What’s More Important For You – a Good Conditioner or Shampoo?

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Everyone needs to use excellent hair products, but what is more important for your hair, conditioner or shampoo? It really depends on your hair type and the condition of your hair. Haircare can be frustrating if you are not entirely sure what to buy.

Oily or Greasy Hair

Your hair can appear oily or greasy because your scalp is producing too much oil at the roots. This condition can also make your hair appear thin and lifeless because the oils weigh it down. If you have this hair type, you want to invest in a good shampoo. You should look for one that has mint or rosemary because those ingredients help dry out the scalp and cut down oiliness. When using conditioner only use a little on the ends because conditioner can make your hair appear more oily.

Dry Hair

When you have dry hair the opposite is happening, your scalp is not making enough oil to hydrate your hair. You need to replace those oils by getting a product that hydrates. Finding a conditioner that moisturizes is very important because not only does it replace the oils in your hair, but it can tame frizziness. While it may seem like a great idea to buy serums or oils for your hair, you want to be careful because these can suffocate your hair follicles, leading to dry, brittle, and damaged hair.

Normal Hair

You would think having healthy, balanced hair you’d be able to pick a shampoo and conditioner at random, but that is not true. You want to maintain the balance, so your hair stays healthy. Find a shampoo that exfoliates to remove build-up from your scalp, so it stays healthy and creates the optimal environment. When choosing a conditioner, stay away from any that have ingredients that may dry your scalp out or produce an abundance of oil.

Lifeless or Thin-Looking Hair

If your hair is dull or appears thin, you need a product that will thicken the hair and make it appear fuller. Conditioners work wonders for this. You need a light conditioner that doesn’t weigh your hair down because that will continue to make it look lifeless. Also, be sparing when applying conditioner to your roots because too much can also weigh it down, and it also doesn’t help your hair if it is oily.

Curly Hair

Curly hair can be a beast. In addition to the tips above you may also need a shampoo and conditioner that tames those curls. Curls are known to dry out, so make sure you are keeping the moisture in your hair because this tames frizziness. Also, the right styling products are a must for curly hair, so find ones that smooth, condition, and protect your hair from heat. That will keep those curls gorgeous and tame.

Damaged Hair

If your hair is damaged, it doesn’t matter what shampoo or conditioner you use. All it will do is mask the damage to your hair. Always visit your stylist regularly to get your hair trimmed. Trimming keeps hair healthy. Your stylist knows your hair and will notice any changes. They can help you stay on track to healthy, happy hair.

For more information on selecting the proper conditioner or shampoo for your hair, contact Clayton Hair Salon at 919-795-6742.

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