The seasonal switch up is real when it comes to a woman’s beauty routine, hair especially.
With summertime in full swing, we’ve all noticed (at least once if not more) that our hair may be a bit more oily than usual (even after a shampoo) or may even seem or feel like it’s still a little dirty. So, the question at hand is: Can a shampoo really lose its cleansing power?
InStyle recently investigated the question, asking celebrity hairstylist Kerrie Urban her opinion. “Product buildup is a huge reason why it can feel like your shampoo doesn’t work,” she explained. So, while shampoo is meant to rid your hair of all the dirt and grime that builds up, over time a layer of build up can form on your scalp, which in turn actually stops your cleanser from breaking through.
“If [you] love your shampoo but some days you feel like you need a little more cleansing power, you can throw this in the mix just to remove that buildup and start over. However, if you have color-treated hair, you want to not use a cleansing shampoo, says Urban. “If your shampoo is not made for color-treated hair, it can be very stripping and you can literally change your color in one wash.”
So, while a conditioning shampoo works well to keep your scalp and tresses from being dried out in the wintertime, adding a cleansing shampoo during the summer months is key to keeping your hair happy, healthy, and your follicles from being plugged.