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Choosing the perfect shampoo: Your choice by hair type

Choosing the perfect shampoo: Your choice by hair type
This shampoo guide will ensure you find the right shampoo for your hair type.

How long have you been sharing a shower with your current shampoo? It might be time to reevaluate the relationship. Professional quality shampoos do more than just cleanse your hair – they can be fundamental to ensuring the health and integrity of your hair is maintained. To help you choose the best bath for your hair, the experts from the Rodney Wayne Artistic team have put together a few tips.

Colour-Treated Hair

If your tresses have been colour treated then using a colour-safe shampoo is absolutely vital for keeping those tones from fading fast. Look for a lightweight, gentle, sulphate-free cleanser. Shampoos containing amino-ions can help seal in your color while strengthening the hair fiber from root to tip.

Try: Redken Color Extend Magnetics Sulphate-Free Shampoo

Dry Hair

Dry hair can make detangling and styling difficult. It feel rough to the touch and can eventually become brittle and lose its shine. Look for a shampoo with ingredients that will soften and strengthen your hair without weighing it down. A professional quality shampoo specifically created for dry hair can replenish your hair and lock in essential nutrients.

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Curly Hair

Everyone with curly hair knows that it takes effort to keep those curls looking bouncy and fresh. You are probably already using a wide tooth comb and avoiding a brush to detangle. Curly hair needs special cleansing care too. You also should be using a shampoo designed to increase manageability without weighing it down. The most effective have no sulfates or alcohol and work on each strand to smooth your hair and reduce the frizz. Go for one that gently cleanses and nourishes without stripping your precious natural oils.

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Frizzy Hair

To tame the frizzes you need a gentle shampoo that smoothes unruly hair without stripping away moisture. Good frizz control cleansers provide extra manageability and protect hair from humidity. They should also offer high levels of moisture to keep the hair cuticle smooth and fight fly-aways. Look for a sulphate-free option that can also ease blowdrying and give you days of frizz-free hair.

Try: Pureology Smooth Perfection Shampoo

Fine Hair

Fine hair can fall flat fast. So it needs extra support. You don’t want to weigh it down further with the wrong shampoo. Rather, reach for a hair bath that provides internal structure and reinforcement. Our choice is a shampoo that expands the hair fibre for amplified volume and add bounce to even the finest strands while controlling any of the dreaded fly-aways.

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Thick Hair

Those luxuriant locks can be the envy of many. They can also be unruly and require extra moisture to help them feel soft and supple. The correct shampoo can actually make thick hair easier to style. Get ready for even more compliments. Go for a cleansing bath with botanical extracts that moisturise and enrich. Your hair will love the extra softness and moisture too.

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Split Ends

Hair that is damaged or has ends that are splitting will need extra care. A salon quality shampoo is vital. Opt for a cleansing bath designed specifically for weak, brittle or damaged hair. Professional options can help recover the strength and shine of your hair over time.

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Sensitive Scalp

If you suffer from a sensitive scalp you need a hypoallergenic silicon-free shampoo designed specifically to soothe, calm and cool while cleansing. So your hair is left feeling supple and tangle-free while the scalp is relieved from irritation. Premium quality options can also nourish and purify dry hair.

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Highlighted Hair

Highlights are popular because they can give your locks a visual lift. Highlighted hair has a combination of textures and needs. To keep your look fresh, you need a trageted shampoo to ensure highlights stay bright and your hair is nourished.

Try: Joico Colorful Shampoo

Oily Hair

If your hair gets oily it can fall flat and lose its style, as well as appearing dull. Excessive oil build up is caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the scalp. You may be tempted to switch to washing your hair everyday. Instead, switch to a cleanser that absorbs excess oils. Salon quality options can also calm your scalp and balance ph levels while gently cleansing and purifying your hair.

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Short Hair

You’ve got short hair, and love to rock a textured style. Let’s keep it short and sweet. Less hair doesn’t always mean less care. Your shampoo should contain ingredients that build a foundation for shorter styles and to help create lasting definition.

Try: Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shampoo


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