While shampooing our hair may be like second nature to us, sometimes, the results just don't show, and we're left to wonder — are we doing something wrong? Is it us? Is it our hair? And while sometimes the answer may be yes, here's something you probably didn't think about — it could be your shampoo. Using the wrong shampoo is more common than you think, and while it may sound like no biggie, it could give rise to a plethora of hair problems, from dryness and frizziness to greasiness and even hair fall.
Looking for a sign that you're using the wrong kind of shampoo? Read on for the five signs that indicate you're using the wrong shampoo — and a few solutions on how to tackle these problems too.
- 01. Your hair is dull
- 02. Your scalp feels greasy
- 03. Your knots are never-ending
- 04. Your locks are basically frizz-central
- 05. Your mane is untameable
01. Your hair is dull
Does your hair catch the gentle glint of the sun and reflect it in a movie-star manner? No? We hate to break it to you, but if your hair refuses to shine no matter what you do, you're probably using the wrong shampoo. This is because the wrong kind of shampoo takes away the nutrients from your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. Luckily, the TRESemmé Smooth & Shine Shampoo can fix that! With ingredients like vitamin H and silk protein, the shampoo will instantly revive dull hair and provide some intense, salon-like moisturisation that'll make your locks shine bright, even on the dullest of days.
02. Your scalp feels greasy
One of the most annoying things that happen when you use the wrong shampoo is your scalp is always greasy. Your ends may be dry, but your scalp is a whole other story — and if you're like me and have curtain bangs, unfortunately, it shows. This happens because certain shampoos can strip your hair of its natural oil, causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. We recommend you try the Love Beauty & Planet Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Clarifying Shampoo to fix this. A paraben and silicone-free shampoo that removes all buildup and takes care of an oily scalp like no other will do the trick in reviving your tresses.
03. Your knots are never-ending
The wrong shampoo means your hair is always tangled up, and we have one thing to say to our tresses — can you knot do this to us? Unfortunately, until you switch your shampoo to one that doesn't strip your hair of its natural moisture, your hair is going to be rough and tangle-filled for days. The solution? Opt for the Dove Healthy Ritual For Strengthening Hair Shampoo. Infused with the goodness of oat milk and honey, the parabens and dye-free shampoo repairs damaged hair and prevents breakage while smoothing it out and hydrating it. This means happy, healthy locks for you!
04. Your locks are basically frizz-central
Suppose your otherwise healthy hair turns into frizz-central post shampooing, and you dread wash-day like the plague, well. In that case, you're probably (read: definitely) using the wrong shampoo since the chemicals present in your shampoo could be messing with your scalp's health. Revive your hair with the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Argan Oil & Lavender Anti-Frizz Shampoo since it's got a baddie-free formula that smoothens the frizz and has a calming effect on the hair. It's filled with the goodness of lavender and argan oil and will nourish your hair like no other.
05. Your mane is untameable
Regardless of the styling tools you use, or the number of times you brush your hair, your mane still ends up resembling Hagrid's. Sound familiar? Well, untameable hair is a sign of using the wrong shampoo. Give your hair its life (and shape!) back with the Sunsilk Coconut Water And Aloe Vera Volume Hair Shampoo. The nourishing formula contains aloe vera, which moisturises and nourishes the hair, while coconut water uplifts and refreshes the hair. Your hair is bound to get its bounce, volume, and sheen back — and will be manageable once you're done!
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 24, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.