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It's time for more reader mail and this is a great question that I am often asked. Laura writes: What is the best type of store bought shampoo and conditioner for your hair?

And my answer: I have no idea.

I really don't know. I haven't used a non-professional shampoo or conditioner in so many years that I'm absolutely clueless. I'm not completely against the idea of using over-the-counter products, however. I believe that professional products are less diluted, purer, and overall better for your hair. At least that's what I've read and that's what I've been taught as a professional hairstylist. So I don't think I'm the person to ask about over-the-counter products.

I hope you don't think I'm going to leave you with such a lame answer. I'm not. I think the best people to ask about non-professional hair products are the people using them. So, here's your chance readers. Tell me about your favorite store brand shampoo and conditioners and tell me where you get them. You can submit your favorites here and I will start making a point of giving some drug store brands a try to review myself.

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May 12, 2010 at 12:19 am
(1) Audra Snyder says:

Hey you! Sarah just introduced me to Dove Shampoo when we buy the “over-the-counter” stuff. I really like it. It is the Dove Intense Repair. It leaves my hair really soft. If I do not buy a professional brand I definitely buy Dove. I bought it at Walgreen’s and it was $4.50 for each item. Hope that helps some of your readers!

May 12, 2010 at 12:37 am
(2) Laura Arey says:

Hey thanks on the Dove info. I usually use suave and I like suave but always willing to try new things to make my hair better!

March 22, 2012 at 1:15 am
(3) Ivan Delrio says:

Wonderful blog post.Truly thank you! Cool.

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