Favorite Shampoo and Conditioner?

I’ll admit…I receive loads and loads of hair products weekly, but I have YET to find a shampoo and conditioner that I adore. What gives, people? Honestly, the closest I’ve gotten to sudsy infatuation is Infusium’s Moisturologie line. (5 bucks a pop at Target. SCORE!)

Does this problem stem from the fact that I have “normal” hair? Most of the products I see/receive for review are so specialized (colored, dry, damaged, volume-enhancing, etc…) What about us girls with the no-drama tresses?

Tell me, dear readers. What is your favorite shampoo and conditioner, inexpensive or pricey? Let’s all share with one another, regardless of hair type. Kumbaya.

  • sizzle

    May 4, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Terax Miele Hydrating Shampoo and Terax Crema Ultra Moisturizing Conditioner. LOVE!

  • Andrea

    May 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I have used Bumble&Bumble Gentle and Super Rich for years now and I’ve had no reason to want to change. It works great on my normal, straight locks. I’ve had a few friends recommend Infusium so in the name of keeping on a tight budget I may have to try it.

  • Kathryn

    May 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Kerestase Chroma Reflect!

  • carrie

    May 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner – I am not blessed with normal hair, so this helps tame the frizziness of natural wavy hair and keeps my scalp happy.

  • Lyndsay

    May 4, 2010 at 8:01 am

    L’Oreal EverPure moisturizing shampoo & conditioner. I do not have “normal” hair. I have enough hair for two people and it’s color-treated. I like that this is sulfate-free and doesn’t fade my colour, but it smells a little hippy-dippy for me.
    Kerastase Oleo-Relax is the best ever, but I just can’t justify the expense.

  • Aleks

    May 4, 2010 at 8:03 am

    My favorite combo is Bumble and bumble Seaweed Shampoo with Bumble and bumble Alojoba Conditioner. My hair is pretty “normal” – medium thickness, not dry or oily, etc. – and this combo leaves is soft but not greasy.

  • Pinkie Bling

    May 4, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Ojon Shine & Protect FTW!

  • Tess

    May 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I too have normal hair – my all time reasonably priced choice is Redken’s Clear Moisture. Been using for a decade, still love it. For a splurge, I love Kerastase’s Bain Satin 1 and Lait Vital – worth it if you can swing the heavy price tag.

  • TLR

    May 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Pureology Volume line. It’s the only conditioner that does not make my hair look dirty half way through the day.

  • Mon

    May 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I hate to say I got sucked into a “TV product”. Wen has helped me so much. I always had “good hair” according to my mother, but let me just say last week, the desk clerk at the hotel where I was went on for FIVE MINUTES about my hair. So yeah, it must be working. And I am one of those people that swears I must shampoo everyday. I guess not, after all.

  • E

    May 4, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I love the L’Oreal Ever Pure/Ever Strong line. I love my expensive shampoo (Keune or Alfaparf) but I don’t love the pricetag. The L’Oreal line is a good substitute, and easy on the pocketbook.

  • Mia

    May 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Kerastase Bain Satin “for normal to dry hair” is, hands down, the best shampoo I’ve ever used. I use the Lait Vital conditioner with it, and the combo gives me movie star hair. Seriously. Unfortunately, due to the price and the fact that I went back to school, I can only splurge on it once in a while…

  • Rebekah

    May 4, 2010 at 9:19 am

    When I have money to spend, I love the Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner from Kiehl’s. It smells incredible and makes my hair smooth and soft.

    When I am poor, I like Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. It also smells amazing and makes my hair nice, for way less cash than Kiehl’s.

  • AmandaL

    May 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I love Brocato Splassh shampoo – sulfate-free, and just enough moisture that I can get by without conditioning if I don’t have time. If I do condition, I use Brocato Saturation leave-in conditioner.

  • Sarah

    May 4, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Love #1: Pureology Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner.

    I have dry hair, made drier by highlighting. This shampoo broke the “dry scalp today, oily scalp tomorrow” cycle. I can easily wash every other day now – I feel like my scalp is more consistent (neither dry, nor oil-slick oily)

    #2. Kiehl’s Amino Acid shampoo followed by Kiehl’s Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid #133. I tried it because it’s what my gym stocks in their showers and I. Love. It. (Enough that I might replace Pureology with this stuff) Same results as Pureology (not too drying, can go multiple days without, no second-day greasy hair).

  • Ciarra

    May 4, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I’ve been using AG Thikk Wash and AG Thikk Rinse for awhile now. It’s supposed to be a volume enhancer, although I don’t see that it does that very well. But the texture of it and the smell is incredible! It makes me think of lemon meringue pie. Plus, I only wash my hair every other day and, combined with the fact that this stuff lathers like crazy and a little goes a loooong way, I’m getting my money’s worth by how long it’s lasted. I also love that AG products contain a lot of botanicals and good ingredients for hair.

