We use shampoo almost every day to wash our hair that we seldom stop to think about it. It becomes as normal as using soap or a body wash that we use it without really wondering why and if we are doing it right.
One important thing that everyone must keep in mind about shampoo and shampooing your hair is that it is made of chemicals no matter what the herbal label says. The chemical content in the shampoo makes it imperative that you rinse it off well so there is no build-up on your scalp.
Here are some more things about shampoo that no one ever tells you about.
1. You cannot stick to the same shampoo forever
Shampoos have different ingredients that are suited to different hair types. If you have been treating your dry hair for a while with a special shampoo and you see some improvement, you need to stop using it and use a regular shampoo so you do not make your hair lanky and oily. The same goes for other hair types too. Keep changing your shampoo according to the needs of your hair.
2. You can make shampoo at your home
You needn’t always rely on store-sold shampoos. You can make shampoos at your own house. Egg whites are a great alternative for shampoo if you do not want to add too many chemicals to your scalp or your hair.
You can also use aloe Vera gel instead of shampoo to get a soft and shiny look. Adding a bit of lemon to both ensures that your scalp and hair are clean.
3. The cost of your shampoo does not really matter
Do not get tempted by the brand name or the glossy surface of your shampoo bottle.
Shampoos more or less use the same ingredient and it does not really matter if your shampoo is a low-cost one. It practically does the same job that an expensive shampoo would do for you.
4. For better results, oil your hair before you shampoo it
Oiling your hair before shampooing makes sure that your hair does not get too dry and frizzy after shampooing. The oil helps keep the moisture content of your hair even when you wash it thoroughly.
5. If you have blonde hair or have chemically treated hair, use a special shampoo that would protect your hair
Pay heed to your stylist and use the shampoo prescribed by them if you have chemically treated your hair. Chemically treated hair requires more care and it is best to go with the stylist-approved shampoo for at least a few months. It is also good to clarify your hair with a clarifying shampoo once in a while.
6. Rinse off the shampoo thoroughly after a wash
The residual buildup of chemicals after shampooing can block the pores on your scalp and can cause itching. This will lead to flaky skin on the scalp and also cause a lot of hair fall. It is okay if you do not use conditioner every day. The shampoo is good enough mostly.