Should You Switch It Up?
When it comes to hair care there are so many different products, tools, techniques, and more at our access today. With all the different options and strategies it can be difficult knowing what’s true and what’s fiction. There’s been a lot of chatter about the idea of switching your shampoo every now and then, the benefits it could have for your hair’s health and appearance. All the chit chat has left us wondering if we really do need to be switching up our shampoo, so we did some research to find out. What we found is experts suggest it is important to switch your shampoo on a fairly regular basis, but not because your hair is getting used to the formula you’re using (what most people state as the reason). There are actually a lot of other reasons behind it and we’re sharing them with you now!
Your Hair Changed
While for years women have said and believed we need to switch our shampoo because our hair gets used to the products, it’s actually because your hair changes. So in other words, it’s not the shampoo it’s us! But it’s a natural thing for our hair to change over time.
Another reason switching shampoo is important is because of the changes in weather that happen throughout the year. Just like our skin has different needs from summer to winter, our hair does too! During the winter the weather tends to be more dry, so opting for a shampoo that’s big on moisturizing can be really helpful to your hair. While on the flip side, during the summer we’re exposed to more humidity so a frizz control shampoo can be more beneficial during those months. Consider the weather and choose a shampoo accordingly, note how your hair tends to react during those months of weather and adapt.
If you’ve gone through any sort of recent health change (either positively or negatively) it’s likely your hair has undergone some transition. You know how they say, ‘you are what you eat’? It’s because our diet and health can have a huge impact on our hair’s health (and skin’s health for that matter). So if you’ve recently cleaned up your diet, you might notice your hair acting differently with your shampoo which could mean it’s time for a switch. Additionally, if you’ve experienced any sort of hormonal changes like pregnancy or menopause it could also be having an effect on your hair and its reaction to your shampoo – so it’s time for a switch.