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ID Your Hair & Shampoo

Hi Lovlies, I am really tempted to do another movie review, but since I already did two recently I thought I should changed up the post a little ^^ hehe. ( but stay tuned for a movie review post 4 the next post!) 

Today my topic is Hair & Shampoo. For the longest time I been using the same shampoo : Garner. Recently I was chatting with my friend and she told me she stop using Garner because it caused her to lose a lot of hair. I start to wonder if Garner did the same for me. I did remember having the same thoughts when I first use Garner, but eventually I thought it’s normal. Finally I changed my shampoo, I didn’t research what I should get, instead I just randomly pick one. 

Now, I think my hair actually deserved more attention from me than that. But even with all the good reviews of a certain shampoo, it doesn’t automatically means it will be suitable for me. First, we have to ID our hair type then we ID the shampoo. 

If you know our skin type, you probably know your hair type also. Our skin type is usually the same as our hair type. Of course it doesn’t hurt to double check. My mother told me that I have oily skin and hair for the longest time and I just believe her without doing any research. Now I discovered I have combination skin and hair. 

* Normal Hair * 
Is the best kind of hair. It has the good balance of oil and moisture. Hair is easily manage and lay flat after wash. Good diet and exercise will easily help you maintain your hair.

* Dry Hair * 
Not enough oil produce and cause hair to break easily. Dryness may also cause itchiness in the scalp. Oil massage and Vitamin B is beneficial. Avoid harsh shampoos. 

* Oily Hair * 
Too much oil produced attract dirt and cause dandruff. Avoid harsh shampoo or junk food in your diet. 

* Combination Hair*
Combination of dry and oily hair. The scalp is oily while the tip is dry. When shampoo is needed, the tip is soft and great, but after shampoo the tip looks dry and lifeless. May have dandruff. Hair tip break easily. 

After you ID your hair type, it should be easy to pick a shampoo. Since we have so many different type of shampoo that aims at each type hair. Additional to these hair types, if you have curly hair, choose shampoo with moistures. For even more hard to managed hair, choose protein based shampoos. Make sure the ingredients are on top of the lists. Last but not least, for colored hair, make sure you use color safe shampoos. 

As for shampoo brands, I haven’t tired that many because as I mentioned I been using Garner forever. I did heard that Shiseido Shampoo is the best seller in Japan but it is consider a harsh shampoo if you don’t dye your hair often. ( almost all Japanese girls dye their hair so, it is a very popular choice there) 

So what Shampoos have you tried and did you work for you?! Please share!

xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo


  1. I have a very long time dry hair xp (But not that damage and breaks)
    I like to make experiments in my hair. Oh.. such poor hair of mine):

    Now, the consequences is my hair fall so often. I was so freaking out. I used to have thick hair. It's completely different nowT^T
    So I started use Natur shampoo and hair tonic. Well, they're pretty help my problem even if they can't give my thick hair back, it's ok, I learned my lesson (:

    Dreamy Princess

  2. i use sunsilk. :) but tsubaki is really good. i think i have combination hair too. :3

  3. o0o0o0o0oo thanks to you now I know I have combination hair too! Right now I use the pantene shampoo for coloured hair and a conditioner of a different brand! I think bloggers should also do posts about their hair routine, just like how they do with makeup, hair is super important since it frames you face! I want to try Tsubaki now!

  4. I'm currently using Frédéric Fekkai!
    luv the scent as well~
    Wow that'horse hair' is so FUN!!
    Lovely new week to you, beautiful!

  5. @Len- Oo I don’t know that brand, what hair type do you have? =) lovely weekend to u 2 dear

    @Suki Pooki- Great~ I do also think hair i so important but I think I been neglecting it forever! So I hope I will learn to start taking care of it now ^^’

    @Sugar Sugar: Oo so does this mean Tsubaki works well for you even though You have combination hair? I wanted to try it for a long time but my friend told me that it’s a harsh shampoo if I don’t dye my hair ( which I havn’t for a long time) So I wasn’t sure if I should buy it or not~ Do you dye your hair often? ~

    @ Dreamy Princess : O I think my hair is pretty weak from all the dying some time back.. I stop dye my hair now but It’s so tempting!!!! I guess my hair is stronger now but my ends r still so annoyingly dry!

    xoxo hitomineko xoxo