Not too long ago I attempted to switch my family over to the 365 Lavender Blend Shampoo and Conditioner available at Whole Foods. Note: The picture below is actually of their body lotion, but it is the same packaging as the shampoo and conditioner.
Unfortunately, I can't make it work for me. You see, I have crazy amounts of very fine hair. As in, unlike other moms, I rued the day when my hair started to thicken due to pregnancy hormones and actually celebrated when it started to finally fall out at 4 months postpartum. As in, I have never had a hair dresser make it through blow drying my hair without needing to stop for a rest...in fact once they know me, they schedule extra time to get through my hair.
Anyway, all that hair needs something a bit stronger to actually clean it. No matter how many times I soap up in the shower with the 365 Lavender blend shampoo, my hair ends up not getting clean and is greasy and matted in the middle. Whereas, one soap up with a 'regular' shampoo (as I was able to try out again when I was using the sample size offerings at the hotel where I stayed in Las Vegas) actually cleans my hair.
So, now I don't really know what to do. I have enough of this stuff to last a lifetime thanks to the crazy large bottle. And I really, really, really want to use a natural product that is better for our environment. But I am finding out through my research (you know, on the internets which never lies) that it isn't necessarily the brand of product (which would great because than I could just find another earth friendly product) but rather the TYPE of product that is my issue. Apparently, there are quite a few people who will tell you that the non-natural products that are in 'normal' shampoos and conditioners really do work better.
So, does anyone else out there have crazy amounts of hair and use a natural shampoo and conditioner that doesn't cost an arm and a leg that they can recommend?