If you're looking to instantly have perfect hair straight out of a shampoo commercial, it won't happen overnight. Ever wonder why you hair feels amazing after visiting a salon? Experts understand how important it is to clean your hair the right way. Not all shampoos and conditioners are formulated for the same hair type. Using a harsh shampoo that strips away your natural oils can further dry out your hair and make it feel lifeless.
We've broken down everything you need to know when it comes to cleaner, bouncier hair.
Even though we only shampoo our hair for a few minutes, the effect of it is drastic. Using a gentle, non-abrasive shampoo will not only clean your hair but prevent any dryness from occurring. To determine the best products for your hair, start by figuring out your hair type. If your scalp produces more oil in a short amount of time then go for a purifying shampoo and avoid using any product which contains hydrating ingredients.
A very light shampoo such as the Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo will clean your scalp without stripping away all of your hair's natural oil, the last thing you want is to dry out your scalp and cause itchiness. If you're on the other side of the spectrum, dry or even coarse hair needs a bit more moisture to make it more manageable. Look for rich-hydrating ingredients and avoid any product which claims to deep cleanse your hair.
When it comes to conditioner, not everyone needs this step in their haircare routine. For longer hair, it's always recommended to never start conditioning from the root but to concentrate only at the ends. Unlike shampooing your hair, applying conditioner should be kept at a minimum depending on your hair type. Oily and fine hair should only apply conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips and avoid the scalp to over produce natural oil. Redken All Soft Conditioner works for dry hair types, the longer the product stays in your hair the more it detangles and replenishes moisture. If using just a bottle of conditioner doesn't help your hair woes, go for a deep conditioner for that extra boost of hydration.
The worst enemy to your freshly dyed hair is water. Chemicals which temporarily coat hair strands makes it more vulnerable to water along with using the wrong hair products that can ruin the vibrancy from the dye. The simple trick is to wash it less often and to use color-safe shampoos and conditioners. Any product that helps retain those natural oils will help keep your hair healthy looking like you've freshly dyed it. On days when your hair needs a little pick-me-up, use a color-safe dry shampoo to keep your hair looking fresh and to soak up any oil. De Lorenzo’s Absorb Dry Shampoo works for all types of hair to reduce excess sebum to keep your hair looking refreshed.
Healthy hair starts at the scalp. Using the right products to clean your hair effectively will prevent breakage and promote faster hair growth. Our hair is always prone to damage even if we aren't aware of it. So why not use products that were made for your hair? If you're not quite sure if your current shampoo bottle is working for you, your hair might just be telling you the truth.
Writer and enthusiast of all things related to beauty! Sidrah has been a blogger for Sidrah Beauty since 2011 after She completed her Bachelors in Psychology. She loves to experiment with different products and share her thoughts on the latest makeup, hair and skincare brands.