The haircare product market contains numerous products. With the variety of products available in the market, choosing the best hair care product can be confusing for most people, especially women.

Scientists and researchers continuously experiment to develop products that improve hair quality and make hair look shiny and lustrous. “We must invest in the right shampoo for our hair as shampooing the hair is an imminent part of our life”, says Harsha.

Let us look at the factors that make our hair healthy. Nutrients like vitamins A, C, D, and E, zinc, iron, biotin, B vitamins, protein and essential fatty acids make our hair healthy and strong. Deficiency of any of these nutrients can lead to hair fall. Identifying it and taking preventive measures can prevent hair fall. Harsha says, “It is important to have a balanced diet. A diet rich in these nutrients may help enhance hair growth. One has to understand the connection between micronutrients and hair loss. It is advisable to have sufficient foods rich in nutrients for supporting hair growth.”


Now we look at the external factors. Hair care products should provide moisture and protein to the hair. Every hair is different, and its porosity helps absorb and retain moisture. Understanding hair’s porosity levels will help you choose the right products for your hair.


Tests to Understand the Quality of Hair

The Porosity Test 

The Porosity Test determines the condition of your hair cuticle. To test it, clamp a section of your hair between your index finger and middle finger. Slide the section of hair through your fingers, going from the tip to the root. If your hair feels rough and uneven, it is damaged. If it feels smooth, the cuticle scales are healthy.

The Sink Test 

The Sink Test helps measure how porous your locks are. To perform the sink test, pluck four strands of hair from your head: one from the top, one from the back and one from each side. Drop the strands of hair in a container of water. If the strands float, they are healthy. If they sink, they are damaged.


Type of Hair and Choice of Shampoo

Thin hair tends to get oily quickly. A shampoo with a cleansing agent is the best option for thin hair. Choose shampoos that boost collagen production to give you fuller and thicker strands. It will strengthen your hair and make the roots strong.

If you have dry and damaged hair, choose shampoos rich in natural ingredients. Avoid sulphate in your shampoo and go for a product that will revive your damaged hair with the benefits of natural ingredients.

Oily hair invites hair problems like dandruff, itchy scalp and more. Opt for a shampoo to combat fungal infection on your scalp and keeps it healthy.


Conditioner and Oil/Serum

After shampooing, the use of conditioner is a must. It locks all the moisture in your strands and makes your hair shiny and healthy. It helps to regulate the keratin content in your fragile hair ends so you can get longer and healthier hair. You should condition your hair regularly. A conditioner will help your hair grow longer and keep it soft and shiny for long periods. It also reduces knots and breakages. A head massage with oil can also keep your hair strong and healthy. We also offer a head massage service at Harsha and Rakesh’s Salon with oils like coconut, argan, olive oil etc. 

Depending on your hair type and hair porosity, you need to know if your hair needs more moisture or less. Knowing that would help you determine when and how much hair oil/serum you need. People tend to oil their hair before washing, some before and after, and others use gel or serums after washing their hair.

Don’t feel disheartened if your existing hair routine is failing and you are unhappy with your current hair care products. You can change hair products and your hair routine. For certain hair types, seasonal changes in products can give good results. You can look for products on our website or consult with our experts Our experts will help you select a product that suits your hair.