The Right Shampoo For The Right Hair Type
Have you ever noticed just how many shampoos are on the shelf when you are shopping in the local drug stores, beauty supply stores, hair salons, and even online? There appears to be one for every type hair and then some. How do you possibly know which is the right shampoo to buy for your particular hair? You can get advice from your hair stylist and typically it will be some brand that they sell in their salon. That is not a bad thing as long as you can afford what it is that they are recommending. Sometimes when you go in a beauty supply store a clerk can offer some suggestions to you as well. Or, you can try to select something on your own wherever it is that you end up shopping for the shampoo, however, a few basic tips are helpful in this process.
So, what exactly is an easy way to find a good shampoo? For starters, as long as you know your hair type, that will narrow the number you have to sift through. Your budget will also narrow the margin of selections.
Generally speaking for all hair types you will want to find shampoos that do not contain any alcohol in them as this adds to the drying out of your hair. If your hair is thin or fine, you will want to find a shampoo that provides volume and body. For curly hair, it is best to try to find a shampoo that is specifically designed for curly hair. Curly hair can tend to be somewhat on the unmanageable side and frizzy. It is best to look for a shampoo that has built-in moisturizes that will help tame your hair. For dry or coarse hair you also want to look for a shampoo that has a built-in moisturizer. The ingredients in these type shampoos are called emollients or humectants. An emollient is an oily substance that will slick over your hair strands to help moisturize and protect the hair. A humectant is a water-retaining substance that will slick over your hair to help draw and retain water in your hair to keep it moisturized.
Helping You Grow Out The Gray With The Use of Hair Care Products
Making that decision to finally take the plunge and let that gray shine on through is never easy. Yes, it is an admittance that you are getting older (I didn’t say old), but on the other hand you can save some time and money by not having to color your hair every 4-8 weeks. And, perhaps it’s time to take on that more dignified look anyway. Who says you can’t have gray hair and be as well as look sexy? In fact, just look at Jamie Lee Curtis! So, just exactly what are the steps to growing out the gray?
First of all, it is important to know that it takes about a year to grow out your grays. So, it is not an overnight process and there still will be some coloring costs involved in the interim. Secondly, the recommendation by most hair stylists is that you consider going with a shorter hairstyle . Marie Robinson, color director at Clairol suggests you “get lowlights to make the transition easier.” As we all know, gray strands of hair tend to grow out coarse and porous, and a result make our hair look more dingy. This is where haircare products come to the rescue. By using a gloss that helps to boost shine to your hair ( I recommend Potions International Super Serum), and a violet-tinted shampoo (I recommend Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo), the yellow tones to your hair will disappear.