While you have probably been told since you were a child to shampoo your hair, what you likely haven’t heard is a decisive answer as to which shampoo to use. With so many shampoo varieties available, deciding the best one for your hair can be a challenge. That is why we put together this guide for finding the right shampoo for your hair type.
The Beginning Steps: What Shampoo Suits Your Hair?
First, start by identifying your hair type, whether it be frizzy or flat, long or short, or curly or straight. Also, if you color your hair, take that into consideration when shampoo shopping.
Different shampoos have different features and benefits, so your next step is to look at the shampoo bottle for obvious words that for with your hair type. Obvious examples you may see are dry, oily, curly, frizzy, and color-treated.
Some shampoos have color-preserving formulas. They are designed for use on dyed hair, so you are less likely to strip your hair and wash your color down the drain when you use them. A color-safe shampoo helps prevent fading color.
Redheads, whether it be a natural hue or not, in particular often have trouble keeping their hair looking healthy, glossy, and vibrant. The best general advice is to use a shampoo specifically formulated for red hair that won’t weigh it down.
Fine or Dry Hair
If you have fine hair, shampoo that says “volumizing” can help create more body on the hair. As for dry hair, generally the best approach is to use a shampoo that contains natural oils. The hair can absorb these oils, putting much-needed moisture back in the hair. Some oils you might see on shampoo bottles are coconut, grapeseed, argan, and avocado oil.
You may find that your curly hair is very dry, and, if so, a shampoo made for dry hair may benefit your hair by providing intensive moisture. It can also help you better control any frizz you notice on your curls.
Generally, look for shampoos specifically designed for oil hair, steering away from ones that say they moisturize or condition as they would only make the hair feel greasier and weigh it down.
If your oily hair is also prone to dandruff, an anti-dandruff treatment, such as Dandrene, may be beneficial for relieving an itchy, irritated scalp, ending the embarrassment of greasy dandruff on hair and clothes, and the associated fungal smell. * Dandrene contains zinc pyrithione and selenium sulfide, amongst other antifungal ingredients.
For men, thinning hair typically begins with a recession of the hairline in a “W” shape, and the crown then begins to thin too. Over time, the two areas meet, leaving an island of hair in the center of the head. Hair remains on the back and sides of the head. Women usually experience thinning hair in a different pattern characterized by thinning of the entire scalp.
If you suffer from male or female pattern baldness, which can occur naturally with the aging process, a hair-stimulating shampoo, such as Revita, may be appropriate. Revita shampoo does not contain harsh chemicals and is useful for helping slow down or stop hair thinning, as well as aiding in increasing scalp strength and health. *
Treat your tresses with the appropriate shampoo for your hair type to help achieve the results you seek with the product. Shampoo need not be confusing when you use quality formulas suitable for your kind of hair.
*Results may vary among individuals.