How to choose the correct shampoo and conditioner

There are so many different brands and different types of shampoo and conditioner on the market making it difficult to know which one is best for your hair.

Following the world’s leading hair and scalp specialist Philip Kingsley’s advice it is best to assess your hair type on size and shape: whether your hair texture is fine, medium or coarse, straight or curly. Avoiding words such as normal, oily and dry is important as this differs from each individual.

When choosing a shampoo ensure it matches your hairs natural texture e.g fine, medium, course. The conditioner you use should factor in your hairs length, heat processing and chemical processing e.g. if you highlight your hair every 6-8 weeks you will need a moisturising conditioner.

How to determine your hairs natural texture:

Fine hair feels light and lacks natural body and bounce. It may be straight or wavy. Use products that say words such as body building and volumizing.

Medium hair feels thicker in texture than fine hair and will have more overall volume. It can be straight, wavy or curly. Medium textured hair needs more moisture than fine hair so use products that are moisture balancing.

Coarse hair is the widest of all textures and has the most natural volume. It can be straight, wavy or curly. Coarse hair tends to lack moisture and be dryer on the ends so use products that are re moisturising, hydrating and smoothing.

Using the wrong shampoo and conditioner for your hair type can lead to your hair feeling dull and limp or not hydrated and frizzy. To find out what shampoo and conditioner is best for your hair type ask your hair and scalp specialist.

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