Dig Deeper: Which Shampoo Best Suits Your Scalp?

Dig Deeper: Which Shampoo Best Suits Your Scalp?

A common misconception among people is that shampoo is just for washing your hair and that it doesn’t matter what ingredients are there in them. While the fact it is that shampoo is not just for your hair but equally important for your scalp too, something which a lot of people do not consider while buying their shampoo. To ensure you have a beautiful head of hair, you must know what kind of scalp you have and which type of shampoo would help you with the growth of strong and lovely hair. And we’re here to help you out in identifying the kind of scalp you have and then picking the right kind of awesome shampoo for it.

Oily Scalp

Always wondered why your hair sticks flat to your head after combing? And as the day wears on it forms into clumps? This is common when the sebaceous glands, which produce the natural oils that keep the hair moisturised, are overactive and are producing excessive sebum. The problem further aggravates if you are an outdoorsy person, as the dust and grime from the atmosphere will then settle on the oily layer on your scalp, making your hair all greasy to the touch. This makes your hair strands weaker in the long run.

To combat this issue, you must buy a shampoo that deep cleanses your scalp along with the hair. Additionally, try looking for shampoos with formulas that help maintain the pH balance of the hair, which should ideally be between 4 to 4.5. While it is generally suggested that oily hair and scalp require daily shampooing, but with the right product, you can bring that down to 2-3 times a week. Since daily shampooing could strip away all the natural moisture and colour of your hair.

Our ideal shampoo pick for oily scalps is the Goldwell Dualsenses Scalp Specialist Deep Cleansing Shampoo.


Dry Scalp

Have you always found yourself in a fight with your hair every day, trying to tame them down from looking rough and scrappy in the morning? Do you always keep looking over your shoulder, not because someone might be following you but to dust off flaky specks of dandruff that regularly settle on your shoulder? Then my dear friend you are suffering from a dry scalp, which is further making your hair all rough and frizzy. The reason behind this could the high pH balance of your scalp and the sebaceous glands producing lower than normal natural oils, which leads to the formation of dandruff and an itchy scalp.

First things first, let’s address the lack of moisture. Make sure you read the fine lines on the back of the bottle which lists the ingredients. Look for words like Argan Oil, Wheat Protein, Cocoa or Shea Butter which help with locking the moisture on the scalp and hair. At least twice a week. We suggest using the Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo which will not only hydrate but fix the damaged hair and scalp too.

The second issue to tackle is the scalp shedding that old skin and giving rise to dandruff and that constant head itch. This can be fixed to a large extent with regularly conditioning the hair post shampooing. At least twice a week. We recommend the Matrix Biolage Hydrasource conditioner with aloe leaf juice and cupuacu butter to bring the life you’re your dry hair.

Combination Scalp

Just like your face, your scalp too can have combination skin. This is usually the result of excessive styling or chemical treatment of hair which causes the scalp to develop a layer of dry surface on top, and an oily patch deeper within, to which all the dust and grime sticks. While the solutions to this combination scalp can be many, one of the easiest way to manage this is through regular shampooing and conditioning with the right products to ensure that the hair retains its moisture, while the scalp is deeply cleansed of the impurities lodged in it.

Our go-to pick to manage combination scalp is the Tigi Bed Head Urban Antidotes Re-Energize Tween and the L'oreal Serie Expert Sorbitol Sensibalance Shampoo. Both products are known to protect the strands from dehydration due to the dry scalp surface, while deep cleansing the surface of the grease and excessive sebum.

Now now, armed with all this great advice, it’s time you spend that extra minute going through the fine lines to pick the right product for your hair. You can thank us later!

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