Posts tagged "shampoo"

I Am A No-Poo Traitor: A Eulogy For My Shampooless Existence

Welp, I made it a year. The great adventure is over for me. I’ve thrown in the towel.
I have used shampoo.
I feel like I need to write a eulogy for my no-poo experiment. After all, my original post and followup post about it were pretty fabulously popular for an untested, freelance blogger. Watching…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

No-Poo Update: Fuck Yeah, Rye Flour

About six weeks ago, I wrote about using skin products that are pH-balanced to the skin on your face (the pH of which, by the by, is 5.5). In it, I had a tiny addendum about the fact that the same science that goes for your face also goes for your hair. It was a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 22, 2014

Shampoo Might Have Carcinogens In It (And I’m Terrified)

In case we don’t have enough to worry about these days, our daily shampoo routine might be a major health threat.

Have you ever heard of cocamide DEA? Until today, I hadn’t either, but it’s a form of coconut oil that’s been chemically modified and is used to make bath product…

Claire Hannum / May 12, 2014

Frisky Q&A: All Your No-Shampoo Questions, Answered!

Last week we published an article called “Why I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)” by Rebecca Vipond Brink. The post generated a lot of discussion — and a TON of questions. So we brought Rebecca back to answer all your most pressing no ‘poo questions, from worries about unwashed hair smells to

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 6, 2014

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

The first time I met my friend Jeff, I told him his hair was amazing. It was a thick, effortlessly tousled blond mane that anyone would envy. “That’s because I stopped washing it two years ago,” he told me.

That got me thinking, and researching. So in January, I did an experiment and stopped…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 30, 2014

Mirror, Mirror: I Stopped Using Shampoo

A little over a month ago, I stopped using shampoo. And, speaking as someone who has clearly never been in serious bodily danger, it felt like I was being very brave. Just a couple days, I told myself reassuringly. And then, when you look like a horrifying ball of dripping grease, you can do the

Kate Fridkis / May 2, 2013

Packing List: Must-Have Memorial Day Weekend Travel Products

Memorial Day weekend is next weekend, and if you’re going somewhere — and hell, even if you’re not — you’re going to probably want some new travel products so you don’t have to schlep around your full size bottle of Pantene or whatever. With that in mind, we’ve picked some of our all-time favorite travel…

Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: A 2-In-1 Product That Actually Works?

I’m always a little skeptical of 2-in-1 products; shampoos that are also conditioners rarely do either thing well — and leave hair feeling oily and tangled — so I didn’t have high hopes for Philip B’s lavender hair and body shampoo. But it turns out that even though it’s sodium lauryl sulfate- (SLS) free, the…

Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2011

Beauty Test Drive: LiQWD Hair Products

My hair has become quite dry since I’ve switched to an extra-strength dandruff shampoo, so I’ve been on the hunt for hair products that would restore my hair’s moisture after I used the dandruff shampoo. Since my locs are more “three-dimensional,” if you will, than the average non-kinky or fine hair, I’ve found that most…

Annika Harris / January 7, 2011

Shampoo You’ll Love To Lather

We’re such suckers for a good shampoo–and Davine’s LOVE Smoothing Shampoo fits the bill exactly. Released just in time for Valentine’s Day (a totally crap holiday), LOVE Smoothing Shampoo is fortified with prickly pear extract to help smooth and moisturize your desperately dry hair follicles. Plus, it smells really great, so even if V-Day blows,…

Julie Gerstein / January 7, 2011

Are Fancy Shampoos A Waste?

We’ve often purchased shampoos claiming to be “nutrient-rich” and promising healthier hair, only to find that the results are unimpressive and the products act just like normal shampoos. Some suggest that labels advertising nutrient benefits are gobbling your dollars because, in fact, it’s very difficult for the hair shaft to absorb them, and thus benefit…

Leonora Epstein / September 13, 2010

Quick Tip Of The Day: Change Your Shampoos

This hair tip might not be anything too innovative, but it’s something so basic that it’s easily forgotten. If your hair has been looking dull and colorless lately, switch your shampoo! This applies especially to people with dyed hair or highlights, as buildup from your old shampoo will darken your locks and make you feel…

Leonora Epstein / January 22, 2010

Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Dry Remedy For Winter Hair

If your hair is at all dry or lackluster, you need to check out Aveda’s Dry Remedy shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. Now. It is, I kid you not, the best haircare combo I’ve ever experienced in my life. (And given that part of my job involves testing out beauty products, this is no small…

Lily Q / January 5, 2010

How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

This weekend a friend told me that she washes her hair almost every single day, and I was kind of stunned. I started making the calculations: If you wash and condition everyday, that’s around 10 extra minutes per day spent in the shower. Plus, if you blow it dry, let’s tack another 30 minutes o…

Erin Flaherty / September 28, 2009

Crave: Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care Collection (Win It!)

For the last couple months, we’ve been in a hair rut. Our hair wasn’t working no matter what goop we added or how we styled it. In fact, it was being downright uncooperative. Then we started using Aveeno’s new Nourish+ Hair Care Collection. It may sound unbelievable, but now our ‘do does exactly what we…

Catherine Strawn / May 15, 2009

The Hairwash Photo Project

Making use of shampoo can really change you. Not only does it make you look so fresh and so clean, but it also makes you feel better (especially if you went to the beach and didn’t wash your hair all weekend). This site, which I cannot read because it’s in Russian, shows pics of people…

Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2008

Crave: Moisturize Your Horse Hair

Last night I was watching Blades of Glory and a big joke in the movie was that Will Ferrell’s ice-skating character, who is obsessed with his hair, uses Mane & Tail horse shampoo. It’s actually not funny. Fashion and beauty editors have lauded the powerful conditioning skills of the brand — Lucky has included it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2008