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Back to Basics in Shampoo

The shampoo is the first step in your hair care regime, and it is an important one. It provides the foundation for the rest of your hair routine and is an essential product for keeping your scalp healthy. Therefore, when buying it, rather than choosing the one that is on offer. Instead, take into consideration your hair type, ingredients, and what it aims to achieve. Since there is a wide range of them to choose from, we thought we would create a blog post. So, that next time you are buying shampoo, you know which one is right for you.

 

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The Purposes of Shampoo

The main purpose of shampoo is to cleanse your hair strands and scalp. The reasons your hair requires this is to get rid of dirt, product build-up, and oil which your locks accumulate in between washing your hair. However, there are also speciality shampoos that aim to achieve certain results or banish specific issues. For instance, if you suffer from greasy hair, you will look for a shampoo that tackles this problem. Another purpose of shampoo is to tone the hair. Toning shampoos have colour-depositing pigments in them which neutralise certain colours from the hair. For example, purple shampoo cancels out yellow tones, and blue shampoo eliminates orange tones. 

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair

There isn’t one definitive answer when it comes to how often you should wash your hair since every hair type is different. However, one thing we can say for sure is that washing your hair every day is a big no-no. But you most likely already know how many times a week you can wash your hair. You will have an idea of how long you can go before your hair starts to feel greasy. Other factors to consider when planning your hair wash days are lifestyle elements. Such as, if you exercise and sweat regularly. 

 Why You Should Use One Suitable for Your Hair Type

Firstly, you need to start viewing your haircare just like how you view your skincare. When selecting skin care products, you wouldn’t choose a moisturiser for dry skin if you had oily skin. It would make your skin even more oily. Therefore, you should apply this logic when choosing your shampoo.  

Shampoo for Curly Hair

Curly hair is more porous than other hair types as the cuticle never fully seals. As a result, it absorbs moisture much quicker but loses it just as fast. Hence why curly hair can be super-dry. Therefore, curly hair requires a shampoo that will inject strands with a burst of hydration and help to retain that hydration. Lucky for you and your curls, Wheat Proteins do just that. As well as attracting and retaining moisture, they also give added body, fullness, and lift. So, a significant ingredient for your shampoo. Another key protein you should look for when purchasing one is Silk Protein. It is a beneficial protein for curly hair as it helps to ‘fill in the gaps’ between the hair cuticles, which in return makes the hair more resistant to breakages. The Fanola Curly Shine Shampoo includes both proteins making it ideal for anyone with naturally curly or wavy hair.

 

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Shampoo for Dandruff

Dandruff is a, very, common skin condition which many people have. However, if you do have dandruff then you will need to invest in a speciality shampoo to treat it. The most common cause of dandruff is an, extremely, dry scalp. This type of Dandruff doesn’t need aggressive treatment and, will benefit from a product that moisturises and soothes a dry, itchy scalp. The Fanola Sensi Care Shampoo is perfect for this form of dandruff as it contains Aloe Vera, which includes Proteolytic Enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also reduces dandruff and prevents itching. 

The other type of dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus that is a result of an excessively oily scalp. Just like your skin, your scalp has sebaceous glands, when these glands produce too much sebum your scalp becomes oily. To kill the fungal infection that causes dandruff you need to get a shampoo that contains Piroctone Olamine. Such as the Fanola Purity Ant-Dandruff Shampoo.

 

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Shampoo for Damaged Hair

Damaged hair can be hard to restore to its full health and requires a combination of products to help it. Tell-tale signs that your hair is damaged are breakages, straw-like texture, and dullness. There is a range of factors that contribute to damaged locks such as heated styling tools, sun exposure, and pollution. So, it is no surprise that most of us, at some point, have suffered from damaged hair. When looking for a shampoo for damaged hair, you should aim for one that has restructuring properties like Keratin. We would recommend our Fanola Botugen Shampoo which plumps up brittle and damaged hair and helps it to return to its natural protein balance.

 

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Shampoo for Greasy Hair

Do you find yourself reaching for the dry shampoo if you go a day without washing your hair? Then it is likely that you have greasy hair and will need a specific product to tackle the excess oil. Greasy hair is a result of your scalp overproducing sebum. Although sebum is essential for keeping your scalp healthy and your strands moisturised, too much of it can make your hair look greasy. Therefore, you need a shampoo that removes the build-up of sebum like the Fanola Re-Balance Anti-Grease Shampoo.

