A Guide to Different Types of Shampoo

Not all that long ago, shampoo choices were pretty limited and choosing a shampoo was mostly done on how much we liked the scent or brand. Nowadays, with so many brands coming out with the latest and innovative shampoo formulations, our hair-woes are out the window! From nourishing shampoos for those dreaded winter months to colour-enriching shampoos to add more vibrancy to your hair. There are plenty of different types of liquid shampoos to meet your hair type.

So we thought we’d narrow down the  best shampoo types and prepare this handy guide so you can find exactly what your hair needs.


Colour-Depositing Shampoo

If you frequently dye your hair, chances are your colour starts to fade from the first time you wash your hair after getting it freshly dyed. This is where a colour-depositing shampoo comes in. This is great for those who love to dye their hair, or even for those who don't!

Most shampoos contain a high amount of soap properties which cleans the hair of oil and dirt, although your hair colour can get stripped away in the process. A colour-depositing shampoo contains a diluted amount of pigment to replace what gets washed away from shampooing. Even those who don't colour their hair will notice a light tint to their natural hair colour.

For example, if you’re a blonde, we recommend using a purple shampoo which distributes purple pigments to subtly counteract the brassy tones that can come from weeks of washing.


Clarifying Shampoo

If you're an avid user of hair products such as hair gel and sprays, using a deep-cleansing shampoo will help get rid of all stubborn build up better than a regular shampoo will. Products which contain non-water soluble ingredients such as silicone and oils can be difficult to cleanse. A clarifying shampoo works well for normal to oily hair types since it can have a drying effect if used too often.

Clarifying shampoos contain very little conditioning properties so it's recommended to only use once per week if you frequently use a lot of hair products or have an oily scalp. Those with a naturally oily scalp can benefit with a deep cleanse to help revive your hair and keep it fresh.


Volumising Shampoo

Most hair types lack thickness and volume when styling, so it's no wonder we end up using thickening gels and mousse to create a bold hairstyle. Certain nourishing oils contained in many shampoos can weigh the hair down from the root, making it look flat. For more thickness and fuller looking hair, a volumising shampoo will add the perfect lift, making each strand look full-bodied.

Enriched with protein, volumising shampoos are formulated to increase the diameter of each strand that brings your hair to life. Fine hair types can benefit from using a thickening shampoo daily to boost the overall appearance of your hair. If your hair develops oil more frequently, skip using a conditioner after shampooing for best results.


Hydrating Shampoo

Dry and damaged hair is a common ailment amongst frequent salon visitors. With too much chemical-based treatment, we can end up doing more harm than good to our hair. Adding moisture and hydration to our hair care routine is important to maintain a soft and smoother texture. Most hydrating hair products are filled with heavy moisturising agents.

Using a lightweight hydrating shampoo will cleanse your hair effectively while adding a rich, smooth texture and replenish your hair's natural moisture and shine. A hydrating shampoo will strengthen the hair follicle whilst also nourishing the hair to make it easily manageable.


Biotin Shampoo

If you're suffering from lack of hair growth, or want longer, more bountiful hair, a biotin shampoo might help. In order to prevent hair loss and promote growth, increasing biotin levels will over time help to restore your hair to a voluminous, healthy state. Biotin deficiency is one of the causes of hair loss leading to bald patches, a dry scalp. Our Biotin Beauty Shampoo can be used in conjunction with our Biotin Beauty vitamins for best results.

Shampoos enriched with this vitamin will naturally restore balance and hydrate the scalp. It can help the scalp absorb the vitamin which helps to expand the cuticle to make your hair volumised. The shampoo will result in faster and thicker hair growth when compared to only taking Biotin supplements alone.


­Knowing which type of shampoo works best for your hair is the first step towards healthy, beautiful hair! We hope you found this guide useful!