Wash Your Hair! It’s National Shampoo Day

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Today is National Shampoo Day (because you know, everything deserves its own awareness day) and I figured it would be a great reason to share a recent history of shampoos I have tried. I’m a shampoo chameleon, really. I rarely commit to a particular brand or type—honestly, I use whatever is in the shower as long as it smells good. But every now and then, I like to see if something works better than what’s in my shower caddy. From detoxifying formulas to sweet scents, I’m sharing the honest truth about these ten on National Shampoo Day.

OGX Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo—This is the most current shampoo I am using and I’m pretty impressed by the results. My hair feels so much softer so I don’t have to always rely on this weekly hair mask.

Drybar Texas Tea Volumizing Shampoo—I love the scent and can work up a good lather with this one. My only complaint is my hair is greasy by day 2 and I’m usually trying to stretch it to day 3 or 4.

OGX Strength + Body Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo—This promises to plump your tresses using a blend of bamboo fibers and soy proteins for body and fullness. My hair definitely feels much thicker but doesn’t look voluminous.

OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water—I used this religiously in the summer. I mean the scent alone has me reminiscent of the beach, the hot summer sun and bottomless tropical drinks.

Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash—I was on a Bumble and bumble kick when I purchased this but simply put—I’m a sucker for anything that promises beachy waves. I have naturally straight hair so I need this in combination with its Surf Spray to actually pull off a tousled look sans curler.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture—The reviews don’t lie. If you have dry and damaged hair, this shampoo will work wonders. This shampoo isn’t cheap though. If you’ve never tried it, you should purchase the travel-size version here.

Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo—Put this in your “use occasionally” category. This acts as a deep, weekly cleanser that lifts away product build-up and detoxifies your hair. I haven’t used this in a long time since it’s not suggested for color-treated hair, but it’s awfully tempting as I stare at it sitting in my shower caddy.

Gloss Moderne High-Gloss—I received a free sample of this a long time ago and for a while it just sat in the cabinet under the sink. But then I had a moment where I just needed some change and this is what I reached for. For a shampoo that sells for $45, I’ve had better.

OGX Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Shampoo—I used this pretty frequently in the spring. Love the scent. Can’t remember if it did anything special to my hair.

Pureology Precious Oil Shamp-oil—I should’ve known better because its an oil shampoo but it left my hair feeling so heavy and greasy. Unless you have severely dry hair, I would not recommend.

In honor of National Shampoo Day, are you loyal to a particular hair wash? I’d love to know what ones you like (or don’t like) in the comments!

Photo by Andrea Rodway