Celebrate National Shampoo Week: The Ultimate Guide to Good Hair Care


BLOG, Hair / Monday, June 10th, 2024

As National Shampoo Week rolls around from June 7 to June 13, it’s the perfect time to delve into the fascinating history of hair washing and the modern marvels of shampoo. This international event is dedicated to raising awareness about good hair care practices and helping everyone achieve their best hair days. Let’s journey through the evolution of shampoo and share some expert tips to keep your locks looking luscious.

A Brief History of Shampoo

While the term “shampoo” has been part of our vocabulary for less than a century, the practice of washing hair dates back thousands of years. Early civilizations used natural ingredients like herbs, clays, and oils to cleanse their hair and scalp. The word “shampoo” itself is derived from the Hindi word “chāmpo,” which means to press or massage. Traditional Indian hair treatments involved massaging the scalp with extracts of herbs and natural oils, a practice that remains popular today.

In the 1800s, soap-based solutions were used to clean hair, but these were often harsh and left hair feeling dry. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that liquid shampoo, as we know it, was invented. German chemist Hans Schwarzkopf revolutionized hair care by creating a water-soluble powder shampoo in 1903, leading to the development of liquid shampoos in the following decades.

The Modern Shampoo: More Than Just a Cleanser

Today’s shampoos are far more than mere cleansers. They are formulated to address a variety of hair concerns, from hydration and damage repair to volume and color protection. Understanding your hair type and needs is crucial to selecting the right shampoo for optimal hair health.

Expert Tips for Good Hair Care

In honor of National Shampoo Week, here are some of my expert tips to ensure your hair stays healthy and beautiful:

1. Choose the Right Shampoo for Your Hair Type:

Dry Hair: Look for moisturizing shampoos with ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, or aloe vera.

My Pick: Gently cleanse and put life back into hair with Fixx™ Argan Oil Shampoo, infused with moisturizing nutrients (like argan oil) that help hair feel soft, clean and shiny without feeling oily or weighed down. Get ready to experience the argan-oil difference.

Benefits

  • Infused with Moroccan argan oil, one of the rarest and most sought-after ingredients in the personal care industry.
  • Gently cleanses while fortifying hair with rich argan oil, aloe vera juice and other nourishing ingredients.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of dry, damaged hair.
  • Helps to aid in restoring strength and shine to hair.

Oily Hair: Opt for clarifying shampoos that remove excess oil without stripping the hair of its natural moisture.

My Pick: Royal Spa Chamomile Shampoo

Enrich your hair with the botanical extracts of chamomile, aloe vera, cherry bark and more in this rich formula that gently cleanses away buildup. Unlike other shampoos, this formula is effective without stripping the hair of elements that help maintain moisture balance. The combination of ingredients in Royal Spa Chamomile Shampoo, which include extracts of aloe, chamomile, calendula, in addition to pro-vitamin B5 and wheat proteins, moisturizes and nourishes the hair. In addition, Royal Spa Chamomile Shampoo enhances the hair’s natural highlights, imparting an attractive sheen and enhancing the hair with flattering body.

Color-Treated Hair: Use sulfate-free or gentle designed shampoos to protect and prolong your color.

My Pick: Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo

Renew your hair easily after the constant stress of chemical treatment and pollution with Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo for Chemically-Treated Hair. Cleanse, condition and detangle your color-treated hair in one easy step with this ultra-rich formula, which helps to counteract the breakage and stripping of moisture that often occurs with coloring your hair.  Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo for Chemically-Treated Hair contains a hand-picked combination of ingredients including wheat amino acids, panthenol and hydrolyzed wheat protein that contribute to improved hair texture and moisturization and conditioning of the hair cuticle. 

Enriched with a blend of botanical extracts of evening primrose, heather, jasmine and orchid with vitamins A, E and Panthenol (pro vitamin B5), Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo for Chemically Treated Hair also quenches the scalp, encouraging healthy, manageable, glossy hair. Royal Spa Ultra III Shampoo for Chemically Treated Hair removes chemical processing odors, cigarette smoke and other unpleasant odors without compromising your hair color or relaxing your curl. 

Fine Hair: Volumizing shampoos can add body and lift to your locks without weighing them down.

My Pick: Fixx™ Thick Hair Shampoo & Conditioner

Achieve soft, thicker-looking hair with Fixx™ Thick Hair Shampoo & Conditioner. This all-in-one duo cleanses, moisturizes and conditions hair to help provide a smoother look and a fuller appearance. This luxe formula is infused with key ingredients like aloe juice, glycerin and witch hazel to help support the look of soft, clean hair. Get ready to experience weightless volume and healthy-looking hair with this time-saving essential.

Benefits

  • Gently cleans and conditions hair.
  • Helps retain healthy-looking hair.
  • Helps hair look thicker and fuller.
  • Enhances the appearance of shine.
  • Perfect for men and women.

2. Don’t Overwash Your Hair:

  • Washing your hair too frequently can strip it of its natural oils, leading to dryness and damage. Aim to shampoo 2-3 times a week, or adjust based on your hair type and lifestyle.

3. Massage Your Scalp:

  • When you shampoo, take a few minutes to massage your scalp gently. This stimulates blood flow, promotes hair growth, and ensures a thorough cleanse.

4. Rinse Thoroughly:

  • Make sure to rinse out all the shampoo from your hair to prevent product buildup, which can weigh hair down and cause irritation.

5. Condition Correctly:

  • Apply conditioner primarily to the ends of your hair, where it tends to be drier. Avoid applying conditioner directly to your scalp to prevent greasiness.

6. Use Lukewarm Water:

  • Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils, so it’s best to use lukewarm water when washing your hair. Finish with a cool rinse to help seal the hair cuticle and add shine.

7. Treat Your Hair Gently:

  • Avoid rough towel drying and vigorous brushing when your hair is wet, as it is more prone to breakage. Instead, gently pat your hair dry and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle.

Celebrate Your Hair This National Shampoo Week

National Shampoo Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the history of hair care and embrace the best practices for maintaining beautiful, healthy hair. Whether you’re exploring new products, refining your hair care routine, or simply enjoying the sensory experience of washing your hair, this week is all about appreciating the importance of good hair care.

Join the celebration by sharing your favorite hair care tips and products on social media using the hashtag #NationalShampooWeek. Let’s spread the word about the significance of good hair care and inspire others to achieve their dream hair!


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