A new hairdresser I went to convinced me to try a new shampoo, supposed to keep the color nice longer and all that jazz. It had a scent and lots of unpronouncable chemicals, but I figured I'd try it. Big mistake!! After about 5 days, I figured out that the reason I felt like I had a cold after my shower every day was probably the new shampoo. I stopped using it, and the scratchy throat, stuffy head and general 'cold' feeling stopped. Silly me. I should know better! I got caught up in the whole glamour thing, under the influence of my sister and her hair dresser. I've switched to a shampoo and conditioner that are made from organically grown ingredients, and I can pronounce everything in the ingredients list. Much better!!! They have a faint odor of lemons, but that is from lemon verbena and lemongrass. Ahhhh, relief! The moral is that I need to remember to listen to that little voice in my head and heart that knows what I need and what I DON'T need. Silly me. Peace, Beth.