Choosing the Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

Brittle, greasy, fine? Unfortunately, this is not as simple as that. Hair often has several problems at once. So you look clever to me from the laundry!

Six-metre-long shelves with toiletries for every hair type are not uncommon. But which one do I take as a “mixed type”,, e.B. if the hair is thin and dry at the same time? Would you rather have a volume shampoo or one for damaged hair? The fact is that there is a lot that can be done wrong with inappropriate products.


If you know about the different ways of working on shampoos, you can also get a good handle on combination problems. We coach you! It is essential that you first consider whether your hair is rather greasy or dry because that is your shampoo basis. Besides, individual care ingredients decide on the added value. Here come our washing slips with care instructions for the most common mixed-type hair worries.


Shampoo and rinse: always from a series?

Teamwork is usually good. Day and night cream is also taken from the same series. But what about hair care? Couldn’t it make sense to combine an anti-dandruff shampoo with a rinse for coloured hair.B. Sounds good but rarely works. Reason: The products are often designed to interlock like gears. If the conditioner contains e.B. a lot of silicone, the appropriate shampoo usually also contains salicylic acid to peel away residues at the next wash. If you use it solo, the shampoo can dry out, or the conditioner can complain. Some active ingredients also cancel each other out. If you. B use a shampoo for fine hair that roughens them up to get more volume, and you can ruin everything with a rinse for dry hair. This often works in such a way that the cornflakes, which are already protruding from brittle hair, are snuggled up again by the oils.

Dry hair

Dry hair

You can make a shiny lot with a nourishing shampoo, even with dyed, fine or scaly hair.

Shampoos for rather dry hair usually contain less foaming and more coconut betaine. This is a cleansing substance made from fatty acids from coconuts, which significantly mitigate the drying effect of classical surfactants. Besides, there is a concentrated load of care substances such as.B. vegetable oils. The silicone content in shampoos against dry hair is also relatively high because it envelops every single hair and thus nestles on protruding cornflakes. This way, the hair is spared and can shine again. Afterwards, it is essential to take the right rinse because every wash is stressful.


Dry + fine

Difficult thing! Caring oils, which are usually the characteristic of shampoos for damaged hair, can make fine hair look stringy. Volume shampoos are not real with this mixed type either because they cause the horn flakes to spread out. With dry hair, this is, of course, fatal because since the sealing sebum film is missing, the horn flakes usually already standoff anyway. “Moisture instead of fat” is, therefore, the motto. Ideal are e.B. products with aloe vera and algae that cushion the hair with liquid: it immediately looks fuller and no longer so strawy. To prevent moisture from evaporating immediately, proteins from wheat or bashism seal porous spots in the shaft and coat the hair with a wafer-thin protective film. As a result, it looks thicker overall without being unnecessarily burdened by too many care substances.

Products: e.B. “Biolage Hydrating Shampoo” by Matrix, with aloe vera, algae and wheat proteins, 250 ml approx. 14 Euro; “Dualsenses Rich Repair Conditioner” by Goldwell, with Pashmina proteins, 200 ml approx. 11 Euro.


Dry + coloured

Brittle, dyed hair is often severely damaged because, during colouring, the already brittle hair is opened even more due to dryness to smuggle colour particles into it. Neither with shampoos for dry hair nor with shampoos for coloured hair can you do anything wrong in this case because both variants provide one thing above all: repair active ingredients. You should make sure that your product contains fatter than moisture because ingredients like Shorea butter or silicone oils smooth the hair and protect against the fact that pigments are washed out and the colour fades.

Products: e.B. “Ducray Nutricerat Ultra-nutritive Shampoo” by Pierre Fabre**, with Shorea butter, 125 ml approx. 11 Euro; “Color Care Therapy Shampoo” by Dove, with serum from silicone oils, 250 ml approx. 3 Euro


Dry + scaly

You can get a grip on both – but only if you take an extra rich product with this combination. Dandruff shampoos, which have a fat-reducing effect and contain anti-fungal ingredients, would make your problem worse. The culprit for dry flakes is usually far too economical sebum production or too aggressive hair detergents. Good are e.B. shampoos with glycerine, which soothe the scalp and soften dandruff by a moisture boost. Hair detergents with evening primrose or dye thistle oil rich in gamma-linoleum and linoleic acid also have a relieving effect. Both fatty acids are also part of our skin, where they connect the cornflakes like mortar. Salicylic acid helps to remove stranded scales from the head, crushing larger flakes.

Products: e.B. “Bain Gommage Dry Hair Hair Bath” by Kérastase, with glycerine and salicylic acid, 250 ml approx. 15 Euro; “Night Candles Shampoo” by Dr Theiss, 200 ml approx. 5 Euro; “Carthame Moisturizing Shampoo” with dye thistle oil, by René Furterer, 150 ml approx. 13 Euro.


Oily hair

Oily hair

Special shampoos and know-how crack the hardest care nut extra fat release power: this is the secret of several dishwashing detergents and many shampoos against oily hair. Such hair detergents often contain more surfactants and less nourishing oils. This is also a good thing because sebum produces more than enough of this hair type. However, pay attention to your shampoo’s silicone content, as it should be rather low for oily hair so that it is not overstated: the term “dimethicone” should not be in the first to fourth place in the ingredients list. You only need a rinse for the lengths; the approach is better—exception: greasy scales, mainly a scalp problem.


