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Which Shampoo is right for my hair type?

Which shampoo is right for my hair type?

The hair care you’re using isn’t working. Your scalp is always yuck. You’re a fluff ball. Your ends are dry and brittle. Your colour keeps fading quickly. Finding split ends to snip off is one of your favourite pastimes. What do you do? Can it even be fixed? Or do you need to chop it all off and start again?

Chances are you don’t need to chop it all off and start again. It’s more likely that the hair care you are currently using, isn’t quite right. But how do you figure out what WILL work? The amount of hair care options out there is overwhelming. Hydrating, moisturising, volumising, curling, colour safe, thickening, smoothing, strengthening, fortifying, balancing. How on earth do you choose? Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Consider your scalp AND your hair.  Think of it like this. Shampoo is for your scalp. Conditioner is for your hair. The basic rule of thumb is that shampoo should be chosen based on your scalp condition, and conditioner should be chosen based on your hair condition. Shampoo is designed to clean your scalp of oil and dirt and your hair of any hair product build up. Conditioner is designed to return moisture back to your hair follicle and lock it in!
  2. Don’t be afraid to mix and match brands and product lines. Everyone makes matching pairs of shampoo and conditioner, but it’s not necessarily the best combination for your hair. Use the right shampoo for your scalp and the right conditioner for your hair. It doesn’t matter if they’re completely different brands!

  3. The splurge is always worth it. When you have been using supermarket brands, making the switch to professional brands can take your breath away. But it’s worth it in so many ways. You don’t put sub par food into your mouth? Why put it on your scalp and in your hair? You will be surprised how much less shampoo and conditioner you need to use when using professional brands. They aren’t full of nasty fillers and extra detergents like supermarket brands are. So although your outlay may be more, it all evens out over time. Plus, when you start seeing the results it makes EVERYTHING ok.

Now that you are armed with all the information, you still need to select your shampoo and conditioner, right? Here is a bit of a glossary of terms so you can work out what you need:

  • Hydrating/moisturising: adds moisture, shine and smoothness. Good for thick, curly and coarse hair.
  • Volumising: light weight and great for greasy, fine or limp hair. Gives your hair a little boost of moisture without the weight.
  • Strengthening/fortifying/colour safe: for damaged, over processed, highlighted, weak or brittle hair. Usually contains extra protein which strengthens your hair.
  • Balancing: middle of the road option. Not too moisturising and won’t dry your hair out.
  • Smoothing: rich with moisturisers and smoothing agents to help seal your hair cuticle. Great for curly or coarse hair, and as a barrier to heated styling.

Our top recommendations for specific hair types/scalp concerns;

We encourage you to contact us if you have any doubts in choosing your shampoo and conditioner. Please email us or contact us via our Facebook page and one of our trained staff will be more than happy to have a discussion with you to help you get a great hair day, everyday!

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