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i can’t really say i have used any one shampoo that i think is the worst. i did try to get away once using one from the dollar store to save money but it just ended up stripping the color out of my hair as i get my hair dyed.
Suave, hands down.
it smells nice, but it works horribly
Pert Plus 2-in-1. When I first started dating my boyfriend that is all he would have in the shower so I was forced to use it. My hair has never been as staticky as it was then!
oh yeah that stuff sucks!!
Nioxin systems for thinning hair…broke me out in this horrible rash, smells awful and makes hair feel like straw…i returned for refund.
expense but excellent thinning program for hair:
Samy – the organic line or whatever. It left my hair still greasy. And the conditioner didn’t moisturize my hair!
herbal essences makes my hair fall out.
H.E., and Pantene makes my scalp skin fall off in chunks. I am severely allergic to something in their hair products.
OMG I had a really severe allergy once thanks to Herbal Essences. And Pantene makes my scalp sort of break out, and anywhere my hair touches like my back and arms…argh I hate them both!
I fourth that! herbal essences and pantene makes my scalp itch and makes my hair fall outt
Me too! it does have to be a component of the shampoo, the funny thing about it it´s that my hair looks healthy and super shiny, but my scalp it´s a mess and it really falls off in chunks.
Herbal Essences has wax in it. That’s what’s making your hair look nice while simultaneously making your scalp flake. I went through a similar experience with Herbal Essences: my hair was really soft and shiny, but I couldn’t run a comb through it after a certain point. My hairdresser had a conniption when I told her what shampoo I was using.
Also, Pantene contains alpha hydroxy, which I believe is in some acne medications or facial cleansers. Think about it…acne medication in your hair?
Gahh, pantene makes my hair like CARDBOARD!!, also, does anyone know if Garnier Fructus animal tests? Because i have seen all different answer. But it work for my hair!
Pantene Pro V contains formaldihyde (sp.?) which is used to preserve dead bodies and has been shone in the state of CA to possibly cause cancer. It dries your hair out, but the Pantene contains a large amount of silicone so you dont know what it’s doing except that your hair is flat and lifeless. If you switch it takes off the coating and you see what it has done. You believe the new shampoo has done it, and switch back to pantene…
not to mention they also test on animals
rlly i actually love herbal essences it smells wonderful and my hair has nvr looked longer and better and shinyer
I totally agree! Horrible shampoo…
H.E. makes my hair feel like straw, I hate it !!!
yea i agree i tried it for the first time and i hate my hair and bad part is that i got a huge bottle i really don’t wanna have to buy another right after getting that one i hate it worst brand never get it if you do you will regret it!
lush rehab and retread – ok honestly they worked great on the condition of my hair but they smell so disgusting that i can’t bring myself to use it again, and my hair still smelled awful until i washed it again.
I don’t like Herbal Essences. Can’t stand the smell and it doesn’t do anything to my hair! I’m sticking to Maxtrix, Bumble and Bumble or LUSH shampoos/conditioners from now on!
TIGI Bed Head Superstar Shampoo and Conditioner Tween! Causes dandruff and hair gets greasier quickly. Dosen’t volumise hair one bit!
But what’s even worse is Loreal Elvive! Call that shampoo?! 😮
I KNOW!!! I used to use it and I ended up giving it to my mom (it’s weird, it’s like EVERY shampoo makes her hair pretty…) because it was AWFUL… It made my hair frizzy and tangled… I hate it
i think only the very poor quality shampoos do bad to your hair, everything else depends almost everytime on the way you apply it and how well you rinse it out
Definitely Shiseido!!!! It made my hair sooo dry…
OMG! I completely AGREE!!! Shisedo Tsubaski? I bought 2 1L bottles and will be throwing it out tomorrow!
Firstly it made my pretty hair (LOVE my hair DRY AS THE END OF A SCRUBBING BRUSH! ;( Then it makes your roots oily and hair super dry… then it makes a rash and your hair falls out. Hmm I used it two weeks just because I bought the two one L bottles.
