Is Your Shampoo Actually Good for Your Hair?

Now, ladies. Let's be real, you can't get enough shampoo. You can have one for oily hair, dandruff, hair loss (yikes) and maybe just because it smells so damn good. You might even buy some shampoos just because it looks great on your vanity.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo, 1 of Sephora's top 9 bestsellers, according to Allure.com which features beauty and fashion news

Source | Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Micro-exfoliating Shampoo

Did you know that hair serums and scalp care is also becoming a popular topic in Singapore and worldwide? You can observe the latest trends based on what products beauty and grooming retailers such as Sephora carry.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Shampoo, 1 of Sephora's Top 9 best selling shampoos, according to allure.com who report on latest beauty and fashion news

Source | Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil

Not only do they look good, smell good, they also work well. Sounds too good to be true? Many companies have started to become more conscious about their consumers' needs, as they create sulfate-free shampoos. 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient found in shampoos to help lather, but it can cause many hair problems, such as allergies or hair loss. This is why you need to know what ingredients are in the hair care products that you buy, as such ingredients' residue can remain on your hair and scalp even after you rinse.

Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extreme Damage Repair

Source | Moist Diane Perfect Beauty Extreme Damage Repair

Besides the offerings at Sephora, even the drugstore brands at Watsons are keeping up. Household names such as Lux and Pantene have changed up their signature looks into a translucent packaging. Some of you may recall the sales record that Moist Diane's Perfect Beauty silicone-free shampoo set -- 1 million.

It's not weird to find out that you have more than what you actually use and more often than not, you ask yourself this question, "Why doesn't this shampoo work for me?"

Lemons and honeys are common ingredients that people use for DIY hair treatment recipes

Now, before you mix baking soda with lemon for a DIY homemade hair recipe, there are many factors when it comes to why different types of shampoo exist, but the simple answer is that it caters to your specific hair type. Whether it be the condition (thin hair, damaged hair), to texture (fine hair, thick hair and coarse hair), all hair care products were formulated with you in mind.

Girls with different hair types

On one hand, you have shampoos that are marketed to help fix your hair problems, which is where most shampoos for hair loss and dandruff would be categorised under. On the other hand, you also have shampoos that were designed to improve your scalp and hair's health to make it better. Why be stuck with good, when you could be the best?

Here's a list of the top shampoos that people buy in their daily lives:

  1. Clarifying shampoo
  2. Everyday shampoo
  3. Volumizing shampoo
  4. Oily hair shampoo
  5. Normal hair shampoo
  6. Dry, damaged hair shampoo
  7. Colored hair shampoo
  8. Medicated shampoo

You most likely have 2 of them in your bathroom right now and maybe even a 3rd shampoo was bought a few months ago.

Kim kardashian's bathroom from MTV

I'm sure most of our bathroom don't look as minimalistic as Kim Kardashian's. It's a real problem. Not only does it get costly in the long run, our significant others and family are just as confused by the crowded sink.

Some of you may have chose to change your shampoos often because you heard or noticed that your holy grail shampoo stopped working for you. Even worse, you may have heard of this hair advice that your hair gets used to the shampoo over time and loses its effect. 

It's a myth!

Your shampoos don't work so effectively anymore because of lifestyle changes. Some habits, such as washing your hair frequently or spending long hours in an air-conditioned office can damage your scalp and hair's health.

Here are some shampoos that you need to switch to to fix your hair problems:

1. Daily Shampoo

Hanastory olivetta daily shampoo for irritable scalp

 

 

2. Healthy Shine Shampoo

Loreal Extraordinary Oil Eclat Imperial High Shine Shampoo

 

 

3. Dandruff Shampoo

hanastory anti-dandruff shampoo

4. Moisturising Shampoo

Asience Rich Moisture Shampoo

 

 

5. Hair Loss Shampoo

Hanastory hair loss shampoo

  

 

6. Scalp Cleanser

Hanastory tea tree shampoo scalp

 

 

Try some of these tips, so that you can use shampoos that really, really work for you and if you have any hair related questions, you can comment on our social media.

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