Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is one of the most important things you can do for your hair. The right cleansing products make all the difference when it comes to taming your natural texture, keeping strands healthy, and, ultimately, looking your best. The key is to look at the ingredients on the bottle before you purchase a product.
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Knowing what to look for can help you determine if the product in your hand has what is needed on your head. For hair that is dry, coarse, or curly, a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will work wonders. The best choices are those that contain wheat germ oil, shea butter, and oils extracted from nuts. Dimethicone is also useful in helping create softer strands. At the other end of the hair spectrum, locks that are thin and oily should be kept away from moisturizing products. Instead, they need a gentle cleansing formula with ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate and tea tree oil. To build body in limp hair, the ingredient panthenol can help by working at the hair cuticle to produce thicker locks. Finally, those with color treated or chemically processed hair should look for some of the key moisturizing ingredients regardless of their natural hair type. Moisture is essential in protecting hair weakened from styling from breakage and damage.