I've finally given in. My Dove shampoo and conditioner are too heavily scented for me to handle, and they're why I've been having trouble breathing. Dove was also the least scented of the I-can-buy-it-for-cheap-at-Superstore shampoo and conditioner.
This drives me crazy. I can buy laundry detergent, lotion, facial cleanser, antiperspirant, and hairspray that doesn't have perfume. I am thankful for that. But, for some reason, the only unscented shampoo I can find easily and could buy in the city costs $30 for 500ml. That is so not cool. (Also: I hate being so limited on unscented detergent. Thank you, Tide, for giving me the options of powder or liquid. Now, how about Cold Water? Why do you have to market Cold Water with its heavy scent? Gah, I hate perfume.*)
Do you have any recommendations? I'm looking for shampoo and conditioner that works, that doesn't cost a fortune, and that is completely unscented. And I don't mean "only natural scents": lavender also makes me stop breathing. (Okay, I don't mind if it smells like oatmeal, like my shave gel does. I'll allow "smells faintly like oatmeal because it contains oatmeal." But that's about it.)
Am I going to have to bite the bullet and spend $60/mo on hair care?** (I'm going to go to Planet Organic this afternoon, after the computer arrives, and see if they have a cheaper option.)
*Dear World: This is no longer the 18th century. We bathe frequently now. We no longer have to cover up the disgusting scent of our own skin. Some of us are struggling here.
** Before you ask, washing my hair less frequently is not an option. I've tried. My hair is an oily mess, and looks like an oil slick even if I skip a day, and then it gets into my eyes and my eyes get all puffy. Not an option.