Are you constantly wondering what shampoo is right for you? Are you always searching for a better shampoo? With so many options out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and tangled up in all the promises they make. Especially if you’ve been looking for lather in all the wrong places.
What do we mean by that? Think about how you usually choose a shampoo. What about it makes you give it a chance? Its beautiful packaging? The way it smells? Its promise to thicken, smooth, defrizz or volumize your hair?
We totally get it. But as much as all those factors may entice you, the truth is some of them can actually leave your hair and scalp in worse condition!
In order to help you cut through the clutter to find a no-fail, go-to formula you can always count on, check out our 4 essential tips for choosing the right shampoo for you.
1. AVOID BUYING A SHAMPOO THAT PROMISES TO FIX YOUR HAIR PROBLEMS
If a shampoo promises to make your hair thicker, defrizz, or moisturize... basically anything other than simply cleanse your hair, put it down and run! Why? Because, in order for those formulas to follow through on their promises, they MUST contain ingredients, such as silicones, de-frizzing and thickening agents, that don’t rinse out.
These ingredients then get massaged into your scalp, which can block follicles and cause inflammation. Or even worse, hair loss! So avoid multitasking shampoos that leave buildup and never actually get your hair clean. And look for a “no-residue” formula (like Color Wow) that leaves nothing behind but fresh, healthy hair and scalp.
2. ORGANIC AND NATURAL SHAMPOOS AREN'T ALWAYS BETTER
The term “natural” isn’t defined or regulated, so shampoo-makers can use it as they choose. Often when a shampoo claims this, it means its formula contains “naturally-derived” ingredients that have been chemically treated. Aka, not 100% natural.
Another issue with “organic” and “natural” shampoos is they often sub in ingredients like honey, cider, cornstarch and baking soda for surfactants (the key ingredients that clean your hair). These substitutes don’t cleanse your hair and scalp properly, and can leave behind buildup that causes irritation, inflammation, and scalp disorders.
Learn more about natural and organic hair care in this blog.
3. IF YOU BUY A SHAMPOO BASED ON HOW IT SMELLS, YOUR RESULTS WILL STINK!
Coconut, citrus, mint... shampoos can be a real sniff fest! And finding a fragrance you love can seduce you into buying the shampoo. But hold on! Many fragrances can have an adverse effect on your hair color.
Fragrances in the citrus family (including lemon, orange, and melon) can deposit a yellow tinge on your hair. And popular essential oil scents (like mint, rose, vanilla and patchouli) can irritate your scalp plus interact with color and make it look darker.
4. SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO IS THE WAY TO BE
While sulfates used to be a popular ingredient in shampoo formulas, they can actually do more harm than good, especially for color-treated hair. This harsh detergent causes the hair’s protective cuticle layer to swell, allowing essential moisture and color molecules to leach out. This leaves hair dehydrated and brittle and your color dull.
When it comes to finding a shampoo that meets all 4 essentials, there’s only one match: Color Security Shampoo.
Our unique 100% clean, sulfate-free, no-residue shampoo does one thing and one thing only… CLEAN! Every ingredient in its formula rinses completely off, leaving no residues behind on the hair and scalp that can block follicles or cause irritation, which can lead to hair loss. That’s why doctors recommend Color Security Shampoo and why people all over the world are making the switch to this 100% clean formula for truly clean, fresh, healthy, glossy hair.