Shampoo does much more than clean hair. While it’s true that a shampoo’s main job is to rid a scalp and hair shafts of excess sebum, dandruff, and impurities, today’s formulations address other hair concerns, as well.
Color-treated locks should be washed with a shampoo that enhances a specific hair hue or prevents stripping and fading. One shampoo can brighten blonde highlights and reduce brassiness, while another makes a redhead more radiant and less orange, and yet another can turn a mousy brown into a brilliant brunette.
For those who are struggling with brittle hair that is prone to breakage, choose a gentle, ultra-hydrating shampoo. The ingredients in these formulations are often botanical extracts that are renowned for their mild and moisturizing properties. To address temporary hair loss due to stress, hormonal changes and medication side effects, look for a natural shampoo that promotes scalp circulation to stimulate healthy hair growth.
Frizzy hair indicates that the protective outer layer of the hair shaft, called the cuticle, is damaged. If exposure to the sun is the issue, use a shampoo that contains UV protection. Sometimes chemical treatments are the culprit and a nourishing shampoo can help to restore balance. Overuse of styling products is particularly harmful to hair, so strengthen and smooth tresses with a reparative shampoo.
Shampoos don’t just cleanse dry, normal or oily hair types, they also treat a variety of concerns to repair and rejuvenate hair.