Have you ever thought when buying shampoo that it doesn’t matter what you buy just as long as it’s on offer? Have you ever wondered why your hair never seems the same once you’ve left the salon and washed and styled your hair at home? Does your hair appear weighed down and lank or greasy after washing and styling?
If you can relate to any of the above, read on and you may just change your mind about the shampoo & conditioner you use. Why do we recommend professional shampoos/conditioners over supermarket versions? The simple answer is that professional products contain higher-grade ingredients and are much more highly concentrated. Supermarket versions are watered down and will contain more ingredients such as silicones which will coat the hair and weigh it down.
They also contain higher levels of sulphates which give shampoo ‘foam’ or ‘bubbles’. These are good cleansing agents but over time will strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils.You may find yourself using a lot more of the supermarket version because of their dilution, so initially you will think it’s cheaper but you may be buying it more frequently in the long run. Salon Professional products will last that much longer because you don’t need to use as much due to the higher concentration of ingredients. Speak to your hairstylist who will be able to advise you on what you should be using for your hair type.