Hair is part of our charm. For most people, beautiful, healthy, shiny and well-groomed hair plays on the image we have of ourselves and others. Thus, dirty and damaged hair reflects a negative image of the person.
Both men and women like to take care of their hair and there are many beauty products to help them do so: shampoo, conditioner, mask, hair oil or lotion. Shampoo is the basis of hair beauty and is a very important part of our cosmetic routine.
Hair types and associated shampoos
Washing your hair every other day is not enough to get healthy, luminous hair. Not all hair is the same and a person with oily hair will not use the same care as a person with curly hair or colored hair.
Determine the nature of your hair
Hair is considered normal if it does not have any particular problems: no damaged ends, no roots that are too oily, no scalp that is too dry. Normal hair is easy to maintain because it does not need special care and most shampoos are adapted to it.
Oily hair results from the fact that the scalp produces too much sebum to protect it from external attacks. They are recognizable when, at the end of the day, the hair has shiny roots and has lost all its volume. Although it is tempting, daily washing is not a solution because it damages the hair. Therefore, it is better to choose a shampoo for oily hair that will purify and refresh the scalp. To avoid daily shampooing, it is possible to use a dry shampoo between two washes.
Dry hair is generally brittle and has a dull and damaged appearance. It lacks shine and is not soft to the touch. This dry appearance can be due to external attacks such as pollution, wind or coloring. The ideal shampoo in these cases is a moisturizing and nourishing shampoo that deeply cares for the hair. Shampoos based on oil (coconut, macadamia, argan, avocado) or butter (shea).
Colored hair is often subject to attack from the chemicals present in the dyes. But why deprive yourself of having shiny, color-treated hair when all you have to do is use the right care to keep your hair healthy. In addition to using vegetable dyes made from natural ingredients, the use of a special coloring shampoo will help the hair keep its shine while protecting the color.
Curly hair looks great when it's well cared for. However, this type of hair requires a lot of attention because curly and frizzy hair is dry by nature. The use of a nourishing shampoo is therefore recommended to have soft and shiny hair.
Solid shampoo, the new fashion
For several years now, solid shampoo has been making a place for itself in the bathroom. In the form of a bar of soap, solid shampoo is an asset for the planet because it reduces the production of plastic bottles and saves a lot of water (the manufacture of liquid shampoo requires a lot of water). In fact, one "bar" of solid shampoo is equivalent to three bottles of liquid shampoo.
However, be careful to choose wisely. It is better to choose a shampoo containing mild surfactants such as sodium cocoyl isethionate rather than buying a cold saponified shampoo (SAF) which will not have very interesting results.
Doing a shampoo correctly
Washing our hair is a fairly easy thing we often do. Sometimes every day or sometimes once a week, the frequency of washing depends only on us and our hair. However, there are several little tips when washing hair.
Brushing your hair before washing it will remove as much dirt and dust as possible before you clean it.
For long hair, it is not necessary to lather it up to the tip. Only the skull needs to be soaped because when rinsing, the flow of soapy water along the ends is enough to cleanse them.
It is better to use warm or hot water to wash the hair because it opens the pores of the scalp. The hair care products then penetrate more effectively.
Gently massaging the scalp while shampooing stimulates hair growth.
To have shiny hair, you should run a jet of cold water at the end of the shampoo. In this way, the pores of the scalp close and the hair reflects the light better.
For drying, it is better to dab the hair rather than rub it. This causes less damage to the ends and reduces the appearance of split ends.