 

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Shampoo for Dry Hair

Dry hair can be a pain to deal with and can make your hair, harder to manage as well as knotty, two things we hate. Normally when you have dry hair, you would instantly grab a deep conditioning hair mask or treatment to add moisture back into your strands. But hair masks alone won’t tackle your dry locks, you need the right shampoo to pair with them as well. The main features you need to look for when choosing one for dry hair are nourishing and hydrating properties such as Milk Proteins. These are a key active ingredient for dry hair as it increases hydration and hair elasticity. Our Nutricare Nourishing Shampoo is the best for dry hair. 

 

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Shampoo for Coloured Hair

If you regularly get your hair coloured at the salon, then you probably have already experienced colour fading. The annoyance of your colour not looking so salon-fresh after a few weeks of having it done. But this can be avoided, by using the right hair care and most importantly, the correct shampoo. What is the point in paying a lot of money at the salon to get your hair looking its best to then not follow it up at home with the suitable aftercare? The Fanola After Colour range is designed specifically for coloured or treated hair. It has the formula to help preserve the duration and brightness of cosmetic colour, therefore After Colour Shampoo is great for coloured hair.

 

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Shampoo to Prevent Hair Loss

There are many reasons that you may experience considerable hair loss, and it is a lot more common than you think. Some include genetics, stress, and nutritional deficiency. If hair loss is new to you and you’re worried we would suggest contacting your GP. However, it is important to remember that hair shedding is normal, and we can lose between 50 to 100 hairs a day without even noticing. One way to help/prevent hair loss is to purchase a shampoo which aims to help hair loss. For instance, Fanola Energy Shampoo. This assists in fighting hair loss and is ideal for fine, weak hair. It is enriched, with ingredients that promote scalp health and hair growth, for example, Rosemary Extracts and Oligo Elements.  

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    Energy Shampoo 1L

    £23.30 (INC VAT) £17.48
    Energy Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo helps fight hair loss with its formulation of Oligo-Elements, herb extracts and vegetal proteins. It is ideal for fine and weak hair and helps prevent hair loss. Energy Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo benefits:
    • Oligo Elements such as olive oil extracts are designed as nutritional supplements that aid in allowing the body to help itself, therefore promoting the hair’s ability to restore itself.
    • Nettle extracts help to combat hair loss, assists in hair regrowth, treats dandruff and makes hair healthier and shinier.
    • Rosemary extract helps stimulate hair growth and increases microcirculation of the scalp, which promotes healing.
    • Added Hydrolysed Wheat Proteins and penetrates the cortex of each hair strand, strengthening and moisturising the hair.
    • Hydrolysed Soy Protein strengthens and mends the hair fibre, increasing its ability to hold moisture, adding shine and smoothing the hair.

    Apply the shampoo to wet hair, massage gently and rinse off. Repeat if necessary.

    Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Cocoamide Mea, Laureth-10, Guar Hydroxypropltrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydrolized Corallina Offifinalis Extract, Urtica Dioica Extract (Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract), Methylisothiazolinone

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    Sale! £23.30 (INC VAT) £17.48 Energy Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo helps fight hair loss with its formulation of Oligo-Elements, herb extracts and vegetal proteins. It is ideal for fine and weak hair and helps prevent hair loss.

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Shampoo for a Sensitive Scalp

If you get worried when changing shampoo or styling products in fear of an itchy scalp, then it is likely that you have a sensitive scalp. Itchiness, redness, and dandruff are signs of sensitivity. Most products are not formulated for sensitive scalps and include ingredients that can irritate it further. So, therefore it is essential to use a shampoo that is suitable for your scalp. Aloe Vera is ideal for sensitive scalps as it contains Proteolytic Enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp caused by irritation. It also soothes the scalp and eases itching you may experience. The Sensi Care Shampoo is a saviour for sensitive scalps as it has a delicate cleansing action which prevents further irritation. 

Shampoo for Blonde Hair

For blonde locks that have been achieved in the salon, a colour-depositing pigment shampoo is crucial to maintain salon-fresh blonde. The most popular ones for blondes are purple shampoos. These  include pigments within them that tone the hair and neutralise unwanted yellow tones. However, this means that this type of product can’t be used every time you wash your hair. It should be used at the most once a week. To maintain the perfect blonde, we would recommend the Fanola No Yellow Shampoo or the Fanola Vegan No Yellow Shampoo.

Shampoo for Brunette Hair

Brunettes who have achieved their dark hair from dying it will benefit from a toning product to keep their colour looking clean. The toning shampoo that is perfect for brunettes and dark blondes is blue. It has colour-depositing pigment  that eliminates copper and red reflections from the hair leaving you brass free. Still, it is important to remember that toning shampoos should not be used every time you wash your hair. However, when you need a blue toning shampoo, we would recommend the Fanola No Orange Shampoo

 

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Time to Lather Up!

So, we hope you now know the importance of using a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. We promise your hair will love you back once you start to show it some love too. 

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