Fun Facts: Shampoo
Shampoos are cleaning formulations used for a wide range of applications, including personal care, pet use, and carpets.
Gentle Shampoos won’t strip natural oils from the hair and scalp, and work for 90% of guys.
Oil-Removing Shampoos contain cleansers designed to remove as much oil as possible and are great for men with oily scalps. Such products may cause excessive dryness in those with a normal scalp.
The primary ingredient in all shampoos is water, typically making up about 70-80% of the entire formula. Deionized water, which is specially treated to remove various particles and ions, is used in shampoos. The source of the water can be underground wells, lakes, or rivers.
Moisturizing Shampoos are formulated to add moisture to the hair and scalp. A solid choice for most men.
Most shampoos are designed for everyday use. In the shower, simply place a small amount into palms and rub hands together to distribute. Gently massage shampoo into the hair and scalp with fingertips. Feel free to let it sit for a minute and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Volumizing Shampoos help swell the hair shaft for a thicker appearance. They also make hair more vulnerable, so following with a conditioner is key.
Shampooing your hair can help strengthen the bonds within your hair and enrich it with vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Shampoo technology will also improve as new ingredients are developed by raw material suppliers. Some important advances are being made in the development of compounds such as polymers, silicones, and surfactants. These materials will be less irritating, less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and also provide greater functionality and performance.
Shampoo can be a thick, heavy substance for your hair, depending on what type you choose to use.
Before the advent of shampoos, people typically used soap for personal care. However, soap had the distinct disadvantages of being irritating to the eyes and incompatible with hard water, which made it leave a dull-looking film on the hair. In the early 1930s, the first synthetic detergent shampoo was introduced, although it still had some disadvantages. The 1960s brought the detergent technology we use today.
Dandruff Shampoos are formulated to help prevent the itching and flaking associated with dandruff. Before using, it is important to know dandruff is the issue, rather than simply a dry scalp.
New shampoos are initially created by cosmetic chemists in the laboratory.
Since shampoos are made from water and organic compounds, contamination from bacteria and other microbes is possible. Preservatives are added to prevent such growth. Two of the most common preservatives used in shampoos are DMDM hydantoin and methylparaben.