There are so many types of shampoos available in market like smoothing, volumizing, moisturizing, color-safe, straightening and among those, one have to decide which is best for her hair is really a challenge.

Shampoos are generally considered as hair cleansing agent, but when choosing shampoo it’s important to consider your scalp also, said a blog post published in Stylish.In.

Always remember that you should choose shampoo on basis of scalp condition and conditioner on hair condition.

For example if your scalp is oily and your ends are dry (which is a common problem), choose shampoo that is best suited for an oily scalp and a conditioner that is best suited to hydrate your dry ends.


Avoid shampoos that are hydrating, moisturizing, smoothing, or good for curly hair.

These shampoos tend to add too much moisture to your already oily scalp.

Look for labels that read volumizing, strengthening, or balancing.

These products are less moisturizing and more effective at removing excess oil.

A daily clarifying shampoo can be a big help to super oily scalp conditions, but be careful that you’re not over drying your scalp when choosing to use a clarifying shampoo.

Over drying can actually stimulate more oil and sebum production.

Try a super clarifying treatment when your oily scalp is really out of control.

Be sure the shampoo you choose for your oily scalp is color safe.

Spend extra time working the shampoo into your scalp to break up oil. Rinse very well. Follow these steps to ensure proper shampooing.

After shampooing, avoid working your conditioner into your scalp.

Rather, concentrate on keeping conditioner on the mid-shaft and ends of your hair. Rinse well.


When your scalp is dry, itchy, or even flaky choosing the right shampoo can be the first defense in the uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing conditions that can occur.

It’s important to choose a shampoo that doesn’t add to the issue when you have a dry scalp.

These tips can help you choose a shampoo for your dry scalp:

Avoid strengthening, fortifying, and volumizing shampoos. These products can strip your scalp of necessary moisture.

For scalps that are only slightly dry with little to no itching and that do not flake, look for shampoo labels that promote moisture, hydration, smoothing, or curls (especially handy if you have curly hair).

These products promote moisture and can be beneficial to your dry scalp.

If your scalp is very dry, itchy, and or flaky consider shampoos that are specifically formulated for dry scalp.

Ingredients like menthol and tea tree can help moisturize your dry scalp.

Nioxin can be an excellent investment for moderate to severe dry scalp concerns.

Avoid shampoos that contain sulfates, which are very drying to the hair and scalp.

Even when your scalp is dry, it’s important to properly shampoo your hair for best results.