How Often Should You Wash Your Hair, Really?
Eight questions to ask yourself before you shampoo
"Sulfate-free shampoos are usually the gentlest, especially for color treated hair," agrees Cristina B, stylist at Rita Hazan Salon. "Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo, $26, is great."
Fusco recommends buying products with botanically based moisturizing ingredients. "Soybean oil, coconut and shea butter are some of the most nourishing ingredients out there," she says.
Surprisingly, Blaisure is "not a fan" of cleansing conditioners, which are typically marketed as gentle cleansers. "Many of these products are not really cleaning the skin, but instead are leaving a lot of bacteria residue on the scalp, which can lead to build-up of products and oil and leave the scalp vulnerable to inflammation," she says. Blaisure suggests a sulfate-free, pH-balanced shampoo like Bosley Professional Strength BosDefense Nourishing Shampoo, $15.99.
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