Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quick Tip: Play Mixologist With Your Shampoos And Conditioners

Many of us have more than one type of shampoo and conditioner, but not many of us know that we can actually use more than one at a time. The needs of our hair can be complex at times; we may have issues with elasticity, lack of moisture, and overly porous strands. Because of this, we often need more than what our trusty staple shampoo or conditioner delivers. 

Depending on the needs of my hair, I may mix several different drops of conditioner and shampoo. Using several shampoos and conditioners at once can correct compound issues with your hair, and can also help you use some of those not-so-stellar products you have been holding on to in your cabinet. Always assess your hair prior to shampooing. "Prescribe" your formula for the day, then use a dollop of each product you need, and shampoo or condition as normal. Check out some of my recommendations below to get you headed in the right direction:

Shampoo's to help replenish moisture: 
Suave Almond & Shea Butter Shampoo
Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo
Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo
Elucence Moisture Balance Shampoo

Shampoo's to help with porosity issues:
Roux Porosity Shampoo
Redken Time Reset Shampoo 

Elasticity Issues: 
Alterna Life Curls Shampoo
Rusk Pro Elements Keratin Shampoo 

Conditioners to help replenish moisture
Keracare Humecto 
Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner 
Aveda Damage Remedy
Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque
ORS Replenishing Pak

Conditioners to help with porosity issues:
Roux Porosity Control Conditioner 
Rusk Deepshine Smooth Care Conditioner

Elasticity Issues: 
Dudley's Revitalizing Conditioner
Lanza Healing Strength Manuka Conditioner

Tip: Most shampoo's & conditioners geared towards those with color treated hair are perfect products to use for correcting porosity and elasticity.

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  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful post and helpful tips :) Quick question though, do you have to mix the shampoos or does it work the same if you use one right after the other (do the first wash with one shampoo and then follow with the other shampoo)? Thank you!

  2. Thanks for your helful advice. I have used Shea Butter Shampoo for a long time and it works. I wonder that do i have to mix them all for a better shampoo? And when i do this, will the mixture against each other?


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