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Choosing the right shampoo for your hair type.

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To start with choosing correct shampoo, it is very important to know your hair type and most importantly hair scalp.

Why it is important to knowing your scalp and how to define it ?

Usage of shampoo is targeted more towards cleaning of the scalp than ends.

Let’s understand how to understand it,

So, if you’re prone to oily roots, you may need a less moisturizing and deeper cleansing shampoo. And on the other side, if you have a dryer or a more flaky scalp, you likely need something more moisturizing and hydrating.

Think of it as: shampoo is for your scalp and roots, while conditioner is for the ends of your hair.

For eg- If your scalp is oily and your ends are dry (a combination hair), then you should choose a shampoo that is best suited for an oily scalp and leave the moisturizing up to your conditioner, which should be applied only to your dried ends.

Different Hair type & shampoo recommendations.

1. Fine hair
Volumizing shampoo is best suited for lifeless thin hair to give an illusion of volume. As the name suggests, the shampoo is designed to add body and volume to hair. These shampoos usually do not deposit much conditioning quats, oils, or silicones on the hair. Instead, they clean the hair fairly well, and often contain ‘special’ ingredients that can deposit on hair to add friction at the roots and build volume.

    Recommendation:
    Tresemme Volumizing shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/TRESemme-Shampoo-Hour-Hea...
    Biotique Volumizing shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/Biotique-Thyme-Conditione...

    2. Dry Lifeless hair
    If you are someone with dry hair should choose a sulfate free moisturizing shampoo. These shampoos are mild on cleansing and help moisturize the hair strands to reduce the fizziness. The goal is to cleanse gently and deposit protective layers to the hair. Such shampoos remove the dirt and sebum from the hair in the water soluble phase, but the oils, silicones and other conditioning agents stay behind as a thin coating over the hair shaft. Nowadays most of them are sulfate free, but some may contain Sodium Lauretha Sulfate which is milder than sodium lauryl sulfate so you can opt for such shampoos.

    Recommendations:
    Body Shop Rainforest moisture shampoo- https://www.nykaa.com/the-body-shop-rainforest-...
    Triclenz shampoo- https://www.netmeds.com/non-prescriptions/tricl...

    3.
     Oily scalp Dry hair
    The clarifying shampoo also referred to as the deep cleaning shampoo contains heavy duty surfactants. The goal is to remove any build-ups caused by using too many products over a long time such as heavy conditioners, hair sprays, silicone products, gels etc. This is an occasional shampoo and most of them use the sulfate surfactants for that purpose. Consistent usage can strip the hair of its oils and such, and cause problems. If your hair is dry and only the scalp is oily, you can accompany this clarifying shampoo with a deep conditioner too.

    Recommendation:

    L’oreal Extraordinary clay shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/LOreal-Paris-Extraordinar...
    Park avenue beer shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/Park-Avenue-Shampoo-Damag...

    4. Sweaty oily hair
    The everyday shampoo is the opposite of the clarifying shampoo. Many people face the need to shampoo every day, either because their tolerance for sebum is low or by force of habit. For those people a mild shampoo is required. The everyday shampoo doesn’t strip and cleans just enough.

    Recommendation:
    Spoo shampoo by Curatio- https://www.amazon.in/Spoo-Baby-Shampoo-125-ml/...

    Another highly recommended way is to use Dry Shampoo. It is an excellent option for an oily scalp, in which you do not need to shower everyday and still can manage a clean non oily scalp everyday.
    Recommendation:

    Batiste Instant Hair Refresh Dry Shampoo-https://www.tatacliq.com/batiste-instant-hair-r...
    Dove dry shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/Dove-Refresh-Fresh-Floral...

    5. Curly Hair
    Curly hair shampoos are always silicon and sulfate free to reduce the frizz and give the hair some bounce. Co-washes also suit curly hair well. They are a combination of shampoos and conditioners

    Recommendations:

    Curl Up shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/Curl-Up-Moisturising-Sham...
    StBotanica GO Curls Hair Shampoo- https://www.amazon.in/StBotanica-Curls-Hair-Shampoo-Silicones/dp/B08PZCVP2P


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    Yay, the first one to vote. My hair is silky, scalp is dry. Difficult to find a shampoo that suits at both levels.

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    decideaim wrote:

    Yay, the first one to vote. My hair is silky, scalp is dry. Difficult to find a shampoo that suits at both levels.

    Try using moisturizing and hydrating shampoo recommended to use after oiling your hair, as it will hydrate your scalp and then shampoo will cleanse it without making it dry. 

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    Floriya wrote:

    Try using moisturizing and hydrating shampoo recommended to use after oiling your hair, as it will hydrate your scalp and then shampoo will cleanse it without making it dry. 

    It’s a decade since I applied oil. Will give it a try. What brand would you suggest in the category.

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    Although those who are aware of the risk of various parabens and SLS too cannot often avoid using such products, as the niche or luxury offerings are a bit too costly.

    Usually I only go for products with minimal to zero such chemicals.

    I also try to avoid any cleansing products with insoluble micro-beads in them.

    Those are polymer based and even in the most advanced Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP) often miss to remove these and they can end up being in water bodies, other creatures (marine life).

