This may sound crazy but for the past year and a half I've been struggling to find the right shampoo and conditioner for my hair in Hong Kong.
See in Malaysia, my dad installed this massive filter that purifies all the water before it even enters the house. Every time I return there, no matter what shampoo and conditioner I use, my hair is happy shiny floaty and bouncy.
In Hong Kong where the water is slightly harder than in Malaysia, no such luck.
I tried my old standbys at first, Dove for regular hair - too dry.
Dove for dry hair - too heavy
Dove Nourishing Oil Care - too weird (a bit sticky, hair oils up fast, yet a bit dry)
L'Oreal shampoos - too dry and made me shed like the beagles.
This is the problem when you have an oily scalp and dry ends on fine hair. Argh!
I was about to just give up when Dove launched THIS range in Hong Kong. Remembering the luck I had with the old brown bottled ones, I gave this a whirl and I felt my hair just go, "Aahh!"
Back to its shiny, silky, floaty self.
It even calmed my scalp down so I can skip a day between hair washes.
To keep it working well, I use a clarifying shampoo once a week and a hair mask.
Oh and about the anti-hair fall promise? I never put too much stock in it, no shampoo or condi can reduce natural hair fall but it can stop aggravating it. Still I was agreeably surprised to note less hair on the floor after brushing - maybe it's helping!
At this point I honestly CAN'T remember how much they cost. But I believe the 175ml bottles are around HKD30 each - they won't break the bank anyway.