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How Do I Choose the Best Shampoo and Conditioner?

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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 01 April 2014
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Nice hair involves more than the cut or the style. Nice hair begins with good hair care. Good hair care begins with using the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair. To determine the best combination, consider your hair type and try to purchase complementing products.

One of the first things you need to think about when you are ready to buy shampoo and conditioner is your hair type. If you make the wrong choices, problems you have been experiencing, such as dryness or shedding, may get worse. Many people attempt to start solving their hair problems with a variety of specialized products after washing. However, you should be a bit wiser and start addressing your problems when you wash.

Buy a shampoo and conditioner that reflect your needs. If you have natural, unprocessed hair, you should look for products that help you to manage it. If you have had your hair colored, you should buy a shampoo and conditioner designed to protect your color. There are products that are colored to slow the rate at which your hair fades or becomes dull.

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It is best to get a shampoo and conditioner of the same brand since they are most likely designed to complement each other. If you are making your selections from a brand that has numerous product ranges, it is best to stay within a range. For example, if you get Simpson’s Highlight Protect Shampoo, you should avoid getting Simpson’s Curly Control Conditioner. Furthermore, you should also try to coordinate the brand of shampoo and conditioner with the brand of any chemical processing products applied to your hair.

Most people’s hair can use some extra moisture. Consider the environment you are in when you purchase your shampoo and conditioner. If your hair will be exposed to extreme heat or cold, your need for extra moisture is significantly greater. It is best, therefore, to make sure both products are designed to enrich your hair with moisture.

Keep a record of your experience with hair care products. If you notice a shampoo or conditioner has negative effects on your hair, take note of the ingredients. Each time you have such an experience try to make comparisons of the ingredients that could cause the problem. Also, do this with products that work well. This will help you to make the best choices and avoid wasted money and frustration.

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