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Are You Using the Right Hair Products?

Take this quiz to see if you really know what hair care and styling products you should be buying

Picture it: You're standing in the shampoo aisle at the drugstore, staring at row after row of products. Ones for curly hair, straight hair, fine hair, dry hair, oily hair, normal hair (does anyone actually have normal hair?). Seriously, we could go on and on and on, but, okay, we'll stop.

But it begs the question: how do you choose the right shampoo and conditioner? And even if you overcome that hurdle, the next aisle is filled with more styling products than you could try in a lifetime, promising everything from volume, to shine, sleekness, waves, curls, levitation (er, so that last one might be made up).

Other than picking the bottles that look prettiest or are on sale (not a recommended method), there are ways to decode the labels and find the right products for your hair. Think you know what it takes? That's where this quiz comes in (skip to take it now).

We asked Pantene Senior Scientist Dr. Jeni Thomas what's most important when it comes to shopping for products: hair type, texture, etc. She gave us the scoop and now we're testing your smarts with this hair quiz. Find out if you can spot the right hair care and styling products -- or if you need to enroll in hairology 101.

Along with assessing your level of hair product knowledge, you'll pick up a lesson or two in choosing the right products for your hair. Then you'll finally be able to kiss goodbye those days of staring aimlessly at the shampoo wall or hating what your new hair gel did to your style. Start the quiz now below.

Question 1 of 9

If your hair is not color-treated, what's the most important factor when choosing shampoo and conditioner?

Your Results

The correct answer: If it's curly or straight
Curly hair especially needs products specifically formulated for their hair type. So in your case, hair texture trumps how dry or oily it is.

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