You get what you pay for! If you buy cheap shampoo you'll get cheap shampoo. Ever wonder why your hair feels really soft when its wet after using Pantene but then unmanageable, dry and static like when it's waterless? Think of it this way: when you wax rain x on your windshield what happens? The water beads off of the window and leaves your window smooth while raining. The same happens with your hair and eventually the constant build up of the wax will weaken your hair and break.
Ever wonder why your hair color fades so fast? Take a look at your shampoo! If you aren't using the right one you could be stripping the color right out! That's the last thing you want to do after spending hard earned money on your hair! Think back to your high school science class when you learned about pH levels 1-14. Any pH level between 1-6 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and 8-14 is alkaline. Well, your hair is between a 4 to 5; therefore, you want to use a more acidic shampoo when cleansing your hair. Strong alkali solutions will damage your hair by opening up the hair cuticle and altering the integrity of the hair... But they are cheaper! The choice is yours.
All the below shampoo choices are sulfate free (another ingredient to double check). Ever wonder why your scalp becomes oily? Sulfur is the active ingredient that makes the shampoo foam when mixed with water. It is said that Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) not only puts your hair at risk but also your health. SLS is a grease cutter and drying agent. It can be found in several of your cleaning products and if it is used to eliminate grease while cleaning think about what it is doing to your hair! After continual use not only will your hair suffer but so will your scalp. As your scalp becomes depleted of its natural oils your body will respond by producing more and eventually this wicked cycle will create an oily scalp.
Throw away your cheap shampoo TODAY and purchase a healthier, pH balanced shampoo! You won't regret it!!