How to Select a Good Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
  • Rodrigo Pirmez
  • Hudson Dutra


Healthy hair is manageable, shiny hair with no frizz and good growth rate. Selecting an appropriate shampoo and conditioner is not always easy, for patients or for dermatologists, because each type of hair requires a specific type of care. In order to provide patients with adequate information, dermatologists should be acquainted with the most common shampoo and conditioner ingredients and their effect on the scalp and hair shafts. Despite the huge variety of hair care products currently available, there are no standardized guidelines on how to select a good shampoo and conditioner considering different hair types. Also, there are scarce data in the literature regarding shampoo and conditioner ingredients and how to prescribe them on a daily basis. The aim of this chapter is to offer a practical guideline based on several flow diagrams on how to choose the appropriate shampoo and conditioner.


Shampoo Conditioner Hair type Frizz Hair products Hair care Scalp care Hair flow diagrams Hair guidelines Hair cosmetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Pirmez
    • 2
  • Hudson Dutra
    • 3
  1. 1.Antonio Pedro University Hospital, Department of DermatologyRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology Santa Casa da MisericordiaRio De JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, Department of DermatologyZurichSwitzerland

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