I’m a beauty fan – 7 drugstore shampoos to avoid as they could dry out your hair and the ones to buy instead

I’m a beauty fan – 7 drugstore shampoos to avoid as they could dry out your hair and the ones to buy instead


WHEN you’re shopping for new shampoo on a budget, drugstore brands are the way to go – but one beauty influencer warned against certain haircare products.

The poster warned that specific ingredients in the shampoos could dry out hair and recommended products to buy instead, but some viewers countered her negative reviews.

TikTok user Rosemond Tettey shared her least-favorite drugstore shampoos

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TikTok user Rosemond Tettey shared her least-favorite drugstore shampoosCredit: TikTok @rosebaby40
Tettey said some shampoos contain drying ingredients and recommended substitutes

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Tettey said some shampoos contain drying ingredients and recommended substitutesCredit: TikTok @rosebaby40

The warning comes from TikTok beauty vlogger Rosemond Tettey, who has 42.9k followers on the platform.

Tettey took a trip to her local drugstore, where she pointed out the shampoos she avoided buying.

“These all contain non-water-soluble silicones, full of sulfates that can make your hair dry,” the blogger claimed.

She also said that the products have “harsh fragrance” that can cause allergic reactions for some users.

Tettey listed seven drugstore shampoos that she recommends “all hair types” avoid, including OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco and Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures.

She also listed Tresemme Replenish and Cleanse, John Frieda Frizz Ease Frizz Immunity, Pantene Frizz No More, Head and Shoulders Supreme Repair, and Herbal Essences Bio-Renew Pure Aloe and Avocado Oil.

Viewers were quick to criticize inconsistencies in Tettey’s claims or argue that they had good experiences with the products.

One commenter pointed out that the Herbal Essences bottle said “sulfate-free,” directly contradicting Tettey’s claim.

Another said she loved the OGX shampoo and had good experiences with the product. “My hairdresser told me to use it,” the viewer wrote.

John Frieda was another brand that commenters jumped to defend.

“It’s the only shampoo that works for me,” one person wrote. “Even Olaplex gave me dandruff, but John Frieda, 100 percent.”

Several commenters pointed out that sulfates aren’t inherently bad – they’re just an ingredient that can damage hair or dry it out with overuse.

Many commenters defended the OGX shampoo, saying it was a great product

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Many commenters defended the OGX shampoo, saying it was a great productCredit: TikTok @rosebaby40

Tettey didn’t respond to commenters’ feedback in writing, but instead posted a follow-up video including some of her favorite drugstore shampoos.

The products she recommended included As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo, Simple Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Maui Moisture Shea Butter Shampoo, and Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Blend.

Once again, she saw a mix of responses in the comment section. Some were quick to agree with her favorite picks of her.

Tettey recommended using the Maui shampoo, but viewers had mixed reactions

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Tettey recommended using the Maui shampoo, but viewers had mixed reactionsCredit: TikTok @rosebaby40

“As I Am is the best, especially for curly hair,” one enthusiastic commenter wrote.

“Swapped from Shea Moisture to Maui and I cannot commend it enough,” a different person said. “It leaves my hair so soft and actually moisturized.”

Others said their experiences with the brands were very different. “I have Maui – it causes dandruff and hair loss for me,” a viewer wrote.

And one viewer said they loved the Aveeno shampoo, but that anyone curious about it should seek out a sample.

“To really know if it’ll work for you, I think you’ll just have to give it a try,” they wrote.

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