All About Shampoo
Choosing the right hair care products for your hair is not always simple. But when you shop at Hairhouse you have the option to make an easy online purchase or to visit a nearby store where the friendly and knowledgeable staff are eager to help.
The greatest challenge when shopping for your hair care needs at Hairhouse is choosing which of the long list of famous brand names in haircare best suits your hair. And of all those fabulous brands, which of the extensive range of hair care products specially formulated to create a beautiful head of glorious hair will you choose? Let us see if we can help make your decision easier.
Where can I find the best hair care products?
No two heads of hair are exactly the same, so Hairhouse is the place to shop if you want to be sure to find the perfect hair care products to suit your hair type. Their huge range means there is always a broad choice of quality hair care products for cleansing, conditioning, treating, styling and maintaining every hair type.
Right across Australia, there is a growing network of over 130 Hairhouse stores and salons offering professional products and services, making it easy for you to locate the best hair care products at affordable prices. Not sure where your nearest Hairhouse store might be? Simply visit our store locator and search by entering your postcode or suburb. If there isn't a store near you, you'll find the online shopping experience with Hairhouse to be quick and easy.
Which shampoo is best for cleansing my hair type?
To find the best shampoo or cleanser for your hair, you need to know if your hair type is dry, normal or oily. Also consider whether it is thick, fine, thin or thinning, curly, hard to control, coloured, prone to frizz or damaged. Decide whether your hair needs washing daily or less often. Why do you need to know all this just to wash your hair? Because the best shampoo for your hair type is the one that most closely matches your hair's particular needs.
Once you have understood the ins and outs of your hair type you will find it easy to shop from Hairhouse’s fabulous range of shampoos to gently cleanse and care for your hair. Ensuring your shampoo is suited to the type and condition of your hair is the ideal way to cleanse effectively, taking you one step close to a stunning head of glossy, healthy, clean hair. Choosing a shampoo which is also suited to the frequency with which you need to wash your hair is important too.
If you are not exactly sure what your hair type is, pop into your nearest Hairhouse salon and discuss it with their friendly and knowledgeable hair care experts. Alternatively, you can view our best sellers and try some of the latest sulphate free shampoo to cleanse your hair without removing all the natural oils.
Which shampoo is the best for dry hair?
With exposure to the harsh Australian summer heat and conditions such as salt water, chlorinated pools and air conditioning, many Australians are prone to dry hair. If you have coloured hair, especially bleached, it is likely to be dry too.
Make sure when choosing the best shampoo for dry hair you assess whether your dry hair is simply dehydrated and therefore lacking moisture or whether it is also damaged by heated styling tools and chemical processing.
At Hairhouse there are dozens of professional hair care brands you know and love, each with an extensive range of shampoos and conditioners for every type of hair. Our top selling brands include Davroe, Make, Muk and Redken, while famous names in haircare such as Fudge, Nak, Alfaparf, De Lorenzo, Goldwell, L'Oreal, Paul Mitchell, Schwarzkopf and Wella are popular brands for delivering proven results in haircare.
Especially formulated for dry hair, right now we really love MAKE's Hydrate shampoo for delivering an intense hit of hydration to thirsty hair. This delicious shampoo gently cleanses while rehydrating hair using a moisture-rich blend of Argan oil, wheat and silk proteins.
Also fabulous for coloured hair which has become dry is NAK's Hydrating Shampoo. This product will gently cleanse, moisturise and protect dry, colour-treated hair using a rich and creamy formula.
Another brilliant shampoo that effectively targets dry hair is Kérastase Magistral Brain 250ml. This volumising shampoo targets all three levels of dryness and works on both straight and curly hair.
While daily shampooing isn't recommended for dry hair, sometimes our lifestyles mean that daily hair washing is inevitable. Perhaps your hair is exposed to excessive dirt, dust or sweat every day, in which case daily cleansing is needed. If this is you, Paul Mitchell’s Instant Moisture Daily Shampoo is specially formulated to cleanse gently while delivering instant moisture to dry hair. It is safe for use on coloured hair, and contains a special hydrating formulation to deliver moisture and UV protection while repairing damaged hair.
While there are many fabulous shampoos for dry hair to be found at Hairhouse, the ideal shampoo for your hair is the one best suited to your hair type and which reduces the impact of the contributing factors to dry hair. Please note that skincare is also important for those who suffer from dry hair, especially for those who also have symptoms of dry scalp. Fortunately, there are many shampoos at Hairhouse that will tackle both dry hair and a dry scalp.
