Hair care is a general term for cosmetology and hygiene relating to the hair that grows on the scalp, to a lesser extent, and in some cases facial, pubic, and other bodily hair as well. Hair care practices vary according to the cultural and physical attributes of a person’s hair. Some people have naturally curly hair while others have straight hair and some are extremely dry or oily, the condition of their hair affects the kind of hair care they can undertake. Hair salons offer various hair care services including shampooing, conditioning, hair styling, and dyeing as well.
Shampooing is a process of cleaning using liquid ingredients that consists of various substances such as sodium laureth sulphate or sodium lauryl sulfate. Shampoos clean the hair by removing dirt and oil that accumulate on the scalp. They also replenish the scalp with vital nutrients, thereby promoting hair growth and strength. Different shampoos serve different hair types. For example, shampoos intended for oily hair contain foaming agents that are designed to help remove oil from the hair and scalp. However, some shampoos are also formulated for hair care needs that are specific to hair types.
Conditioner is a specialized type of shampoo and conditioner and is used to add moisture back into the hair, after it has been subjected to heat, sun, chlorine and other external factors that may have stripped it of its natural oils. The most common hair care conditioners are glycerin and mousse. Glycerin and mousse moisturize the hair by restoring the lost moisture. These types of moisturizers are often included in conditioners, even if they are not listed as an ingredient, as they help revive the appearance of damaged hair.
Sometimes, the most effective hair care products air conditioners. This is true of shampoos as well. Conditioners can be found both in shampoos and conditioners. In order for a conditioner to be effective, it must be able to penetrate the hair shaft to the roots. Many conditioners do this effectively, especially when used in conjunction with a shampoo.
Styling products include styling gels, hair mousse, shine serums, and leave in conditioners. As you can see, styling products differ from conditioners. Most styling products are water-based, whereas conditioners tend to be oil-based.
While most people think of styling products as mousses and straighteners, there are also a number of dry shampoos. These products do not contain conditioners but instead contain styling gels or styling oils. Some dry shampoos are alcohol-based. A dry shampoo will seal the cuticle of the hair and give it a shinier appearance, while the styling shampoo will give hair a textured look. These types of shampoos can be found in both local beauty shops and on the Internet.