Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo

I first hauled this Build Up Removal Shampoo from the Boots Expert Hair Care line at Boots here. I knew next to nothing about this Shampoo but since they were having Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) deal, I decided to give it a try solely based on the name. Little did I know how dependent I’d grow to be on this Shampoo!

Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to a bubbly and soapy lather when using Shampoo, so I was a bit disappointed at first when this particular Shampoo didn’t foam up nicely. It felt relatively lighter than regular Shampoo, sorta’ like washing my hair with slightly scented water. As for the scent itself, it strongly reminded me of the the Foam that people spray on each other when “celebrating” our National Liberation Day (February 25-26). It wasn’t a particularly offensive smell but it wasn’t a delightful smell either. I’d say it was… unexpected, is all. With that being said, this Shampoo cleansed my hair quite thoroughly! That to me is worth everything! As someone whose hair is subjected to all kinds of different Hair Care products (from Hair Spray at the local Hair Salon to Dry Shampoo, Hair Serums and the occasional leave-in treatment at home, not to mention Hair Perfume and such) there’s bound to be some sort of build up (even if you can’t see it). I feel like the Build Up Removal Shampoo takes care of that issue for me. It left my hair feeling squeaky clean! I suppose the chemical scent can be attributed to the potent chemicals ingredients. Regardless, I’m obsessed with clarifying and deep cleansing Shampoo in general, for example Lush Big Shampoo but this Boots Build Up Removal Shampoo is not only more accessible (available for purchase at Boots, which is pretty much scattered all over the country, only second to the ubiquitous Starbucks) but is also substantially cheaper than others from brands such as Lush, etc…

Generally, I wash my hair with two pumps of shampoo (pump, rinse, pump, rinse) then apply some conditioner to the ends, brush my hair and clip it up, letting the conditioner sink in and doing whatever it does while I move on to washing the rest of my body and such, only rinsing the conditioner as a final step before getting out of the shower. After discovering this Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo, I’ve developed the habit of using it first (first pump) to thoroughly cleanse my hair. After rinsing it out, I’ll use a different Shampoo with a more pleasant scent such as Herbal Essences or Garnier Fructis before rinsing that out and applying a final pump of Conditioner. I just feel like my hair is cleaner that way. I wouldn’t recommend it to people with dry or damaged or even color-treated hair because I feel like this can and will strip your hair of its natural moisture (and possibly the hair dye). I like it because it does precisely that, but then again my preferences aren’t exactly the most… sane “normal”. As such, I’ve repurchased the Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo several times in the past and will continue to do so because I personally love it! Regular people might find it more beneficial to use this as a deep cleansing treatment once or twice every other week, whilst sticking with a more gentle shampoo for everyday use. Now that I’ve gone back to swimming at the pool a bit more regularly, I feel like Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo also gets rid of the chlorine from my hair very efficiently. The performance of this Shampoo far outweighs its strange chemical scent, lack of lather and blah packaging!

7 thoughts on “Boots Expert Build Up Removal Shampoo

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  2. You can no longer get this shampoo, have been using it for years since my hairdresser recommended it. Have tried in several boots and looked on line. Can onyone recommend anything equivalent?


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  4. Can you still buy this product? I’ve been looking for this in all boots stores in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, also my friend’s afar also been looking but cannot seem to find it anywhere. Ml


  5. Hi Mrs Wilkinson!
    Sorry to say that I don’t live in the U.K. so I have no idea where you might be able to find it locally. Several readers from the UK have also reached out to ask me about this product which leads me to believe that it might have been discontinued, sorry to say.

    Your best bet is purchasing it online, either from or ebay (beware of counterfeits, knock-offs, and fakes though).


  6. I’ve never tried Big shampoo but I have recently bought ‘Rehab’ from Lush, do you mind me asking if you’ve ever tried that? I’m liking the effects so far, although am still using dry shampoo on my roots for the next day. I’m just wondering if this is likely to be more clarifying? Thanks for any help 🙂.


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