Having great hair is one of the easiest beauty upgrades a woman can do - especially in our new normal. With masks being an essential everyday accessory, half of all women's faces are always covered. Nothing beats having healthy and shiny hair to look your best.
A lot of women have dry hair as a result of regular hair color and highlight appointments, to the daily ironing and/or curling, and everything in between. Let us help you find the best shampoo for your hair type with our buying guide and top 10 list available today. To help you further, we asked for some comments and tips from dermatologist Dr. Katrina Erika Habaluyas Luz.
Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz is the face behind Ask Your Derma. She is a board-certified dermatologist in Metro Manila. She is also an educator and digital creator on all things skin, hair, and nails. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society and offers online video consultations. You can also catch her on her Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel.
Finding the right shampoo is not just a matter of choosing what looks best on the grocery shelf - it requires a deeper understanding of your own hair. There are many reasons why you hair is dry and it's time for us to get to the bottom of it!
Shampoo is meant to clean not just your hair but also your scalp. Both your hair and your scalp get dirt, oil, and grime that all can be cleaned with the right shampoo. It is best to find out if your scalp is oily or dry.
A dry scalp lacks the oil needed to make it feel lubricated. Just like the skin in your body, dryness of your scalp can lead to itching, flaking, and irritation. There are certain skin conditions, like eczema, than can also cause your scalp to become dry.
If your scalp is dry, it is best to use shampoo with ingredients that repairs your scalp. Be on the look out for shampoos with tea tree oil and coconut oil. These have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Not only will this boost your hair's moisture, it will also relieve itchiness.
The scalp is made up of numerous sebaceous glands that create a specific microenvironment with key differences from the rest of the skin. If you have a dry scalp, there may be many causes - from aging to conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, to name a few. Definitely, it would be good to consult your board-certified dermatologist to help you tell the difference.
In the journal by Trüeb RM, et al., they included a summary of scalp abnormalities and showed that there are alterations in hair that emerge from an unhealthy scalp. Changes include surface pitting, roughness, cuticle rigidity, or breakage. This means that it is important to provide the necessary moisture to the scalp as well.
The scalp naturally produces sebum which adds strength and luster to hair strands. Many people have naturally oily scalps, but the problem starts when it becomes too oily. The cause of excessive sebum in the scalp can be caused by anything from hormonal changes to your diet.
For your oily scalp, it is best to look for ingredients that can keep the grease under control. Be on the look out for aloe vera, which works great against oil. It is also good to look for clear shampoos that can clarify your scalp and keep it clean.
Since the scalp is made up of numerous sebaceous glands, an oily scalp is an acceptable expectation. But when is it too much?
Usually, a shampoo that is intended for oily hair would include detergents with strong sebum removal qualities. Most of the shampoos designed for oily hair would include ingredients such as lauryl sulfates or sulfosuccinates as detergents and usually no conditioners.
If your hair and scalp continue to be greasy despite regular shampoos, best to consult your board-certified dermatologist as there may be an underlying condition there.
A lot of shampoos claim that they are moisture-rich or infused with protein. Which one should you pick for your hair?
Amino acids or proteins are the building blocks of your hair. The lack of protein makes your hair brittle and fragile. People with protein deficiency usually experience having stringy, limp, or sticky hair. Without enough protein, your hair breaks easily.
While shampoos claim to restore protein in your hair - the best way to treat this is modifying your diet. You should include at least 40 - 50g of protein everyday. Some experts say that while shampoo in protein may be helpful, the best option is to grow the hair out.
What are proteins? Proteins are a component naturally found in different parts of the body. Did you know that our hair is made primarily of protein, particularly keratin? Keratin is responsible for giving the hair its strength.
However, different processes that our hair undergoes from environmental exposure to chemical treatments may damage keratin leading to a decrease in strength of the hair. Application of keratin, particularly, K31 has been found to improve brittle and fragile hair, particularly by increasing hair diameter, tensile strength, and surface smoothness.
Chemical treatments like your regular rebond appointment, dyeing and highlighting your hair, and using hot tools like your hair iron causes moisture loss. If your hair is dry, easily tangled, and weak - it needs more moisture. Other signs include split ends, lack of shine, and the inability to hold a heat style.
Unfortunately you can't put moisture back into damaged hair. The best option is to protect and coat your hair shaft with products that have silicone - although this is just a temporary fix. Be gentle with your chemically-treated hair in choosing your hair products and simply wait for it to grow out.
