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Best Shampoo For Women
In general, women are considered to be naturally vain. And certainly more vain than men. Nothing wrong with that!
Most women want to make sure that they look their best for any or most occasions. They do this by carefully selecting their outfit for the day or the occasion and making sure that they are properly groomed. Something that gets special attention is their hair. And for that, you want the best hair care products.
Having a bad hair day is a thing of the past. Especially with the quality hair care products that are on the market these days.
How to Choose the Best Shampoo For Women?
Before you go to the supermarket to pick-up the same shampoo your friend uses, you first need to determine the type of hair you have. Not all women with straight hair will benefit from one and the same brand. Just because your hair is as straight as your friends do not mean that the composition of your strands, as well as your follicles, are the same. The same goes for curly hair, thin hair, greasy hair, etc.
To determine your hair type, first look at your strands. Are they thin and break easily? Do they seem a bit elastic? If so, you should seriously consider getting a sulfate-free shampoo and accompanying conditioner. You may have to spend a little more than getting a regular shampoo, but the good thing is that your hair won’t become frizzy (any more), and it won’t be subjected to abuse from regular washing.
The next thing to consider is how fast your hair becomes greasy. This is probably the most difficult thing to do because if you’re one of these persons that washes their too often, you probably have conditioned your hair to become greasier faster. What you should do in this case is simply stop washing your hair for a couple of days (easier said than done, I know).
The final thing to consider when choosing a shampoo that will fit your needs and your hair is the condition of your scalp. Is it quickly irritated, is it dry, do you have dandruff. Things like that.
How Much Should You Spend on Your Shampoo?
When choosing your best shampoo for women, it is, of course, important to consider your budget. You don’t have to break the bank just so you can take good care of your locks, but do keep in mind that home hair care products should be an investment on your part because it will help you save on costs for getting other kinds of treatments at a professional salon. So, in the end, you could be better off buying an expensive shampoo and then saving on professional hair treatments.
To give you an idea on how much shampoos with quality volumizing effect should/could cost, you can use this as a reference:
- Volume adding shampoo (Sulfate-free): $30 to $60 (depending on the brand); this is usually considered being the best volume adding shampoo.
- Volumizing dry shampoo: $20 to $30
- Organic volume adding shampoo: $10 to $25
Of course, there are plenty of cheaper varieties that may deliver comparable results. It all depends on how patient you are at reading the labels on the shampoos when comparing them. And how willing you are to experiment (and spend some money in the process) to see what best suits your needs.
Always remember that expensive products do not necessarily deliver the best results, and almost all brands will claim that theirs is the best shampoo to create more volume for your hair. Do read the label, ask some advice at your local hairdresser and ask your friends.
Tip: you might get you shampoo of choice a bit cheaper if you buy more than one bottle.
Valuable Hair Care Tips
To finalize this article, I’ve put together a couple of tips to help you take care of your hair even better.
- If you have oily hair, wash it every day. Dirt and dust easily stick to oily hair and if you don’t wash this off, the dirt can penetrate into your hair follicles and cause dandruff. But do make sure you have not “conditioned” your hair to become greasy by washing it too often.
- If you have dry hair, make sure to have “no shampoo days“. The natural oil produced by your hair is important because it protects your hair from absorbing too much of the chemicals present in hair care products.
- Avoid exposing your hair to too much heat. The importance of this is often overlooked by most women who regularly blow-dry their hair and use a curling or straightening irons. Too much heat on your hair can result in breakage and split-ends. If you must, make sure to set your blow-dryer to its lowest temperature setting before you use it. Better to blow dry a bit longer with less heat intensity, than burning your hair and gaining a few minutes.
- Have your hair cut/trimmed at least every 6 to 8 weeks. Doing so will allow you to get rid of split-ends and will also allow your hairdresser to give you a regular assessment on the condition of your hair.
Other Stuff You Might Want to Read:
- Best dry shampoo Part II
- Best Shampoo for Men
- Different Hair, Different Products, Different Shampoos for Curly Hair
- Best Organic Shampoo Overview