Modern shampoos not only wash, but also perfectly nourish the hair and scalp. However, in order for a cosmetic to fulfill all its tasks, it must strictly meet your needs.
Washing your hair is the basis of hair care - you need to remove dust, excess sebum and styling cosmetics. As a result, the hair and scalp can "breathe" and absorb nutrients more easily. However, you should carefully select a shampoo for the type of hair, because by using the wrong type of hair, you can weaken it, make it less resilient, make it greasy faster and even fall out. The packaging of the cosmetic always indicates whether it is intended for dry, dyed hair, with dandruff, etc. When buying a shampoo, it is also worth paying attention to whether it contains ingredients that have a positive effect on the hair follicles and hair structure. This action may:
Hair likes a thorough but gentle wash
Every day you don't think about how to use a shampoo. You repeat the next steps instinctively. However, it is worth paying attention to whether you are really doing them correctly, because improper washing is not good for your hair or scalp. Start by soaking your head with water. It should be warm so that it removes fat well, but not hot, which is what the skin does not like. Instead of pouring the shampoo directly onto your hair, scoop a small amount into your hand and dilute it with water to create a lather. Only then should you spread it evenly on your head. This sequence is important - by applying an already diluted shampoo, you save your hair from additional rubbing, and you use less cosmetic.
Natural shampoo bar looks like a bar of soap, but is a gentle (organic) hair cleanser that lathers perfectly, cleans the scalp and hair. After a few washes, you can notice an improvement in the condition of the skin and hair. You can buy ankle shampoos in online stores with eco cosmetics, herbal stores.
Now the surfactants of the preparation surround the fat particles on the hair and detach them from their surface. Massage your head gently with your fingertips, start from above the nape of your neck and move towards your forehead and temples. Remember to wash your fringe hair especially carefully, otherwise it will look stale even right after washing.
Rinse patiently and wipe gently
Always use cool water to rinse your hair, which closes the cuticles of the hair, making it less prone to mechanical damage. If your hair has not been washed for several days or you have applied a lot of styling products to it, you need to reapply the shampoo, otherwise you will not remove the dirt thoroughly and your hairstyle will quickly become flat. After another rinsing, do not rub your hair vigorously and do not tear it with the comb, because when wet, it breaks easily. Better wrap them in a towel for a few minutes so that the water can soak into the fabric.
What shampoo for dry, oily and damaged hair?
Oily hair. They need ingredients that inhibit the activity of the sebaceous glands and make it difficult to spread the fat along the entire length of the hair. The shampoo should cleanse and reduce the secretion of fat, but not dry out the hair at the same time. An ideal shampoo should refresh your hair, provide it with adequate hydration and restore the skin's natural water-lipid balance.
Dry and damaged hair. They require a large dose of care products, especially those oiling and nourishing. Cationic cellulose polymers, surfactants and silicone prevent cuticles, prevent tangling and smooth. Shea butter and coconut extracts protect against UV rays, moisturize and regenerate. Damaged, lightened hair and after a perm, it is best to wash it with shampoo with linen and chamomile. Dry hair needs proteins and lipids that trap deep inside the hair.
Thin hair. A shampoo that lifts the hair at the roots will do them good, because it makes the strands seem thicker. This is how volumizing shampoos with amino-peptides work, which optically increase the thickness of the hair. A shampoo for fine hair should also contain cuticle smoothing silicone, keratin, antioxidants, and UV filters.
Curly hair. Curl shampoos moisturize, prevent frizz and provide a nice twist. If your curly hair doesn't always look the way you want it, wash it with a shampoo containing aloe vera serum to smooth, soften and regenerate. Shampoos with oils (e.g. palm oil, Shorea) will tame unruly strands and provide intense hydration.
Dyed hair. They need a shampoo that will moisturize them, and also fix the color and add depth to it - such a shampoo should contain proteins, panthenol and UV filters. The condition of bleached hair will be taken care of by a shampoo with provitamin B5 that emphasizes the hair color, as well as a chamomile shampoo, which has brightening properties. Violet shampoos will help get rid of the yellow tinge on the hair. For dark hair, you can use shampoos with henna, tea, and soapwort extract.
Hair with dandruff. For such hair, you need cosmetics that both nurture and act as an antifungal. The task of these shampoos is to prevent keratosis and peeling of the epidermis. They also contain substances that soothe scalp irritations, rebuild the hair structure and reduce hair loss. The ingredients that should be in shampoos are: active zinc, vitamin E, menthol, active selenium S, sulphide water, ginseng extract.
Baby hair. Cosmetics for toddlers must be gentle enough not to irritate the eyes or delicate skin. Very often, baby shampoos are also a body wash, a bath lotion. Such cosmetics should contain as few ingredients as possible (check labels and compare available cosmetics, the one with fewer ingredients will certainly be more delicate) and natural plant extracts, e.g. from lavender. The silk proteins in the shampoo will help smooth your baby's hair and make combing easier. Avoid detergent-based shampoos and aggressive cleansing agents at all costs. Fragrances and dyes guarantee allergies and irritation in allergy sufferers.
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How to wash so as not to harm?
Wash your head as often as necessary. If you do this every day, use a frequent-use shampoo as it's milder than your regular shampoo. Pour it on your hand, dilute with a little water and apply to wet hair (undiluted may damage the hair cuticles). First, wash your scalp by gently massaging it, and then your hair. If they are long, lightly knead them so that they do not become too tangled. Rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water (the heat dries out the skin and increases the secretion of sebum), and finally use cold water, then the hair cuticles will close. Wrap a towel around your head to let the water soak in. Gently comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb and ideally let it dry naturally.