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Knowing how to choose the right shampoo for your hair type

25 March 2022

Hair Care

Hair Clinic in Spain | Clínica de Freitas

Knowing how to choose the right shampoo for your hair type is essential to treat hair problems, so in this article we are going to give you the best keys to know how to choose a shampoo depending on your hair.

One of the main functions of shampoo is to help the scalp prepare daily for the effects of topical treatments such as the application of anti-hair loss creams. 

Knowing how to choose the right shampoo for your hair type

Knowing how to choose the shampoo according to your hair type is not an easy task, so it is necessary to take into account the problem diagnosed by the dermatologist, the most indicated in some occasions will be to start a personalized treatment for the hair, you can also alternate with the use of a special shampoo according to the hair problem.

Each hair is different due to the characteristics of each person, the scalp of a man.

There are many shampoos for each type of hair, here we show you the recommended shampoos according to the type of hair. 

  • Shampoo for oily hair

Greasy hair is easier to get dirty so it requires constant washing. Dermatologists recommend shampoos with a regulated PH, these shampoos help to clean deeply, but without irritating the scalp.

  • Shampoo for dry or damaged hair

The main cause of dry hair is the lack of hydration, if the hair is dehydrated the sebaceous glands do not produce capillary fat, other factors that can cause dry hair are: the use of hair dryer and hair straighteners. 

  • Shampoo for damaged hair

Continuous use of hair dyes can damage the hair making it fragile and brittle. Blow-drying also damages the hair making it less shiny. 

  • Sulfate-free shampoo

Lather is only achieved with sulfates, the main function of sulfate-free shampoos is to remove dirty particles from the scalp. Using a sulfate-free shampoo prolongs the duration of the color of color-treated hair. 

They are recommended for sensitive skins, dry hair or for some special reason it must be washed daily.

  • Shampoo for dyed horses

They are ideal to maintain the artificial pigments. These shampoos should protect against UV rays, have moisturizing agents (argan, coconut and olive), regenerators and antioxidants.

  • Shampoo for curly hair

Wavy or curly hair is difficult to maintain so it requires the use of hair products, these shampoos are rich in nutrients that retain moisture and give extra hydration.

Ingredients that a shampoo should have

  • Ginseng: Natural revitalizer that repairs and strengthens.
  • Aloe vera: Balances the PH of the scalp, moisturizes and regenerates.
  • Soy: Strengthens and moisturizes.
  • Caffeine: Stimulates the hair follicle and promotes hair growth.

Components that a shampoo should have

  • Fatty acids (Vitamin F)
  • Saw Palmetto 
  • B vitamins
  • Zinc
  • Wheat protein
  • Keratin
  • Anti-seborrheic
  • Anti-dandruff

When choosing a hair product we have to take into account its components or ingredients.
A characteristic recognized by health professionals for the treatment of pathological hair loss is vitamin B (B2, PP, B5, B6, B8 or B9). 
They play an important physiological role in cell metabolism, cell regeneration and hair formation. 

Vitamin B deficiency has been shown to be indicative of hair loss.

Finally, there is no single shampoo for male and female hair loss, but you should know that there are other products, depending on the type of hair loss, progressive or reactional.

Progressive: Gradual hair loss (from less to more).
Reactional hair loss: Hair loss related to specific reasons (stress, poor diet, medication).

How to apply shampoo correctly 

To obtain an effective result with the use of shampoo we must alternate it with scalp massage techniques. 

If we massage the scalp with the shampoo we will be able to eliminate grease and dirt in a careful way, this will help us to oxygenate the scalp and promote blood circulation.

  • Wet the hair with warm water.
  • Apply shampoo on the hands. (taking into account the amount of hair).
  • Massage gently in circles with the fingertips over the entire scalp.
  • Rinse the hair with plenty of water.
  • Repeat the same process with the same steps as above.
  • Once the whole process is finished, dry gently with a towel.

We can complete this routine with hair treatments that will help maintain hair strength by significantly reducing hair loss.