Boots Build Up Removal Shampoo

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Hello!  Today’s post is about a product I want everyone to know about – the Boots Build Up Removal Shampoo.

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Boots Build Up Removal Shampoo

£3/£4 – Boots (no link available)

They say:

Boots Build Up Removal shampoo is a revitalising and deep cleansing shampoo to leave hair feeling thoroughly cleansed.  Dermatologically tested.  This effective shampoo removes unwanted build up from your hair.

I say:

Not too long ago, my hair was at breaking point.  It was looking dull, snapping off, and none of my products seemed to be working.  After indulging in some research and relentlessly interrogating my amazing hairdresser friend Jennifer, I realised that my hair woes could be down to a build up of product on my hair.

When hair becomes weighed down in silicones, it can cause havoc.  Hair looks dull, products do not work as well and in some cases, hair can snap under the weight.   As I was using silicone-heavy high street haircare, and a ton of accompanying high street products as well, it was no wonder my hair had had enough.

I turned to the Internet for build up removers, but it was rather unhelpful.  I didn’t really want to wash my hair with a DIY home made remedy, nor did I want to spend upwards of £20+ on a certain brand’s offering.  Upon one romantic stroll down the haircare aisle in Boots, I spotted this shampoo tucked away in the lower end section.

It’s fair to say that this build up remover has been a life saver, or shall we say, a hair saver.  It is a staple of my routine now, and I’m not sure what my hair would do without it.  I feel my haircare is working more effectively; it can cleanse my hair without having to battle with a layer of build up.  It also saves me money, as I’m not wasting product by washing my hair twice.

Depending on your haircare routine, and the types of product you use on it, you can use it once a week or once a month.  I use this on my hair about once a month, but I also use it for those grebby days where I have been a little too reliant on dry shampoo.  It is a strong formula, and overuse can strip your hair of moisture.  I usually wash my hair with this, and then follow up with my beloved Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner.

I’m not sure why this isn’t available to buy online (sort it out Boots!) but fear not, as I have been able to find it in most Boots stores.  I seriously cannot recommend this build up remover enough.  If you’re currently suffering with similar hair woes, you need a bottle of this.   It might just change your life…

Dannie x

June 6, 2015
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  • Reply Rosie

    Oooh I’m going to try and find this next time I’m in Boots, because I believe their own brand stuff is cruelty free. Woop. I used to have the same problem with my hair, especially Treseme and L’Oreal, their shampoos and conditioners used to make my hair super greasy and horrible after a few weeks, even though I don’t wash my hair every day. I’d get out the shower, and my hair would look like I’d not washed it for weeks, the roots would go so greasy.

    Now I use LUSH shampoo bars and conditioner, and it’s no where near as bad, but it would be nice to kinda strip everything out every now and then.

    June 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I didn’t know their home brand was cruelty free? I assumed it wasn’t, and it was Superdrug that is cruelty free.
      Oh god, high street haircare is the worst for build up! I keep meaning to try LUSH haircare, especially the shampoo bars, but I just love Paul Mitchell too much :) x

      June 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    This stuff is really great, I really relied on it when I went through that whole ‘dyeing basically black hair blonde’ stage… You’re right about needing to pop that moisture back in, like! xx

    June 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I can imagine it being good for that! I need to get my hair dyed… cover the grey! x

      June 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Kel

    I used to put SO MUCH STUFF on my hair and I’m sure this would have been a godsend in those days!

    June 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      More people need to know about it :) x

      June 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Megan Carthy

    I LOVE this stuff! I like to use it after I’ve used coconut oil as a hair mask as it gets rid of any of the oiliness as well as product build up. I think I’m overdue a treatment with this!
    Megan x
    London Callings

    June 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Yay another person who loves this stuff <3

      July 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Amy

    The amount of times I have made a mental note to pick this up and then have forgotten all about it. I’ll have to give it a whirl, I think it could be great for a weekly detox for my hair.

    June 14, 2015 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You should! :) it’s saved my hair a treat x

      July 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply John Wharff

    Hey Danniella!

    I keep meaning to pick this up at my local boots store but always seem to put it back! It sounds like a great detoxing product for greasy, gunky hair.

    I’ll let you know if I do plan on buying it!

    Mr. Wharff

    September 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm
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