Why Shampoo Cocktailing Is a Thing

Call us selfish, but settling for one beauty product is just not our style. Women have many needs when it comes to their beauty routines, so why should we limit ourselves to one solution? This is especially true with our hair. With so many things working against it — humidity, hair dye, heat — you need to make sure your hair is getting the right nourishment. And, sometimes that means getting some goodness from more than one source. For so long, we’ve stayed committed to one, single formula, thinking it was the only thing that could ever love our locks the right way. We’re here to tell you it’s time to test the waters and shake things up a bit. Yes, we’re talking shampoo cocktailing. Find out why and how you should be doing it!

Shampoo Cocktailing

The “Why”

Every shampoo has a purpose, whether it be to clarify, moisturize, protect or simply nourish, each bottle brings something different to the table. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be reaping more than one of these benefits. You know how great double-cleansing is for your face? The mixing of shampoos is equally beneficial, especially if you wash your hair less frequently (as you should!), say, twice a week or so. Doubling up on your formulas allows you to maximize your lather and pack your hair with the ingredients it needs to stay healthy and manageable.

The “How”

Start with a clarifying shampoo that will thoroughly clean and freshen up your scalp and prep it for your targeted formula (try Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo). It’s best to really work it into your roots, as this is where you get a lot of product and oil build-up. Once you’ve rinsed, work the next formula of your choice into your hair. This can be specially targeted to your hair’s specific needs (color-enhancing, moisturizing or anti-breakage). Just, lather, rinse and your hair is ready to roll!

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