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4 Major Things to Keep in Mind Before Officially Praising a New Shampoo

When it comes to our hair, there’s no greater feeling than stepping out of the shower, just knowing we had a good rinse.

Sometimes we’re left being able to tell our hair will feel greasy or parched when dried—and other times we feel a squeaky-clean sensation right off the bat. When we encounter these magical moments with a new shampoo, it’s easy to shout its praise to anyone who will listen. We’re totally guilty of raving on IG, and dashing to our colleagues at the office first thing in the morning.

All this, only to find that in the majority of cases, the shampoo really isn’t everything we made it out to be. Sigh. Keep reading for 4 major things to keep in mind before praising a new shampoo.

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1. How Many Consecutive Uses Give You the Same Result

We’re the first to admit that approximately seven times out of 10, we race to tell our friends about some amazing new shampoo we tried for the first time—only to find that the next time we use it, our hair is an unmanageable greaseball. We tend to do pretty well with products that we haven’t yet tried, but it’s the few times after that really require our attention. If you still get the same luscious locks by, say, wash No. 3 or 4, it’s fair to announce the win on IG.

2. How Many Days You Go Without Washing Your Hair Again

Obviously this one depends on your hair type, but for the most part, if a certain shampoo gives you fresh-from-salon locks on Day 1, but totally weighs down your mane by Day 2, it’s probably not that great. Especially if you have thick hair, a solid shampoo and style should remain in good condition for at least four days.

3. How Much Color Is Stripped From Your Hair, Post-Wash

There’s no question that over time, no matter what you use, your colored hair is sure to fade. Especially depending on the shade (here’s lookin’ at you, red), some hues are quicker to rinse out than others. But if you find that your hair is remarkably stripped after 2-3 washes using the same shampoo, that’s a sign that even though your locks may look shiny and new, it’s still not the best shampoo for your hair overall.

4. Ingredients!

Quite possibly the most important thing to note is the ingredients. Many harmful ingredients in shampoos have useful properties that make you think are beneficial to your hair, but in return for their uses, you’re applying chemicals or other damaging additives to your hair. Click HERE for a refresher on harmful hair ingredients. If you accidentally use a harmful product that happens to do wonders for your hair, take the bottle to your hairdresser and have them suggest something similar with clean ingredients. There’s always a swap to be made, so don’t get stuck using a toxic shampoo.

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#1 The fact that a haircare product can have so few ingredients that are all naturally derived is extremely mind blowing to me. Nature can supply us with all the things we need, we just forgot about these options due to the introduction of chemicals that arose as a result of industrialization. They're a fast solution which has become our mentality as a society. Faster is better, more & more plastic, less thought, less patience, less quality & care. A slap a bandaid on the problem world with zero thought about preventative measures. The thing that we all learn in life is that everything that’s good takes time & dedication. If you want longer & healthier hair you definitely have to put in the work & no one wants to talk about these things in the beauty industry. Hair doesn't just grow overnight, it takes time and patience – and patience is one of life's biggest virtues. I want more realness in life and while there's nothing wrong with enhancing your natural beauty, there’s so much more to life than these things. I love that I work within a small niche in the beauty industry where I meet lots of beauty lovers that live for good hair & skin but value inner beauty, are reasonable and smart, have good ethics, and genuinely care about the environment around them. We are aren’t perfect, but we try our best. There’s always so much to talk about which I really love so much. Thanks for trusting me & allowing me to live a life led by my passions. True Botanicals | Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner 🌱 14 ingredients with the last one being a blend of essential oils that compose a lovely fresh scent which awakens your senses & takes you to another place other than your shower. I was extremely pleased with the efficiency of this product with so very little ingredients. Please visit my blog for full details & don’t purchase this product without first reading more about it. I’d hate for you to spend your money on something that isn’t going to work for your hair type or hair concerns. Link in bio xx @lenayumibeauty

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