Choosing the Right shampoo for your hair

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 24, 2011

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  • It’s important to know your scalp type before choosing a shampoo.
  • Shampoo is supposed to clean your hair making your scalp dirt and oil free.
  • Try daily clarifying shampoo in super oily conditions.
  • Avoid strengthening, fortifying and volumizing shampoos for dry scalp.

Washing your hair is as important as brushing your teeth or washing your face. Not everyone is lucky to have naturally lustrous and shining hair. You need to put a lot of effort into caring for your hair. Choosing a right shampoo for your hair won’t be a head game anymore if you know what you are looking for. Here is the guide that will help you choose the right shampoo for your hair.

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Know your scalp Type

Before you choose a shampoo, it’s important that you know about your scalp type. Shampoo is supposed to clean your hair making your scalp dirt and oil free. You may think of a shampoo as a cleansing agent but you should also consider you scalp type before choosing a shampoo.

You should choose you shampoo based on your scalp condition. If you have oily scalp, you should choose a shampoo that best suited to hydrate your dry ends.

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Tips for choosing the right shampoo for the oily scalp

Avoid shampoos that are hydrating, moisturizing, smoothing or suitable for curly hair. Such shampoos can make your scalp oilier by adding too much moisture. Read the labels and look for which read volumizing, strengthening or balancing. Such products are less moisturizing and more effective at remove excess oil.

You can also use a daily clarifying shampoo in case you have super oily conditions. But make sure you don’t over dry your scalp as drying can stimulate more oil and sebum production. You can try a super clarifying treatment when your oily scalp goes really out of control. Don’t use conditioner on your scalp. Instead keep the conditioner on the mid-shaft and ends of your hair. Make sure to rinse well.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Shampoo for the Dry Scalp

choosing the right shampoo for the dry scalp can save you from uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing conditions like dandruff. It is important that you choose a shampoo that doesn’t add to the issue of dry scalp. Follow these tips choose a suitable shampoo for your dry scalp.

Avoid strengthening, fortifying and volumizing shampoos. Such products can strip the scalp of necessary moisture. For dry scalps look for shampoos that promote moisture, hydration, smoothing or curls. The moisture from these products can be beneficial for your dry scalp. If you have very dry, itchy or flaky scalp, try shampoos that are specifically formulated for dry scalp.

Avoid shampoos that contain sulfates, as it may further dry your hair and scalp.  Even the dry scalp needs to be properly shampooed for best results.


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