Product incompatibility is not only very common but unfortunately also goes unnoticed. While hair damage due to procedures like straightening, perming is seen in few people, product incompatibility affects a larger group of people, because this involves common every day hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, oils, hair dyes etc.
There is nothing like a completely right or completely wrong product. What may suit one person very well, may in fact worsen the condition for someone else. It is important to understand the scalp-type, and accordingly choose the product. For example a person with a dry scalp will be better with a moisturizing shampoo, whereas a person with oily scalp will be better with a deep cleansing one. However, most people do not choose products as per their hair or scalp type. They simply tend to use something that a friend recommends, because he or she got results using it or a husband ends up using his wife’s shampoo because it’s the wife who does the shopping at super markets. But this does not work.
Often products labeled “herbal” are misconstrued as safe to use, but the fact is that many of these products are not purely herbal, are often poorly manufactured and develop fungal growth when not stored properly.
If we see the hair care followed by the earlier generation, all they would do is wash the head regularly keeping it clean. Now we have a far greater choice of products to use, but the irony is that today’s generation seems to be losing hair at a faster rate than the earlier generation did.
The key here is to keep your hair care simple, avoid random usage of products and choose products carefully that match your hair and scalp type, which is also referred in American Academy of Dermatology Association.