There Are 9 Types Of Shampoos: Which One Should YOU Use?
Sanya JainBeauty Writer & Copy Editor
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The multi-billion dollar beauty industry has given birth to thousands and thousands of hair products - but are you using the right ones? We bet you did not know that there are SO many different kinds of shampoos that can do so many different things for your scalp and strands! Find out if you’re using the right one for your hair.
1. Clarifying Shampoo: For Squeaky Clean Hair
Use a lot of products on your hair? You’ll notice, after some time, that your hair is getting weighed down. A clarifying shampoo is formulated to remove product build up from the hair and scalp, leaving it fresh and squeaky clean. People with greasy, limp, weighed down hair can try using this shampoo to remove deposits. However, clarifying shampoos tend to be harsh, so make sure you follow them up with a conditioner and use them once a week.
The purpose of a neutralizing shampoo is to balance out your hair’s pH level. If you have used a lot of chemicals, relaxants and products on your hair, chances are that your hair’s pH levels are off balance. A neutralizing shampoo helps restore balance and makes your hair healthier. Neutralizing shampoos are usually used after hair relaxation.
While similar to a clarifying shampoo, a chelating shampoo helps in removing metals, minerals and chlorine that get deposited in hair due to hard water. This is the kind of shampoo that swimmers often use. Both chelating and clarifying shampoos are harsh and can dry your hair out if used too frequently.
Keratin is a protein which is found in hair. When the amount of keratin reduces, your hair starts becoming brittle and damaged. A keratin shampoo helps restore the balance and repair damage. You can use this shampoo to cut down on frizz and get healthier, stronger hair.
5. Colour-Protecting Shampoo: For Long-Lasting Highlights
After you get your hair coloured, it is very important to use shampoos that will preserve the colour. After all, it makes no sense to spend so much money on your hair and then use unsuitable products, does it? A good protecting shampoo will have kelp, algae or oil to keep your hair colour safe.
A volumizing shampoo works by opening up the hair cuticles to encourage growth. Use these shampoos if you want to add some body to your hair - they’ll provide that bounce which every girl with fine hair desires!
A dry shampoo is for days when you don’t want to wash your hair but still want it to look less greasy and more fresh. Dry shampoos can be liquid, powder or come in an aerosol spray. All you need to do is take a small amount and spread it through your roots to clean your hair and absorb excess oil and grease.
Most shampoos contain harsh chemicals known as sulfates. A sulfate-free shampoo, however, has no soap alkaline base. Since sulfates tend to dry your hair out by stripping it of moisture and cause rough brittleness, a sulfate-free shampoo is good at keeping your hair’s natural oils intact and texture oh so soft.
That’s right. This shampoo is so different from traditional shampoos they call it “no-poo” shampoo. This is the kind of shampoo you should use when you want to try out co-washing! These specially-formulated shampoos don’t lather but deliver intense moisture to your strands to keep them soft.