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Then join us, as we go undercover and discover, the best shampoo and conditioner products for your hair.

Hair is a natural extension of who you are

The cut, length and colour, says a lot about someone’s personality, most of us put a lot of time and money into caring for our hair.

With so many different brands available, it is not always easy to know, what is the best shampoo and conditioner to choose from.

Here at The Naked Chemist we are all about transparency, we know that when it comes to your hair products there is no magic formula; Even the best shampoo and conditioner treatments will only offer subtle changes.

If you are keen to know what are the best hair care products for your hair type, we have put together this simple road map, that will help maintain your luscious locks:

Get to Know your Hair 

Before you can even think about what is the best shampoo and conditioner is to use, get to know your hair, carefully analyse the texture and condition.

Did you know that your hair falls into one of the following categories;

  • Fine
  • Straight
  • Wavy
  • Coarse
  • Frizzy
  • Curly

Change your Brand

Ingredients can build up on the shaft of your hair, so make sure you don’t just stick to one brand, rotate them every few months.

Try a cider vinegar rinse once in a while, which will help to naturally detoxify your hair, a subject we touch upon in the article the best natural shampoo ingredients.

Use a product specifically formulated for your hair

Don’t be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of shampoo and conditioner brands available, narrow your choice by selecting the function you want to achieve.

Best Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoos cleanse the hair of pollutants and oils that build up on the hair shaft.

These formulas offer many benefits:

  • Clarifying
  • Balancing
  • Thickening
  • Balancing
  • Some offer oil control

They contain higher then usual amounts of detergents to help thoroughly cleanse the hair, which gives them more lather.

Whilst all shampoos do the same role, cheaper brands that use harsh surfactants will strip the hair of its beneficial oils.

We need to keep these natural oils in our hair, they have a protective role and make the hair shaft more flexible and waterproof, so make sure the formula is as natural as possible and free from damaging sulphates!

Thickening and Volumising Shampoo

These formulas work well on fine hair.

However, the trade of is that the formulas tend not to contain as much conditioning ingredients, so the hair often ends up looking dull.

Glossing Shampoo

These work by temporarily add shine, this is achieved by adding polymers and silicones to the formula.

The best advice is to rotate your shampoos, alternating between moisturising and volumising formulas.

Hair conditioners

The results these offer are anti frizz, strengthening, colour protect, straightening, and hydrating.

These are usually recommended for dry over processed hair and contain moisturising agents, such as silicones to help keep the hair shaft smooth.

There are a number of styles to choose from

Rinse out Conditioners
These coat the hair, preventing it from getting tangled.

Leave in Conditioners
These are often referred to as deep conditioners and work to smooth the cuticle which can become damaged  from over processing.

Baby Formulas
Marketed as suitable for even the most sensitive of scalps, generally means they don’t contain as much detergent.

Anti Dandruff
If you have a dry flaky scalp, then medicated conditioners that contain ingredients that control itching and flaking, are going to be useful for you.

 

 

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