“What Shampoo Should I Use?” 3 Easy Steps To Find Out!

Updated on March 16, 2021

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What shampoo should I use? This is a common question among most people who are trying to care for any type of hair.

There are a lot of hair types of hair. This means that there are a lot of cleansing products out there! Choosing which one to use can be tricky because you want to use cleansing products that won’t give your scalp a hard time and only would help your hair.

When looking for cleansing products for your hair, you have to ask yourself first: what kind of shampoo do I need? Do you just need a mild and gentle shampoo to keep your hair clean and healthy? Maybe you’re looking for shampoos that could be really deep-cleansing? Is your hair dry as a straw at the moment? Determining your basic hair needs is the first thing you should do.

Now let’s get down to the serious business!


What shampoo should I use?

Here’s how to find the perfect shampoo out of thousands of options


1. Determine the shampoo type that suits you


There are two categories of cleansing products for your hair (shampoos). There are those that are oil-based and then there are those that are water-based. When you wash your hair with oil-based shampoo, you’ll get an oil slick feel to your hair after it’s washed. The problem with this is that the oil can clog your pores and weigh your hair down. So, if you have oily hair then stay away from oil-based cleansing products. But if you happen to have dry hair, oils can give your hair that oh-so-needed extra moisture.

If you have a normal or slightly oily type of hair then the best thing that you can use is a water-based cleansing shampoo. Water-based shampoos will give your hair the opportunity to get rid of oil and dirt much easier than oil-based ones. You’ll be able to find water-based shampoos in any department store but the best place to find them is – of course – on the Internet.


2. Perform research online


When shopping online you can save yourself a lot of time by doing a thorough search of the cleansing shampoo that you will really want to use.

There are tons of websites that review all kinds of hair care products. To get an idea of what shampoo should I use simply type in a keyword like “sulfate-free shampoo”, or “shampoo for very dry hair” and see what pops up. If I don’t find what I want in the reviews then I always visit a website that specializes in hair care and figure out what my hair needs. Most hair care sites also offer a list of popular brands that they recommend too. These sites are an absolutely great resource for research, so don’t hesitate to check them out!


3. Test and switch up if needed


Some people believe that they should change their shampoo every three weeks but I think that is too drastic. Using the same shampoo for too long may damage your hair only if it is not the best selection for your hair. If you use a shampoo that isn’t exactly what your hair needs, you could be setting yourself up for a ton of frustration.

So to make sure your new shampoo really fits you, test it for a week and see how your hair feels like. If the situation is getting better, you made the right choice! If not, it may be time to try a different brand or kind of shampoo.

Also, when shopping for a shampoo should I would suggest looking at both the brand and the shipper. Many shippers will send you a shampoo sample for free. You can use these as a sort of a trial run and this can also help you to find the right shampoo for your hair.

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