Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

5 Healthy Hair Tips for Men


3
Match Your Shampoo to Your Hair Type
George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock

Formulating different shampoos for different types of hair isn't just a marketing ploy. These products contain specific ingredients to remedy problems like dryness and excess oil in hair.

Shampoos for dry hair contain fats or oils, humectants (water-drawing ingredients like glycerin or glycerol), and panthenol, a form of vitamin B5. Clarifying shampoos treat oily hair with degreasers, including tea tree oil, rosemary and chamomile. Brittle hair that frizzes and splits easily might benefit from proteins, such as collagen, keratin, and wheat and silk proteins.

When comparing brands of shampoo, don't judge by price alone. The most expensive products and the cheapest sometimes contain the same active ingredients. Find the one that works best for you.

Our next tip: You can't get a shave and a haircut for two bits these days, but it's still a steal if you want healthy hair.


More to Explore