First invented in the 18th century, hair shampoo was a basic soap and scent meant mainly to cleanse and massage the scalp and hair. Today there are shampoos made for basic cleaning and there are kinds of treatment shampoo that bring a whole lot more benefits than just cleaning and making hair smell like flowers. Some of the best shampoo and conditioner products integrate these kind of ingredients to help hair that is special or damaged from other circumstances. This article will look over two of the most basic and common types of treatment shampoo.


Thickening Shampoo

If you have thin and limp hair that kind of hangs off your scalp then there are a lot of hairstyles that you will find hard to achieve. Thickening shampoo is a product that has been invented to help people in this circumstance to achieve a thicker and fuller set of locks. This is achieved in two basic ways. The first method achieves hair volume through depositing product layers over strands, giving each strand a fuller body. These kinds of products are commonly labelled as volumising shampoo. Be carefull of using these too commonly as the build up quickly gets really unhealthy and blocks pores on the scalp leading to an overall irritation and rashes if you are hypersensitive to such things. Counteract the possibilities of this happening by cleansing the scalp at the end of each week to rid build up from hair. The second kind of thickening shampoo provides hair volume by getting into the strands of hair, bypassing the protective scales on the outside of hairs. This formulation is a bit risky and can deal some harm and therefore is usually a part of professional’s salon products.


Colour Shampoo

If you have coloured your hair there are two main qualities you need to look for in a colour shampoo. The first is a formulation that is gentle on the colour and won’t make it fade out any quicker. Frequently this might encompass natural or organic ingredients to clean to hair whilst not disturbing the chemicals that have stained the hair shaft. Examples of ingredients might include eucalyptus, lavenders or fruit oils. The best shampoo for coloured hair will also perform health functions. Hair colouring performs its job using some very harsh chemicals such as ammonia. These chemicals are needed to open up the body of the strand so the dye can stain the insides with new colour. This dries out hair and weakens the internal structure of hair, so a really good colour shampoo will not only leave the colouring alone, but will also soothe the hair so it becomes soft and smooth again. This isn’t easy to have both in the same product, but many use moisturising ingredients that cure a dry scalp and stop any further damage from occurring. Some of these types of treatment shampoo can be a little expensive, and if you don’t want to drop a lot of money on these things simply look for a good moisturising or natural shampoo and check that the ingredients are not the same as your hair dye, meaning the two won’t mix and the colouring should be relatively safe.