By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

10 Shampoo Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making.

It seems like the most straightforward, uncomplicated thing you can do: Step into the shower, grab the shampoo, squirt some into your palm, and lather up. Washing your hair shouldn't actually be that elaborate of a process, but there are some things you should know before you do it -- and it's actually more important to pay attention to the small details than you might think.

For starters, do you know what kind of hair you have, specifically? Thick, thin, coarse, curly -- there are plenty of options. Additionally, do you know what kind of scalp you have, what products your skin reacts too nicely, or what's actually in that shampoo bottle you reach for every single morning? What's more, are you fully confident that you actually should be washing your hair each morning?

We've got the answers to all these questions and more below, where we outline some common shampooing misconceptions that everyone has fallen victim to. Follow these helpful tips and get your best looking hair ever.

For starters, you should get to know how your hair actually works.

Understanding the different components of healthy hair can help you keep it looking its best.

Most people think they don't need to read the directions on a shampoo bottle, but you definitely should.

Always follow the directions on the bottle, because sometimes they are slightly different from what you're used to.

It's also important to look at the ingredient list carefully.

Not all of the ingredients in the bottle are good for your hair. Lemon and mint can cause allergic reactions in some people, and some chemical additives can be more harmful than others.

It's also important to look at the ingredient list carefully.

Then there's the matter of exotic ingredients.

Shampoo with really exotic ingredients may not actually work that well and therefore aren't worth the price. In fact, some research shows that only about 5 to 10% of the shampoo's ingredients actually has an effect.

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