Shampooing is an art! Basic hair care is a crucial step in our quest for perfect hair, radiant with health. Because it is not always easy to find your way through the multitude of treatments offered, Madam President helps you choose the shampoo suited to your hair type.
To choose the right shampoo, start by determining the nature of your hair
- If your hair has no particular problem and is naturally coated with sebum then it can be considered normal.
- Your hair tends to be oily if at the end of the day the roots are very shiny and your hair is flat.
- However, if your roots are very shiny while your ends and lengths are dry at the end of the day, your hair is combination.
- If it is brittle, lacks shine and is rough to the touch, your hair is dry.
- Finally, your hair is sensitive if it is dull and very difficult to detangle .
You can also consider certain types of problems when choosing your shampoo , such as dandruff. If you have colored hair , also opt for a special shampoo to make your color last as long as possible! The same goes for straightened hair (Brazilian or Japanese straightening for example) prefer a special shampoo for sensitized hair
What care for normal hair?
Naturally protected by sebum, normal hair is very easy to maintain. To preserve their balance, use a gentle shampoo which will protect your brushing from external aggressions.
Choose a balanced sweet almond shampoo, which softens and purifies the hair. You can also select a shampoo with aromatic plant extracts such as sage or green tea which have toning properties.
Do not hesitate to complete your treatment with a suitable conditioner.
Which shampoo for oily and combination hair?
If your hair lacks shine and lightness (especially at your roots), it may be tempting to wash it every day. To avoid the risk of damaging them, avoid washing too frequently and opt for a purifying shampoo which will allow you to space out the washes more and more! But don't forget to nourish them because for your mane to remain shiny and healthy, the lengths and ends must be pampered!
A gentle shampoo concentrated in cleansing agents will be your ally to purify your hair ! Lemon, grape or green tea extracts are ultra toning, purifying and refreshing . Accompany your treatment with a conditioner suitable for oily hair but do not apply it to your roots . Between two washes, do not hesitate to use a dry shampoo to purify your roots. Leave it on for two minutes, then brush your hair to remove any residue and make it shine!
What care for curly or frizzy hair?
Your hair is dry by nature and needs to be pampered with very nourishing shampoos.
Use an extremely nourishing product based on oil (avocado, macadamia nut, argan) and shea butter which deeply nourish the hair fiber.
If your hair has been straightened , its internal structure may have been affected and it will therefore, sooner or later, be damaged!
To prevent this damage, start treatment from your first straightening and use a shampoo dedicated to sensitized hair.
What to do with dry and sensitized hair?
Dry hair can be dry by nature or become dry due to aggression (pollution, coloring or exposure to the sun). Brittle and often dull , they need to be nourished deeply . As with curly hair, you need a shampoo rich in nutrients that will allow your hair to regain softness and shine.
Choose oil (coconut, avocado or macadamia nut) or shea butter , very moisturizing, they will nourish your hair from the inside while sublimating it . To complete their action, use a suitable conditioner and apply a nourishing mask at least twice a week.
What about colored hair?
Attacked by exposure to chemicals, colored hair loses its shine and dries out . It is therefore essential to nourish them to allow the scales to close and help the hair fiber retain color .
Ideally, use a gentle and nourishing shampoo , enriched with oil or Acai berry , well known for its protective and antioxidant properties. It will help your hair regain its original shine and protect its color. In addition, you can adopt repigmenting treatments . Applied as a treatment, they will restore all the shine to your coloring but you can also replace them with shampoos containing henna (for brown hair) or chamomile (for blonde hair).
To finish this article , here is a little tip for making your own natural shampoo! You can also add a few drops of essential oils depending on your hair type or the treatment you want to obtain.
All our tips on essential oils can be found in this article!
Grate 100 g of black soap then incorporate these flakes into a saucepan (in a bain-marie) with an infusion
(with chamomile and lemon juice for blonde hair, rosemary for brown hair, calendula and hibiscus for brown and red hair).
Also add 3 tablespoons of surfactant powder (SCI: Sodium cocoyl isethionate or SCS: sodium coco sulfate).
Remove the pan from the heat and add 15 drops of essential oils then let cool and pour the preparation into a bottle.
And to complete these treatments, don’t forget Resolution No. 1 ! Concentrated with vitamins, plants, minerals and nutrients essential to your hair, it nourishes it from the inside to restore strength, density and vitality.
Ready to hit the shower?