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Neutrogena Anti-Residue

*Est. $6 for 6 oz.
Reviewed
June 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Neutrogena Anti-Residue

Pros
  • Helps remove buildup
  • Good for all hair types
Cons
  • Slight medicinal smell
  • A bit expensive

Reviews say Neutrogena Anti-Residue is a good clarifying shampoo that removes the buildup and residue of styling products without leaving any residue of its own. Experts recommend using a clarifying shampoo once a week, especially if you use a volumizing shampoo or a lot of hair products. This simple shampoo is good for all hair types and has been around since 1980. Some users say it has a medicinal smell. Reviewers also recommend Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care (*Est. $4 for 13 oz.), saying that it cleans well and has a nice scent.

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo gets its strongest endorsement from Paula Begoun, author of "Don't Go Shopping For Hair-Care Products Without Me." We also found helpful user reviews at MakeupAlley.com, TotalBeauty.com and Amazon.com.

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Our Sources

1. Don't Go Shopping for Hair-Care Products Without Me

In this excellent and respected book on hair care, expert Paula Begoun rates and reviews shampoos and conditioners based on their ingredients. Begoun is a fan of Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo because it's a simple formula that's free of ingredients that can contribute to buildup on hair.

Review: Shampoo, Paula Begoun, Third Edition, September 2004

2. MakeupAlley.com

Hundreds of reviewers at MakeupAlley.com give Neutrogena Anti-Residue high marks. Users say the lightweight formula does an excellent job of removing product buildup and leaves hair manageable and clean. Some recommend following up with a conditioner, however, because the shampoo can leave hair feeling dry.

Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com

3. TotalBeauty.com

Reviewers at TotalBeauty.com say that Netrogena Anti-Residue does an excellent job of cleaning hair and removing all traces of product buildup. Some suggest limiting use to once per week, however, because it can be slightly drying.

Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com

4. Amazon.com

Nearly all of the owner-written reviews give Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo a perfect score. Users feel this is an excellent shampoo that does a great job of cleaning the hair. Many say it has a clean smell.

Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, Contributors to Amazon.com

5. Epinions.com

This is another site that gets a good number of reviews. About a dozen owners give Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo good overall scores. Everyone agrees that this shampoo removes buildup and leaves hair very clean. Several say the smell is unpleasant, and a few complain about the price.

Review: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, Contributors to Epinions.com

6. Walgreens.com

Only a few owners rate Neutrogena Anti-Residue shampoo, but they love it and think it keeps their hair really clean. One uses it twice a month and the other uses it daily; both get good results.

Review: Neutrogena The Anti-Residue Shampoo, Contributors to Walgreens.com

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