What is Shampoo?
Firstly, shampoos are viscous-type products, usually in the form of a liquid that’s created to clean the hair and scalp and remove the excess sebum in the hair follicles. Shampoos are produced by combining compounds. They act as cleaning or foaming agents that wash impurities out of the hair.
The ingredients in shampoo is similar to what is used in soap. However, the ingredients in shampoos are manufactured to be gentler on the hair and protect the outer layer of the hair from damage. Using soap to wash your hair will strip away the outer layer of the hair shaft, giving it a rough texture, and making it unmanageable.
What are the Benefits of Shampoos?
Normally hair needs to be washed with products that help the PH balance. Hair that is naturally oily requires deep cleaning, while dry hair needs more conditioning to keep it soft. Here are the benefits of using shampoos formulated for your hair type:
Benefit #1: Using shampoos that are formulated for your hair type helps improve the condition of the hair, so that it feels better to the touch. The hair may be washed twice to remove oil and dirt particles.
Benefit #2: Shampoos that contain the proper vitamins, oils, minerals, and botanical extracts can stimulate the hair follicles and scalp. The most common natural oils in shampoos are Lavender, Peppermint, Jojoba, Prickly Pear, Rosemary, Almond, Lemongrass, and Ginseng. These shampoos also have natural fragrances.
Benefit #3: It is important to utilize the right shampoo when you've had your hair professionally colored. During the process of coloring hair, the follicles in the hair are raised so the molecules of color can be deposited. Therefore, if the hair is washed with a product that’s harsh and not produced for color-treated hair, the color will fade quickly.