December 4, 2015 Great Waves Blog No Comments

Where there’s a tub or shower, there is shampoo. Like soap for your hair, shampoo cleanses the dirt, grime, and grease from your precious locks. Over the years this essential hair care product has undergone several alterations and varieties. With so many companies releasing shampoo into the market, you can always find one formula and scent that works just right for you.

Liquid

With an array of scents, colors, and hair care benefits, this is the form of shampoo most often seen in stores and at home. Liquid shampoo is also the basis for understanding how this cleansing product works. When you scrub shampoo into your dampened hair, you get that wonderful sudsy feeling, but what is actually going on? Your hair is being stripped of a natural oil the body produces called sebum. When sebum builds up it leaves hair feeling thick, greasy, and unpleasant. It can also attract and trap excessive dust and pollen in your tresses, and since sebum is water resistant, applying shampoo is the only way to get rid of it.

Bars

Tired of wasting shampoo and watching empty bottles pile up in your trash? Shampoo bars might be a good alternative for you. Chemically, it performs the same way liquid shampoo does. The only difference is it comes in a compact and convenient bar that eliminates trash and often lasts much longer. These bars usually are concocted of more natural ingredients and can be really handy while traveling, easily passing TSA requirements. If you’re looking for a more ‘green’ alternative in hair care- shampoo bars are a must!

Dry

Sometimes the idea of having to deal with wet and unruly hair after a wash is just too much. For lazier days, or days between washes, dry shampoo is a great way to freshen up your mane. It comes in a powder or spray texture. It also helps reduce sebum to allow for easier styling, a cleaner look, and it’s a huge time saver. If you constantly find yourself on the go, dry shampoo might just be your saving grace.

Written by rufinamo