Why do the ingredients matter? Washing your hair exposes the scalp and follicle to chemical change and potentially damaging additives. You must understand what you’re putting on your head to reap the benefits. Routine washing will remove any dirt and excess oils you’ve accumulated throughout the day. But you could be making matters worse by using the wrong shampoo.
As a hair stylist, it is extremely important to know as much as you possibly can about hair, and the scalp. The health of your hair is directly correlated to the health of your scalp, it is literally the root of it, pun intended.
Shampoo functions to clean the hair and scalp with chemicals called surfactants. Surfactants are a substance which serves to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved. So shampoo is a soap that removes surface debris from the scalp and hair.
We all know that taking care of your hair is extremely important to keep it strong, healthy, and growing, but it is also just as important to take care of your scalp as well. Your scalp may be hidden under your hair, but that doesn't mean it doesn't need to be taken care of properly.