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How to pick the right shampoo

india Updated: Jan 23, 2011 00:58 IST

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Sometimes, we unwittingly damage our hair because we're not using the right shampoo. The correct shampoo should suit your hair and should provide the right balance of moisture and nutrition.



1 Moisture seal:

While choosing a shampoo, ensure that it has moisturising effects too. In dry weather, go for a moisturiser-based shampoo. It will help to seal some moisture even before you proceed to the next step of conditioning.



2 Stick to one:

Contrary to popular notions, do not try and experiment with different shampoos at the same time. Certain chemicals used in these various shampoos may react and give you scalp itch. Find out a brand that works best for your hair type and stick to it, so that you hair starts responding to it too.



Hair 3 Oily scalp:

If your hair is oily, choose a shampoo that contains conditioner and Jojoba extracts — it cleans your hair and adds volume and bounce. Do not choose a shampoo that is overloaded with rich oils as this will make your hair limp.



4 Normal hair:

If you have normal hair, find a shampoo enriched with conditioners and green tea extracts. These ingredients add shine to your hair. Other extracts, such as aloe vera are good for maintaining normal hair.



5 Dry hair:

Low levels of moisture results in dry hair. If you have dry hair, choose a shampoo, which contains extra conditioners and proteins that can keep the moisture level of your hair normal, and soften the texture of your hair.



(With inputs from actor Amrita Rao)