Baby shampoo can be used on adult hair, although it is gentler than most adult shampoos. In particular, for those who use a lot of different hair products, baby shampoo may not be strong enough to cleanse the hair properly.
A:Shampoos contain surfactants that lessen the surface tension of water, which binds to the oil and dirt on the hair that washes away when rinsed. Surfactants are also found in laundry detergent and bath gels. The surfactants in shampoo usually include sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate and it is combined with a co-surfactant, such as cocamidopropyl betaine, which makes the shampoo viscous.
A:Baby shampoo can be used on adult hair, although it is gentler than most adult shampoos. In particular, for those who use a lot of different hair products, baby shampoo may not be strong enough to cleanse the hair properly.
A:The most effective way to treat damaged hair is with high quality oils. Regular haircuts, clarifying rinses and conditioning treatments also treat damaged hair, which is often caused by excessive use of hair products.
A:Shampoos are made of a class of chemicals called surfactants, which have the ability to lower the surface tension of a liquid. These surface-active substances surround oily substances and dirt, which then makes it easier for water to wash them off the surface that needs to be cleaned. This ability to act as degreasers makes surface-active substances popular for cleaning applications and products like shampoos.
A:While shampoo often does not come with an expiration date, it generally keeps for anywhere from one to three years. Although expired shampoo is not dangerous to use, it is less effective than fresh shampoo.
A:Shampoo was invented by Hans Schwarzkopf in 1898. He created a water-soluble powder shampoo that was easier to use than the oils and soaps traditionally used to clean hair at the end of the 19th century.
A:While all shampoos are made to clean hair and remove dirt and other particles from the scalp, the shampoos with thickening ingredients create additional space between each strand of hair. Shampoos with protein, the B-vitamin panthenol and keratin all work by plumping up hair strands. Therefore, the hair looks thicker even though the strand count remains the same.
A:Some of the most popular hair follicle shampoos include ABBA Detox Shampoo, Alterna Caviar Clinical Daily Detoxifying Shampoo and Omni Cleansing Shampoo, according to reviewers on Amazon.com. Of these shampoos, ABBA Detox Shampoo is the most popular as of 2015.
A:The best shampoo for permed hair is alkaline-free and contains deep moisturizing ingredients. There are multiple brands from which to choose, and some top brands include Tresemmé Flawless Curls, Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious shampoo and Aveda's Be Curly shampoo.
A:Shampoos without sodium laureth sulfate include Fundamental Shampoo by Fundamental Earth and Kirkland Signature's Professional Moisture Shampoo. Another popular shampoo without sodium laureth sulfate is Tea Tree Shampoo by Maple Holistics.
A:Some residue-free shampoos include Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo, Uni-Locs Residue-Free Shampoo, DreadHead Dread Soap and Knotty Boy Liquid Dread Shampoo. Most shampoos, conditioners and styling products contain ingredients that build up and leave residue behind. Residue-free or clarifying shampoos combat this.
A:WomensHealthMag.com recommends Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value shampoo and Phyto Phytocedrat Sebo Regulating shampoo for oily hair. TotalBeauty.com recommends Biolage Normalizing Shampoo. Amazon.com stocks 365 Everyday Value Shampoo in mint, lavender, citrus and fragrance-free, as of January 2016. The various fragrances have three-star to five-star customer ratings. Amazon.com also stocks Biolage Normalizing Shampoo. Beauty.com stocks Phytocedrat Sebo Regulating Shampoo.
A:Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, such as L'Oreal's Everpure, are popular for wavy hair, according to Allure Magazine. AllWomensTalk.com favors Fekkai Luscious Curls Shampoo and Conditioner for wavy or curly hair.
A:To wash black hair with baking soda and vinegar, mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water to form a paste. Use about 1 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda depending on your hair length. Apply the mixture to your dry or wet hair. Keep it in your hair for about three minutes, and rinse it out. Finish rinsing with a mixture of 1/4 white or apple cider vinegar to water.
A:Shampoo reviews are available from Consumer Search, Elle, Total Beauty and Amazon. Consumer Search aggregates professional tester reviews on each of its shampoo reviews. Elle's reviews were completed by editors of the magazine.
A:Cantu and Motions both produce conditioners that are suitable for Dominican hair, or hair that is naturally curly. The conditioners contain ingredients such as coconut oil, honey and shea butter, which reduce damage that occurs from using heated hairstyling tools.
A: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.
A:To deep condition hair, apply a thick conditioner specially designed for deep conditioning, let it saturate the hair, apply heat and rinse. Deep conditioners are not the same as regular after-shampoo conditioners, as they often contain protein and additional moisturizing elements, such as olive oil.