What's the best shampoo for damaged hair?
Hair becomes damaged through many situations such as chemical processing, heated styling, exposure to intense UV heat or conditions which dry out the hair shaft such as air conditioning and artificial heating. Using the wrong products for your hair type and using hair ties which can cause breakage can also damage your hair. Sometimes medications or health conditions can cause hair loss and breakage too, resulting in hair which has lost its lustre and vitality.
Whatever the cause of the damage to your hair, there is a shampoo at Hairhouse which will help to reduce the suffering and put the life back into your crowning glory.
Of course, you can't expect to repair damaged hair without addressing the cause of the damage in the first place and fortifying the hair against future damage. The Juuce Ultra Repair Shampoo is designed to gently cleanse while nourishing, repairing and rejuvenating damaged and excessively dry hair. It is infused with active ingredients which penetrate deeply, restoring the hair's internal strength. It won't strip your hair of natural oils like some shampoos, which is important for the protection and ongoing health of your hair. The Juuce Ultra Repair Shampoo will protect against UV damage, heat, humidity and oxidation while reinforcing and smoothing the cuticle.
Extremely damaged hair could also benefit from Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo. This is a moisture shampoo, which focuses on moisturizing the hair from the inside out. In turn, damaged hair can repair itself, but also becomes more manageable.
Shampoos designed with specially formulated ingredients to help repair and reconstruct the hair follicle and cuticle are ideal for cleansing damaged hair. Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Reconstruction Reparative Shampoo is the ultimate hair repairer, healing damaged, dry and brittle hair with a moisture-infusing formula.
Sometimes, colouring and bleaching hair can also damage your hair. If you have been told this by a hairdresser, then it may be best to use a nourishing shampoo that is suitable for your particular hair colour. For example, you can use Make Blonde Shampoo to feed your blonde locks, while removing brassy and yellow tones. The latter function might even save you an additional bleach session, and this could in turn prevent a lot more damage to your hair in the long run. In other words, an indispensable addition to your hair care routine!
Damaged and brittle hair can also benefit from shampoos and conditioners that contain keratin. Fortunately, many shampoos tend to contain beneficial ingredients such as keratin or argan oil. You can also come across additional beneficial ingredients such as tea tree.
If your hair is too damaged to colour, you could consider grey root concealer instead. With it, you can give your hair the break it needs until it is strong enough to withstand another hair colouring.
Which hair care shampoo and conditioner should I use?
After cleansing your hair with the correct shampoo for your hair type and condition, you should follow with a conditioner to nourish and seal the hair shaft, locking in moisture and protecting against damage.
The Moroccanoil Hydrating Duo is the perfect way to gently wash and condition the hair using antioxidant-rich Argan oil, Red Algae and Vitamin A to rehydrate and restore your hair leaving it healthy and glossy. This is a sulphate, phosphate and paraben-free formula so it is safe for both you, your hair and the environment.
Most of the shampoos we recommend for dry or damaged hair do have an accompanying conditioner and it is best to use them together. But like the Moroccanoil Hydrating Duo, some haircare shampoo and conditioner products are sold as a packaged pair, making it a simple and cost-effective purchase. The Redken Extreme Duo is another bundled shampoo and conditioner hair care pack for dry, distressed and damaged hair. The shampoo gently cleanses and along with the conditioner aids hair growth and strength. Fortified hair becomes glossy and resilient, with added smoothness, suppleness and shine.
For daily washing of colour treated hair, the Wella System Professional Color Save Duo offers colour protection technology to safely shampoo the hair and condition with moisturising ingredients while maintaining the intensity of your colour.
For added nourishment and protection above and beyond your regular conditioner, there are also a variety of hair treatments available from Hairhouse which complement your cleansing and conditioning routine. Leave-in and rinse-out intensive treatments, hair masks, hydrating oils, and smoothing balms are all designed to provide added protection, nourishment, hydration and fortification to strengthen and improve the condition of dry or damaged hair.
Indulge in a weekly at-home hair treatment with Paul Mitchell's Marula Oil Rare Oil Intensive Hair Masque. This luxurious, hydrating mask is formulated to provide all-day conditioning, seal split ends, prevent damage and give UV protection. It adds fullness to limp hair and packs nourishing antioxidants, vitamins and proteins into coarse, dry and fine hair.
At Hairhouse you can find hair treatments to address the concerns of every type of hair!