Hair Care Routine Part 2 – Shampoo

Hair Care Routine Part 2 – Shampoo

Hello Lovelies,


Here we have part 2 of my hair care routine mini series. Today we are on to Shampoos!


I usually have more than 1 shampoo on the go at any time because I like to mix and match. Mr Tramp gets the added luxury of using my shampoos (but he’s not allowed to touch my coveted Touch of Silver!) so I like to try and balance out what the shampoos ‘do’ so that we’re both suited.


I have always always prescribed to the school of thought that Shampoo = colour, Conditioner = texture. Whether red, brown blonde or natural, I always use a shampoo aimed to either protect colour or enhance natural colour. I find shampoos for thickening / frizz / damaged hair always too heavy and drying. I treat the condition of my hair with conditioner… which makes sense!



If I really need to tone down brassiness, such as when my darker blonde roots grow in or just after a dye, I use Touch of Silver twice a week brightening shampoo and I absolutely swear by this. I leave it on for 5 minutes and I can always count on it cooling my hair down. It’s cheap as chips and after trying most blonde products on the high street, I always return to this. It is my absolute holy grail shampoo for blondes. No shadow of a doubt! I use this pretty much every time I wash my hair to be honest.


Green People Intensive Repair Shampoo. This is a lovely shampoo and it is SLS free – YAY! It doesn’t lather very well at all which is to be expected so you have to be careful not to use too much but it leaves hair squeaky clean and doesn’t irritate a delicate scalp.


SLS free Naked Care sensitive scalp Shampoo.This is the SLS free shampoo of choice in the Tramp Household. Great for itchy aggrevated scalps, I suffer eczema flare ups on my scalp from time to time so this is a god send.


Another firm favourite that is always in the house and is just a great, soft gentle shampoo is the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration shampoo. Smells gorgeous and is just great. Shame it is SLS laden


T/gel is another firm favourite, like the Naked, it’s great for soothing scalp flare ups and keeping everything healthy. Certainly not one I could use every wash though.


And for an honourable mention… Not strictly a shampoo but I like to rotate the use of the La Riche Directions violet toner in to my routine, just after washing, leave it on for 15+ minutes, rinse and then condition. It is my absolute favourite for home toning. Fragrance free, free of most nasties and just effortless to use. I will do a full blog post on this very soon!


I have been using La Riche Directions for years, particularly all through my “hippy” years of rainbow hair. For anyone local to me, of a certain age… Baba Yaga in the Metro Centre was THE place to buy it!





What shampoos do you love?  Any recommendations you could give me? Next up will be conditioners!


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2 Comments

  1. 12th March 2014 / 4:14 am

    Oh baba yaga, how I loved that shop. Was distraught when I realised it had gone. Never got to metro that often ,living in Darlington, but my utter horror when I went ,looking forward to the highlight of the day; going to baba yaga, only to find it gone. Gutted.

    • Katie - www.ladyfromatramp.co.uk
      12th March 2014 / 8:01 am

      Back in the days when Spectacular nail polish was the coolest thing to buy ever and it was only 99p!

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