My Daily Shampoo Habit

January 10, 2017

I know what you’re going to say: Daily Shampoo? Who shampoos her hair daily?  She’s ruining her hair!

Yes, that’s me. Guilty as charged. I am a daily shampoo addict.

It’s practically a rule that you should not shampoo daily. Some even say you should go two to three days without shampooing. I can’t imagine going that long without washing my hair!

They say it is bad to wash your hair daily because shampoo damages it by drying it out and causes breakage. There are even people who believe in “no poo,” which means totally forgoing shampoo. Other people recommend the “co poo,” which is the use of conditioners instead of shampoo (seriously?!).  I can’t imagine myself doing either of those options!

It’s not that what people say about the daily shampoo habit is wrong, but that it may not apply to everyone. Like me.

My hair tends to get oily quickly. If I don’t shampoo for just one day my hair just starts looking like it was drenched with oil and is so disgusting. It just lays flat on my head and stays draped there.  On the rare occasion that I work out, my hair also gets grimy, oily and messy. It is impossible for me to forgo a shampoo when that happens.

Maybe it’s my hair or scalp type. It could be the occasional workout or two. It could also be the humid weather. It is what it is. I just can’t not shampoo.  The thought of all the germs marinating on my head if I don’t shampoo is enough to drive me crazy!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m open to trying and I am very intrigued by dry shampoo.  Problem is I haven’t been able to purchase or DIY one for myself yet (yes, you can make your own dry shampoo). For now, daily shampoo is the way to go for me.
I can admit that there are some shampoos that dry out my hair from daily use, there are others that make my hair even more oily. I tend to switch it up every now and then just so my hair doesn’t get overly oily or dry depending on the shampoo I use. The switching has been good for my hair. When my hair starts getting limp from one shampoo, it comes back to life when I switch…until it goes limp again and I switch back to the other one or a new brand.

Pantene Aqua Pure Shampoo

One brand of shampoo that I love using daily is Pantene’s Aqua Pure Shampoo. It cleans my hair without stripping it dry and leaves my hair feeling light and clean. I find it easy to lather and even easier to rinse.

Per Pantene’s website, this shampoo is free of silicone and other heavy elements and contains water-soluble beads that help clean hair without any residue.  I’ve read that there is even a conditioner to match this shampoo but I haven’t been able to try it yet.

The only thing about this shampoo that I don’t like is that it is not easily accessible for me. I only get to buy it when I am in a mall, which I hardly ever am these days, and even then, I haven’t been able to find the matching conditioner for it. I hope Pantene can make this available in smaller stores and in smaller sizes or sachets so that I can also bring this when I travel.

I don’t get to use Pantene Aqua Pure daily, but I would love to if I had more access to it. In the meantime, I switch between Pantene (other variants), Head and Shoulders (Menthol) and L’Oreal.

There are other brands I could use but I’d rather stick to the ones I am familiar with. I once tried one shampoo (that shall not be named) that doesn’t feel like it cleans my hair. It just made my hair feel heavier.

According to a friend of mine who tried another brand (that I again refuse to name), the shampoo made her hair even more oily and she got head lice when she used it (the lice disappeared when she stopped using it). Definitely not going to try that.

I’m sticking to my tried and tested brands when it comes to my daily shampoo habit. Pantene Aqua Pure is my go-to shampoo every time I can get my hands on one.

Do you shampoo your hair daily? What brand do you use? What shampoo alternatives can you recommend?

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