Washing your head is an integral procedure, the same as eating or going to a manicure. Often we do not hesitate to think that the chosen hair care products can harm and deprive us of a luxurious head of hair. When choosing a shampoo, you must pay attention to the composition of the detergent, the frequency of its use, the duration of contact with hair and scalp.
What you need to know about shampoos?
What you need to know about shampoos, how to choose the right one and how often it can be used, let's try to figure it out.
All shampoos currently on the market, regardless of hair type and frequency of application, consist of surfactants. These substances are a part of washing powders and dishwashing detergents. Surface-active substances are designed to split the secret secreted by the sebaceous glands and make the hair clean. With such indisputable dignity, surfactants are quite aggressive and, with prolonged contact, can dry out hair and skin, causing itching, flaking and the appearance of dandruff. Maximum exposure to shampoo on the scalp should not exceed 3-5 minutes, this time is enough to remove all contamination. After the time has elapsed, it is necessary to remove the shampoo with running water.
How often should I wash my hair?
Previously, experts advised washing their head not more often than 1 times a week, and hair prone to dryness even less often, about once in 10 days. Currently, trichologists are less categorical and advise washing their heads about once every two to three days, that is, as they become contaminated.
How to choose the right shampoo?
Choosing the next means for washing hair, the majority is guided by advertising or famous brands. In fact, for normal hair, you need to take a shampoo with a neutral indication of acidity, that is, about 5,5. If the hair is quickly soiled and prone to high fat, then the pH of the shampoo should equal 6. For dry and brittle hair, the acidity level should be 4,7-5. Usually the manufacturer indicates on the label the type of hair for which the remedy is intended.
How do I know if shampoo is not suitable?
If after the washing of the hair there is an itch, the skin starts to peel strongly, the hair quickly gets dirty, then it is possible that the shampoo is incorrectly selected. By the way, this situation can arise with a familiar shampoo, which was used for six months or a year. Such a reaction to shampoo can be caused by a number of factors, for example, changes in the hormonal balance caused by pregnancy, childbirth, sudden decrease or weight gain, abnormalities in the work of internal organs, etc.
Do I need to use a balm rinse?
These hair care products contain a silicone that makes the hair shaft smoother, facilitates combing and gives the hair a more groomed look. Do not forget that the time of contact rinse with hair is always indicated on the label, not observing the time mode, you can achieve absolutely the opposite result.