Chemically treated hair can benefit from conditioners as they provide manageability, gloss, and anti-static properties to the hair. Protein-rich conditioners can even temporarily seal split ends and give an illusion of thick hair. Several different active agents can be combined to achieve a hair conditioner designed for a given hair type.
More companies are now working to reduce toxic ingredients from their beauty product lines as more consumers are getting concerned with safety. Always read the label carefully to check for ingredients that you want to avoid.
One of the chemicals that should be avoided is sulfate - used to remove dirt and oil. They also tend to be harsh on the hair and scalp and results in stripping away your natural oil and moisture. Another one that should be avoided is paraben - said to disrupt your body's hormones and could even possibly pose a risk for cancer.
Sulfate-free shampoos have become a more available option these days. Sulfates are a class of anionic surfactants (molecules that remove sebum and dirt from your hair). A common ingredient that you might find in your shampoo is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
Now, these sulfates have been getting a bit of a bad reputation. But there has been a misinterpretation of the term "sulfate-free" and its effects. Anionic surfactants strongly remove dirt and sebum from hair and the scalp, but they increase the net negative charge of hair after rinsing, and this may leave the hair dry. But the thing is, other anionic sulfate-free surfactants can also leave your hair dry.
Whatever your hair type may be, we rounded up a list of the top 10 best shampoos for you. This carefully curated list includes locally-made options, sulfate-free, and paraben-free.
**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
|Hair Type||Dry and damaged|
|Features||Gold quinoa and protein|
|Hair Type||Weak and damaged hair|
|Hair Type||Dry, damaged hair|
|Hair Type||For color treated hair|
|Hair Type||Chemically-treated hair|
|Features||Avocado, sunflower oils and sugar beet extract|
|Hair Type||Dull, dry hair|
|Hair Type||Damaged hair with split ends|
|Features||Shea butter, rice bran, sunflower and wheat germ|
|Hair Type||Damaged Hair|
|Hair Type||Dry, damaged hair|
|Features||Keratin and argan oil|
|Hair Type||For rough, dry hair|
|Features||Eucalyptus essence and aloe vera|
Yves Rocher France
Serie Expert Absolut Repair Shampoo for Dry and Damaged Hair
Anti-Hairfall Shampoo with Argan Oil
Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Shampoo
Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Sampoo
Professional Salon Care Shampoo
Intense Shine Shampoo
Hydrate Me Shampoo
Argan Oil of Morocco Damage Repair Shampoo
Expert Selection Keratin Smooth
Luminique Relax and Smooth Shampoo
Look Professionally Styled Out of the Shower
Locally Made for the Filipina Hair
Bring Back Moisture to Your Dry, Thirsty Hair
Moroccan Oil for Health and Shine
Longer-lasting Hair Color with Natural Shampoo
Botanical Treatment from France
Hydrating Shampoo with Anti-Dandruff Ingredients
pH-Balanced and Color Safe Shampoo
Professionally-Treated Look at an Affordable Price
Luxurious Shampoo Goes Silicone-Free
|Price Starts at||₱720||₱200||₱499||₱699||₱220||₱299||₱330||₱399||₱344||₱299|
|Size||300mL||75mL||355 ml||385mL||180mL||300mL||250mL||400mL||620 ml||450mL|
|Hair Type||Dry and damaged||Weak and damaged hair||Dry, damaged hair||For color treated hair||Chemically-treated hair||Dull, dry hair||Damaged hair with split ends||Damaged Hair||Dry, damaged hair||For rough, dry hair|
|Features||Gold quinoa and protein||Moringa||Macadamia oil||Moroccan Oil||Avocado, sunflower oils and sugar beet extract||Marigold extract||Shea butter, rice bran, sunflower and wheat germ||Argan Oil||Keratin and argan oil||Eucalyptus essence and aloe vera|
Choosing the right shampoo for your hair is just step one in your journey to your best hair ever. It is important to know the proper way of washing your hair as well.
You should only use a dollop of shampoo that is the size of a one peso coin. Don't put it directly on top of your head and rub it all in. Instead, lather the shampoo between your palms and start applying on the crown of your head. Gently work in a lather by massaging gently.
Lessen your shampoo days. Try doing it every other day. The more frequent washes may strip your hair of its natural moisture and cause more problems in the long run.
Finally, pair your shampoo with a good conditioner to get that shine. Conditioner helps retain your hair's moisture and should be used alternately with your shampoo.
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Giving your locks the TLC it deserves starts with the proper cleaning it gets everyday. There's nothing like great hair that makes any girl feel instantly beautiful. With our tips we hope you are well on your way to your best hair ever.
Author: Laura Mercado
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