For those who think choosing your shampoo is simple, think again. Shampoo truly makes a big difference to your hair. It can add shine, moisture, strength and even maintain your color. Therefore making sure that you are cleansing your hair with the correct formula is a big deal.
Lets start with the basics. There are two main types of shampoos, protein based and moisture based. Protein based shampoos are great for those who have damaged and weak hair. Moisture based are perfect for those who have dry hair. Then there are sulfate free and non sulfate free for all hair types. We always recommend that everyone uses sulfate free shampoos. If you have dry hair, the excess sulfates (which are basically soap) tend to dry out your hair. Sulfate also diminishes shine and fades hair color. Those with keratin treatment want to stay clear of sulfates, as it will be the end of your keratin. For those with normal hair, that do not color their hair; sulfates are just fine. The sulfate shampoos will help to clean away andy excess residue and leave your scalp feeling squeaky clean.
Still confused? Let’s simplify this even further. If you have dry, damaged, color treated or keratin treated hair you want to use both shampoos. This of course does not mean you will use both at the same time! To get the best results we suggest alternating between a sulfate free protein shampoo and a sulfate free moisture shampoo. This will assure you hair gets moisture with one wash to maintain it soft and healthy, and protein which will help strengthen your hair and prevent breakage on alternating weeks.
We always suggest alternating as too much protein can create brittle hair. This is why switching between moisture and strengthening protein works best for ultimately healthy hair. Our current favorite sulfate free protein and moisture shampoos include, CHI Infra Shampoo Moisture Therapy Shampoo Sulfate & Paraben Free. We love the texture of this shampoo! It is creamy and leaves your hair ultra soft and moisturized.
Our favorite sulfate free protein based shampoo is CHI Keratin Shampoo Reconstructive Shampoo Weak, Chemically Treated Hair. This amazing gentle cleanser will help to rebuild your hair from deep inside with natural keratin proteins and prevent breakage due to chemical processing and heat styling. Used together these two products will assure you hair gets moisture and strength. This is truly the best way to maintain healthy hair, by feeding your hair a balance of moisture and protein for optimal beauty.