Choose the Right Shampoo for Your Hair

right shampooShampooing your hair is something we all do, most likely every day, and is usually one of the first things we do to get ready for work in the morning. But how much thought do you put into choosing your shampoo? Do you use the same shampoo you grew up with or maybe whatever happens to be on sale? Using the right shampoo for your hair can make all the difference in how your hair looks – and how you feel.

If you’re using a substandard shampoo, it can strip your hair of protective oils, cause breakage and even contribute to hair loss. Using the wrong shampoo can cause your hair to appear oily, dry, lifeless or flyaway. At SignatureMale, our goal is to help you look and feel your best, so here are some tips on what to look for – and what to look out for – when purchasing your shampoo.

Ingredients to look for:

  1. Glycerin – This is a protective barrier to your hair follicles, helping hair retain moisture even after rinsing.
  2. Nut and Seed Oils – Jojoba, avocado and shea naturally add moisture and shine while removing oily build up.
  3. Acidic Ingredients – Sodium citrate or citric acid helps keep shampoo at the correct pH balance, in order to wash away the dirt and oil.
  4. Panthenol – A form of Vitamin B, this thickens hair follicles and helps retain moisture and shine.

Ingredients to avoid:

  1. Sulfates – They are strong chemical detergents that give the shampoo it’s foamy quality, but they can cause scalp irritation, redness and itching.
  2. Isopropyl Alcohol – This substance cleans and dissolves oils, but it’s also found in antifreeze, wood finish and shellac. Alcohol dries out your hair and strips it of its moisture.
  3. Formaldehyde – This kills bacteria but it irritates the eyes and respiratory system and can cause skin inflammation.
  4. Propylene Glycol – This detergent helps cleaning ingredients penetrate hair, but it also breaks down the healthy-hair proteins and irritates sensitive skin.

If you want to have great-looking hair, start with the right shampoo for your hair type. The experts at Signature Male are happy to give you a cut and style and advise you on the type of shampoo you should be using. Give us a call today at 515-224-4849 or click HERE to schedule your appointment online.