Greasy hair. I don’t know if it’s just a guy thing, or if everyone’s afflicted once you hit puberty. Whatever the case, my hair was greasy. I tried all kinds of shampoos, but nothing stuck, from the gentlest to the most powerful. They’d all be great for 12 hours, but I had to wash my hair daily to maintain any semblance of un-greasy (I know, wash my hair daily?? Perish the thought.).
Thing is, almost every standard drugstore shampoo out there has similar active ingredients. Most of the time, it’s either sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, strong surfactants commonly used in dishwashing detergent, car wash soap, and engine degreasers. That’s all great if you’re trying to get the caked-on grease off of your pots and pans (although we try to avoid sulfates in general), but do I really want that on my head?