Things to Consider When You Buy a Shampoo

Taking care of your hair is the most important part in your beauty regimen. And, choosing the right shampoo can mean a difference between having so-so hair and having amazing hair. There’s different types of shampoos out there and you want to go ahead and pick the one that is best suited for the type of hair you have. When you’re looking for a shampoo always make sure to add what the hair lacks. If your hair is dry then you need to get a shampoo that will hydrate it, providing it with the essential nutrients it needs. Whereas if you have slightly thin hair you need to use a volumizing shampoo.

  1. Fine and slim hair

If you have fine, slim and soft hair then you want to get a shampoo that adds body, shine and volume to your tresses. When looking for a shampoo for fine hair you want to make sure that you’re looking for certain products. Anything that talks about protein or wheat protein is ideal. Fine hair tends to lack protein whereas thicker coarser hair tends to lack moisture naturally. So for finer hair you want to go for a shampoo that lacks sulfates that a lot of harsher shampoos do have. You also want to look for something with B vitamins and panthenol as these things coat the hair shaft. So a clear or daily shampoo is great to use for this type of hair but make sure you stay away from the creamy ones. A good tip to incorporate between washing your hair is to use a dry shampoo which will remove the dirt and oils and give your hair some extra body.

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  1. Straight and medium textured hair

Straight and textured hair typically have the most options to choose from. You can easily use a shampoo for normal hair if you have straight and medium textured hair. That will basically just keep the flyaway and frizz at bay. You can use a sulfate free shampoo as well.

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  1. Curly kinky and wavy hair

This kind of hair is almost always dry. So you’ll need a very moisturizing shampoo. Stick with creamy, moisturizing shampoos that don’t have oils or silicon bases in them for ultra moisturizing results.

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  1. Coarse, wiry and super dry

For this type of hair you have to condition it every time you wash it. So look for an ultra moisturizing conditioner and do a deep conditioning treatment as often as you can.

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  1. Colored and chemically treated hair

Color treated hair should opt for protein based moisturizing shampoos. While cleansing can be tricky, make sure to cleanse your roots really well and keep your ends really moisturized, using products that are specifically formulated for chemically treated hair.

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  1. Gray hair

For gray hair you want to stick with a shampoo and conditioner that is really hydrating and try to find products that are violet based to remove unwanted yellow tones.

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Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She blogs at BeautifulYou.com.pk which is a premiere health, beauty and fashion informational portal of Pakistan.

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