Shampoo Myths

On the WIKY Morning Show today, we shared an item we found on-line about the facts and fiction about shampooing your hair -

  • “You need lather to know it's really working.”

MYTH: Not exactly. You may love working up a good lather on your head, but those suds are mostly created for psychological effect. Ideally, your head should have only enough lather to lubricate the hair and scalp, so a quarter-size blob of shampoo is usually enough to for a good hair wash. 

  • “You should use a clarifying formula to get rid of buildup.”

PARTLY FACT: Unless you're using heavy-duty hair products, like pomade, mousse, or gel, regular shampooing prevents styling-product residue from collecting on your hair. If you do need a clarifier, don't use it more than once a week. The detergent-heavy cleanserswill also do a great job of giving you damaged hair. 

  • “Washing every day can be bad for your hair.”

MOSTLY MYTH: Daily washing is safe and healthy. If you have oily hair, it's fine to suds up every day. People with coarse or dry hair might want to be more conservative and wash every other day. No matter what kind of hair you have, as long as you stay away from harsh formulas that strip natural oils and treat your strands with conditioner, regular shampooing won't do any harm.

  • “For best results, follow with a hair conditioner.”

FACT: No, this isn't a scam to sell you two products. Using a separate conditioner will coat strands with ingredients that hydrate and protect.  

  • “After a while, your hair gets used to your shampoo. That's why you need to switch to a new brand occasionally.”

MYTH: Hair is dead, period. So it can't 'get used to' anything. It's just your perception of how your hair responds to a new formula. So if you love your brand, there's no reason to switch.

So now you know.  The WIKY Morning Show - the favorite radio show in showers across the Tri-state!