Should We Use Exfoliating Shampoo?
You can exfoliate your hair. Confused by that statement? So was I.
Exfoliating shampoo has been making beauty headlines lately, but I’ve been having trouble just making it to the second paragraph of such stories before curiosity kicks in. It’s possible to exfoliate our hair? As in, little beads in our shampoo will clean our strands and...and then what?
I had questions and I needed answers. So, I asked the person I trust with my locks most—my hair dresser, of course—to weigh in on what the product has to offer. Here, Kelby Von gets straight to the point.
Looks like I may have a new beauty product to add to the shopping list. Or, perhaps dear Kelby, I could get a free sample…
What exactly is exfoliating shampoo?
“Exfoliating shampoo is a cleansing shampoo; it’s very similar to an exfoliating facial product. It has more surfactants to help remove debris and oil from your scalp, cleans your scalp and removes imperfections at the follicle of the hair (the bit of your hair growing under the skin on your scalp).”
What does it do for our hair?
“This kind of shampoo specifically targets product build-up, excessive oil and dry patches. Like all shampoos, it is meant to only be used at the scalp (which helps your hair grow). Exfoliating shampoo combats dryness and is a must for the winter season, especially if you are a dry shampoo person.”
How often should we use it?
“A cleansing/exfoliating shampoo should only be used once a week. Just like a facial product, you don’t want to strip all of your natural oils every time you shampoo—having oil at your scalp is a good thing when it’s not excessive.”