This is the time of year when many women resort to styling products and lots of hair spray to keep their holiday hair styles, intact. But the downside of using a lot of product is that, over time, they tend to build up and coat your hair, making it dull and sometimes, even sticky. And, if you get a pricey blow-out and then don’t wash your hair for a while, natural oils, plus dirt and other pollutants, can also coat your hair and make it hard to clean thoroughly.
But one product that has been on the market for 30 years, quietly sitting on store shelves, can help: it’s Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo is just $5.99 for a 6 oz, bottle.
This shampoo looks nearly clear in it’s minimalist, plastic bottle, but it can help remove all kinds of styling products, shampoos and conditioners, dirt, yuk, gunk, spray…whatever is coating your hair and making it dull. Although I can’t quantify this claim, Neutrogena says that the shampoo used once a week can remove 90% of dulling residue build-up, instantly.
The shampoo is super-foamy with that Neutrogena fresh scent. There are no artificial dyes or colorants. Neutrogena says it is good for all hair types and it is fairly mild. However, if you have fresh color on your hair, you might not want to use it. If you do, use it only when your hair really needs it–maybe bi-monthly (or consult with your hair colorist before using any clarifying shampoo). Because my hair is colored, I let my husband try this product. He LOVED it –the foam, and the soft, clean, shiny results. While his opinion is just that–his opinion–I could see the difference in how his hair looked and felt. The evidence was undeniable.
In case you want to know what is in this product, here are some of the key ingredients:
Water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamide dea, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerin, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, fragrance….
You can find Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo at your favorite mass market retailer or online at http://www.neutrogena.com/
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