Choosing a Shampoo for Your Hair Type

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Like most of us, you probably don’t analyse your shampoo in too much depth. More often than not, it’s easy to grab the first (or dare we say it, cheapest perhaps?) bottle you see on the shelf, but choosing a shampoo for your hair type can actually be key to maintaining a healthy hair routine. To help you out, we’ve put together some tips so you can decide which product is best for you.

If You Have Oil Prone Hair:

Naturally oily hair can be a pain to manage, but finding the right shampoo will make the job far easier. When your hair is feeling particularly greasy, it can be tempting to keep on washing it. It is actually wiser to wash oily hair every 2-3 days, as overusing shampoos can leave an oily residue on the surface. Avoid products which aim to hydrate the hair, as this will stimulate the production of oils. Instead, look for a balancing or strengthening shampoo, which you can massage well into your scalp.

If You Have Dry Hair and Scalp:
To replenish moisture, opt for a shampoo that is hydrating or smoothing. This will help maintain a smooth scalp, and minimise the appearance of dandruff. If your scalp is particularly dry, an anti-dandruff shampoo can help solve itchiness and sore patches. Be gentle when washing your hair, to avoid aggravating the skin.

Got any questions? If you’re thinking of switching up your style, or you’re just in need of a trim, pop into Richmond Barbers for a friendly chat with one of our talented team.

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