Shampoo is one of the daily routines. However, as an important tool for shampooing, shampoo, not everyone knows how to choose. Coupled with market brainwashing promotion, they think it is certain to use the banners of anti-dropping, moisturizing, oil control, etc. It helped myself, but it turned out not to be the case, because the ingredients contained in it may cause scalp sensitivity, which may not achieve the expected hair care effect. This time, I have invited Tony Tam , a scalp care expert , to answer the 5 most common and shampoo-related questions for you, and at the same time teach you to choose the right shampoo for you.
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SHAMPOO QUESTION 1 : HOW SHOULD ORDINARY PEOPLE CHOOSE SHAMPOO?
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Tony : "There are various types of shampoos on the market, ranging from two-in-one shampoos to all kinds of specially targeted shampoos (such as anti-dandruff, moisturizing, anti-allergic, anti-dropping, etc.) All are available, in addition to natural and organic options. The purchase should be based on personal needs. If there is a possibility of family hereditary hair loss, you should use shampoo products for DHT as soon as possible , because this hair loss problem can occur as early as adolescence ; Another example is that people who often do chemical treatment should choose shampoos and products that repair damaged hair. As for shampoos that advertise natural or organic ingredients, are they good? If you don’t have other scalp problems, use it for daily maintenance of course Yes, but the Consumer Council has tested and found that only some of the 15 “organic” and “natural” shampoos on the market have certification labels from third-party agencies, and some have found that they are not 100% natural or organic ingredients, so do not Blindly believe in relevant words. In addition, it is known that some people will choose shampoo according to the fragrance, but the fragrance is often added with artificial flavors or spices, which is more prone to sensitivity. The scalp test is more popular than before. If you change the shampoo several times and still fail to improve your scalp problem, you should seek professional assistance as soon as possible. For example, using anti-dandruff shampoo, there are many reasons for dandruff. Oily dandruff, dry dandruff or other scalp problems cause dandruff. I believe it is not easy for ordinary people to judge by themselves. Using the wrong product may backfire. "
SHAMPOO QUESTION 2 : IF YOU ESPECIALLY WANT TO CHOOSE ANTI-REMOVAL SHAMPOO, WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN BUYING PRODUCTS IN THE SHOP?
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Tony : "First of all, we must first understand the cause of excessive hair loss, whether it is temporary (such as just childbirth or the influence of some drugs), hereditary, or stress and life schedule problems? Most hair loss problems are related to the secretion of hormones in the body. Therefore, when choosing anti-removal shampoos, you should pay attention to whether there are ingredients for DHT .
SHAMPOO QUESTION 3 : IN ADDITION TO SPECIAL ORIENTATION, WHAT INGREDIENTS SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHEN CHOOSING SHAMPOO?
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Tony : " SLS ( Sodium lauryl sulphate ), SLES ( Sodium laureth Sulfate ), artificial flavor, MIT ( methylisothiazolinone ), CMIT ( methylchloroisothiazolinone ), dioxane ( 1,4-dioxane ), Parabens , Triclosan , Polyethylene Glycol, etc. It may cause scalp allergies, so you must be careful when buying."
SHAMPOO QUESTION 4 : IS THE CONDITIONER SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE? HOW TO CHOOSE HAIR CONDITIONER?
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Tony : "Hair conditioner is suitable for everyone, just like applying skin care products after washing your face. Most of the conditioners on the market are not suitable for applying on the scalp, mainly because their ingredients are specific to the hair and there may be opportunities. Because it contains silicone oil, it is not easy to wash away. Long-term use may block the hair follicles. Therefore, if there is no conditioner that can be used on the scalp, don't just leave it on the scalp. On the contrary, it indicates that the conditioner that can be used on the scalp is suitable for everyone. Use it to protect the scalp, but relatively speaking, it will take less care of the hair. The most recommended is the conditioner that can fall on the scalp, because the pH of shampoo is mostly alkaline, while the pH of the conditioner Most of the value is acidic, so the conditioner can neutralize the alkalinity of the shampoo and make the scalp healthier."
SHAMPOO QUESTION 5 : IN ADDITION TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER IF YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR HAIR WELL, WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHEN WASHING YOUR HAIR?
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Tony : "The water temperature should not be too cold or too hot. The former is difficult to wash the hair, and the latter is easy to irritate the scalp. Therefore, water temperature that is gentle and not hot is better. Proper massage of the scalp can promote blood circulation in the scalp, which is beneficial to the health of the scalp and hair follicles. It will definitely help, but remember not to wash your hair with your nails. Use the flesh of your fingers to wash your hair or massage to avoid damage to your scalp. At the same time, you can wash your hair as much as possible to avoid residual products and pollutants."
Tony Tam, Scalp Care Specialist