Oily + fine

With greasy hair, you can sit in the nettles quite nicely. This is exactly what you should do figuratively – especially in combination with rather fine hair. Reason: Volume shampoos with nettle extract roughen the hair surface, creating a kind of air cushion between the individual hairs – similar to cooperation. At the same time, the spread cornflakes act like a spacer to the scalp. As a result, the hair is less tight and does not grease as quickly. Also good: bamboo extract, which strengthens fine hair by a cover of silica, which also absorbs sebum. Panthenol pumps up the inside of the hair with moisture without being regreasing.

Products: e.B. “BC Bonacure Hair Therapy Volume Boost Shampoo” by Schwarzkopf Professional, with bamboo, 250 ml approx. 10 Euro; “Volume Pure Shampoo” by Pantene Pro-V, with panthenol, 200 ml approx. 2 Euro; “Vital Shampoo Nettle Pomegranate” by Eubiona, 200 ml approx. 6 Euro


Oily + coloured

How do you get rid of excess sebum without unnecessarily straining the hair ends that are stressed by dyeing? Shampoos for coloured hair are often far too rich for this mixed type. With this, you would probably feel after only a few hours that you would have to resort to the shampoo again. On the other hand, products for oily hair leach out longer strands and let the colour fade. Here you have to go to work with sophistication! Shampoos with a pH value of 5.5 make the hair swell less when washing .B. As a result, the pigments are not easily washed out. Micro sponges made of cotton, which specifically bind sebum to the scalp, make the hair picobello and spare the tips. A guaranteed clean thing is also “light care substances”, such as moisturizing urea and acai berry extract. Brazil’s fruits throttle the sebum flow by their fruit acids and protect with extra vitamin C from free radicals, which allow hair dyes to fade faster.

Products: e.B. “Color Fetish Color Gloss Shampoo” by Herbal Essences, with acai berries, 250 ml approx. 3 Euros; “Scalp Relief Oil Detox Shampoo” by Redken, with microsponges, 300 ml approx. 15 Euro; “Color Shampoo Sensitive” by Sebamed, with pH 5.5 and urea, 200 ml approx. 4 Euro.


Oily + scaly

And also itching: really mean! The yeast fungus Malassezia plays a key role here, which normally lives peacefully on every scalp. However, if the sebaceous glands produce too much fat, the fungus is “fattened” with it. Besides, the horn cells bond, making it difficult to rebut them. Both can irritate the scalp – and then it tingles unpleasantly. To cope with the oil crisis and at the same time keep the fungus at bay, the chemical agents selendisulfide, piroctone olamine, and zinc pyrithione have proven their worth. If you prefer to “choose green”, take an organic shampoo with neem tree oil as a mushroom killer and rhassoul earth for degreasing.

Products: e.B. “Kerium Shampoo-Gel” by La Roche-Posay, with Piroctone Olamine, 200 ml approx. 9 Euro; “Expert Power Clear Intensive Cure Shampoo” by L’Oréal Professionnel, with selendisulfide, 125 ml approx. 13 Euro; “Head & Shoulders Lemongrass Care Rinse” by P&G, with zinc pyrithione, 250 ml approx. 4 Euro; “Balance Shampoo Neem-Rhassoul” by Farfalla, 200 ml approx. 9 Euro.


Oily approach, dry tips

A real balancing act! Shampoos for oily hair are usually too aggressive for the hair ends, but rich shampoos do not remove enough sebum. The solution: shampoos with green tea, which has a compelling effect due to its tannic acid content. The fat formation is thus slowed down, horn flakes and split ends are closed. Lemon juice dissolves excess sebum and ensures great shine even without regreasing substances. Washing instructions: Foam the scalp, let leftovers slide over the lengths. Rinse knead in the tips, lift attachment with volume foam.

Products: e.B. “Fructis Fast greasing approach, Dry peaks” of Garnier, as shampoo or rinse, each 250 ml approx. 2 Euro; “Volume Sensation Hair approach Booster” by Nivea, 150 ml approx. 5 Euro.


Dyed and wavy hair

Everything for the perfect wave

An extra shampoo for curls? “To chuckle, what’s there,” many think. However, the wavy structure of the hair actually creates extraordinary problems. On the one hand, the hairs have hardly any contact with the scalp, so that the approaches are not sufficiently supplied with sebum. On the other hand, the cornflakes often jump up at the bends while the rest of the hair remains healthy. But with a specially designed mix of active ingredients specially designed for curls, your hair still becomes a curve star. Ginkgo extract wraps around each hair. B like tights. Thus, protruding cornflakes are kitted, and the curls appear to be spring-living. Jojoba oil, which is chemically a liquid wax, protects and nourishes without over fattening healthy hair stretches. If you prefer to have your natural waves smoother, you will also find it: shampoos with silk proteins form a decupling “support corset”.

Products: e.B. “Locken Kraft Ginkgo & Jojoba Shampoo” by Guhl, 200 ml approx. 6 Euro; “El’Vital Glatt & Seidig Weightless Shampoo” by L’Oréal Paris, with silk proteins, 200 ml approx. 3 Euros.


Fine + dyed

A real gap in the market! Sixty per cent of German women colour their hair. Forty per cent describe their hair as too thin. So the intersection shouldn’t be that small. Nevertheless, there are hardly any special products for this mixed type. These active ingredients are good for both: proteins from milk or caviar plug holes and cushion the hair, beeswax puts a protective layer around.

Products: e.B. “Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Volume Conditioner” by Alterna, 250 ml approx. 39 Euro; “Laminates Sheer Shampoo Weightless Shine Cleanser” by Sebastian with milk proteins, 250 ml approx. 17 Euro; “System Professional Color Save Shampoo” by Wella with beeswax, 250 ml approx. 10 Euro.