Have you ever found yourself in front of a row of shampoo products, feeling completely lost?
You’re bombarded with lists of ingredients and products for different hair types. All of them promise you the best hair you’ve ever had.
How do you know if it’s really going to give you the results? Read on for our guide to choosing the best shampoo for your hair.
Start at the Roots
This process isn’t just about how to treat your luscious lengths. The first thing you need to do is get to the root of the action – your scalp.
If you have an oily scalp, then you should consider a shampoo that contains sulfates. These lift oil from the scalp and impurities from the hair shaft.
If you find your scalp is often dry or itchy, consider something more gentle and hypoallergenic. A flaky scalp could be dandruff and can be treated with a medicated shampoo.
To Sulfate or Not to Sulfate?
Sulfates have had a pretty bad rep in the hair and beauty industry of late. It’s true that sulfate-high shampoos can be too harsh for dyed or curly hair. However, nothing will deep-clean your hair quite like sulfates.
If you want a squeaky clean finish, then this might be the best option for you.
If you are Eco-conscious, you might be concerned about the impact of your shampoo on the environment. Fear not, there are biodegradable shampoo and soap options out there.
These enable you to enjoy a conscience as clean as your tresses.
Save or Splurge on the Best Shampoo?
The general rule with purchases is that you get what you pay for. But, is there really much difference between drugstore brands and high-end ranges?
Some celebrity hairdressers recommend investing in a professional shampoo and using it every few days to make it last longer. The general consensus, however, is that a drugstore shampoo can be just as effective.
Some pros argue that the real difference is in conditioners. This is where you can see the results of an investment.
Dry shampoo has been a staple for many of us over recent years.
It’s perfect for extending the time between washes when we want to hit snooze in the morning. It can also create volume in fine or flat hair.
Beware of overuse, though. It can dry the scalp, causing it to produce more sebum. This can ultimately lead to you needing to wash your hair more often.
Switch It Up
If we find a product that we like, it can be tempting to stick with it through thick and thin. In reality, your hair will probably be grateful for a change.
The jury is out on whether hair can get used to a shampoo. Regardless, consider using a deep-cleansing shampoo every few weeks. Or take a chance on a different brand, even if it’s simply because it smells good!
You can always switch back to your trusted favorite.
No Split Ends
The truth is that there is no clear cut answer to find the best shampoo for you. Consider the points above to identify which qualities are most important to you. Don’t be afraid to switch it up once in a while.
How do you choose your hair products? Let us know!