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Best of 2008: Silky Shampoo

As the er, wise Billy Madison once said during his bath time battle of shampoo vs. conditioner, "Shampoo is betta. I go on first and clean the hair." Sorry — the immature side of me just couldn't resist that one. But, when it comes to shampoo, Billy Madison is right.

Shampoo should have the perfect balance of cleansing without stripping, leaving the hair feeling smooth and revived. When it comes to the hair suds, which brand does it right? Vote below, and don't forget to have a peek at all of our other Best of 2008 polls throughout the Sugar network.


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holbrooke7 holbrooke7 8 years
All of a sudden, I thought of Adam Sandler saying "I want to make the hair silky and smooth!" in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan."
buggyslice buggyslice 8 years
Herbal Essences
laluna27 laluna27 8 years
Personally, I love Dove!
Ursula5977 Ursula5977 8 years
Totally agree with Jessiebanana; I splurge on conditioners (Tigi, Frederic Fekkai) and buy cheap shampoos...Usually brilliant brunette. A drugstore secret, where I've gotten loads of compliments on how great my hair looked - Organix!
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
chanelchain chanelchain 8 years
I definitely have to go with Pureology. It's pricey, but I like to think that it's worth it. I mean, cheap shampoos will continue to leave residue on your hair, and that's kind of disturbing. Haha. Pureology does wonders for the hair. Not to mention, their anti-fade shampoo and conditioner products are vegan.
audrina audrina 8 years
I love Pureology products. My hairstylist got me hooked. The products are expensive but so very worth it. I am a brunette and could never keep color in my hair, until I tried Pureology. I use the shampoo and condition, and alot of their styling products and swear by them. Alot of my girlfriends had really bad fried hair until I introduced them to Purelogy. They now thank me a million times over. my hair has never been in better healthy shape ever.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I'm currently using BedHead's Moisture Maniac, and it's okay for a change. And I also love Aveda products! I have some unsolicited, preachy advice to dole out. I'm usually a TRESemme girl, and it is SO cheap and works really well and it is not tested on animals. I suggest anyone who is using Pantene to switch over, or give TRESsemme a try because I find them very similar, but TRESemme is cheaper and does not test on animals. But anyway, like others, my vote totally would have been TRESemme! It's so great!
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 8 years
I used Aveda Shampure for well over 10 years it worked for me but I think I needed a change. Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo served me well, but my current faves are Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Shampoo and Frédéric Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo which I alternate. So my vote is for Frédéric Fekkai!
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
I like Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine, it works pretty well for smoothing fly-away hair. Burt's Bees More Moisture shampoo is great too.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I use Herbal Essences, the smell is so nice! Pantene always gives me horrible dandruff, I refuse to ever use it again! I haven't tried Bumble&Bumble, but after reading the comments, I think I will!
missangelique999 missangelique999 8 years
I voted Kérastase, but The Body Shop makes really great shampoos and also I really like Goldwell, but I'm pretty sure that you can only get it at a salon. I used to be a hair stylist so I'm picky about these things.
azuresugar azuresugar 8 years
I love Giovanni hair products. They work great and smell wonderful :)
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I recently got a Philosophy Shampoo that I love..Shear Splendor, it's for dull or dry hair. It's great!! Makes my hair so soft, and I love the smeelllll too!! I cant' wait to try the conditioner.
emalove emalove 8 years
My favorite "high end" brands are Frederic Fekkai and them both so much. But I usually use Burt's Bees shampoos/conditioners because they're affordable and don't contain harsh chemicals.
dancer0420 dancer0420 8 years
Pureology! the shampoo and the conditioner are really amazing!It makes my hair color last longer and so healthy
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I swear by tresemme.... would never touch pantene eww..
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I use John Frieda pretty religiously, but I've gotten a few samples of Frederic Fekkai and really loved it.
a-lifetime-ago a-lifetime-ago 8 years
I'm also a TRESemme girl, too bad it didn't make the list.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
I used to think that all shampoos were the same until I started using Aveda Damage Remedy and man I can really tell a difference in the smoothness of my hair. I really love this product.
luxington luxington 8 years
brick164 brick164 8 years
pantene. i haven't used any of the others except herbal essences a long time ago.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I liked getting my hair washed at Aveda ... it felt so invigorating. I hope to get a chance to try out Kiehl's, Bumble & Bumble, and Fekkai once I can get my hands on some samples. So far, Dove Grapefruit Shampoo has been my mainstay.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
I like Pantene--and Bella, nice Billy Madison reference. ;-)
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Definitely Aveda.
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