What Shampoo Should You Really Be Using
Knowing your hair type is the key to finding out how to choose the right shampoo. Your hair may fall into one of the following categories or may be a combination of sorts. You’ll need to focus on your priority area to find the most suitable shampoo, based on your individual needs. If you’ve got any doubt as to what shampoo you should really be using just ask your stylist next time you go to the salon.
What Shampoo Should I Use?
Take a look at these different hair types to find the best shampoo for you…
For Oily Hair
A shampoo that addresses the source of the problem is needed here, so look for a rebalancing option that trains your scalp to produce less oil as it normalises sebum production. These shampoos are designed to purify and absorb extra oil from the scalp and hair, and shampoos fortified with protein are an added bonus. Oily hair may sometimes cause a dry scalp, so anti-dandruff varieties are recommended. Adding a light mist conditioner to hair ends avoids applying more product to the scalp which gives an oily look.
For Dry Hair
Your best options here are ultra-hydrating shampoos with ingredients that contain natural oils and draw extra moisture into the hair. Coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil all give intense moisture without drying the scalp, and are the best emollients in hair care. Hydrating shampoos use a special blend of extracts to lock the moisture in.
For Thinning Hair
Specialised shampoos for combatting hair loss, improving circulation, and reducing the production of sebum are effective here. You’ll also be able to purchase shampoos designed to reduce DHT, the hormone responsible for naturally thinning hair.
For Fine Hair
You’ll need a shampoo that thickens hair alongside a mousse or foam conditioner to add that extra weight. It’s also worth considering colouring your hair as this can open up hair cuticles and give more body and volume. A moisturising shampoo high in fortifying nutrients will improve the overall health of the hair after the colouring process, and texturizing stylers will also help.
For Coloured Hair
Specific shampoos for colour or chemically treated hair are readily available. You need to avoid shampoos with parabens and sulphates as they actually detract from the hair treatment, so opt for a colour preserving one that won’t strip out your colour. Colour treated hair needs antioxidants and UV protection to prevent fading over time, so protect your new colour with the right shampoo.
How Often Should I Wash My Hair?
As a guide:
- Fine to normal hair three times a week
- Thick hair once a week
- Coloured hair every two to three days
Whatever your hair type you’ll be offered a full range of high-quality hairdressing services for both women and men at reputable salons that only stock ranges of luxury and specialist hair care products, which includes the right shampoo for you. Leading hairdressers will give you an excellent service in a welcoming and friendly environment, so don’t delay – make an appointment today!