There are so many different kinds of shampoos out there, deciding on which one you need can be difficult. Here you will find a list and description of some of the most commonly used shampoos so you can decide which one will work for your hair.
Daily Cleansing Shampoo is one of the most commonly used shampoos. This is your typical cleansing shampoo. It’s good to use if your hair is in good condition and you don’t really need anything besides a regular cleaning. If you want to use this type of shampoo, but are worried about it drying out your hair, try looking for a sulfate and alcohol-free one.
Moisturizing Shampoo is for those who have dry, brittle hair. Most moisturizing shampoos can be used daily, along with a moisturizing conditioner. These have a little more moisture than Daily Cleansing if you’re not getting what your hair needs with that.
Color Protect Shampoo is for those who have color treated hair. It is best for this because color protect shampoos are usually sulfate free. This helps keep the color from fading as quickly as it would with a shampoo that has sulfate. These shampoos are safe for those who don’t have color treated hair as well.
Repairing Shampoos usually include protein and moisturizing elements. If it is just a repairing shampoo, you may want to mix a little moisturizing shampoo in it if you need that as well. You should use this as needed for your hair. If your hair feels extremely brittle, use it more often. Keep in mind how many other protein products you are using though, because too much of this can break your hair.
Clarifying Shampoo takes out all the build up and gunk that can add up on our hair. Some things like hairspray, shampoos, conditioners and oils can leave a residue behind. Clarifying shampoo is good to use about once every week or so just to keep that build up off your hair. If your hair has color on it, this should not be used as often. While clarifying shampoo won’t take the color out of your hair, it could make it fade more quickly.
Dandruff Shampoos are used for exactly what it says. If you have dandruff, you need to get yourself a dandruff shampoo to get to the problem. Many people think clarifying shampoo will help with this issue, but all it does is give your hair a deep cleansing. It may get rid of the flakes, but they will come back. You have to get this type of shampoo to stop it at the source.
PH Balance or Neutralizing Shampoos can be used after having a chemical process like applying a relaxer or bleaching the hair. It brings the ph level of the hair to a normal, healthy level. When you are doing something that is going to leave your hair in a brittle condition, this is a good shampoo to use right after.
This is kind of a trial and error type of thing and depending on what you do to your hair, your needs may change. Try what you think your hair needs now that you have a clearer understanding of what each of these shampoos are for.