos that your hair doesn't feel dry with the shampoo anymore and actually will feel very soft and silky. I don't know why this happens, but it's very common.

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peach1061277996055.4771290 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007

Another shout out for EverPure.

“Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing?”
- Rose Nyland

Cranberries1277996976.10310767 PostsRegistered 4/14/2009

Another vote for L'Oreal EverPure (They have EverStrong too) The difference is the EverPure was introduced first, they have formulas for moisture, volume. The EverStrong is more for hydration, frizz, damage, etc. They're both very nice. They smell great (herbal, minty) and the price is great. About $6-$7 for the tubes. The conditioners are great as well. I've been using them for close to at least a year now, haven't used anything else, not tempted to use anything else. It's made a world of difference with my highlights. No fading at all. No stripped, dry feeling hair, nothing!

Shelbelle1278011172.63735068 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Samy Fat Hair in the red bottle.

namaste0001278011903.693577 PostsRegistered 7/21/2006

If you are near a Trader Joe's, they have several lines of sulfate free shampoo/conditioner. I use their tree tea oil/sulfate free line and love it!

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats. -Iris Murdoch

murbo1278013596.9271074 PostsRegistered 3/10/2007

I use Everpure from L'Oreal and like it. I also do the "conditioner only" from time to time and have found that VO5 and suave conditioners work well for that. Use the ones without "cones" in them. Our favorite is the VO5 kiwi conditioner and it's $.77! The biggest thing that helped me keep my color was adding a filter to the shower head. It made a huge difference.

eyeluvbe1278019506.781260 PostsRegistered 8/13/2007

I used to get N a ked Naturals at CVS and Walgreens (there are 4 variations, one for color-treated hair). I haven't seen it there lately, but the company's website has a list of stores that carries it. Used to get it BOGO. Full price it's only about $7.00 per bottle in the store (costs more on the company's website). HTH!

Dreamchaser1278022276.9371854 PostsRegistered 5/15/2005

I do the conditioner only with Suave Naturals but I am wanting to try a sulfate free shampoo for "clarifying" days.

I saw the Organix at Walmart and was wondering about it, so thanks for the comment, cassiem.

Now I want to try the Organix and the Loreal Everpure! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

luvpoos1278024770.2736134 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I do have highlights too. Appreciate the tip of hair feeling dry initially. I probably would have stopped using it not knowing this.

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

donnaj15181278026028.38690 PostsRegistered 3/24/2005Lincoln Nebraska
cassiem said:

One thing to keep in mind when switching to sulfate free shampoos is that your hair may go through a phase where it actually gets drier. That's why so many people give horrible reviews to sulfate free products after the first use or two. If you use extra conditioner, it will help as your hair adjusts. You will notice after about 4 or 5 shampoos that your hair doesn't feel dry with the shampoo anymore and actually will feel very soft and silky. I don't know why this happens, but it's very common.

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I didn't realize this. I had tried the Everpure once and I just could not get my hair to style very well so I never used it again. I guess I'll have to give it a try for 4-5 washing like you suggest. I think I'd like to try the Organix too. Donnaj


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cassiem1278026812.336849 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/1/2010 Dreamchaser said:

I do the conditioner only with Suave Naturals but I am wanting to try a sulfate free shampoo for "clarifying" days.

I saw the Organix at Walmart and was wondering about it, so thanks for the comment, cassiem.

Now I want to try the Organix and the Loreal Everpure! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

That's exactly what I do, I mix conditioner only cleansing with sulfate free shampoos. I have quite a few bottles of Giovanni, but have been wanting to try the Organix. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it if you decide to try it.

cassiem1278026942.9776849 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/1/2010 donnaj1518 said:
cassiem said:

One thing to keep in mind when switching to sulfate free shampoos is that your hair may go through a phase where it actually gets drier. That's why so many people give horrible reviews to sulfate free products after the first use or two. If you use extra conditioner, it will help as your hair adjusts. You will notice after about 4 or 5 shampoos that your hair doesn't feel dry with the shampoo anymore and actually will feel very soft and silky. I don't know why this happens, but it's very common.

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I didn't realize this. I had tried the Everpure once and I just could not get my hair to style very well so I never used it again. I guess I'll have to give it a try for 4-5 washing like you suggest. I think I'd like to try the Organix too. Donnaj

I didn't like the Everpure the first time I used it and now I love it! I'd say if after 4-5 washes you still don't like it, then it's not for you. But it's worth a try.

Dreamchaser1278306809.1671854 PostsRegistered 5/15/2005
On 7/1/2010 cassiem said:
On 7/1/2010 Dreamchaser said:

I do the conditioner only with Suave Naturals but I am wanting to try a sulfate free shampoo for "clarifying" days.

I saw the Organix at Walmart and was wondering about it, so thanks for the comment, cassiem.

Now I want to try the Organix and the Loreal Everpure! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

That's exactly what I do, I mix conditioner only cleansing with sulfate free shampoos. I have quite a few bottles of Giovanni, but have been wanting to try the Organix. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it if you decide to try it.

Sure, I'll let you know if I try it! Smile

Dreamchaser1278307327.121854 PostsRegistered 5/15/2005

Cassiem - I changed my mind about trying the Organix after all. I just went to MUA and read a few reviews that turned me off about it! Looks like it's much too drying for some. I hate it when I use a clarifying shampoo and it does like that so I think I'm gonna pass on this one! {#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

Tori in KC1278308520.411450 PostsRegistered 10/22/2009

I really LOVE Color Me Se*x*y by Se*x*y Hair. The volumizing formula is the best!!!! I buy it by the liter during the annual liter sale at Beauty Brands--it's getting ready to start in the next week, and they have it every year in July. If you buy it any other time, it's about $45 a liter, but it is VERY good shampoo & conditioner, IMO, plus sulfate free and very volumizing. Really cannot beat $10 a liter!!! I buy several, since the sale is only once a year.

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