June 20, 2014

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Shampoo

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You might use shampoo every day, but how much do you actually know about this lather you are using? Take a look at these five less known facts about shampoo, and how they affect your daily routine:

 

  1. When washing your hair, shampoo is not the most important part. This may seem counterintuitive for some, but what you do with the shampoo is much more important than the shampoo itself. Even if you buy the most expensive high quality shampoos, it won’t do you any good if you aren’t using it right. Make sure when using shampoo to massage your scalp and rinse well when complete. This will help remove sebum from the scalp, helping the hair follicles to remain healthy.

  2. The natural home remedies aren’t always the best options. Just because there are natural ingredients in the shampoo doesn’t mean it is necessarily good for your hair. There is a difference between the products that are used in salon quality shampoos and those that are made at home. While mint and menthol are used in products as a soothing addition, adding it on your own has the potential to cause a dangerous allergic reaction. Just because you see the ingredients on your shampoo bottle doesn’t mean you should add it on your own.

  3. Don’t be disappointed if the results you see aren’t the same as what is in the commercials. Those actresses have had the help of professional stylists. While the difference won’t be so drastic, you should see some improvement.

  4. One of the biggest mistakes people make is using too much shampoo. In general you don’t need more than about a quarter sized portion. The real trick comes from massaging the scalp properly to work away the grease and grime.

  5. Some people think that your hair gets used to shampoo over time, but this isn’t the case. If over some time it seems as though the shampoo you are using isn’t working as well as it once was, don’t throw away the rest. More likely this will be caused by a change in the weather or seasons. If this isn’t the case, try rinsing out the shampoo and conditioner better from your hair rather than taking more drastic measures.

Take these five little known shampoo facts into account when washing your hair. It is important to remember that a large part of washing your hair has to do with how you wash it, not just the product you are using. Learning more about your shampoo and the process of washing your hair will help you to keep it healthier for longer.

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