According to the shampoo commercials of yesteryear, the mark of a good cleanser is its lather. Up until recently, I would only cherish the shampoos that mimicked one of those ads, lathering up until I turned my hair into a big, frothy, soapy creation. A ton of lather is normally an indication of a product having sulfates (including lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and ammonium laureth sulphate) — surfactants that can actually dry your hair and skin out.
As a woman with greasy hair, I’ve often struggled with how to keep my tresses moisturized and healthy without them getting weighed down at the roots by too much product buildup. If you’re like me and have curls and coloured hair, you should be washing even less.
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According to Dr. Jeff Donovan, a dermatologist and hair restoration specialist, individuals who dye their hair may be more susceptible to damage when they use these products. Everyone is in love with dry shampoo and for good reason: it’s an easy and quick alternative to washing your hair every day. Francesco Fontana, a hair stylist and owner of Studio Fontana in Toronto, says the build up comes from people rushing when it comes to washing their hair.
by DEVEN HOPP“Lather, rinse, repeat” may be more fable than fact, but flawed instructions aside, shampoo is and has been one of the non-negotiables in our beauty routines since before we even had beauty routines. So, we thought it deserved a closer look. Scroll through for eight crazy but true facts about shampoo!More from Byrdie:Chelating or Clarifying: What’s the Best Shampoo for Your Hair? Thickening Shampoos That Really Work Drugstore Dry Shampoos for Every Hair Type Is This Shampoo Ingredient Ruining Your Hair?