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Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Haircare | 2 comments

The best shampoo for a sensitive scalp?

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Lavera Sensitive Shampoo Review

Regular readers of Beauty Best Friend blog will know that I suffer from an extremely sensitive scalp which can be really itchy, and I have to be very careful what shampoo I use. I know that I’m sensitive to shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate (also known as SLS, it’s the ingredient that makes shampoos, shower gels and soaps lather) but I’m also sensitive to some other ingredients in shampoos too – mainly fragrances.

I had previously been using Rainforest Balance Shampoo and Conditioner from The Body Shop®, but I found the conditioner a bit too rich and my hair didn’t always feel totally clean after using it. So I started doing a bit of research into recommended natural shampoos – and this Sensitive Shampoo from Lavera kept coming up again and again! Several of the reviews I read said that this was the best shampoo for sensitive scalps and that it left hair feeling really clean and soft, so I decided to try it.

The shampoo is a translucent peach-coloured gel that contains organic witch hazel and organic almond milk. It has quite a strong scent, but it’s a nice one so it doesn’t put me off. The shampoo feels creamy when you rub it together in your hands, but I did need quite a lot of it to get a good lather on my first application – the second application lathers a lot more easily.

Lavera Sensitive Shampoo

I definitely agree that this makes hair feel a lot cleaner than a lot of the other SLS-free shampoos that I’ve tried, my hair feels clean and full and soft when I’ve used it – the same way it would do if I were using a regular shampoo. I think it also helps my hair to dry more quickly and makes it easier to straighten too. But where this shampoo is outstanding is the way it makes my scalp feel – my scalp feels soothed and calm and there’s no hint of itching. I’ve been using Lavera Sensitive Shampoo for over a year now and I wouldn’t change it for the world, it’s definitely one of the best shampoos for a sensitive itchy scalp.

If you’re looking for a good organic SLS-free shampoo then I would definitely recommend this one, it cleans hair so well and makes it feel so soft and smooth. At under a tenner it’s not too expensive either compared with a lot of other natural shampoos.

Lavera Sensitive Shampoo is priced at £8.50, available from Amazon.

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  1. Hi, I’ve been looking for a good natural shampoo and came out on your blog. I have an itchy scalp too (dandruff and all these things) and wondered if this shampoo gives you this ‘squeeky cleen feeling’?

    If you are looking for a natural shampoo that leaves your hair very soft, then the shampoo of Unique – moisturize can help you. In the beginning it had leaves my scalp very itchy, but that disapeared in a few weeks, maybe there were some ingredients that my hair has not ”seen” before?

    • Hi, no it doesn’t give hair the ‘squeaky clean’ feeling, but that’s a good thing. That feeling is created using artificial chemicals which dry out the hair and scalp, you’re better off using a shampoo that contains natural ingredients, it doesn’t leave hair squeaky but it doesn’t damage it either. xx


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