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What is a really good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner?

My hair is very dry, coarse and thick...from all the damage of highlighting and dyeing my hair...and i have tried everything from Dove to Pantene ,Herbal Essences,Garnier,Head and Shoulders ,Tresseme nothing seems to work...It just leaves it even WORSE! . So please i need suggestions....like maybe even good treatments for hydration...Leave ins idk something!?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    While it’s impossible to know the proportion of the ingredients listed in a label, a good rule of

    thumb is the more ingredients listed, the better the shampoo. That’s because there’s only 3

    categories of ingredients in a shampoo: cleansers, stabilizers, and conditioners. If there’s

    25 ingredients listed, chances are the product has a sophisticated mixture of more than one

    of each agent, which increases the odds that the product will leave your hair soft and

    manageable. And you’ll know after the first use whether the product suits your hair.

    To help you decide which combo of ingredients you want in a conditioning shampoo, here’s

    a list:

    1. Proteins – amino acids, hydrolyzed proteins, keratin. (Eggs contain a protein that hair

    CANNOT absorb and adds no value to a product other than as a marketing tool.) This is

    good for the hair shaft. Nexxus Therappe, Revlon’s Flex Body Building Protein Shampoo,

    Revlon’s Milk Plus 6, Redmond’s Asuuie Mega Shampoo, Jhirmack’s Lite Frequent Use

    Shampoo.

    2. Milk – for its protein, not for its fat. Good for split ends or damaged hair. Revlon’s Milk Plus

    6.

    3. Balsam – excellent when combined with proteins. Adds volume by coating the shaft.

    Revlon’s Flex Body Building Protein Shampoo.

    4. Vitamins – Panthenol found in B5 is absorbed into the shaft and helps strengthen it.

    5. Moisturizers – lactic acid, lecithin, urea. Especially helpful for dry or over-colored hair.

    Revlon’s Milk Plus 6, Jhirmack’s Gelave.

    6. Oils and waxes – avocado oil, coconut oil, wheat-germ oil. Provide a coating to retard

    water evaporation and the coat makes the hair look shiny and smooth. Beeswax and

    spermaceti also protect against water evaporation but aren’t as oily as the other oils.

    7. Lemon – citric juice. Good way to strip accumulated oils and dirt for oily hair. Neitrogena

    Shampoo, Redmond’s Australian Hair Citrifier. You can also use a real lemon.

    8. Allantoin – from the comfrey root. Good conditioner, increases the shaft’s water retention,

    is antidandruff, dissolves excess kerotin on the scalp or shaft. Nexxus’s Therappe.

    9. Silk – coats the shaft and make it more reflective, and thus look shinier. Jhirmak’s Gelave,

    Alberto Natural Silk, Reinforcer’s Aqua Silk Shampoo.

    10. Sunscreens – will add minor protection from the sun, but don’t assume it does for your

    hair what it does for your skin.

    11. Polymers – almost all shampoos and conditioners have this and it’s a nice coating that

    adds volume, strength to hair. But it attracts moisture in the air and makes hair feel kind of

    sticky. It shouldn’t be a large component of the ingredients in the shampoo.

    Things that do not help in a conditioning shampoo:

    1. Eggs contain a protein that hair CANNOT absorb and adds no value to a product other

    than as a marketing tool

    2. Carrot oil – used for aroma and color, not for hair health.

    3. Aloe – aids healing in burns but is only effective in living skin, not hair.

    4. Vitamin E – this is a nutrient. Your hair doesn’t eat.

    5. Malt – appears mostly in men’s shampoos but isn’t the most effective protein option.

    6. Vitamin – only B5 helps because it contains panthenol.

    7. Birch and all other herbs – birch is good when dabbed directly on an oily scalp for its

    astringent properties. All herbs effectiveness are totally lost when mixed in a shampoo.

    8. Honey – does nothing to hair and is totally water soluble, so it gets rinsed out.

    9. Jojoba – yes, it’s good while it’s on your hair, but it’s also water soluble, so it gets rinsed

    out.

    Try the Satinique haircare range from Amway

    Good luck!x

    Source(s): Have the same kind of hair as you and the Satinique haircare range from Amway really helps!!
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Get Aubrey Organics Ultra Smoothing Conditioner. Work it into and under the frizzy parts and then rinse. Then get Dr. Haushka's Marshmallow Conditioner and do the same thing, but put it all over too. As for shampoo, get NutriBiotic Tropical Moisturizing Shampoo.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Regis Cashmere Shampoo

  • 1 decade ago

    Aveeno's new Nourish+Moisturize Shampoo and Conditioner combo is great! And only around 5 dollars each! I use it, and it does wonders after the 2nd wash!

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  • Steve
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Something I learned from my hair dresser, a shampoo/conditioner in one bottle won't work. They can't each other out and you end up with hair that only slightly cleaner and bearly conditioned. To accomplish washing and shampooing your hair effectively shampoo once or twice, rinse, use a separate conditioner and rinse.

  • 5 years ago

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    What is a really good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner?

    My hair is very dry, coarse and thick...from all the damage of highlighting and dyeing my hair...and i have tried everything from Dove to Pantene ,Herbal Essences,Garnier,Head and Shoulders ,Tresseme nothing seems to work...It just leaves it even WORSE! . So please i need suggestions....like maybe...

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  • 1 decade ago

    I use Cashmere from Regis, you can get it in any Regis salon. It's cheep! It's $20 a liter. They also run sales on it most of the time! It's amazing! It makes my hair silky soft!

    Source(s): My sister is a hair dresser.
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