Posted by Gift Odiete


Typically, the way your hair will turn out depends on the type of shampoo you choose to use, and that is because, the ingredients that go into each different type of shampoo are chosen precisely for the way that they would affect your hair. Of course, there are different kinds of shampoo, and there are ones that are most suitable for a particular hair type.  It is advised one is able to find the one that is most appropriate for one’s hair type. Below however, are the different types of shampoo suitable for different hair types!


Short Hair

It is advised that women with shorter strands should not wash their hair every day. But, it is also understood that product build up and natural oils accumulate much faster in this hair type. The solution is to choose a shampoo that will cleanse without stripping your hair of natural oils or leaving your scalp feeling dry.

Fine hair

For this hair type, you will need to wash your hair with a ‘voluminous’ shampoo to add body. It is also best to use a gentle shampoo that can be used for daily or frequent washing. Also, you can use a dry shampoo or talcum powder between washing. Not only will the powder soak up oils, but it adds body as well.  ”

Thick hair

For a thick hair, there is both an advantage and disadvantage. The good side is that you never have to worry about volume. But, managing it can be pretty difficult at times. To get you to a more manageable state, you must watch out for shampoo with ingredients like Nutrium 10 and vitamins B5, C, and E, plus a blend of natural oils, it provides 24 hours of nourished control.”

Coarse hair

This is the driest of all hair types so, it would be best to use super hydrating and creamy shampoos for your thirsty strands. Coconut and macadamia nut oil and Shea butter are great ingredients in your shampoos that will coat the hair shaft and trap the water inside.


Color-Treated Hair

If your hair has been color-treated, you need a shampoo that cater for the treatment and keep it looking as fresh as possible.  You are also advised to use color-protecting shampoos, which will contain fewer harsh cleansers and prevent fading. The moisturizers in the shampoo will help restore hair shine and hydrate.  You should also avoid washing your hair more than twice a week, since water is one of the main culprits of color-fading.

Damaged Hair

This kind of hair can get tangle and knotty easily, hence, avoid clear shampoos and use the creamy ones that will smooth, de- tangle and diffuse frizz. A shampoo with detergent will be most appropriate for the hair type.

Textured Hair

It’s vital to avoid shampoo with sulfates of any kind, as they tend to dry out hair. Get a better shampoo that will better enhance your hair texture. It is also advised to look out for a texture enhanced shampoo.


The basic goal of using shampoo is to remove all oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair, there by leaving the hair clean and fresh. To achieve this goal however, one must ensure familiarization with the shampoo appropriate with the hair types.