Hair Skin Care Hair Products

Great hair requires the use of high-quality hair care products. However, high-quality doesn’t necessarily equal expensive. These days, many drug stores carry a number of quality shampoos, conditioners and styling products that cost less than $10. Of course, you can also purchase hair care products, including gels, creams and mousses, at your local hair salon.

The hair products you will use will depend on the overall condition of your hair as well as your hair’s unique characteristics. When buying products, consider the following:

  • any problems from which your hair suffers (e.g., dandruff, excess oil, etc.)
  • your hair’s moisture level
  • your hair’s texture
  • your hair’s thickness.

The hair products you use will also depend on your hair style and the effects and look you wish to achieve. For instance, a person who has curly hair might want to use a curl-enhancing lotion to turn her uneven curls into uniform spirals. Likewise, a person with kinky hair might wish to use a hair straightener to achieve a sleek, smooth look.

While you can buy many great hair products at drugstores and salons, you can also make them yourself. Some of the best hair products come straight out of the kitchen. For example, if your hair’s dry and brittle, warm 1/2 cup of olive oil, work it into your hair and then cover your hair with a towel. After 45 minutes, shampoo and marvel at your hair’s shine!

You can also make a great all-natural conditioner by mashing one ripe, pitted avocado with one egg.

In this section, we’ll discuss all the hair care products you need to keep your hair looking its best. We’ll offer valuable information on shampoos, conditioners and more!

Shampoos

Healthy hair often begins with a great shampoo. There are a number of shampoos on the market, each offering to do something different. There are shampoos that will add volume to your hair, increase your hairs shine and even enhance the color of your hair. The shampoo you need will depend on your hair’s unique needs.

A number of ethnic hair care shampoos are now readily available on the market. When people use the term “ethnic hair care,” they are often referring to hair care for people of African ancestry. African-American hair is generally black and tightly curled. It often needs shampoos that will add moisture as well as strengthen, repair and protect the hair from breakage.

Choosing the right shampoo will protect your hair and keep it shiny and healthy.

Conditioners

To keep your hair tangle-free, moisturized and shiny, you’ll want to follow your shampoo with a quality conditioner. Even if your hair is well-moisturized, it would likely benefit from a conditioning treatment.

Often, people will use a number of conditioners on their hair. For instance, they’ll have a conditioner that they use on their hair each time they shampoo as well as an intensive conditioner that they use once a week or once a month.

Also, people with color-treated hair will often use color-enhancing conditioners.

Resources

Ciba Specialty Chemicals (2000-2007). Ethnic Hair Care – Coarse and tightly Curly Hair. Retrieved October 24, 2007, from the Ciba Web site: http://www.cibasc.com/index/ind-index/ind-per_car/ind-pc-cp/ind-pc-cp-ethnichaircare.htm.

HairCareGuide.com (2004-2007). Hair Care Guide.com. Retrieved October 24, 2007, from the Hair Care Guide Web site: http://www.haircareguide.com/.

The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. (2007). Healthy Hair. Retrieved October 24, 2007, from the RD.com Web site: http://www.rd.com/channel/healthy-hair.