Drug Store vs. Professional Shampoo: Is There a Difference?


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How much is your hair affected by the quality of the shampoo and conditioner that you use? The truth is that there is a big difference between a bottle of name-brand shampoo and a $1.99 product that you can buy at the drug store.

You Get What You Pay For

Danielle Roy

Acappella Hair Design and Color Studio

It might be tempting to pick up a cheap bottle of shampoo at the drug store, but you need to understand the sacrifice that you are making by skipping the professional products. You get what you pay for! Low-quality brands are loaded with chemicals and fillers that cause long-term damage to your hair.

These chemicals often strip the hair of the natural oils, making the hair follicles dry out. As a result, it is harder to style the hair, and you could be facing irreversible damage that makes the hair look dull and limp. Over time, you will have a waxy build-up in your hair that makes it harder for the hair follicles to get any benefit from salon-grade products that you might be using as well.

In comparison, professional, salon-quality brands are focused on results, not on mass marketing. These products are carefully developed using the best ingredients. When you wash your hair, the ingredients are designed to nourish and support your hair, giving you the long-term results that you desire.

Change Your Products, Change Your Hair

The best thing that you can do to improve the beauty and shine of your hair is to choose products that support the right pH balance. Talk with a hair professional for personal recommendations. You will notice a difference after just a few washes!  After all, if you are paying to have your hair professionally colored, you shouldn’t compromise it by using a product that isn’t recommended by your stylist.

Even though you will pay more for each bottle, you will notice that the product lasts for a long time. Since you are using high-quality ingredients, you can decrease the amount of product that is needed each time you wash your hair. A small quarter size dollop of professional shampoo will be plenty. But, most people need to use a palm-full of drugstore shampoo because it doesn’t go as far.

Do you need help identifying the right products for your hair? Schedule an appointment with Danielle Wohltman-Roy, a Professional Hair Dresser and Senior Stylist at Acappella Hair Design & Color Studio: (951) 676-5980



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