Think all shampoo is the same? Or that drugstore shampoo is just as good as salon brands? Guess again. The kind of shampoo you use, and how you use it, can make a big difference in the health of your hair and how it looks.
For starters, many of the low-cost shampoos found on supermarket and drugstore shelves are filled with sulfates and surfectants to produce lots of suds, which can make it seem like the product is doing its job. Some high-end brands contain a small percentage of sulfates but are usually lower down the list of ingredients. These unnatural ingredients create build-up on the hair, causing it to look dull, dry and flat. So if you’re not loving how your hair looks, consider paying closer attention to the ingredients in the shampoo you buy. If you’re not sure, ask your stylist to recommend a product that’s best for your hair type.
Know the benefits
Which leads to the next point. Shampoos not only cleanse the hair but can address specific concerns, such as thinning or dry hair, curly or thick hair, dandruff and dry scalp. So the next time you’re buying shampoo, check out the label and look for benefit language that addresses your specific concern or desired look.
Don't forget conditioner
And what about conditioner? Conditioner is important because it helps replenish the natural oils and moisture lost when you shampoo. Conditioners also close hair cuticles, which can help protect your hair from breakage, leaving it soft and manageable.
Try Tea Tree
If you’re looking for a recommendation, one of our favorite multi-purpose shampoos and conditioners come from the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree line. They’re great-smelling, invigorating products that work well for a wide variety of hair types.
Ask your stylist
Supercuts offers a wide selection of professional shampoos and conditioners to address every hair care need. Before your next visit, browse our selection online to get an idea of which one is right for you.