Are you choosing right shampoo for hair nourishment?

New Delhi: While summer is the best season to soak up the sun and make impromptu travel plans, taking care of hair can be quite an ordeal task. Humidity triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum which can cause dandruff, itchy scalp and hair fall. Therefore, becomes imperative to take care of the scalp.

Najeeb Ur Rehman, PPS Director, Schwarzkopf Professional, Henkel Beauty Care India shares, “It is imperative that one should check how his/her scalp and hair behaves during summer. For example, if the scalp becomes oily, you need to choose shampoo which clears up excess oil from your scalp, if it is dandruff prone in summer, then anti-dandruff shampoo and if it becomes itchy or reddish then an extremely mild shampoo should be opted for, which will take care of the scalp health apart from treating the redness and itchiness.”

One simple way to achieve a problem free scalp is by choosing the right shampoo as humidity coupled with summer heat triggers frizzy hair. Choose products that help protect from humidity, control frizz and make hair more manageable.

Melroy Dickson, General Manager Education, Matrix India shares how to choose the right shampoo according to your scalp type:

Dry scalp

A dry scalp needs extra moisture and conditioning. Use products that are infused with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera. It is a perfect fit for hair that lacks natural moisture and shine.

Oily scalp

It is essential to invest in a shampoo that is clarifying and gentle as it helps in removing the sebum build-up. You should wash your hair regularly if you have an oily scalp as this helps prevent over-accumulation of grease.

Combination scalp

Most of us have combination scalp and choosing products can be a daunting affair. Select multi-functional products that deal with numerous problems. Deep cleansing is a must-do for combination scalp.

On the use of oil-based shampoo, Najeeb avers, “Natural oils like Marula, Rose, Argan and Barberry fig oils has got the ability to moisturise hair along with any base, which can be shampoos, hair conditioners or treatments. So these oils do not make the hair heavy as self solubilising nature of these oils keep the hair light-weight. Oil-based shampoos gently cleanse and beautifies without weighing it down. The luxurious formula replenishes and boosts seductive shine, smoothness and is soft to touch.”

Firstly, visit the salon on a regular basis as it not only helps you look good but you get to interact with the experts who can address your hair problems with the best-suited treatments. It also helps to keep you abreast of the latest innovations in terms of technologies, treatments and products.

Secondly, if you have been thinking about chemical treatments in summer, don’t be sceptical. All you need to do is follow the post care routine religiously.

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