All the natural haired people out there might know how expensive organic products can be. We all love to go shopping, especially when it comes to the hair care products. But have you ever thought, actually what you are paying for? Are those products really going to work? And how much you are going to spend? We also should not ignore the fact that it is very important to use good hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair color, essential oil, hair oil etc. And sometimes those products cost more. If you are a newbie in shopping then you need to consider several factors when you make the trip to your local store, shopping malls or online shopping. In this article, we are going to discuss ten Do’s and Don’t’s of shopping for hair care products.
The 10 Do’s of Shopping for Hair care Products
Before stepping out of home for shopping, you just need to understand the fact that there are literally hundreds of hair care products in the market. So you need to make sure you choose the best product of your choice. Now, how do you pick the best ones for you? Following steps will help you out in these regards.
1. Plan a budget before stepping out of your home
Generally, in the cosmetic stores, you cannot do the bargaining of the price. As they have fixed rates. And this is the main reason that you always have to set a specific budget through which you can just make a purchase. Make sure you stick to the budget.
2. Do you really need that expensive bottle of shampoo and Conditioner?
Now if you are a newbie, you need to understand the difference here. Is there really a difference between Rs 100 shampoo from the grocery store and a Rs 500 bottle from your salon? Well, the answer is Yes and No. You cannot avoid the fact that there are some cheap shampoos that contain parabens and foaming agents. These things can eventually dry out your hair. But there are also some good drugstore products that work great. So, if you have a limited budget range, go for the drugstore products. You can save yourself a lot of money.
3. Know your hair type
Have you been using any hair care product this entire time that is formulated for a hair type other than yours? In order to properly take care of your hair, it is particularly very important that you need to know what kind of haircare product is ideal for you. For example, if you are cleansing your hair with a shampoo and conditioner and then stepping out of the shower with your hair feeling oily or frizzy. This means you are not using perfect shampoo and conditioner. Following points will help you to find a right shampoo, hair oil and a conditioner for you according to your hair type.
- If you have normal hair, you can go for the gentle and clear shampoo that is specially marked for volume. For hair oiling routine, you can go for almond oil as your hair type is normal.
- If you have dry hair, shampoos and conditioners that have creamy consistency will be ideal for you. As you have a lack of moisture. If you are willing to buy hair oil for you, we would highly recommend you to purchase an extra virgin coconut oil. This will help in retaining moisture level as your hair is completely dry.
- Guys and girls with frizzy hair need more conditioner to get that natural and soft look. We would recommend you to go for a good quality conditioner. Make sure it has a creamy consistency.
4. Read out those labels
If you are going to the cosmetic store for shopping, make sure to check out each and every detail. Since you are applying a chemical cleaning solution on something as valuable as your hair, it is highly important to check and read out the labels. You need to know what has been included in your hair care products. Ingredients list can make a huge difference. So, we advise you to pay attention before buying the product finally.
5. Dealing with the prices of the hair care products.
As we have discussed in the above-mentioned point, you cannot bargain in the cosmetics store. You are bound to pay the price. So you need to shortlist some of the hair care products that are perfect for your hair type and compare those products and choose the best one.
6. Go for the Organic Brands
If you want to go for something natural but at the same time you are very lazy to prepare those home remedies, the great idea will be to go for the organic brands. Organic hair care products do not contain any sulfates or parabens that can cause harm your hair. Organic brands can sometimes cost you more but those are worth buying.
7. Confused enough? Take the help of your friend while shopping
If you are confused with some of the best hair care products and also you don’t have enough budget to buy all the products, you can take the help of your friend who has good knowledge about beauty products. Your friend will guide you with the perfect product.
8. Go for the tear-free product for the baby hair care product
If you are going out shopping for the baby hair care products, it’s up to you what kind of product you need to use on your child. We always recommend you to go for tear free products. This is because these products will get in the eyes. Baby hair care products are also safe to use for mommy ;-). It will save you lots of money, here are the best beauty products mommy can share with the baby.
9. Excited to try out a new brand? Check out the reviews
If you are a shopping freak and you love to try out newly launched haircare products. Because we often get bored by using the same product again and again. So, if you are thinking to switch to some other brand, and you are not sure about its quality. Make sure you check out the reviews online. You can also watch review videos on YouTube where beauty bloggers share their feedbacks. This will help you to clear your doubts.
10. Check Out The Expiry Dates
You should not ignore this point at all. Checking the expiry date of the product is very important if you are going out shopping for the haircare products. If you use those products which have crossed the expiry date then they can badly damage your hair. So, make sure to check the expiry date before purchasing.
The 10 Don’t’s of Shopping for Hair care Products
Before going out shopping you also need to avoid some of the common mistakes that most of the people tend to do. Following points will help you a lot.
