Ladies, all those pricey serums and sprays you’re tempted to splurge on won’t make a difference if your shampoo is all wrong for your locks! It’s important to get the basics right, but with the countless options available, we won’t blame you if you feel confused. The reason why your hair is so dry or so frizzy could be linked to nothing else but your shampoo! So we help you take better care of your locks with this guide on the best shampoo for your hair type. Your mane will be so much more manageable now, we promise!
If you have fine, thin strands, then you’ve probably been struggling with greasiness and lack of volume, which can be pretty frustrating. The best shampoo for hair like this would be a volumizing one that won’t weigh down your locks and clarifies your scalp to get rid of oil build-up at the same time. It’s also a great idea to invest in a good dry shampoo to bring back volume since your hair probably has a tendency to go flat as well as soak up any greasiness.
Pricey Pick: Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo (Rs. 4,045)
Affordable Pick: Vivel Volume and Bounce Shampoo (Rs. 250)
While others may marvel at your natural, amazing volume that you never have to work for, only you know what a curse it is to manage all that hair. With thick hair, the biggest problem is trying to get unruly strands under control and combating frizziness. It’s best to use a frizz control shampoo that nourishes your strands to fight dryness. Shampoos containing argan oils are great for helping you get sleeker and shinier locks.
Pricey Pick: L’Oreal Paris Mythic Oil Nourishing Shampoo (Rs. 800)
Affordable Pick: John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start Hydrating Shampoo (Rs. 450)
For naturally curly hair, it’s important to use a shampoo that is super-hydrating since curls are prone to dryness. You also need a shampoo that will tame your curls, minimize frizz and add that gorgeous bounce. A good shampoo that does all that will give you gorgeously defined curls and will help you fall in love with your unruly affair.
Pricey Pick: DevaCurl Low-Poo Mild Lather Cleanser (Rs. 1,200)
Affordable Pick: Toni & Guy Frizz Smoothing Curl Shampoo (Rs. 225)
Luckily for you, your strands aren’t extra greasy, frizzy or dry, which means that you can use most shampoos. Since your hair is pretty healthy, you can look out for shampoos that mention “for all hair types”. Girls with hair that isn’t that problematic and unmanageable can concentrate on using shampoos and conditioners that add shine and softness.
Pricey Pick: The Body Shop Banana Shampoo (Rs. 795)
Affordable Pick: Dove Daily Shine Shampoo (Rs. 180)
After you’ve spent a bomb on adding some lush colour to your mane, it’s important to keep that colour looking fabulous and not fade too soon. A regular shampoo can strip away the colour from your hair cuticle, which is why it’s important to use gentler, colour-protecting shampoos. Also, don’t use a shampoo more than twice or thrice a week, since repeat washes can cause some serious colour fading.
Pricey Pick: Redken Colour Extend Shampoo (Rs. 1,706)
Affordable Pick: Matrix Biolage Colour Care Shampoo (Rs. 205)
Dry, rough and brittle hair is majorly caused because of damage. You need to look for a shampoo that will restore moisture and health while cleansing your hair and scalp. Also, make it a point to cut down on heat styling since your strands are already damaged. Stay clear of harsh chemicals like sulfates, which will only cause even more dryness. Argan oils will help soften and nourish your strands.
Pricey Pick: Kerastase Discipline Bain Sulfer Free Shampoo (Rs. 1,600)
Affordable Pick: Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo (Rs. 110)
Greasy locks are definitely frustrating to deal with and are caused by overactive oil glands in your scalp, or sometimes as a result of not washing your hair often enough. The best shampoo for oily hair would be one that will get rid of all that excess sebum without disturbing the amount that is healthy for your hair. Avoiding greasy food and not skipping hair washes will also make a difference. A clarifying shampoo is perfect for removing all that oil build-up and leaving your strands shiny and clean.
Pricey Pick: Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two (Rs. 998)
Affordable Pick: Kaya Nourishing Shampoo (Rs. 250) MUST-READ: #Stop: 11 Mistakes You're Making While Washing Your Hair! MUST-READ: The 10 Best Smelling Shampoos To Make Your Hair Smell Like A Dream
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