There are so many shampoos out there that choosing the right one for your hair can be confusing. Do you need the expensive one from the salon or is one from the drugstore okay? Here’s everything you need to know to make a decision.
Silicone-, sulfate- and paraben-free have become buzzwords in the beauty industry lately, but it’s not clear to everyone what these ingredients are and why they should be avoided.
Look at the ingredient list on your shampoo bottle. If there are ingredients ending with “cone,” there are silicones in the product. However, water soluble silicones like cyclomethicone offer the benefits of silicone without creating buildup.
While it’s true that most professional-grade brands contain ingredients that are better for your hair, many still contain the stuff you may want to avoid. Similarly, there are some pharmacy products that are great for your hair. Your best bet is to look at the ingredient list and choose one that doesn’t contain the ingredients you want to avoid.
Keep in mind that, in general, salon products contain fewer fillers and less water than drugstore brands, making them much more concentrated. This means that you need significantly less shampoo to wash your hair, making the bottle last a lot longer than you’d expect.
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