Do you ever find your hair either too dull or too oily even after applying those fancy hair serums and luxury conditioners? Well, that’s when you need to know that the major problem is at the base! The first step to healthy looking and manageable strands is finding the best shampoo for your hair type. While summer is the best time to try loose and funky hairstyles you not only need to keep the shine going but also protect your hair from damage caused by all those heating tools! So this time I have come up with the best shampoos that you must try to fight the dead locks and oily scalps, and flaunt your hair in summer breeze!
Your scalp easily gets oily while the ends are still dull and dry? That’s a hell on earth every combination hair girl goes through! But here’s a little trick that might help you manage that mess; always apply shampoo to your scalp ONLY and conditioner to the ends, and then rinse altogether.
The top three shampoos that I recommend for normal/combination hair are:
- Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special
- TRESemme Salon Silk
- LOreal Paris Fall Repair 3x
Quick Tip: Another great trick for having shiny hair without having an oily scalp is to rinse your hair with a mix of water and Apple Cider vinegar (2 tbsp. of vinegar for 1 cup of water) after shampooing your hair. If you feel the smell stays then you can rinse your hair with water after 7-8 minutes. This will make your hair feel soft, clean, and conditioned as when water meets ACV, the perfect pH level that your hair needs is created!
If you’re one of those with dry and brittle hair you might want to hit me in the face for what I’m about to say, there’s no such thing as dry hair. If your hair looks dull and frizzy that is because it either is damaged or lacks protein. If you’re one of those like me who just can’t breathe without using straightener and other heat tools you should switch to a Sulfate-free shampoo. According to the famous stylist Lorraine Massey, sulfate is the main culprit for dry and frizzy hair and should be highly avoided. So just make sure the Ingredients of your shampoo does not include any thing such as sodium lauryl sulfate/sodium laurel sulfate/SLS.
Top three Sulfate free Shampoos:
- OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
- The Body Shop Rainforest Shine Shampoo
- L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System
Greasy hair is the toughest of all to handle, especially during the summers. You have to wash your hair more frequently but make sure that it doesn’t exceed once a day or even once in two days (if that’s manageable) because excessive washing can lead to more oil production in future!
Another little hack to avoid sticky scalp and greasy hair, which has never failed to work, is adding 1tbsp Baking Soda to your shampoo: When all else fails Baking Soda helps!
You cannot just get rid of the oil (sebum) production as it’s a natural process but what you can do is to minimize it, and these three excellent shampoos might help!
- Neutrogena Anti Residue
- Redken Oil Detox
- Herbal Essences Drama Clean OR Tea-Lightfully Clean
Little Things That Matter!
If you have color treated hair avoid washing them as much as you can (2-3 times per week ideally), and apply a leave-in conditioner after every wash.
I’ve got 99 problems but dandruff ain’t one! – apply lemon juice to your scalp and massage before the wash OR rinse your hair after shampooing, with 2 tbsp of lemon diluted in one cup of water.
If your hair is frizzy and split ends never say goodbye, throw your brushes away and use a wide tooth comb. Also, detangle your hair before the wash and not after.