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  1. Dear Irina Thank you for the informative article about Head Shoulders which earlier this year was recommended by a dermatologist for scalp problems. First I have to say I’m a mature lady and have some thinning going on.Within a very short time of using Head and Shoulders shampoo I started experiencing severe hair loss. Head and Shoulders accelerated yhe thinning massively. Within weeks I no have bald spots! Didn’t real8ze it was the Head and Shoulders. Worse yet I was using it sparingly only used it maybe 3x a was truly shocking! And extremely sad. Quit using it and happily the fast shedding stopped. Sadly the bald spots remained. Wah wah wah! At least I know what didvit and I’d like to out the word out. Many,many years ago in my early 30’s I used Head and Shoulders Didn’t effect my hair like this. It seems if you’re already thinning Head and Shoulders Jumpstart the hair loss. I hate to blast prducts,but this deserves it,especially because I’ve seen many other comments back up what I’m saying, it’s hard for me to think the company that produces it doesn’t know.. Thank you for your excellent posts,instantly I trusted you. I send my Blessings,may you have enough success to cheer your heart,but not so much to spoil you!

    1. Dear Joy
      Thank you for sharing and your kind words and wishes! We truly appreciate it!
      We are sorry to hear about your hair, but, as you mentioned, the good news is that now you know!! Blessings to you, too!!

  2. Hi Irina,
    Thank you for the note on shampoos. I avoid using shampoos as much as possible and instead use a mild bodywash or dove soap to wash my hair.

  3. Love this 1 second method. I basically look for fragrance on the ingredients list and if it has it I don’t buy it. Now I know 2 other ingredients that are definitely on a do not buy list. Thank you!
    I’m currently still searching for a good shampoo. I’ve tried Acure, Alaffia, & EO without loving any of them yet (& I’ve also only tried one type of those shampoos so maybe I need to experiment a little more). I also don’t know how clean those shampoos/conditioners truly are. I’ve been curious about Innersense & BeautyCounter’s new line of hair care. Thank you for all you do!

    1. Thank you, Kendra, for letting me know. It is always great to hear from you. Could you tell me more why you were not impressed by Acure, Alaffia and EO? What are you looking for in a shampoo? Thanks. ~Irina

      1. My hair feels dry with the ones I’ve tried. Looking for something that doesn’t irritate my scalp and doesn’t make my hair feel dry. I was able to only wash a couple times a week with the ones I’ve tried which I do like.

  4. Hi, Irina. Can’t wait for your next shampoo post. Turned out Hairprint shampoo (didn’t try the color) wasn’t for me, so I’m still looking. My hair likes Carina Organics Unscented, but my scalp isn’t 100% happy. Hope you’re doing well!

      1. Hi, Natalia. I didn’t remember, so I looked at the many emails back and forth to the company. The Fermented Bamboo made my hair look and feel dry, lifeless, dull, limp and it flattened out my natural waves. It also made my scalp itch. I’ve been using limited ingredient “natural” shampoos for years, so I don’t think it was detox. I kept at it until I almost finished the bottle. Judy

  5. What’s your opinion on Acure ultra hydrating shampoo? Here are the ingredients:
    water/eau, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract*, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) fruit extract*, rosa canina (rosehips) fruit extract*, punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract*, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, matricaria recutita (chamomile) flower extract*, aspalathus linearis (rooibos) leaf extract*, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate, betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, potassium sorbate, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil*, tocopherol acetate, curcubita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, natural benzaldehyde, cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia bark) oil, ubiquinone (CoQ10), argania spinosa callus (argan) culture extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) seed extract. *organic ingredient

    1. Thank you, Celeste, for letting me know what you need help with. I am in a process of figuring how I can address your guys’ questions in the most effective way. Please stay tuned. ~Irina

  6. In my research I also came across SheaMoisture Baby Head-To-Toe Wash & Shampoo. I know it’s for babies, but sometimes it’s the only way to stay away from extra ingredients in the list. I haven’t tried this one yet, but the ingredients look impressive.
    Ingredients: Deionized water, decyl glycoside (sugar beets), lauroyl lactylate (palm kernel), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, tocopherol (vitamin E), guar, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower (and) lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, essential oil blend. *Certified Organic Ingredient

    Lately I’ve been using NutriBiotic Everyday Nourish Shampoo. It works well and lathers very well, much better than anything I’ve tried. The ingredients look ok, just the fragrance that worries me.

    Ingredients: A botanical infusion (sage, coltstool, yarrow, balm mint, chamomile, rosemary, althea, yucca, wild thyme, and horsetail in pruified water), disodium olefin sulfonate, oleyl betaine, soyamidopropylkonium chloride, polyguaternium-10, glycereth-7 cocoate, citric acid, grapefruit seed extract, panthenol, tea tree oil, glycerin, soy protein, sunflower oil, macadamia nut oil, kukui nut oil, tocopherol acetate, phospholipids, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and natrual fragrance blend.

  7. Hi Irina, I would LOVE to read more about picking shampoos! I’ve been struggling to find something that cleans my hair with sufficient lather, doesn’t leave a squeaky feel and doesn’t leave my hair greasy a couple of hours after the wash (yes, a big list!).
    I’ve been using Alaffia Everyday Coconut and it meets most of my criteria, but I feel like my hair doesn’t stay clean for longer than a day with it. Here are the ingredients (the only one I’m questioning is “aromatic”, not even sure what that is.
    Ingredients: Zingiber officinale (ginger) aqueous extract, lauryl glucoside, saponified cocos nucifera (virgin coconut) oil*, decyl gluside, sodium chloride, cocos nucifera (coconut) water*, panthenol, aromatic, coco nucifera (copra) extract, *Certified Fair Trade by IMO.

    1. Hi, Natalia: There was a year when I tested a ton of different shampoos on my hair. I ruined my hair back then but I learned a lot including that shampoos with saponified oils make my hair greasy. I will be talking more about that in my upcoming post. Stay tuned. Irina

      1. that’s good to know … I might be in the same boat here.
        Can’t wait for your next post about shampoos!
        I’d try Hairprint, but I had an unpleasant experience with their customer service when I tried their hair color and I’m pretty stubborn 😉

  8. I’d read about MCI/MI being bad and one of the possible reactions could be dermatitis which is funny because I’d been using Head and Shoulders to relieve my scalp itching. So I read the labels of my body washes and other shampoos and they all had it – along with various dyes!! That lead me to find your website. Thank you.

  9. Thank you for this post. I use the Head and Shoulders Classic Clean and now I will change. What shampoo do you use? My children and I all have very dry scalps so we have been using that product. Please do share what you use.

    1. Hi, Lisa! I know! This is the irony of it. My husband used to use Head and Shoulders all the time before I met him and he had bad problems with his scalp. The pyrithione zinc in the Head and Shoulders is also linked with scalp dermatitis. I was using Hairprint shampoo exclusively for almost year and recently found another shampoo I like a lot. I will be publishing a post about the shampoos next week. Stay tuned. ~Irina