Reader’s Query: What are the best shampoo and conditioner for regular use?
After I have posted my experience with one of the L’Oreal conditioners I am bombarded with shampoo and conditioner queries. The most common amongst them is “what is the best shampoo and conditioner for regular use”. Honestly speaking, a year or so ago I was a diehard user of Pantene hair fall control shampoo and conditioner. But when I realized the harm of using the same shampoo month after month I immediately changed it. Ideally, we should keep switching shampoos; of course we can always come back to our previous ones after a little change 😉 . Personally, I feel using a good shampoo helps in gaining hair volume, shine and texture, and reducing hair fall/breakage. A lot of people get confused between hair fall and hair breakage.Let me clarify the difference between them:
Hair fall usually happens from roots, if a hair has fallen from the root you will see a grey blob at its end. Hair breakage is commonly the result of bad weather or excessive hair styling. It is qualified by broken or stark ends, which do not have any blobs.
In addition to using good shampoo and conditioner I always prefer not to use any chemical treatments or heating rods to style my hair. The last time I remember when I have used these things was for my wedding . Whenever I need to style my hair, I prefer to use non-electric curlers (for wavy hair) and homemade remedies (for smoothening). As I have said, using good shampoo and conditioner is not enough to have healthy lustrous hair; you have to take care of them just as you do it for your skin. I will do a detailed separate post on hair care later. As of now, let’s stay focused on regular shampoo and conditioner. A couple of ones I have used so far, and liked are:
Pantene Hair Fall control Shampoo and Conditioner(shampoo review, conditioner review): Pantene claims to save the hair from breakage but hair fall. This combo has never failed to disappoint me except in the hair fall season, when it is customary that the dead hair fall out, giving space to more healthy and lustrous hair roots. For the record I have oily scalp, so Pantene hair fall control seems to fare well and saves me from the dreadful need of shampooing every other day. For dry scalp/hair, this shampoo might be little harsh. So if you have dry hair you can give it a skip and try the below one.
L’Oreal 6 Oil Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner ( shampoo review, conditioner review): If you have a dry scalp/hair this is worth giving a try. It nourishes the hair and controls frizz, but only to an extent. The conditioner is leave-in one that provides more nourishment and smoothening. I liked it more than the shampoo.
Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner: This combo is good if you have been suffering from split-ends problem for long. I managed to get some relief from split-ends on my 7 month’s untrimmed hair. But to be on a safer side it’s always recommended having the hair trimmed once in 2 months and never comb wet hair.
Dove Damage Solutions Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo: This shampoo is again for dry scalp and hair. As the name says this shampoo repairs damaged hair. If you have any damaged hair, leave the repair to Dove damage solutions. With consistent usage it will make hair baby soft and healthy. And, moreover while using this shampoo you can give a break to conditioner as this shampoo does not always require conditioning.
I will keep updating this post as we come across good experiences with other shampoos. In the meanwhile, if you know any other regular shampoos and conditioners please share them with us.
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