The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

March 8, 2015
The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

Do you ever find that your shampoo doesn’t live up to its expectations? Volumising formulas only work if you use a diffuser, coloured shampoos don’t really lock-in your colour, and don’t get us started on those formulas designed for textured hair!

Find your perfect shampoo with our guide below, and you’ll always have a good hair day.

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Fine hair

If your hair is straight, thin, and often difficult to style, then you probably fall into the category of fine hair.

Look for a thickening or volumising shampoo which gives your hair a lift at the roots, and doesn’t make it look thinner than it already is.

The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Shampoo, $32

How to use it: Work the product into your roots, slowly massage it from the start of your hairline to the back of your neck. Rinse thoroughly, and use twice for extra volume.

Damaged hair

Damaged hair is usually anything which has been bleached, chemically treated, or even hair which is brittle and dry.

Your hair needs some hydrating, so use a shampoo which is nourishing from root to tip, and get into the habit of using a hair oil or mask at least once a week.

The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

L’Occitane Repair Shampoo for Dry/Damaged Hair, $26

How to use it: Packed with essential oils to hydrate dry and damaged hair, simply apply to damp hair and leave in for 2 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and air dry.

Thick hair

As a girl with thick hair, I am often faced with the struggle of lots of frizz that just won’t go away!

To combat this, be extra generous with your conditioner, and brush your hair whilst it’s still wet to avoid the build-up of extra frizz.

The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo, $14

How to use it: Massage gently into your hair from root to tip, and rinse with cold water. Use a towel to carefully dry your hair, and allow it to air dry slightly before applying a smoothing oil to those troublesome areas.

Coloured hair

Maintain your colour and shine (without booking another appointment at the hairdresser) and use a shampoo specifically for colour treated hair.

They are not as harsh as your usual shampoo, and won’t strip your hair or leave it dry and brittle. Otherwise your expensive colour is literally going down the drain.

The Shampoo Guide For All Hair Types

Malin + Goetz Peppermint Shampoo, $26

How to use it: Use as normal to damp hair to cleanse and remove any impurities. Rinse with cold water to maintain your colour and shine.

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