Hair care 101,  Scalp care

Different types of shampoo and which one to use

You are ready to take your scalp care to the next level. It’s time to find that shampoo that will help with keeping your scalp healthy and thriving!

By now you know that having healthy hair, starts with a healthy scalp. That’s why it’s important to keep up with washing your scalp & hair.

To get your scalp and hair clean you need a shampoo, but not everyone might understand the different types of shampoo that are available.

Yes, every type of shampoo has a specific purpose. Do not focus on just using a shampoo, but make sure to use a specific shampoo.

Let’s dive into the different types of shampoo

All shampoos have their function to get your scalp and hair clean by getting rid of the dirt, build-up, but there is more than only cleaning the scalp and hair.


Moisturizing shampoo

A moisturizing shampoo is specifically formulated to provide hydration and nourishment to the scalp and hair. This type of shampoo typically contains ingredients such as natural oils, humectants, and conditioning agents that help to retain moisture and prevent dryness.

Using a moisturizing shampoo is beneficial if you have dry or damaged hair. The shampoo will help with restore moisture, improve hair texture, and reduce frizz.

Key benefits: hydration and nourishment.


Protein  shampoo

A protein shampoo contains added proteins, such as keratin or hydrolyzed proteins, as a key ingredient. These proteins are intended to strengthen and repair damaged hair by providing essential building blocks for the hair strands.

If you have weak, brittle or damaged hair, then using a protein shampoo will be wonders for your hair. The proteins can help to strengthen the hair shaft, improve elasticity, and reduce breakage. They can also help to smooth down the cuticles, resulting in smoother and more manageable hair.

Key benefits: repair and strengthen.


Clarifying  shampoo

A clarifying shampoo is specifically formulated to remove buildup from the hair and scalp. It is designed to deeply cleanse and clarify the scalp and hair by removing excess oils, product build-up, chemicals, and other impurities that can accumulate over time.

Clarifying shampoos are typically more powerful and have stronger cleansing properties compared to other shampoos. That’s why you should clarify your hair once a month, twice a week if you are really heavy with using styling products.

Key benefits: deep cleansing


Neutralizing shampoo

A neutralizing shampoo is a type of shampoo that is used to restore the pH balance of the scalp and hair after a chemical treatment like a relaxers. A chemical treatment raises the pH level of the hair, making it more alkaline. A neutralizing shampoo helps to bring the pH level back to its normal acidic state, which is essential for maintaining the health of the hair.

The main reason to use a neutralizing shampoo is to deactivate any remaining chemical residue on the hair and scalp after a chemical treatment. It helps to stop the chemical process and prevent any further damage.

Neutralizing shampoos typically contain acidic ingredients, such as citric acid or acetic acid, which helps to bring the pH level down.

Key benefits: restoring the pH balance

Bonding shampoo

A bonding shampoo is specifically formulated to repair and strengthen the hair by using the bonding technology. Bonding shampoos typically contain ingredients that help to rebuild and strengthen the hair’s internal structure, repairing damage caused by chemical treatments, heat styling, or environmental factors.

The bonding technology works by creating bonds within the hair fibers, helping to restore strength, elasticity, and overall hair health. This can result in reduced breakage, improved manageability, and enhanced shine.

Key benefits: repair and strengthen the internal hair structure.

Now you know the different types of shampoo

As you have read, each shampoo really has it’s own purpose. The shampoo that will be used the most will be a moisturizing shampoo. But based on your hair needs, you will use a specific shampoo to give your scalp and hair the needed TLC.

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