How many times have you depended on hearsay or other suggestions telling you which shampoo to buy and use, only to have failed? We know we’ve done it a million times and fallen prey to false information. The right shampoo for your hair type is essential to its health and growth. Feeding and nourishing your hair with the incorrect type can further alleviate issues you might be facing with it. That’s where we step in and guide you through to the One. The one that will make you look like a model straight out a Pantene ad. Well, maybe not, but at least close enough. Ready?
The Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type
1. Dry or damaged hair
When you’ve got dry and damaged hair, it’s best to use richer and creamier shampoos. Steer clear of shampoos with ingredients like sodium laureate sulphate. Instead look for shampoos that gently cleanse the hair and condition it with rich ingredients like shea butter or coconut milk to smoothen, nourish and detangle the hair.
2. Oily Hair
We’ve all had the ‘champu’ hair look even on days we never oiled our hair. The culprit behind this? Over-shampooing! It causes your sebum glands to go into overdrive thus producing more oil. Use clear shampoos that are packed with thickening ingredients like panthenol or wheat protein, containing more grease removing properties. If you prefer washing your hair daily to remove the excess oils, try to cleanse your hair once a week with a clarifying shampoo to remove hair product residue. Using the right shampoo for your hair type not only cleanses the hair but prevents damage too.
3. Normal Hair
Low-maintenance hair, what wouldn’t we give for this! Nonetheless, shampoos for your hair type involve all hair type shampoos or gentle cleansers. Good way to go, eh!
4. Curly or Wavy Hair
These hair types tend to be on the drier side so use creamy shampoos (similar to dry or damaged hair types). You don’t need to wash your hair every day so feel free to skip a day or two so the natural oils on your scalp can work their magic (hair brushing with a natural bristle brush will help distribute oils from the roots to the ends).
5. Colour-treated hair
If your hair has been color-treated, you need a shampoo that caters to the treatment and keeps it looking as fresh as possible. Use color-protecting shampoos, which will contain fewer harsh cleansers and prevent fading. The moisturizers in the shampoo will help restore hair shine and hydrate.
Here’s to fabulous future hair flips!