UNDERSTANDING Hair Care by TenQ
Have you ever wondered about what the difference is between pomade and hair oil? The best way to use your shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair fresh?
Your hair products are the first and most important step to achieving a desired look or hairstyle. Without the correct hair care products, you can kiss that perfect hairdo goodbye!
In this post, I’m taking you back to basics to give you the run down on 10 everyday hair products starting with👇
We all know what shampoo is – simply put, it cleanses the hair. But there are tons of different types of shampoos out there. From clarifying shampoo to volumizing shampoo, straightening and smoothing, sulfate-free, and shampoos for color treated hair, it’s important to choose the type of shampoo that is best suited for your hair.
Made from soapnuts, herbs and oils to keep the hair clean, moisturized and healthy. These are definitely my favorites
Clarifying shampoo roughens up the hair cuticle and gets the roots extra squeaky clean. This can be used when you feel that there is too much product buildup in your hair or before getting a chemical treatment done like coloring or perming.
This kind of shampoo is designed to open up the hair cuticle and make it thicker, however, in order to get your hair nice and fluffy, try to pick a shampoo with a lightweight conditioning ingredient that rinses off well and doesn’t weigh the hair down.
Shampoos that straighten and smooth the hair usually have silicone or oil in them to coat the hair strands. Silicones are frowned at in the natural hair community with good reasons so you might want to avoid this.
🌸SHAMPOO FOR COLORED HAIR
If your hair is colored, I recommend you go for a shampoo specifically designed for color treated hair. Check the product’s pH level and ensure that it is between 4.5-5.5 to prevent color from fading. Great hair products for dyed hair will also include ingredients like oils, sea kelp or algae, in order to lock in color.
🌸ALCOHOL AND SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO
Alcohol and sulfate-free shampoos are my favorite!
Sulfates are detergents with long names that i can’t even pronounce😜 and they dry the hair out and cause damage like split ends. Organic and sulfate-free hair products can lock in moisture and natural oils, retain hair dye, and reduce scalp irritation or infections
Whichever shampoo you choose, be sure that it’s right for the texture of your hair. If you choose a shampoo that’s too clarifying, you could strip the hair of its natural oils, and lead to additional oil being produced. If you choose a shampoo that’s too moisturizing, you could end up with product buildup at the scalp. If you’re not sure what type of hair you have, you can always consult me for a recommendation.
Use a sulfate free shampoo regularly and Switch to a clarifying shampoo every 4 to 5 washes to remove product buildup and restore cleanliness to your hair shafts.