  • Angela

    May 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love Lush solid shampoos, especially the Karma and the Gentle Lentil and Lush Conditioner Veganeese. The lemony smell is divine.

  • ainsley

    May 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

    So, the magic elixer for my hair (fine texture, tons of hair, curly-ish, prone to frizz, uncoloured) is redken fresh curls shampoo and matrix sleek look conditioner. i stumbled on this combination a few years ago and haven’t looked back.

  • Amy in StL

    May 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Pureology hydrating, has been my go to crush for a while now.

    But I’m kinda of infatuated with Tigi Brunette Goddess right now. It smells fantastic and my hair sand color seem to like it.

    Which makes sense because Tigi S-factor is the best smelling shampoo ever; but it’s not so good for my color.

  • Colleen

    May 4, 2010 at 11:22 am

    If you find something that works spectacular on “normal” hair, PLEASE pass it on. I have yet to find anything and i’ve tried everything from $40 + a bottle – $3.00 + a bottle!

  • Nicole

    May 4, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I buy whats on sale at the grocery store. Terrible, I know. But I have normal hair…

  • Kanishka

    May 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    DevaCare No Poo and DevaCare One Condition for days I’m going curly. It’s amazing, super moisturizing and smells great.
    Still looking for a perfect shampoo for days when I straighten. I have dry, thick hair with highlights I’m growing out.

  • Gabrielle Smith

    May 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve been using Dove Therapy Intensive Care Shampoo and Conditioner – I love how it makes my hair feel like silk but so strong too.

  • JayKay

    May 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I have pretty fuss-free hair, but from all that I’ve tried so far, Living Proof No Frizz Sulfate Free Shampoo (or something like that) and the accompanying conditioner make me happiest on the way my hair looks and feels – I don’t need any other product when I use them, it’s literally wash-and-go. As for the smell, I can do without but it’s not the worst. The only thing is that they’re something like $24 per bottle… NOT the ideal price for ANY haircare product. I probably won’t buy it with my own money. haha.

  • lauren

    May 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Davines NouNou shampoo and conditioner – Awesome for my color-treated hair. Gentle and light, it never causes build up. It also has a gorgeous natural scent.

  • Jennifer Gomes

    May 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    anything from Sudzz Fx

  • Heather

    May 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    My favorite organic/natural line is Aveda Dry Remedy. BUT it’s so pricey, so I’ve been using the Alba Cocoa Butter line, and it’s great. My favorite non organic is Redken Smooth Down. I have wavy/curly hair, and it *awesome* for smoothing.

  • Mel

    May 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I love DevaCare No Poo and DevaCare One Condition. I have an insane amount of thick, curly hair (seriously, I do) that is prone to frizz. This stuff works wonders on my hair, leaving it soft and healthy looking, and it smells wonderful!

  • Jenibee

    May 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I’m another satisfied L’Oreal EverPure user (I alternate between the moisture, smooth, and volume versions). I have long, color-treated hair and this stuff – regardless of which version I use – keeps my color true and lets me comb out after washing with ZERO tangling.

  • Elizabeth

    May 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Ah, I love this topic! I have baby-fine, mid-back length, color-treated hair — a ton of it. So I switch off between Garnier Fructise (sp?) Color Care Sh&Cond for the drugstore choice. For the salon brands, I buy whatever I can lay my hands on, all for color-treated hair: Paul Mitchell, Pureologie, IKON, Graham Webb, etc. I find that switching brands every other day is what keeps my hair happy.

  • Danielle

    May 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Another Dove Therapy fan here!

  • Cee

    May 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I have extremely high maintenance hair and I have used practically every salon and drugstore brand on earth. I have coarse, frizzy, very thick curly hair with a dry scalp, and I try to avoid sulfates and other harmful chemicals. Right now I’m using Burt Bee’s grapefruit and sugar beet shampoo with Frederick Fekkai colourcare technician conditioner. An odd combination, but it works! The FF conditioner is the best I’ve ever tried. Really thick and creamy and moisturizing.

  • Carolyn

    May 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    oh lets see…Aveda Smooth Infusion, Aveda Color Conserve, and my latest fave–Marc Anthony Strictly Curls. Even use the Marc Anthony conditioner on my two year old who has magnificent curls! I am very eager to try David Balbaii hydrating shampoo and conditioner—its next on the list.

  • Alexandra AImee

    May 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    For a long time I LOVED to switch out brands and try every new thing that came on the market, but for close to a year now I have been set on Bumble and Bumble Crem De Cacao. It smells delicious, and it makes my colored, fine hair feel like it has a good bit of body. I also usually use Bumble and Bumble Deeeep once a week, and I have just started occasionally using their leave in/wash out (you can do either with it) when I am in a rush and don’t want to spend time in the shower conditioning. B&B is super expensive, but I really feel like my hair is healthier and softer then ever so it’s totally worth it to me!

