You’ve heard it before:
"It’s important to switch up your hair products every so often."
Could it be true?
Should you break up with your shampoo? Or just cheat on it from time to time...
Don’t turn your back on your bottled bestie too fast!
I want to put a halt on the misnomer that your hair builds a tolerance to a specific shampoo and/or conditioner.
It’s a myth that hair gets immune to your cleansing routine.
What is true, however, is that like any other beauty regimen, your hair products should change based on several factors, so let's review.
Everyone’s hair is different— if you’re a curly girl, you should reach for a shampoo that helps with curl retention, while giving great hydration.
A repair shampoo and conditioner with more keratin is applicable after getting balayage highlights, or a volumising pro-hair growth shampoo if you experience temporary hair loss due to stress, low immunity or post pregnancy.
But it’s not just your hair type that can be a determining factor for less-than-stellar strands. Perhaps your well water makes your strands go brass - I see this all the time. To counter the brass, flip the color wheel and reach for a violet shampoo.
Your hair could also alter its response to products due to seasonal changes, a change in the water, swimming in chlorine, age or even a change in hormone levels.
When hair starts to thin or become brittle, it needs something that will help restore its intrinsic strength to help it appear fuller. Formulas fortified with reparative proteins build up or mend the follicle that’s been damaged by heat, over-processing, or even intense medical treatments like chemotherapy or radiation.
Get sheen with dietary changes.
Eating essential fatty acids can give your hair that much-desired shine and gloss. When you get essential fatty acids from red meat or an avocado, you will see more shine and less of a need of repair treatments - over time.
Hair absolutely changes with age.
20s: Hair is at the peak of thickness and strength, with ample sebum and shine.
30s: A slight decline in sebum can cause hair to lose its natural luster.
40s: The diameter of the hair shaft begins to shrink, leaving hair thinner and more fragile. Plus a decline in melanin levels can lead to gray hair.
50s: Most women are 50% gray by the age of 50 due to a steep decline in melanin; follicles continue to shrink and leave hair thinner and even more fine.
60s: Nearly 40% of women experience a degree of hair loss. Hair often appears thin and lackluster.
A Solution + Tip.
Regardless your Swap in a Clarifying Shampoo Twice a Month
Our top selling gentle, yet deep clarifying treatment can get you out of your hair funk by removing buildup that’s developed over time from styling products or heavy silicone laden conditioners.
To review, you can't get immune to your shampoo. It really comes back to the following factors:
- The overall health of your hair and scalp
- The age and time of your life
- Residues left behind such as silicones, excessive glycerin, etc.
- Seasonal shifts
I leave you with bringing it back to the true ROOT of THE ISSUE around hair health.
If you have any questions on what products are best for your locks - email me!