Shampooing cleans your scalp and hydrates the hair follicles. Its purpose is to cleanse the scalp and remove dirt, skin particles, oils, dandruff, contaminants and environmental pollutants from your scalp and hair. There are conflicting views on how often shampooing should occur – daily, every other day, or less frequently? Do you need to rinse and repeat or just wash once? While there is no definitive right or wrong answer, it’s best to experiment with different products and frequencies to determine what works best for your hair. Some experts recommend more frequent shampooing for straight hair to achieve a sleek, glossy look, while curly hair can become too fluffy if it’s washed daily, so allowing a day or two between washes is suggested.
Look for protein-enriched shampoos for fine or thin hair and moisturizing ingredients for kinky or dry hair. Choosing a shampoo that suits your hair type is important for a number of reasons; while some shampoos are made for all hair types, there are many that contain specific formulas designed for oily, dry, color-enhanced, chemically treated or damaged hair. Others are specifically designed to stimulate hair growth, volumize, rejuvenate, repair, gloss or defrizz.