I had curly, frizzy and unruly hair throughout my teenage years, so I was understandably obsessed with shampoos that promised to smooth, tame and nourish my hair. When I hit my 20s, however, my hair began to tame somewhat, and I realised that it had become quite flat and limp while retaining some of the curl. I was still using all the same shampoos, which I eventually came to realise were completely weighing down my hair.
A hair analysis also revealed that my hair was more on the fine-to-medium end of the spectrum, unlike the medium-coarse texture I’d so long imagined. This meant that smoothing and anti-frizz shampoos and conditioners were making my hair look limp and greasy after just one day, and it wasn’t until a long-overdue trip to the hair salon that I realised my shampoos were actually clogging my scalp.
Read on for three important steps to having healthy and voluminous hair, beginning with what I think is the most important: Shampoo.