How to Choose the Right Shampoo

Do you find it overwhelming when choosing a shampoo? With so many different options to pick from it can be difficult to know what the difference is and what shampoo is best for your hair. Here’s a quick wrap-up on what to look for and how to choose the right shampoo for you. 

Dry Hair

Dry hair can occur for several different reasons. From your environment to the products you use and from heat styling tools. Signs of dry hair include split ends, hair breakage, dull and a straw like texture. Washing, drying and styling takes the moisture out of your hair, so try to reduce washing to a few times a week. Use a moisturising shampoo that contains natural oils and herbs to restore your hair. 

WE RECOMMEND | Davroe Moisture Senses Hydrating Shampoo

Davroe Moisture Senses Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner | Price Attack

Damaged Hair

Using heat styling tools every day will cause damage to hair, as will frequent colouring and chemical treatments. A dull shine, split ends, knots and extreme breakage are tell-tale signs of having damaged hair. Find a sulfate-free shampoo formulated for damaged hair and avoid chemicals like sodium lauryl as they can strip moisture from your hair. When rinsing shampoo use luke warm to cool water as hot water will strip the natural oils that protect hair cuticles. 

WE RECOMMEND | Nak Structure Complex Shampoo

Nak Haircare Structure Complex Shampoo, Conditioner and No.3 | Price Attack

Colour Treated Hair

One of the benefits of using a shampoo for colour-treated hair is that it helps to preserve your colour and prevent fading. Unlike an everyday shampoo that will quickly strip hair dye, a shampoo designed for coloured hair will leave your colour vibrant. Before you lose colour vibrancy, use a colour preserving shampoo to boost shine and maintain colour. 

WE RECOMMEND | Matrix Biolage ColorLast Shampoo

Matrix Biolage ColorLast Shampoo | Price Attack

Blonde Hair

Naturally blonde hair or blonde hair that’s been lightened will tend to yellow, exposing the warm natural hair tones. Lather up with a purple shampoo to help remove warm brassy tones. The cool violet pigments in purple shade of shampoo neutralises yellow. Limit using purple shampoo to once a week to avoid drying hair and use a colour protecting shampoo for every other wash to protect and moisturise. 

WE RECOMMEND | Juuce Silver Blonde Shampoo

Juuce Silver Blonde Shampoo | Price Attack

Fine Hair

Create volume to fine, flat hair with a volumising shampoo. Avoid shampoos with heavy silicones that leave a residue, weighing hair down, instead opt for a product that contains proteins to coat the hair and make it look thicker. Fine hair is generally greasier, wash your hair often, and with cool water to avoid it going limp. 

WE RECOMMEND | Nak Volume Shampoo

Nak Haircare Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner | Price Attack

Oily Hair

If you have oily hair don’t overcompensate by shampooing hair more often as this can exacerbate the problem. Instead wash hair 2 to 3 times a week with a clarifying shampoo – they’re designed detox hair, removing product build up. They also tend to contain less ingredients and leave less residue behind. 

WE RECOMMEND | De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Absolute Deep Cleanser

De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Absolute Deep Cleanser | Price Attack

Frizzy

Frizzy hair is caused from lack of moisture. Due to the lack of moisture hair will seek moisture from the air around it. Hello humidity! Use a shampoo that’s free of sulfates as they can dry the hair and opt for a hydrating shampoo that provides extra moisture. When washing, do a final rinse with cold water to lock in helpful ingredients and build shine, and squeeze hair dry with a towel rather than rubbing it. 

WE RECOMMEND | AG Hair Smoooth Shampoo 

AG Hair Smoooth Shampoo | Price Attack 

Thinning Hair

Your hair can thin out for several reasons, diet, genetics, pregnancy, illness. The best shampoo for thinning hair should add volume and encourage growth. Start with a shampoo that contains keratin proteins to restore and rebuild hair, and glycerin or silicone to thicken strands without weighing down hair. As you shampoo massage your scalp to stimulate your scalp and cuticles. 

WE RECOMMEND | Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo (Available in System 1 to 6) 

Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo | Price Attack

Visit your local Price Attack store for more expert advice and find the perfect shampoo for your hair.

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