Finding the right shampoo for your hair type is important, ask your stylist which shampoo is best for your type hair and scalp.
FYI on shampoo…. Color treated hair must use a color treated shampoo. See: keeping your hair color. Naturally blonde hair use: gentle or blonde enhancing shampoo, with out coconut oil. Coconut oil is a natural bronzer which will change the color of blonde hair creating a bronze or orange effect.
Fine Limp Hair: thickening shampoo, chelating shampoo, cleansing shampoo.
Thick Curly Hair: smoothing shampoo, curl enhancing shampoo, any conditioning shampoo.
Thinning Hair: chelating shampoo or thickening shampoo. FYI- if you are using a growth enhancing shampoo (i.e. Nioxin) please, remember that to achieve desired results you must follow manufactures directions. Do not skip a step, or treatment, these products will not work if used improperly. Residue build up is a killer on hair, it will leave your hair flat and without chance of style.
Determining how often you should shampoo...
Color treated hair should follow rules outlined in keeping your hair color. Fine limp hair, shampoo three or four times a week if scalp is slightly oily, two or three times a week if scalp is dry. Scalp oil and product residue is more noticeable on fine limp hair which calls for more washing.
Thick hair should be shampoo once or twice a week. It is more important to brush and loosen the flaking skin on the scalp and re-distribute sebum (scalp oil) daily than it is to shampoo the hair.
Curly hair, shampoo once a week. Curly hair is dry, so it is recommended to shampoo no more than once a week and to use a conditioner three times a week.
Shampooing every other day will save time in the shower which saves water, uses less product and saves your hair from color loss and the drying effects of detergent.
How to shampoo your hair so that you receive the full benefit from your shampoo.
FYI- natural shampoos will lather less than synthetic shampoos. Sulfates are additives given to shampoo to create lather, more shampoos are switching over to more natural lathering agents, lather is only a method of establishing distribution of shampoo over the head, it does not cleanse the hair or scalp.
Completely wet your hair. A soaked head of hair will generate more lather and aid in the distribution of shampoo throughout the hair.
Use a dime size of shampoo, rub between palms of hands distribute from the nape of the head to the temples. Remember, the temples and hairline hold more oil than top of scalp.
If you are not distributing the shampoo through your hair as easily as you wish, re wet your head, do not rinse out shampoo, and re lather.
Don't let your money go down the drain, use what you need. The size of a grape is good for most of us and the size of a dime is better.