The purpose of using a shampoo is to remove dirt, sebum (oils), and products which build-up from your hair, while maintaining nourishing your hair and scalp.
Today, markets offer great varieties of shampoo brands to put your on finger on. Come to think of it, even those brands come in various types, depending on your hair type. It is vice versa for conditioners. Conditioners add shine, protect hair from drying and damage while allowing smooth hair combing.
This very article will help you choose from the wide options of shampoos and conditioners depending on your hair type.
1. Curly or frizzy hair:
Curly hair or frizzy hair is a kind of dry hair. How? Because, the natural oil produced in the scalp fail to travel all the way down till the hair shaft, which otherwise is the opposite case with straight hair.
Shampoos: Creamy moisturizing shampoos are best suited for curly or frizzy hair texture. When buying a shampoo, make sure the ingredients include wheat germ oil, shea butter and nut oils (macadamia, for example). These aptly form a protective coating around the hair shaft which traps water inside and retains the natural moisture for longer.
Conditioners: For curly or frizzy hair, use a conditioner every time shampoo is applied. When buying a conditioner for yourself, go for an ultra-moisturizing conditioner especially made for your hair type. A hot oil treatment once or twice a month can give delightful results. For extra-dry hair, we recommend an intense moisturizing treatment twice in a month.
Extra tip: Curly hair, if washed daily, loses its natural moisture and become more frizzed and unmanageable. So, it’s better to avoid daily shampoo treatment. Use a conditioner only after shampoo is thoroughly rinsed off from the hair. Let hair dry naturally. Avoid blow drying your hair as they make they make the curls more dry.
2. Straight, Fine, oily, or limp hair:
Straight or fine hair tend to give an ‘oily’ more quickly than any other hair type, even after a day’s wash.
Shampoos: Settle on clear shampoos (NOT creamy ones!). A gentle shampoo is best suitable for your daily or frequent washing. Opt for shampoos which contain panthenol, as according to hair experts, panthenol reach deep into the hair cuticle, making them stronger and thicker. Here is another tip, alternatively use a dry shampoo or talcum powder between washings. Not only will the powder absorb extra oils, but it adds volume to your hair.
Conditioners: Straight hairs normally don’t require a conditioning treatment, since the hair texture is already fine and smooth and pass through the comb without much hassle, compared to curly hair. Conditioners are best for combing out fine hair. Make sure that the product doesn’t come in contact with your scalp. Massage a light-weight conditioner from mid-shaft down and let it stay for a min only. For exceptionally greasy hair, opt for a conditioner which contains oil-absorbing tea-tree oil.
Extra tip: For you, a spray conditioner is best, pertaining to its lightness and the consequent volume it gives to your otherwise limp hair. In addition, your hair unless extra-oily, can do in one shampoo. You don’t require a second shift.
3. Processed hair
Processed hair significantly lack moisture. Regrettably, overly-processed hair may suffer from oily roots but dry shaft and tips. Consequently, washing processed hair is a tricky deal. You want to wash the roots at the same time keep the ends moisturized. We suggest washing hair every other day with a shampoo made for normal hair. Concentrate on cleaning the scalp. Then use a strong conditioner only on the midshaft to ends of hair. Here are other shampoo tips for the following processed hair types:
Colored: According to many hair experts, color-protection shampoos contain gentle cleansers and ingredients which preserve color. While, there are some who maintain that it is best to use gentle cleansing shampoos such as baby shampoo as a substitute of the high-priced dedicated shampoos for colored hair. Since both the suggestions come from experts, thus we would simply say that choose that suits you and your needs. If a pricey shampoo is good for you, then go for it, otherwise there are many products available in the market which contain gentle cleaners and meet your requirements.
Permed or relaxed: Any moisturizing shampoo will work for your hair type but apply it only to the roots and rub it in well and rinse away. Massage hair to remove any dirt and filth when the water is running down the hair shaft. Rinse thoroughly. Use the conditioner in the same manner, conditioning the roots carefully.
Conditioners: For processed hair, buy yourself a rich conditioner and apply it mostly on the hair tips. Avoid conditioners contained with silicone, because they tend remove the color.
Extra tip: Wash your hair only 2 days in w week to prevent them from drying. You can use a dry shampoo. If you’ve died blond, then use a talcum powder, in between different washings.
4. Dry, damaged hair
For you, we would recommend keeping away from clear shampoos and opt for creamy ones. Since they give a smooth and sleek effect, while detangling and diffusing the static effect that builds up.
Conditioners: Keeping moisturizing in mind, you should get yourself an ultra-moisturizing conditioner.