Shampoos shouldn't strip, they should shield.

Even though it might be super convenient to grab any aesthetically pleasing bottle of shampoo off the store shelf; you shouldn't. Much more thought should be placed into choosing which hair care products are best for you.

The condition of your hair can be greatly affected by the shampoo you use. It can make your hair a lot dryer or oilier than it should be.

Lucky for you, we've broken down what shampoo you should be using based on the specific hair type you have.

Oily Hair

If you wash your hair almost everyday and still feel like your hair is never clean, you're definitely using the wrong shampoo. When you have oily hair, you want to use a product that doesn't contribute to the excess amount of oil but instead helps control it.

So here's some keywords to look for in shampoos:

  • Balancing
  • Strengthening
  • Restoring
  • Clarifying

These shampoo's are less moisturizing & hydrating and will instead help balance the abundance of moisture you already have.

One we love for oily hair is the K.Therapy Purifying Shampoo by Lakme. its composed with sebaryl™ and bamboo extract, which helps to regulate sebum production and purify the scalp.

Another trick to note is to apply conditioner only to the tips of your hair, applying all over will only make your hair oilier quicker.

Dry Hair

So you haven't washed your hair in about 7 days & it's still as dry as the Sahara? You're probably using a shampoo that's stripping your hair of its natural oils.

A dry scalp can lead to itchiness, increased dandruff and styling difficulties.

Yes, a shampoo is suppose to clean your hair but it's not suppose to dry it out in the midst.

When choosing a shampoo, keep an eye out for the keywords:

  • For curly hair
  • Hydrating
  • Moisturizing
  • Nourishing

Also, stay away from sulfates, a.k.a SLS. The purpose of this ingredient is that it helps your shampoo sud when it's lathered but it strips your hair of its natural oils.

We swear by is the K.Therapy BioArgan Shampoo by Lakme. It prevents dehydration, protects color treated hair, promotes shine & elasticity and is obviously sulfate free.

Sensitive Scalp

Having a sensitive scalp makes everything more difficult and makes you more reluctant to try new products.

Buying the right product, can help soothe and diminish any sensitivity.

You'll want to pay close attention to the ingredients list. Keep an eye our for mild or gentle formulas that are PH balanced and sulfate free.

Look for keywords:

  • Fragrance free
  • Gentle/Sensitive
  • Organic
  • Soothing

The K.Therapy Sensitive Relaxing Shampoo by Lakme works wonders for those with a sensitive scalp. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is hypoallergenic. This shampoo not only soothes the scalp temporarily but actually helps to improve it permanently.

Color Treated Hair

If you want to keep the color of your hair as vibrant as the first day you colored it, you have to make sure the shampoo your using isn't stripping it right out.

You'll want to stay away from shampoos that enhance volume or clarify, as these will definitely fade your color.

Keep your eye out for these keywords:

  • Sulfate free
  • Hydrating
  • Antioxidant
  • Gentle

Which do we recommend? The Lakme Color Stay Shampoo, is amazing. It truly delivers on prolonging color qualities and delaying any loss of pigmentation.

Keep these tips in mind the next time you're strolling through the hair care aisle looking for a new shampoo.

Investing in the right products will truly transform your hair for the better.

That's a promise.

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