Shampoos that are pH balanced include DHS Clear Shampoo for Daily Cleaning of Hair & Scalp, the majority of shampoos by Head and Shoulders, all Suave shampoos, and many products in the Herbal Essences, Pantene, and Tresseme lines. And there are many, many more.Continue Reading
Choosing a pH balanced shampoo can improve the healthiness and appearance of hair.
Shampoos and other hair products use the chemistry behind alkali and acidic substances to expand and contract the hair shaft, producing varying results to hair's appearance. In chemistry, pH is a measure of acidity. Anything lower than 7 on the pH scale is said to be acidic, while anything higher is alkaline. Water has a pH level of about 7.
Human skin and hair are between 4.5 and 5.5 on the pH scale, making them slightly acidic. A pH balanced shampoo will prevent hair from becoming either too soft and easily penetrable (a product of alkali substances), or too hard (a product of acidic substances).
In general, some hair care lines carry a variety of pH balanced shampoos, while others make specific products designed to achieve pH balance. Whether the entire line is pH balanced or just one or two products, all are easily found in the local drug store.Learn more about Shampoo & Conditioner
Some good anti-dandruff shampoos include Head & Shoulders citrus breeze shampoo, The Body Shop Ginger anti-dandruff shampoo and Jason tea tree scalp normalizing shampoo, as noted by Total Beauty. Others include Aveda Scalp Benefits balancing shampoo and Paul Mitchell tea tree special shampoo.Full Answer >
The best shampoos to treat seborrhea include Nizoral A-D anti-dandruff shampoo with ketoconazole and Head and Shoulders with selenium sulfide or pyrethione zinc, according to About.com. Shampoos containing coal tar or salicylic acid can also treat seborrhea.Full Answer >
Some good medicated shampoos for an itchy, dry scalp and hair loss are Eucerin, Head & Shoulders, and the selenium sulfide and zinc-based shampoo Selsun Blue, according to the products' official websites. Other options include using tar-based shampoos such as T-Gel or DHS Tar Shampoo.Full Answer >
Shampoos with chelating agents such as Ion Hard Water Shampoo, Pantene or Garnier shampoos, Joico Kpak Clarify Chelating Shampoo or Aveda Shampure are effective in protecting hair from hard water. Chelating shampoos often include an ingredient known as EDTA.Full Answer >