New Developments in the War Between Salon and Supermarket Shampoos

DoveSeveral months ago, we had a raging debate here on She's Still Got It over whether high-priced salon shampoos and conditioners were any better than the stuff you can get at the grocery.

I'll be the first to admit, I only buy shampoo and conditioner at the supermarket -- I spend my dollars instead on high-priced styling creams and serums.

At the time, I had been sent Dove's new line of Nourishing Oil Care products. I tried them out and liked them. But now I've been using the shampoo and conditioner from the line for months -- and there's something I need to tell you ...



I had been a Pantene fan in the past, but the Dove line makes my hair feel much lighter and more resistant to product residue. At the same time, my hair feels shiny, less frizzy, and static-free. It wasn't until a few days ago that I connected my hair's health to the fact that I had been using the Dove shampoo and conditioner for a while. And then I knew I had to tell you about it.

I was skeptical about this line at first, because it uses almond and other natural mineral oils and I didn't think I wanted to add anything but argan oil to my hair (which is used in MoroccanOIl products) -- and argan oil costs a lot of money! But I was wrong. The Nourishing Oil Care shampoo and conditioner are wonderful. Almond oil and all.

For your supermarket dollar, I can't recommend this line highly enough. My husband loves it, too, and he has naturally curly hair while mine is stick-straight, so it works on a range of hair types.

Now I want to hear the latest from you on what you're using and loving. Is there a supermarket shampoo brand you're passionate about, or do you stick with salon products when it comes to your hair? Having used both, the only major difference I've noticed in the salon brands is that they generally smell heavenly -- I've had to sacrifice the scrumptious smells by buying at the supermarket.

What's your take on this pressing issue?


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