Sunday, February 23, 2014

Updates: Deodorant and Shampoo/Conditioner

Not long ago I gave an update on my soap situation. I am content with my strategy of locally made or handmade bar soap in the shower and liquid soap in reusable dispensers at the bathrooms and kitchen sinks.

I'm also satisfied with the aluminum free deodorant I've been using since 2008. I've been so pleased with it since the very first use that I've never even been tempted to try anything else.

However, I remain thoroughly unhappy with my shampoo and conditioner situation. Traditional products turn me off with their long list of unpronounceable ingredients and Bad Things (sulfates, paraben, etc.). Years ago I tried an all-in-one bar soap from Dr. Bronner's. While it started off well, I abandoned it after several weeks (months?) of use because it left heavy deposits in my hair. It didn't leave my hair feeling clean at all. I've also tried using vinegar as a conditioning rinse, but it didn't win me over either. I don't mind the smell, but it left my  long hair too tangly. Tangles make me batty, so I need a conditioner that prevents that.

Currently I'm using Nature's Gate shampoo and conditioner, but again, I'm not enthusiastic. What products do you use? Do you have any shampoo/conditioner recommendations (preferably free of Bad Things)?

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jo(e) said...

I use Aveda products. They're really expensive, but I love the way the smell. (I buy them at a store in the same plaza as the Eggplant.)

a/k/a Nadine said...

Thanks jo(e)! I'll have to check them out.