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    https://amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B00BB6P6GA some brands like Curél, NatureLab https://amazon.com/dp/B075ZY9BM8 claim to have cruelty free offerings, so have tried those.

    However, not tested on animals or ‘materials sourced without child labour’ are often just claims.

    So one needs to be careful.

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    Things also depend on the stage of life, age.

    Bodies of Hormonal teens are messed up😁, often not finding the equilibrium of how much to produce what,

    and what not to produce.

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    But pleae better avoid run of the mill Dove or Head and Shoulders for dandruff control.

    These might simply stop the fungii from growing (some microbial activity IS good for us) or inhibit the scalp from producing skin cells.

    However that is a shortcut… avoidable shortcuts.

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    I also have a couple of desi acquaintances with Afro hair (they are of mixed ethnicities) and actual African friends, Kenyan/Nigerian ex- colleagues. 

    Some of them spoke good about L’Oréal’s (L’Oréal Paris) EverPure. Though they do not have the cruelty free claim, it seemingly does avoid sulfates and claims to help retain moisture. (It is a shampoo plus conditioner).

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    Got to be careful though.

    Products claiming to be SLS free, might still have PEG.

    (Example:‏‏ Aveeno’s shampoo with Oat milk, Almond Milk and what not. It is fairly good though).

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    One quirky desi offering someone once duggested to us, was this 𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑹𝒉𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒎 Milk Protein Shampoo Bar.

    But at over ₹350-400 for a  small ‘soap like’ bar, it wasn’t at all palatable.

    Better I use normal😁 (mild) face-wash on scalp too, than to try a 400 rupees shampoo bar that isn’t even 100grams.‏‏‎‏‏‎

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    I mostly prefer chemical free herbal shampoo.

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    decideaim wrote:

    It’s a decade since I applied oil. Will give it a try. What brand would you suggest in the category.

    simple coconut oil by parachute 

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    muzik.store wrote:

    I mostly prefer chemical free herbal shampoo.

    any recommendations??

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    Floriya wrote:

    simple coconut oil by parachute 

    No no Adminji, i was asking about a good recommendation for shampoo to use for a dry scalp silky hair guy.

    Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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    how to identify the type of scalp and hair I have ?

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    decideaim wrote:

    No no Adminji, i was asking about a good recommendation for shampoo to use for a dry scalp silky hair guy.

    you can try St Botanica Moroccan Argan Shampoo & Herbal Essences Coconut Milk Shampoo
    https://www.amazon.in/dp/B074...V6
    https://www.amazon.in/Herbal-Essences-Hydrate-C...

    St Botanica one is very hydrating had personally used it. but was not suitable for me as I have oily scalp. 

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    N27 wrote:

    how to identify the type of scalp and hair I have ?

    after shampooing- 
    1. after 1-2 days if you scalp gets oily/ hairs gets greasy which is indication of oily scalp. 
    2. if you scalp feels dry or your skin might feel tight and sometimes you can see smaller & dry flakes too that’s the sign you have dry scalp. 

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    I Have Oily Scalp 

    Some Shampoo Suggestions Please 

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    PowerStar wrote:

    I Have Oily Scalp 

    Some Shampoo Suggestions Please 

    I personally use dove though it is not Sulfate free but helps it really helps me with my oily hair. 😊

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    Floriya wrote:

    I personally use dove though it is not Sulfate free but helps it really helps me with my oily hair. 😊

    Dont Mind Pls Share The Link 

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    decideaim wrote:

    Yay, the first one to vote. My hair is silky, scalp is dry. Difficult to find a shampoo that suits at both levels.

    Try sri Sri shampoo

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    PowerStar wrote:

    I Have Oily Scalp 

    Some Shampoo Suggestions Please 

    Sri sri

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    Floriya wrote:

    I personally use dove though it is not Sulfate free but helps it really helps me with my oily hair. 😊

    Beer shampoos ke upar kya khayal hain???

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    Source: Imperator Furiosa

    Eise hone ke baad no need of shampoo. 🐒🐒🐒 Just kidding. 🙂🙂🙂

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    beamchota wrote:

    Or Johnson baby

    Johnson baby is kind of mild shampoo but if you feel the to wash every alternate days then you can use it i feel 

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    Floriya wrote:

    any recommendations??



    Wahi purani curd + lemon scrub for hair. Shikakai for cleansing hair. Coconut oil for regular nourishment. 🙂🙂🙂

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    Floriya wrote:

    Johnson baby is kind of mild shampoo but if you feel the to wash every alternate days then you can use it i feel 

    Yes, if it’s matter of justdry scalp we can use it. I use it alternate days, sometimes I feel scalp is dry, sometimes oily, fed and strted using Johnson baby, sri Sri shampoo is also mild I have that too, very good, give a try

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    How to identify hair and scalp type?

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    Floriya wrote:

    after shampooing- 
    1. after 1-2 days if you scalp gets oily/ hairs gets greasy which is indication of oily scalp. 
    2. if you scalp feels dry or your skin might feel tight and sometimes you can see smaller & dry flakes too that’s the sign you have dry scalp. 

    My scalp is neither dry or oily. Is this normal sweat_smile

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    as019 wrote:

    How to identify hair and scalp type?

    This is already answered above

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