How To Choose the Right Shampoo for Your Hair
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your hair. With contradicting commercial ads for shampoo, it can be hard to choose the best type of shampoo for your hair, especially if understanding your personal hair journey is a new thing for you.
Thoroughly researching the variety of shampoos available and understanding your hair type (and needs) will help you decide which shampoo is best for you. So if you've been wondering what shampoo you should use, you've come to the right place.
Understand Your Hair Type
The first step in finding the right shampoo is to understand your hair type (and needs). You don't want to get shampoo made for fine hair when you have coarse hair and vice versa. Here is a quick breakdown of the different types of hair:
Fine Hair – thin, delicate strands that are easily weighed down with product
Medium Hair – generally thick but not coarse
Coarse Hair – usually has more body and might be harder to manage
Curly Hair – more prone to frizz and needs more hydration
Wavy Hair – usually has a combination of fine, medium, and coarse strands
Once you've identified your hair type (and needs), you can start looking for shampoos that are specifically formulated for it.
Choose a Shampoo That Addresses Your Hair Needs
Once you know your hair type, it's time to choose the right type of shampoo for your needs! Make sure to read through the ingredients listed on the bottle and look for ones that are specifically tailored to your unique hair type and needs.
For instance, if you have dry hair, look for ingredients such as Vegetal keratin, tomato extract, yellow melon extract, olive oil extract, or argan oil that help moisturize the strands. If you have oily hair, then look for ingredients like dandelion phytoceuticals or artichoke phytoceuticals, which will help to balance your scalp's natural oils. If you want to prevent split ends look for shampoos with lentil seed oil extract.
Look at What’s Available Within Your Budget
Now that you know what type of shampoo you need, it's time to look at what's available within your budget! Don't be afraid to compare different types of shampoos when selecting which shampoo you should use and their respective ingredients; this will help you make an informed decision when selecting the right one for you.
It's important to remember that just because shampoo is more expensive doesn't necessarily mean it will work best for you. However, getting professional products from your local hair salon will ensure that you get the right shampoo for your hair needs. Make sure to read reviews and research the ingredients before making any purchase decisions!
Consult a Hair Specialist/Stylist
Don't be afraid to ask for help! Consulting with a hair specialist or stylist is a great way to get the best advice on what shampoo you should use. They can give you personalized recommendations based on your hair type and needs, as well as recommend different products they think may work better for you.
Additional Pro Tips to Get Your Hair Feeling Healthy
When choosing the right types of shampoo, it takes more than just selecting the right products. Here are a few extra tips to keep your hair looking healthy:
Don't wash your hair too often. Washing it every day can strip away natural oils and cause dryness (in your hair and scalp).
Use conditioner after you shampoo, as this will help to replenish moisture lost during washing.
Rinse your hair with cold water, as hot water can lead to frizz and dryness.
Don't forget to use a deep conditioning treatment once a week! This will help to restore any moisture lost throughout the week.
Enlist a Professional at Cualtzin
At Cualtzin Hair Salon, our team of experienced stylists will help you understand your hair and scalp type better so that you can make an informed decision on what shampoo you should use.
We won't just give you a recommendation; we'll also provide you with tips on how to take care of your hair and scalp so that you can achieve the best results.
Schedule an appointment today and let us help you get your hair feeling healthy again!