Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. You find a shampoo that you love. You use it and you have shampoo commercial hair. People tell you how nice your hair looks. YOU notice how nice your hair looks. You don’t know how you’ve ever lived without this shampoo.
You’re about halfway through the bottle, several months later (well, in my case, since I don’t shampoo my curly hair as often as other people), and suddenly you style your hair and it looks absolutely blah. Like, so blah. You think that maybe there was something off in your styling. Maybe you didn’t add the products in the right order. Maybe it’s more or less humid.
So you take your next shower thinking nothing of it. And your hair comes out SUPER blah. And you know. You know.
Your shampoo has stopped working.
Now, I just googled this, and everyone assures me there is no such thing. That it is just a myth. Well, then my hair is freaking mythical, because it does happen.
About a year ago, I got Lush’s Curly Wurly shampoo, and for several months, my hair looked fantastic. Amazing. And smelled even better. And then one day, the shift happened.
So then I started using Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner (with the Love Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner thrown in once in a while), as I’ve mentioned. And my hair has been looking great since then.
Well, it’s happened again. Last week I washed my hair, and it was just disastrous. So I went back to an old shampoo I had, and it looked fine again. I used that for a couple of shampoos, hoping that if it was just buildup or fatigue, a break of a few shampoos would help act as a clarifier.
Now, this wouldn’t be so annoying if I only used drugstore shampoo. But I have always
been gullible believed that they have higher quality ingredients, and my hair is one of my best assets, so it’s worth investing in. At least with the Davines products, I was able to get the travel sizes.
On a hunch, though, I tried the Curly Wurly again last night, and it seems to be “working again.” So maybe that’s a bright side. I can finish my container of Curly Wurly, and by the time it stops being effective, I can finish up the Davines!
Still. Sigh. What a pain!
Do you find that your shampoo stops working? Do you have anything tried and true? Anything that you’ve had to give up?