This is the difference between a cheap and expensive shampoo

15 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

This is the difference between a cheap and expensive shampoo

© Editors Marie Claire This is the difference between a cheap and expensive shampoo

Everyone has thrown a cheaper shampoo in their shopping cart, knowing that it is not good for your hair. Despite saving you a lot of money, it is not a smart thing to do. But what difference is there really between cheap and more expensive shampoo?

Research

An investigation calculated that women spend 65 euros per year on shampoo and conditioner. When you think of the total cost of the contents of your bathroom cabinet, this doesn't seem like much. Researchers show, however, that we should spend more on hair products.

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Chemicals

You usually get what you pay for. Cheaper shampoos are generally mass produced and often contain harder detergents, cleaning agents and chemicals. They can irritate sensitive scalps. While a more expensive shampoo usually contains higher quality ingredients, such as essential oils, plant or fruit extracts and botanicals.

Result

A cheaper shampoo can make your hair shine in the short term, cause long-term damage. All shampoos are designed to remove the build-up of dirt and the natural oil (sebum) from the hair. But what differs is the effectiveness of this process.

More expensive shampoos have a higher concentration of ingredients, so you get better results. This also means they last longer because you have to use less. The problem with cheaper products is that they can leave your hair in a worse condition. This is due to the harmful chemicals that can be in the product and rid the hair of its natural oils.