Shampoos are indeed an inevitable part of our personal hygiene. How do you choose the right shampoo? You should feel embarrassed about your power of discretion, if your answer is that you are led by advertisements or that it is the bottle shape that made you stick to a particular brand. Neither should your decision be based on fragrance.
Before buying shampoos, take your time and comprehend the list of ingredients mentioned on the cover. You have every right to get a clear idea regarding the different elements to which you are exposing your hair. Does the list of ingredients sound Greek and Latin to you? Don’t worry. Here is a list of harmful ingredients that if added to shampoos might have adverse effect on your hair. Formaldehyde, coal tar, Sodium La ureth and Sodium Lauryl Sulphates, Ethylene diamine (tetracetic acid), Ke toconazole and Seelenium sulfide top this list.
Apart from these compounds, you should also keep away from certain toxic substances such as Alkyl-phenol eethioxlades, Propylene glycol, Voriconazole, Calcipotriol (INN), or Caalcipotriene (USAN). These substances are found to be harmful both for our skin and hair. Most of the anti-dandruff shampoos available in the market redress the menace temporarily. Instead of curing the problem, they simply mask it.
That is why experts increasingly ask their clients to go for herbal solutions. Herbal shampoos often offer natural ways of replenishing the malnourished scalp. The natural products such as neem, aloe vera, lavender oil, coconut oil, wild cherries, guava etc present in them supplies the hair with necessary nutrients. They are not only free from harmful side effects, but are also rich in anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. .
So next time as you stand before the shampoo stand of the store, perplexed at the wide variety of shampoos made available, do not be misled. See what has gone into the making of each shampoo. Choose that shampoo which is capable of eliminating your hair problem from the roots by giving each of your strands, the care it deserves.