Things you never knew about shampooing

 

Shampoos have been used since the 1800’s for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair. Over the years it has become so essential that every household uses more a variety of shampoos for purposes like cleansing, clarifying, hairfall defence and dandruff removal. Let us look at some things you might have never known about shampooing.

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Shelf-life

Your shampoo has a maximum shelf life of around three years. Even if the expiration date says otherwise, shampoo won’t work as well as a new shampoo after three years.

Massage

Massaging shampoo into your scalp promotes hair growth

Massaging shampoo into your scalp promotes hair growth

Massaging shampoo into your scalp can actually promote healthy hair growth. This happens because it improves blood circulation and cleanses your scalp at the same time.

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Size

The amount of shampoo meant to be used is only about the size of a one rupee coin. You do not need more than that! The more you use will lather up too much and make it difficult for you to properly massage into the scalp.

Type

Most shampoos are made up of very similar ingredients and the salon ones are not that different from the consumer product ones. So instead of looking at the price tag, focus on whether the shampoo formula works for you and your locks.

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Home shampoo

You can make shampoo at home as well

You can make shampoo at home as well

You can even make shampoo at home! Mix baking soda, vinegar, and water to create shampoo that will eliminate smells and build up. This won’t even have the usual harsh chemicals that exist in store bought shampoos.

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Clarifying shampoo

Everyone needs a clarifying shampoo every once in a while. If your hair feels unusually dry and is no longer responding to products, wash it with clarifying shampoo to get rid of the problem. You must get rid of the residue on your scalp for it to breathe properly. This will facilitate healthy hair growth.

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