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How to Pick the Best Shampoo and Body Wash for You

How to Pick the Best Shampoo and Body Wash for You


Take a step into any beauty shop or browse an online store and the chances are high you’ll be bombarded by a massive number of shampoo and body wash options. Seriously, there are so many options these days, all of them claiming to be miracle products that can change your hair or skin. But as you probably already know, not all products are created equal, that’s for sure. Some shampoos can actually be very unhealthy for your hair, while body washes that are poorly formulated can give you skin problems. But with so many options, how are you supposed to decide what shampoo and body wash is right for you? Here, we will go over some top tips for choosing shampoos and body washes wisely.

Choosing the Right Shampoo

Check the Ingredients

Let’s face it -- it can be confusing to read all those long-winded ingredients on shampoo bottles. If you do try to muddle your way through the ingredients list, you’ll notice that most shampoos are full of sulfates and foaming agents which can actually do your hair more damage than good. For the best, healthiest option for your hair, opt for an natural shampoo with natural cleansers and emollients, like the Hand Over Heart Pure Seaberry and Rose shampoo. Its effective ingredients nourish your hair, providing a gently, superior clean

Know Your Hair Type

When you shop for skin products or any other kind of beauty products, you tend to know your skin type. Similarly, choosing a good shampoo requires you to have some knowledge of your hair type. Yes, hair type does matter when choosing a good shampoo. Here is a breakdown to help you determine what type of shampoo you might want to choose:

  • Fine hair - Opt for a clear formula instead of creamy shampoo if you have fine hair, as it tends to get oily more quickly. Fine hair can also quickly become bogged down if the shampoo you choose is full of unnatural chemicals and ingredients like sulfates.
  • Frizzy hair: Those with frizzy hair can get away with using a variety of different shampoo types, as long as the ingredients are good, since the secret to controlling frizz often lies in a good conditioner.
  • Dry, coarse hair: Parched locks can benefit from a deep-conditioning shampoo such as one that contains moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil.

Many people have hair that is a combination of different hair types. This can make choosing a shampoo difficult. Fortunately, shampoos like Hand Over Heart’s Seaberry and Rose shampoo are made with such good, high-quality ingredients that it works on every hair type to produce brilliant, healthy-looking results. 

Consider Affordability

How often have you thought you found the shampoo to solve all your hair problems only to discover it’s exorbitantly expensive? If this has happened to you, you’re certainly not alone. Far too many people think that to get a good shampoo you have to pay a lot of money, but these days, that simply isn’t true. In fact, some of the most expensive shampoos are formulated with ingredients that are unnatural and unhealthy for your hair. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent shampoos out there with great ingredients that won’t hurt your wallet! In fact, the Hand Over Heart Seaberry and Rose shampoo is less than $15 and doesn’t compromise on quality.


Think About the Formula

Just like with products you use on your skin, it’s critical to consider the formula when it comes to shampoo. Generally speaking, a gentle formula that’s suitable for sensitive skin, contains no sulfates, toxins, parabens, phosphates, animal by-products, or other synthetic ingredients is going to be your best bet. Even better, if you care about the environment and the well-being of animals, opt for a formula that’s 100% cruelty-free.


What About Body Wash?

Consider Your Skin Type

The soap you use in the shower has a major impact on the behavior of your skin, depending on whether it's oily or dry. A highly fragranced cleanser might irritate or set off an allergy in people with sensitive skin, and an oily cleanser may be too harsh for dry skin. Each skin type requires a different type of cleanser, so a cleanser's formulation may change slightly throughout the year, depending on how often you shower and the time of year. You might need to switch to a moisturizing cleanser during the colder months and when you take frequent baths


Pay Attention to the Formula


Make sure you pay close attention to how a body wash will work on your skin. For example, body washes with exfoliation properties should be used according to your skin type. The formulation of your soap plays a crucial role in its performance. 


Those with sensitive skin should take extra care to opt for a body wash with a gentle formula, such as the Hand Over Heart Pure Gardenia and Shea Body Wash, which is formulated with no sulfates, toxins, parabens, synthetic fragrances, or caustic agents, ensuring it’s gentle on even the most sensitive skin. What’s more, it’s natural, cruelty-free, and uses a hydrating blend of natural ingredients. 


Read the Label Carefully

When checking the label, keep a look out for what’s important to your when shopping for a body wash. Check for words like non-toxic, natural, hydrating, gentle, moisturizing, hydrating, and even vegan, gluten-free, and biodegradable. Don't forget to check that ingredient list, even if you don't have sensitive and dry skin, as bad ingredients and irritating toxins can result in cracking, itching, and irritation.


It’s overwhelming shopping for shampoos and body washes, we get it. Sometimes, it may even feel impossible to find everything you’re looking for in one product that’s actually affordable. Fortunately, Hand Over Heart offers shampoo and body wash options that check all the boxes and ensure your hair and skin stay happy, healthy, and hydrated without any harm being done to the environment or animals.






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