View Full Version : Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo?

November 7th, 2013, 08:59 PM
Has anyone used this stuff? I went looking for a clarifying shampoo to use once a week and bought this stuff. I haven't used it yet, but of you have used it what kind of results did you get!?

November 7th, 2013, 09:03 PM
To do honest I haven't seen it in about 3 years I thought it was discontinued lol but I remember it worked wonderfully as a clarifying shampoo just makes sure you use a nice moisturising conditioner afterwards.. from what I remember it was really drying

November 7th, 2013, 09:06 PM
Oh, okay! I got it from Walmart, and I plan to only use it once a week because I just started CO-washing, and I use a lot of Cones. Hopefully it isn't too drying, but if it is I'll just SMT right after! :) Thanks. Anyone else?

November 7th, 2013, 09:32 PM
In my experience, it's the best clarifying shampoo around. I haven't found it to be irritating to the scalp or exceptionally drying, and it really does the trick.

November 8th, 2013, 07:01 AM
I use this once in awhile. My scalp loves it, which surprises me because I usually get itchy scalp from sulphates. I don't find it to be too drying to the rest of my hair, I make sure to condition well and use some oils on the length after.
I love the smell of it - kind of a neutral, medicinal smell.

November 8th, 2013, 07:29 AM
My mom has used it forever. Personally I can't stand the smell of it. Probably because it reminds me of her. I don't use shampoo, and it's first ingredient is SLS.

November 8th, 2013, 08:17 AM
I only used it once but it did its job. Left my hair like hay..but that was before I used mineral oil afterwards.

I would not recommend it being used often. It really strips the stuff off your hair.

November 8th, 2013, 09:10 AM
It's a great clarifying shampoo! I've used it for years. However, once a week is probably WAY too often to use it. Many people CO wash with coney products and don't have build-up issues. Maybe use the Anti-residue shampoo and then CO wash with your coney stuff until you notice build-up and your hair starts acting out-of-sorts. Then clarify. You may not need to clarify as often as you think.

November 8th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Thanks for all the advice! Patienceneeded: Yeah, I think you're right. I might not use it but once every 3 weeks. I'm new to CO-washing, so I'll have to get a routine down that works best. Trial and error. :)

November 8th, 2013, 10:00 AM
I liked it, but it does make your hair squeaky clean which has been said but I thought I'd throw it out there again lol.

November 8th, 2013, 11:12 AM
I've never used it, but I've seen it praised a lot when mentioned on here :)

November 8th, 2013, 12:07 PM
Its funny you said that because when I went to squeeze the water out of my hair and started from the top my hair actually squeaked. Haha. Let's just say it was definitely cleaaann!

November 8th, 2013, 12:59 PM
It's an excellent clarifying shampoo. I don't clarify very often, but when I do it always does the trick. It doesn't bother my scalp, and my hair feels fine afterward as long as I follow up with my usual conditioning routine.

November 8th, 2013, 01:01 PM
I love it so much I used to order it from the US at an inflated price, lol. The smell is strong but it works brilliantly!
I didn't have to use it as often as once a week... More like once a month.

November 8th, 2013, 01:30 PM
I use it about once in two weeks and it literally does make my hair squeaky clean!

November 8th, 2013, 02:21 PM
I love it. I wish I could use it all the time. My hair is SO SHINY afterwards, and very soft. I have oily hair, so it takes a lot to dry it out.

November 10th, 2013, 02:56 PM
I definitely like it, but it did dry my hair out a little bit! I'm gonna try an SMT tomorrow since I don't have to work and see how it goes! :D Wish me luck!

November 10th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Nice clarifying shampoo with an odd smell. I actually find Prell to be gentler-- but if you want something that's really going to get all the gunk off, you can't go wrong with this.

Wildcat Diva
November 10th, 2013, 09:11 PM
I mixed a little bit with some conditioner, so it would be kind of diluted. My hair is so soft and lovely today, but I did use a leave in conditioner and home made flaxseed gel too. So there's that.

November 10th, 2013, 09:52 PM
I think it's a really wonderful clarifying shampoo, but definitely something to be used in moderation. I only use it once per month when I feel like I have just a little too much "gunk" in my hair. It gives a wonderfully clean feeling, but can leave your hair a little dry. Follow up with a rich conditioner and you'll be fine!

November 10th, 2013, 09:57 PM
I only used it once but it did its job. Left my hair like hay..but that was before I used mineral oil afterwards.

I would not recommend it being used often. It really strips the stuff off your hair.

I second the "hair like hay". It works really well and does its job, but be prepared to use a serious conditioning treament afterwards.

November 10th, 2013, 10:10 PM
Mixing it with a conditioner is a good idea! I didn't think about that!

Wildcat Diva
November 10th, 2013, 10:22 PM
Thanks, I used that little bit in conditioner last night, and my hair is not dry AT ALL today. It's very soft.