Many people, including myself, commonly use a shampoo that isn’t good for their hair. Each person’s hair has individual needs. Just like our hair, not all shampoos are the same. Finding the perfect shampoo for your hair type is a must for achieving healthy, manageable hair. There are many different types of hair. However, the two most common types are overly dry and overly oily hair.
For people who experience overall dry hair, it is important to find a shampoo that won’t add to the problem. When looking for a shampoo, it is best to avoid those that claim to strengthen, fortify, or volumize the hair. These shampoos tend to strip the hair of necessary moisture. Remember to also avoid shampoos that contain sulfates which are very drying to the hair and scalp.
For those with mild dryness and no itching or flakiness, it is best to look for shampoo’s that build up moisture and hydration. However, if you are a person with extremely dry hair and experience irritation and flakiness, look for shampoos that are specifically created for dry scalp.
Best Shampoos for Dry Hair:
Matrix Biologe Shampoo
If your hair tends to be extremely oily, look for clear shampoos. These shampoos are often free of any additional ingredients that contribute to oiliness. Look for shampoos that are volumizing, strengthening, and balancing, or are especially made for oily hair. In addition, a big aid to super greasy hair is a daily clarifying shampoo. However, be sure you are not over drying your hair. Over drying the hair can actually stimulate more oil and sebum production.
Best Shampoos for Oily Hair:
Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo
American Crew Shampoo
June Jacobs – Citrus Clarifying Shampoo