Choosing the right shampoo on a budget

 

By SHAUNEICE SCOTT

KENNESAW, Ga. – When buying shampoo, there’s a myriad of shampoos to choose from, and it’s important to pick the best one for you that won’t break the bank.

It’s important that you chose a shampoo and conditioner that works best for your hair type. Choosing incorrectly can cause adverse effects such as dry scalp and hair loss.

“When purchasing a shampoo you should always buy it for the benefits,” said Kasha Smith, a master cosmetologist and salon owner. “A lot of people won’t buy shampoo for their hair type, they’ll buy for the cost.”

A common mistake many shoppers make is buying what looks most appealing. But looks can be deceiving.

“Most shampoo bottles tell you exactly what type of hair it’s for,” said Shaketta Singleton, a master cosmetologist.

Most brands label their products to make it easy for their clients to choose what best fits their hair needs.

When choosing a shampoo while on a budget, it’s vital that shoppers pay attention to the ingredients. Sulfate-free shampoos are really good for those who have dry or damaged hair.

“Try to find a shampoo with the least amount of sulfate as possible,” Smith said. “Sulfate tends to dry your hair out and it also starts to cause shedding.”

When shopping for a shampoo, keep in mind that your hair type matters a lot. There are a few different hair types such as oily, dry, fine, thick and curly. A person’s hair type and condition of their scalp can change over time, and it’s always a good idea to pay attention.

Most shoppers want to buy quality shampoos and conditioners without breaking the bank, and they also want it to last. It only takes about a small amount of shampoo, about the size of a quarter, to do the trick. Rationing your shampoo will help cut down on cost as well.

Each cosmetologist has suggested their top three brands. These product lines are inexpensive depending on the shopper’s budget but also deliver quality results.

Smith’s top three brands for shoppers on a budget are Organix, Design Essentials and Mizani. These brands can be found in most beauty supply stores and hair salons such as Regis. Organix is the cheapest costing about $7 a bottle and can be found in grocery stores as well. Design Essentials and Mizani cost about $11-12 a bottle.

Singleton’s top three brands are Redken, Matrix and the Designline by Regis. Redken cost about $17 a bottle and is a very popular brand. Matrix and Designline are also very popular, affordable brands. Matrix has a huge selection and cost about $16 a bottle while Designline cost about $9 a bottle.

“I like Redken because they have a huge line,” said Singleton.

Shopping for quality shampoos doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Just assess your hair before heading to the store and try one of these brands without breaking the bank. One of these products should take care of you hair needs while saving you some money.

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