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7 Drugstore Shampoos to Steer Clear of If You’re Trying to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine

Everyone has a drugstore shampoo they swear by. However, depending on their ingredients, they could potentially be causing more harm than good. Sadly, many contain harmful ingredients that can wreak havoc on your tresses. So we did the dirty work and rounded up drugstore shampoos you might want to think twice before purchasing if you’re trying to clean up your beauty routine.

That being said, if your shampoo is working for you, don’t feel pressure to change it! Clean beauty is all about balance, so keep that in mind as you learn where you like to splurge and save.

1. Suave

Suave’s inexpensive shampoos smell amazing, but they do contain sulfates. While they’re a go-to option for many, sulfates are known for unnecessarily stripping your strands.


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2. Pantene Pro-V

Knowing that many hairdressers aren’t fans of this shampoo is enough for us to know we should probably not rinse our strands with it. Pantene contains a ton of ingredients that are pretty harmful for your strands.


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3. Tresemmé

Say it ain’t so! Unfortunately, it is. Tresemmé shampoo doesn’t make the clean list because their shampoos contain sulfates and salt, among other ingredients, which make it difficult for your hair to be colored over time.


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4. Head & Shoulders

Head & Shoulders is synonymous with getting rid of dandruff. Many have claimed to experience more dandruff after using the shampoos. Not to mention, there are a ton of other ingredients that could potentially make your strands more brittle.


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5. Garnier Fructis

At one point or another, we’ve all used Garnier Fructise Sleek & Shine to achieve the shiniest strands around. If you’re a stickler for a clean INCI list, this shampoo mainly contains water and SLS sulfates, which can make your hair dry and brittle.


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6. Mane ‘n Tail

This product was originally created for horses. Now, people use it to achieve ever-flowing manes, similar to that of a horse. Again, this is another shampoo that contains sulfates plus, it has a heavy about of keratin in it, which could potenitall lead to  dryness and frizz.


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7. Herbal Essences

Herbal Essences is a tried and true. If you’re someone who loves Tousle Me Softly Shampoo be warned that it could potentially make your hair more dry due to the sulfates in it.


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Don’t let these shampoos fool you into believing all drugstore hair products are bad, because they’re not. In fact, THESE drugstore conditioners work wonders to revive severely damaged hair.

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