Shampoos that are balanced to the pH of skin & hair (4.5 to 5.5).
Shampoos that wash away excess oiliness from oily hair & scalp, while preventing the hair from drying out.
Shampoos containing an acidic ingredient such as cider vinegar to cut through product buildup that can flatten hair; also increase shine.
Shampoos created by combining the surfactant base with basic color pigments.
Special chemical agents applied to the hair to deposit protein or moisturizer, to help restore its strength & give it body, or to protect it against possible breakage.
Conditioning or Moisturizing Shampoos
Shampoos designed to make the hair smooth & shiny, avoid damage to chemically treated hair, & improve manageability of the hair.
Chemical mixtures of concentrated protein & the heavy cream base of a moisturizer; used to provide treatments when an equal degree of moisturizing & protein treatment is required.
Dry or Powder Shampoo
Shampoos that cleanse the hair without the use of soap & water.
Water containing certain minerals that reduce the ability of soap or shampoo to lather.
Substances that absorb moisture or promote the retention of moisture.
Capable of combining with or attracting water.
Conditioners that either remain on the hair for a very short period (1 to 5 minutes) or are left in the hair during styling ("leave-in" conditioners).
Capable of attracting oil.
Medicated Scalp Lotions
Conditioners that promote healing of the scalp.
Shampoos containing special chemicals or drugs for reducing excessive dandruff or relieving other scalp conditions.
Products formulated to add moisture to dry hair, with a heavier formulation than instant conditioners & a longer application time.
Description of products that do not remove atificial color from the hair.
Products designed to slightly increase hair diameter with a coating action, thereby adding body to the hair.
Scalp Astringent Lotions
Products used to remove oil accumulation from the scalp; used after a scalp treatment & before styling.
Products, usually in a cream base, used to soften & improve the health of the scalp.
Rain water or chemically softened water that lathers easily with soap or shampoo.
Spray-On Thermal Protectors
Products applied to hair prior to any thermal service to protect it from the hamful effects of blow-drying, thermal irons, or electric rollers.
Cleansing or surface active agent.