Shampoos are mainly used for cleaning your hair from extra oil and build-ups. But shampoos are also known for their many other functions that will change your hair. Read on more to find out.
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The first thing that you would surely see in anyone’s bathroom is their different arrays of shampoo bottles. One for the son, two different kind for the daughter, one for the father and a whole unique one for the mom. From the one with volumizing ingredients, to the one that offers extra moisturizing power, there are just various type of shampoos out there. But the main function of a bottle of shampoo boils down to one – to clean off the dirt and oil on your hair and scalp.
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If you look around you, you are bound to see individuals with different hair textures and types. Curly, straight, frizzy, smooth, coarse, dry, and the list goes on. This is the exact reason why there are that many types of shampoos out there in the rack. So, choosing the right one according to your hair would really help in the long run.
Coarse, Curly Hair
If you have curly hair, you know that dry curls is oh-so normal. This type of hair is just always dry because the oils that are produced in the scalp don’t travel down the hair shaft as easily as they do with straight hair. Which is exactly why you need a shampoo that softens your hair while keeping the frizz down. Ingredient to look out for – wheat germ oil, shea butter and nut oils (almonds and macadamia), silicones and glycerine for deep hydration.
Fine, Oily or Limp Hair
If you have fine hair, then oily hair is what comes next. Fine hair is most susceptible to looking ‘oily’ fast, sometimes it only takes one day to get this way. What you should do is opt for clear shampoo and keep your hands and hair far from the creamy ones. Your hair needs a gentle shampoo that is fine with daily or frequent washing. And the secret ingredient that you should look out for – panthenol. It penetrates deep into your hair cuticle making each strand thicker.
*you can also opt for dry shampoo as it is quick in soaking up all the access oil and adds volume as well.
Dry and Damaged Hair
If split-ends, dry, and hair with immediate breakage is something that is common in your hair, then you should avoid clear shampoos and go straight for the creamy ones. These shampoos has the power to smoothen, de-tangle and diffuse static which causes dry and damaged hair. You should keep an eye out for ingredients like glycerine and collagen which will help in restoring the moisture balance in your hair.
- Do you really need the designer made shampoos that takes a toll on your wallet? While some cheap shampoos contains foaming agents, there are other cheaper ones that has really good ingredients that your hair, exactly like the one that is sold exclusively in the salons. So, this is all up to you and your hair.
- What’s with the ingredient sulphates that is causing such a fuss? Sulphates are the ingredients in shampoo that causes it to lather which in turn, causes frizz. If you are not a fan of frizzy hair and into the organic lifestyle, then you should keep away from ingredients that has the word sulphate in it- sodium laureth sulphate and ammonium laureth sulphate.
- What is ‘No-Shampoo’ and ‘Lo-Poo’? This just means using very little to no shampoo (which can strip hair of its natural oils) and using conditioners instead (for softer, smoother hair). Believe it or not, there are some women with dry, curly, coarse and frizzy hair that swears by this no-poo or lo-poo methods. There are special Lo-Poo shampoos created that are sulphate free, full of organic moisturizers and has ultimate frizz protection.
- Dry shampoo – what is this all about? If you looking to buy a day between washing your hair or needing a quick hair freshening up after your workout session, you answer is the ultimate dry shampoo.
- What should I use on my baby’s hair? Give up on all the cute bottles and pretty colours that is usually filled with colouring and fragrances. You want something that is non-irritant, not filled with those two stuff and extremely mild for your precious little one.
- Hydrating/Moisturizing shampoo – to add moisture, shine and smoothness to your hair.
- Volumizing Shampoo – when your hair needs a boost and lift.
- Strengthening/ Fortifying Shampoo – contains extra protein for damaged, over processed, highlighted, weak and brittle hair.
- Balancing Shampoo – a shampoo that cleanses well and also maintains the moisture in your hair.
- Smoothing/Straight Hair Shampoo – packed with extra moisturizers and smoothing agents.
- Curly Hair Shampoo – shampoos that are specially curated for curly hair, very moisturizing with an extra effort to reduce frizz.