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Six shampoo questions answered

September 5, 2014 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Hair

Shampoo is important. It keeps our hair clean and healthy. It’s also easy to forget about sometimes because using it is almost second-nature for most of us. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about shampoo.

How much shampoo should I use?

Be sure to use enough shampoo to give your hair a complete lather. How much exactly depends on your hair length and thickness. As long as you thoroughly rinse your hair after washing it with shampoo, you really can’t use too much.

What temperature should the water be when washing my hair?

Warm water is good when lathering. It helps to dissolve the soap and create a nice lather. Hot water isn’t recommended, as it can make your hair limp. For rinsing, cold water is best. It helps to absorb healthy ingredients and leaves your hair with a nice shine.

Does shampoo expire

Most shampoos are good for two-three years. If your shampoo starts to separate, you notice a change in color or smell, then it is time to replace your shampoo.

How often should I use a deep-cleansing or clarifying shampoo?

If you don’t use a lot of products, use a deep-cleansing or clarifying shampoo when you notice your hair becoming dull or your regular shampoo isn’t working too well. If you use a lot of products, deep-cleanse a couple of times a month to help your hair stay healthy.

Is conditioner necessary?

Yes. Conditioner completes the process that shampoo starts. Conditioner makes your hair manageable and protects it from damage and split ends.

When should I switch shampoos

Your hair changes with age. If the shampoo you’ve used for years doesn’t seem to be doing the job anymore, it’s probably time to try a different one. Color and other treatments may also require a change in shampoo to protect them.

Credit: Elle.

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4 Responses to “Six shampoo questions answered”

  1. Lauren says:

    shampoo is good for 2-3 years

  2. Milagros marrero says:


  3. Anastasia Porter says:

    2-3 years

  4. Christian Porter says:

    2-3 years