Lately it seems everyone is joining the no shampoo trend. Yes, you are reading correctly, one of the latest hair trends is to skip your shampoo. The reasoning behind the this trend is simple, shampoo can dry your hair out, therefore if you skip the shampoo your hair will remain hydrated and healthy. The biggest problem with this concept is that shampoo is necessary. Shampoo helps to remove product buildup and remove environmental residue from your hair. Yes, it can be drying and yes it may leave your hair in need of hydration, but that certainly doesn't make is unnecessary.
In order to assure that your hair remains healthy, hydrated and shiny there are a few steps you can take. First lets start with learning how to properly shampoo your hair. When using shampoo the first thing you need to remember is that most product buildup is on your mid-lengths and ends. This means that you do not have to overly shampoo your roots. Your also do not need to shampoo more than twice in one wash. A good shampoo will do the job after one or two washes, leaving your hair clean and shiny.
The second important rule is to remember that shampooing your hair every day is too much. Depending on your hair type, every day cleansing may dry your hair out or fade your color and shine. Even if your hair tends to be oily over washing can create even more oil production. The best rule to follow when it comes to washing you hair is every three days. Again, the idea behind shampoo is that you cleanse away excess product and oils, not to clean your hair for the sake of cleaning it.
Lastly, you need to choose the right shampoo for your hair. That can be a bit intimidating as there are so many formulas out there. Overall, if you have color treated hair, chemically treated hair, dry hair, damaged hair, sensitized hair, frizzy hair or rebellious hair you will want to choose a sulfate free shampoo. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo All Hair Types is a great option for those who want a gentle cleansing shampoo that will maintain your color, your shine and leave your hair soft. It smells great and contains argan oil that helps to smooth hair and keep it tangle free.
If your hair or scalp are oily try using a sebum control shampoo such as L'Oreal Professional Serie Expert Paris Pure Recourse Shampoo. This detoxifying cleanser will help to control oil and gently cleanse your hair so that your hair stays full of shine and free of excess oil. This is also a great shampoo for those who have been in chlorine.
For those who want an all around great shampoo no matter what type of hair you have, our favorite pick right now is Davines Your Hair Assistant Prep Shampoo All Hair Types. This is an all around amazing shampoo. It is not only gentle cleansing, but it is made with essential oils and helps to leave your hair strong, hydrated and full of shine. We absolutely love it for any type of hair!
Once you have the right shampoo and the right technique, washing your hair is easy and healthy. Just remember to stay clear of over washing and maintain your hair hydrated always.