Basics of Shampoo / Conditioner

It's amazing to think that only a few centuries ago, people thought bathing would wash away essential oils and make them sick. Of course, back in the days of Rome and Greece, citizens took long baths daily and knew how nice it was to stay clean. Keeping your hair clean is important - but it's equally important how you clean it and that you not over-clean it.

First, shampoo. Shampoo is in essence soap. Your hair is a strand of dead protein, which you need to keep clean. Soap works by allowing water droplets and soap bubbles to get between your hair and the dirt flakes. By "lifting up" those dirt particles, the soap helps make it easier for the water to then wash them away down the drain.

Conditioner performs a different purpose. Once the hair has been cleaned with shampoo, conditioner helps to make the hair look better. It provides moisture to "smooth" down the outer cuticle layer, which normally is made up of overlapping flaps. By helping the cuticle look more smooth, your hair in general feels softer and looks more shiny.

It's important to be gentle with your hair. If you stress that strand, you can cause it to be damaged or break. Hair can't "heal" - and as with any chain, it only takes one weak spot to cause it to break. Once hair gets past your shoulders, it's over a year old. You need to treat that hair gently every day if you want it to keep remaining whole.

Shampoo Reviews
Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo
Avon Advance Techniques Winter Restore Shampoo
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Shampoo
Herbal Essences Colored / Perm Shampoo
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo
Herbal Essences Frizzness Shampoo
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Matrix Biolage Strengthening Shampoo
Organix Argan Oil Shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Curls Shampoo
Straight Arrow Mane and Tail Shampoo
Strong Lengths Nourishing Shampoo
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo
Suave Naturals Sun Ripened Strawberry Shampoo
Suave Professionals Almond Shea Butter Shampoo
Suave Rosemary and Mint Shampoo
Thicker Fuller Hair Shampoo
Tom's of Main Baby Shampoo
V05 Silky Experiences Smoothing Shampoo
V05 Tea Therapy Smoothing Shampoo


Conditioner Reviews
Avalon Organics Lemon Conditioner
Avon Advance Techniques Smoothing Conditioner
Avon Advance Techniques Winter Restore Conditioner
Berkley & Jensen Detangling Conditioner
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner
Herbal Essences Frizzness Conditioner
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner
Mandarin Olive Oil Organix Conditioner
Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution
Matrix Biolage Color Care Conditioner
Pantene Pro-V Curls Conditioner
Straight Arrow Mane and Tail Conditioner
Suave Professionals Almond Shea Butter Conditioner
Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner
Suave Naturals Sun Ripened Strawberry Conditioner
V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing Conditioner


Hot Oil Reviews
TRESemme European Instant Hot Oil Treatment


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