NEVER AGAIN stay away from Shisedo unless your super asian
Pantene made my hair fall out 3x as much as it normally does and I always had so much buildup too
OMG PANTENE DOES MAKE HAIR FALL OUT I LIKE H.E. IT MAKES MY HAIR LOOK PRETTY IT JUST MAKES IT LOOK NASTY WHEN I SLEEP WITH WET HAIR
Super Skinny Paul Mitchell was the biggest dissapointment for me, made my hair greasy and unmanagable. Also I was not a fan of Brunette Goddess by TIGI Bed Head but I know ppl who love it.
I hear you on that one! i love all the other P.M shampoos a therefore I bought the big bottles of the Super Skinny. BIG MISTAKE! It really sucks! I manke my husband use it now so I don’t feel so bad about buying it LOL
I have to agree with the superskinny by Paul Mitchell, as well as the Paul Mitchell volumizing shampoo. It was a complete disappointment. My hair was unmanagable and VERY dull. No shine whatsoever.
John Frieda Brunette shampoo – This makes my hair fall out so much and my boyfriend’s too
OH MY GOSH JOHN FEIDA WEATHERWORKS LEAVES MY HAIR LOOKING AND FEELING GREAT BUT AFTER 3 WEEKS OF USING IT MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT FASTER THAN USUAL AND CAUSES MAJOR SCALP DRYNESS IT HAS A MILD SMELL OF CHEMICALS KINDA LIKE WHAT HAIR COLOR TREATMENT BUT NOT AS STRONG..
L’oreal Vive… Wow SO awful.. I used it on my hair and after it was dry.. it was limp and looked awful.. And honestly, maybe 5 hours later, my hair was stringy and greasy. I tried it again to see maybe if the first time was because I didn’t rinse it out properly but nope… Still disgusting.
Me too!!! I get next day greasiness with it. I guess that’s what they mean by ‘shine’. That and Bed Head Control Freak did nothing to my hair.
wow -L’Oreal Colorvive was one of the best shampoos I ever used, hands down. I color my hair regularly, and it always gave me a great shine. I also used their conditioner. Now I’ve switched to their Everpure line and am also happy with that.
sorry you had trouble with it.
I hated that one too, I tried the yellow one which is suppose to make ur hair smooth and sleek, instead it turned out waxy and greasy!I made my boyfriend use the rest of it.
Suave! I hate it, it makes my hair sooo dry. It makes it really hard to comb through even with a ton of conditioner.
I hate Suave! Horrible but a close second would be the Garnier shampoos– I just hate them
Anything Pantene. You think it’s doing good until you stop using it and realize the great looking hair is only the doing of all the waxy junk in that stuff. I’m also not thrilled with the Samy line (except for the Skyscraper hairspray which is a-mazing)
Pantene…hate the stuff even though I used it for years when I was in high school. As for suave I don’t really care for it but I can’t say it is the worst because my mom absolutely loves it. I think it can work for individuals who have really thick hair and an oily scalp.
Suave has got to be the worst.
Lice Shampoo 😉
I haven’t used anything other than L’oreal Elvive for the last 10 years or so, and I’m very happy with it, so can’t comment on worst shampoo. But I didn’t like Vidal Sassoon Wash & Go when I tried it many many years ago and vaguely recall Pantene not being great either.
Pantene – causing dandruff when I was using it. It was the only time in my life I had dandruff ever.
Herbal Essence – do nothing. My hair is greasy & limpy within several hrs after I washed it.
aussie, my hair felt greasier after I washed than before
Pantene and Herbal essences! Actually, any drugstore brand that isn’t fructis has been disasterous for me!! I’m not saying shell out for an expensive shampoo because it doesn’t automatically make it better, but I am done with experimenting and stick with either Joico or Fructis! (as you must swap shampoos every few months or something?)