Your hair is your greatest asset. So, you will do anything to maintain it. Therefore haircare is critical. Washing your hair is one of those practices, like brushing your teeth and washing your face, that most of us do automatically and take it for granted. Lather, rinse, condition, towel off, blow dry, and get on with your day.
We need to put more effort into caring for our hair.
The first step to figure what is best for your hair is to know what is your hair type.
For each hair type there's a shampoo made for it:
- Fine hair:Wash your hair with a ‘volumizing’ shampoo to add body.
- Curly hair:To tame flyaway hair and prevent dry, damaged-looking tresses, a shampoo specifically for dry or chemically treated hair is advised.
- Dry hair: Look for shampoos with intensive moisture replenishment.Ingredient list for natural oils, which are absorbed by hair. Some of the natural ingredients are Australian Aloe, Jojoba and Sea Kelp.
- Oily hair: Stay away from shampoo that bills itself as moisturizing or conditioning. If dandruffis also a problem, which it often is with oily hair, treat it with an anti-dandruff shampoo containing ingredients like ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione, or selenium. People think of dandruff as a dry scalp issue, but really your scalp is oil-producing and certain people make more oils than others. Yeast that live on the scalp feast on those oils and produce irritating by products that make the scalp flake.
- Colour-treated hair:Choose a colour-preserving shampoo that won't strip out the highlights.
You may find the right type of shampoo here for your hair, try different brands until you find one you like.
To retain your hair's moisture, condition every time you wash. Conditioner not only makes your hair look and feel softer and smoother, it also calms your hair down, making it easier to shape and style. A leave-in conditioner can help re-hydrate hair that's over-processed, dry, and brittle. Be careful not to over-condition your hair, which can make it look flat and lifeless.