1. Don’t Go for those hair care products that contain parabens and sulfates
Irrespective of your hair type, if you want to live an organic and herbal lifestyle as well as want everything to be light and natural. We would highly recommend you to go for the paraben free and sulphate free brands. Parabens are used to increase the shelf life of the products and sulphates are used as the cleansing agents that give a good lather. But these things actually harm your hair. Using organic brands are completely risk-free and are beneficial to your hair.
2. Don’t go with the advice of the counter girl
Well, you might be aware of the fact that counter girls sometimes suggest us some haircare products. Not only this, they sometimes force us to buy those products by explaining their benefits and everything. Don’t go with her sweet words. You need to understand the fact that these are marketing strategies. There are some brands which offers the retailers a good profit margin if they are able to sell bulk products. Go for the product as per your choice.
3. Don’t go for the cheap quality blow dryer
Few people just buy cheap quality blow dryers just for the sake of saving money. But this is wrong. These types of blow dryers don’t have enough settings which eventually damage your hair. Always go for the good quality blow dryers. They don’t cause harm to your hair as they have multiple settings.
4. Don’t buy silicone based hair care products
Now silicon-based haircare products make your hair look slippery and shiny. But at the same time, these types of products badly damage your hair. It absorbs all the natural oils from your scalp which ultimately make your hair look frizzy and dehydrated after a point of time.
5. Don’t get trapped with the pretty packaging
Most of the hair care products are designed with pretty and attractive packaging. These things really attract most of the people. But we would highly recommend you not to fall under such traps. Make sure to check the ingredients lists because most of the products are loaded with chemicals. So, stay away from that.
6. Don’t buy those hair styling products without warranty
Branded hair styling products such as hair straighteners, curlers or blow dryers provide warranty card. This means if any damage is caused to the products, you can ask the shopkeeper to replace it. Moreover, they don’t harm our hair as they are specially designed. Don’t buy those hair styling products that don’t provide the warranty.
7. Don’t go by wearing too much hair care products
Brave the world and head over to the store without wearing hair care products so that you can test out products at the counter. Many brands provide testers for the trials. Testing out of the products in the store makes the decision to buy much easier.
8. Don’t buy the unnecessary products
Don’t buy such products that are not important to you. Make a list before stepping ahead and stick to that list. Using this trick will help you a lot in saving money.
9. Assuming that the product works good on someone, it will work for you in the same way
Each and everyone has a different hair type or scalp type. So, what works amazingly on your best friend can actually wash you out. Even if you think that you and your friend have similar hair types, they might actually be very different. Make sure you research everything perfectly.
10. Avoid testing the products to dirty hair and scalp
As we have mentioned above, if you are testing a sample products on your hair, try to do it not long after you have washed your hair. If you are applying something to a greasy scalp and hair, it is not going to give you a good idea of what the product is really like.
That about wraps it up!
Consider the above mentioned do’s and don’t’s the next time you go on your haircare buying spree. We hope you find this article useful. If you have any other key points in your mind. Let us know in the comments section below.
# Bonus ~ Basic hair care tips that you need to know
Hair care is very important to make your hair look beautiful and gorgeous. So, here we are going to give you some amazing as well as basic hair care tips that are very important in your daily hair care routine.
Oiling Your Hair
This step is generally ignored by most of the people but it is one of the best things that you can do for your hair. You can take any oil of your choices such as virgin olive oil, almond oil or virgin coconut oil and massage it on to your scalp and keep it for about an hour. It also works as a great conditioner.
Wash your hair with lukewarm water
Many people tend to wash their hair with hot water. Hot water will badly damage your hair which will ultimately cause split ends. So, make sure to wash your hair with lukewarm water. It will help in closing the hair cuticles as well as maintain the moisture in it.
Don’t use shampoo directly
Shampooing your hair is very important to remove all the dirt from your hair and scalp. But you also cannot ignore the fact that shampoo makes your hair dry by wash away all the natural oils from your scalp and hair. That is why make sure to use the diluted shampoo. Take 2 pumps of shampoo and mix it up with one cup of water and then wash your hair.
Applying conditioner is particularly important to retain the moisture level. Most of the people apply conditioner all of the hair. This is wrong. You need to apply conditioner from the mid-length to the ends of your hair. Keep the conditioner for about 3 minutes and rinse with normal water.
Protect your hairs from Sun Damage
You need to protect your hairs from sun damage. For this, you need to take some precautions. Make sure you step out with dry hairs. Wear a scarf or a hat instead to protect your hair from direct sun damage.
So, these are some of the basic hair care tips that you need to know to keep your hairs look beautiful and gorgeous.
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