Many companies will try to sell you on the idea that their shampoo and conditioner work together as a formula to help treat hair. They assume your hair is the same texture and type from your scalp down to the tips of your hair. Typically, your hair won't fit completely into one category, so why would you use only one formula?
Why You Shouldn’t Necessarily Use The Same Formula Shampoo And Conditioner
The truth is your hair is actually broken down into two distinct areas. The first is the area from the scalp and roots down to about the midshaft of the hair. The second section runs from the middle of your hair all the way down to the ends.
To get your hair looking and performing its best, you should approach hair problems the same way you would a medical situation. Consider the condition of each section of your hair and determine the prescription that will best remedy each problem.
The first part of your hair care cocktail should be the shampoo. Shampoo's primary responsibility is to clean and treat the scalp and upper part of your hair. You need to start with a shampoo that will work best with the condition of your scalp.
Your conditioner choice will be based on the condition of your tips as well as the type of styling you are planning. For example, if your hair is wavy, use a volumizing formula for days you want to go natural and one with a smoothing formula for days you want to wear it straight.
The only hair condition where it is important to use two matching brands would be if you suffer from dandruff. Dandruff formulas use chemicals that specifically react with each other to treat the scalp condition so mixing them may make them less effective.
Your Hair Is Always Changing
It is important to remember that as you age and journey through life, your hair and scalp will change considerably. Make an assessment about the current state of your hair before choosing a product. Just because you spent most of your teenage years suffering from oily hair, odds are changes in lifestyle, hormones and diet have probably changed the texture and makeup of your locks.
If you are struggling to find the perfect prescription for your hair and are interested in a hair assessment, contact the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown today for a consultation.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.