Excerpt: 'The Beauty Buyble'

Philip B. African Shea Butter Shampoo is rich yet lightweight, moisturizing, fragrance-free, and colorsafe. It is a gentle conditioning shampoo for all hair types. The mild pH of 5.5 and the penetrating hydrators help to retain color longer. Shea butter comes from a tree nut that has healing and natural sunscreen qualities. Philip B. African Shea Butter Shampoo is also enhanced by pure plant extracts along with vitamin B5 to increase manageability, moisture, and shine without weighing down hair.

MEDIUM bc bonacure Repair Shampoo from Schwarzkopf Professional ($11.90)

Fine salons or (800) 707-9997

bc bonacure's revolutionary (pH-adjusted) ApHinity technology actively targets problem areas, strengthens hair, and selectively repairs damage only where needed. It includes botanicals such as natural honey extract, which strengthens hair structure, and nourishing wheat proteins to repair, smooth, and seal the hair's outer cuticle surface for a polished glow and protection against further damage.

LOW Alberto VO5 Shampoo for Normal Hair ($.99)

Mass retailers

Like an old friend, Alberto VO5 never disappoints. You can't overuse this shampoo, particularly if you have normal hair, and since it's infused with a plethora of vitamins your hair is sure to stay healthy.

THE AUTHORS' PICK is the bc bonacure Repair Shampoo. It always makes your hair look beautiful and clean without residue, and the price compared to the results puts it over the top. Also, our publisher loves it and you can't really argue with that.

Highly Textured, Curly, Coarse, Hard to Manage, Overly Stressed, Color-Treated, or Generally Ornery Hair Shampoos

Chemical processing, sun, wind, genetics, and poor handling can leave your hair brittle, rough, and weak. If your hair fits into this category, the best way to treat it is to moisturize as often as possible. Here are some great shampoos to help you replenish those moisture levels.

HIGH Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo ($18)



The expedition has taken a detour. We are now on the Caribbean coast in the Mosquitia region of Central America. The men and women here are well known for their beautiful hair and I have uncovered the secret. They use a palm nut oil extracted from the native Ojon tree to keep their hair silky and healthy. I am unbelievably amazed with the results, even on my dry and chemically treated hair. I have already packed several vials to bring back. Keep this a secret until the book is ready.

-- Paula

Ojon Ultra Hyrdrating Shampoo is rich and gentle, and the ideal shampoo for extremely dry or unruly hair. It is also completely safe for chemically treated hair of all types. It has been the elixir used by the Miskito Indians, also known as the Tawira or "people of beautiful hair.

MEDIUM bc bonacure Repair Shampoo from Schwarzkopf Professional ($11.90)

Fine salons or (800) 707-9997

If keeping up with the Joneses is your thing, then you'll want this shampoo. Ever wonder why Mrs. Jones, with four kids under the age of ten and two dogs, never looks harried? It's because her shampoo is specially formulated to target only the problem areas, strengthen hair, and normalize weak or overstyled and chemically abused hair. With her hair in order, Mrs. Jones can easily solve the rest of the day's dicier moments and keep a cool head.

MEDIUM ELLiN LAVAR OptiMoist Shampoo ($10)


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