When choosing a shampoo, it is important to consider your hair type. Different hair textures require different daily and weekly maintenance.
For thick, unruly hair, opt for a moisturizing shampoo that will soften the hair. Pair the moisturizing shampoo with a rich, fortifying conditioner to add essential vitamins to naturally dense and dry hair.
For color-treated or chemically-treated hair, color-safe/sulfate-free shampoos are a must! These are essential to keeping color from fading. Couple this with a color-protecting conditioner to add elasticity and enhance shine.
Now for a shampoo how-to: Here are my seven steps to follow when lathering up. People often rush this process, but a good shampoo should take a solid three to five minutes.
How Often To Lather Up
Women tend to shampoo more frequently during hot and humid summer months thanks to all the excess sweat, but this is a common mistake. Women with dense or coarse hair should go even longer in between shampoos to let the natural oils to kick in and do their job to keep the hair moisturized. Color-treated and chemically-treated hair should go even longer between shampoos to lengthen the life of the color. As a general rule of thumb, women with dense or color-treated hair should shampoo two to three times a week, and women with fine hair should shampoo every other day. Colored, fine hair is an exception to the rule and should be washed every other day. These women may need to visit their colorist more often to maintain their ideal color as frequent shampooing can leave hair looking dull.