Fact or Fiction?

Does it ever seem like your favorite shampoo and conditioner just stop working? The main reasons for this are residue from excess styling products, a change in the weather or a change of hairstyle. These things can change the way your hair feels and behaves, which may make it seem like your shampoo and conditioner aren’t doing their jobs. To alleviate styling product build-up, try one wash with a clarifying shampoo, which can give your hair a clean slate. Another option is to use either a lighter or richer version of your shampoo and conditioner, so that you’re adjusting the products you use to the changes in your hair. If you use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner in the summer, for example, you may find that a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner works better in the dry cold of winter, when sweat and humidity aren’t interfering with your full, voluminous style.

It is also very important to make sure you’re using quality products—shampoos, conditioners, stylers, and treatments! When all is said and done, though, hair is technically dead and therefore can’t develop a tolerance for a product.

Verdict: Fiction