  • Emily

    May 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Such an interesting thread. I use Matrix sleek Look Smoothing shampoo & conditioner. My hair is nor quite wavy and not straight – too kinky & frizzy. So this helps me keep it under control & makes it easier to straighten.

  • Tracy D

    May 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Burt’s Bees…any product, using Pomegranate and Soy now and love it!

  • Amelie

    May 5, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Shampoo and conditioner are Pantene for Curly hair or Lacoupe for curly hair.

    I have thick hair and a lot of them so they easily frizz. Once a week I use Pantene restorative mask which make wonders and the rest of the week Husk Str8. Both products are awesome to control frizzy hair.

  • Lynn

    May 5, 2010 at 5:43 am

    I use the Garnier Fructis Body Boost Shampoo and Conditioner. I have uncolored, thin hair, but a lot of it. No body, and if it hits 24 hours since its last shampoo there is an oil slick. But this gives my hair the body it needs throughout the day. I can actually feel it plumping up in the shower. And it’s very inexpensive, under $5 each for the jumbo size bottle.

  • Emily

    May 5, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Biolage for colored hair. I love the smell. So planty and nice. I also like this new fancy ish brand that I got at CVS (they may even make it) called BioLUXE. It smells REALLY GOOD. I am mostly about the smell, as you can see.

  • Emily

    May 5, 2010 at 6:05 am

    PS. I am shocked by all the people using Garnier. Do you know the buildup that causes, people?!

  • Mel

    May 5, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I rotate between Redken Extreme and All Soft. I have thick hair that sometimes gets distressed from coloring and heat styling. I have had no luck with shampoo for colored hair — they never seem to prevent fading like they claim. So I’m happy with these shampoos.

  • beyond

    May 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    trader joe’s tingly tea tree oil shampoo! it really makes your scalp tingle! very good price too.

  • Laura

    May 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I’m also fond of Infusium for the fine-but-copious, normal-needs, slightly wavy hair I have. A recent fave is Yes! To Carrots, but it’s more expensive – but at Target, they go on sale from time to time. It’s a gentle cleanser with a good moisturizing conditioner – WIN!

  • Laura

    May 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    PS – Super scented stuff, scalp-tingling and natural oils like peppermint, rosemary and grapefruit makes my sensitive skin flare up and my hair falls out – NO joke. Garnier and natural name-brand haircare from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods are my nemeses.

  • Jessica

    May 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I love my coconut mango from Back to Basics. I have thick wavy hair with a coarse cuticle. My hair will suck all the moisture in a ten block radius. I like the smells from all the Back to Basics products, but I NEED the hydration from the coconut mango. I used to swear by Biolage, but I find that it’s not heavy enough for my tresses. I hate my hair much less regularly with my Coconut mango. Also, I love the smell. So not annoying.

    I find that a lot of the products that are supposed to be hydrating actually leave a buildup or leave my hair feeling dry.

    I miss the days when all I needed was Pantene. My hair was much less complicated in my adolescence.

  • Heather B.

    May 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Carol’s Daughter Tui Herbal Shampoo and Tui Hair Smoothie.

    Also on the hair oil (from the next post but I’m far too lazy to go back): Heat up that Moroccan Oil or oil of your choice. Put it on your hair. Put your hair in a towel. Do your think for 30 minutes and then rinse out and your hair will look miraculous after that hot oil treatment.

  • Mary

    May 6, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Third vote for Redken All Soft! I loved the Infusium Moisturology forever, until I noticed it just wasn’t doing anything for me anymore. Got this at the salon and MAN what a difference.

  • Carla

    May 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

    baking soda and apple cider vinegar. cheap and probably stocked in your kitchen! :)

  • Emily

    May 17, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I recently tried the Aveeno Nourish+Shine shampoo and conditioner. I feel like it made my hair very shiny, but I wouls love to hear what others thought about it. Price it very nice too!

  • Pia Z

    April 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I have long and wavy hair. I do not play with my hair a lot and spend very little time on it. The Shielo Hydrate conditioner helps me in that.

    After using Shielo’s conditioner my hair is so manageable that I do not have to blow dry my hair even and they are so soft, smooth and silky all day long, Using this conditioner can reduce your visit to a hair salon so often and you can still look beautiful.

    Its smell is great too and its long lasting. Shielo has different shampoos and conditioners for different hair types and so everyone can find one suiting their hair needs. It also makes the hair less frizzy and what I do is I do not wash it out completely from my hair. I would definitely recommend thsi conditioner to anyone who wants a quick, easy and affordable solution to make theri hair soft, smooth, silky and manageable.