Using the right kind of shampoo – one that is meant for your hair type – can totally change your hair game and pamper your crowning glory in the way they deserve. Needless to say, using the wrong kind of shampoo can do nothing for your tresses and need to be switched ASAP.

Wondering how to find out if your current shampoo is ‘The one’ or if it’s time to say ‘Thank you next’ and toss it out? Allow us to help. We’ve mentioned five signs that indicate that the shampoo you’ve been using isn’t working for you and needs to be trashed right now…

 

01. Hair feels unmanageable

01. Hair feels unmanageable

After washing your hair with the right shampoo, it should feel really soft, shiny and frizz-free. But if you notice that your hair tangles a lot, is extremely frizzy and difficult to style, it’s a sign your shampoo isn’t working for you. It could be blocking your hair’s natural moisture absorption abilities, thereby giving it a super rough and frizzy appearance.

 

02. Scalp feels really dry

02. Scalp feels really dry

If your scalp feels really dry, tight and itchy after hair wash, then it could very well mean that the shampoo you’re using is too harsh for your scalp. It’s best to switch to a gentle and more hydrating product that has a creamy formula. This will hydrate the scalp and prevent further problems such as itchiness and dandruff.

 

03. Hair colour is fading fast

03. Hair colour is fading fast

Washing your colour treated hair with a shampoo that is not specifically meant for that purpose is a cardinal hair care sin. This will not only make your hair colour fade a lot faster but also turn your colour brassy. Additionally, your hair will even start to feel super frizzy and straw-like. So, if you’ve got your hair coloured, always use a colour-protecting shampoo. Not only will it give you super soft, shiny hair but also enhance the vibrancy of your hair colour.

 

04. Lacks shine

04. Lacks shine

Does your hair lack shine and looks really dull and lifeless? Blame it on the shampoo. Why? Well, shiny hair is a result of natural oils that coat your strands, forming a protective layer. So if your hair looks really lifeless, it means your shampoo is too harsh and is stripping away the natural oils from the scalp.

 

05. Undefined hair texture

05. Undefined hair texture

The kind of shampoo you use has a major effect on how good or bad your hair looks after you wash it. If you’re using the right kind of shampoo, your natural hair texture should be defined, and your hair should feel healthy and bouncy. But if your hair always looks really dull, lacks body or your curls feel really undefined, then it is a clear indication that you need to change your shampoo ASAP.