How to Choose the Correct Shampoo and Conditioner
A common attitude shown by people while buying shampoos or conditioners is to go by a preferred brand name, or they go by price. But that is not the right way to choose the correct shampoo. You need to remember that every person is different, and so is every person’s scalp. Your best choice of shampoo or conditioner would depend on your skin and hair type, and not what your friend suggests or the one with the most attractive packaging. This short blog will attempt to give you some useful pointers on how to choose the correct conditioner and shampoo.
The first step in making the right choice is to know exactly what scalp type you have. A shampoo is not simply a soapy solution which helps to clean your hair. Every strand of hair on your head has a root and an end. The conditioner usually works on the ends and cleans them of oil, dust and other impurities. The shampoo, on the other hand, works its way to the scalp and the roots, and provides nourishment, strength, and softness. Broadly speaking, scalps are either dry, or oily, or a mix of both.
Dry scalps would usually be recognized by flakiness or itchiness. That is why if your shampoo is for strengthening or fortifying type, it would suck out more moisture from your scalp, and therefore add to your problem instead of resolving them. If your scalp is moderately dry, then you should look for shampoos in which the labels talk of things like moisturizing or hydrating your scalp. If you have moderately dry scalp with curly hair, your shampoo should be able to smoothen your curls, to avoid the post-shampoo flakiness. On the other hand, if your dryness of scalp is nowhere close to moderate, then regular shampoos might not cut it for you. There are special biotin shampoo for hair growth available which have been formulated specially for extra dry scalps. They contain several natural ingredients like biotin, jojoba. or quinoa. While buying shampoos which have moisturizing properties and the specific ingredients named above, you must also watch out for the presence of sulphates in your shampoo, and avoid those which contain sulphates.
In case your scalp is at the other end of the spectrum, and is very oily, then you need to change your choices accordingly. The very words we told you above, like moisturizing or hydrating, must be avoided on the shampoo you buy. On the other hand, you should choose shampoos which add volume and strengthen hair. They not only contain and generate less moisture, but they also help in removing extra oil from your scalp. Many users with oily scalp or hair have reported good results from using clarifying shampoos, but you should take care not to use too much at a time.
For almost all hair types anyone with normal, fine, or thinning hair our Biotin Xtreme Hair Care line of biotin based products can help the hair and scalp get back to a normal life cycle to give you a fuller and healthier head of hair..