Thursday, 25 June 2015
Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo
I suffer with oily hair and have done since having my youngest daughter Lissy 18 years ago, I'd never had a problem before then and it's been the bane of my life ever since. Over the years I have tried so many shampoos that claim to be suitable for oily hair and have found some real gems along the way but I have also found that using a clarifying shampoo is a fantastic way of keeping the oil under control.
Up until recently I have been using a loving an Ojon clarifying shampoo, it was the best one I've ever used, but it has been discontinued, don't you hate it when brands do that? So once again the hunt for the perfect clarifying shampoo began. I have tried quite a few clarifying shampoos but they can be expensive, and not only that some of them aren't suitable for coloured hair for example the Bumble & Bumble Sunday shampoo is brilliant but it's £18.50 for 250ml and isn't suitable to use with coloured hair so I can't use it. I do love the Paul Mitchell Two shampoo (review post here) and have re purchased that many times but again it is quite expensive at around £10.25 for 300ml so more affordable than the Bumble but still a little pricey and I really wanted to find a more budget friendly brand. I stumbled upon the Boots Expert Build Up Removal shampoo, £3.49 for 200ml completely by accident, I must have walked past this so many times before but I saw it and I thought I'd give it a go, I couldn't find anywhere on the bottle to say it was suitable for coloured hair but then again the Bumble one doesn't claim anywhere other than the website that it isn't suitable for coloured hair either (helpful, no?) I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go.
I've been using the shampoo for around a month now and I like it, it isn't the best clarifying shampoo I've ever used but it does leave my hair feeling clean and I can get away with washing my hair every other day when using this, it is a colourless liquid that doesn't really have a scent to it, it lathers up well and rinses out with ease, it removes product build up well and hasn't damaged my coloured hair at all which I was really pleased with. To give you an example of how long my hair will stay oil free for when using the shampoo, I wash my hair on day one with the build up removal shampoo, and then day two my hair is ok to be worn down with a little dry shampoo at the roots and then I will wash my hair the day after so I wash my hair every other day.
Overall Thoughts & Would I Re Purchase?
Overall I think for the money this is a good product, it isn't as good as the Ojon detox shampoo I loved or the Bumble or Paul Mitchell shampoos but it isn't anywhere near as expensive either and for £3.49 for 200ml I think it's a good product, no it isn't the best clarifying shampoo on the market but it doesn't claim to be either, I do think the packaging could be better, it would have been helpful if it said it was suitable for coloured hair and it is a little bland looking but it's no biggy and not something that bothers me or would put me off re purchasing the shampoo. I can't go as long without washing my hair when using this shampoo but I can go every other day and use a little dry shampoo in between. I would definitely re purchase the shampoo, I think for the price it's a good shampoo and it does exactly what it says on the tin, if you're looking for an amazing clarifying shampoo that will give you a break from washing your hair for a few days this isn't for you, but if you want something to remove product build up and maybe go from every day washing to every other day, give this a go it's a good product for the price and it didn't strip my colour, I'd say it's definitely worth a try if you haven't tried it already.
Unfortunately I couldn't find the shampoo anywhere on the Boots website but it is available to buy in store for £3.49 for 200ml.
Do you suffer with oily hair? Have you found a clarifying shampoo I can use on my coloured hair you'd recommend? Please let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,
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