Previously on LittlePinkTop, we investigated to find out if some beauty/wellness products might clog drains! But did you know that hair care products can clog the pores on your skin? If you’ve ever suffered from acne, you may have at one point or another started to suspect your hair care products. Shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, and other styling products can all contribute to clogged pores and breakouts.
But there are some hair care products that won’t cause your skin to freak out. These are non-comedogenic hair care products, which is a technical word for a pretty simple, reasonable goal: a product that doesn’t clog pores!
You should watch out for hair care products that contain mineral oil or petrolatum, as these don’t fall under the non-comedogenic category. Instead, look for hair care products that contain natural ingredients like jojoba oil or aloe vera, which can actually help to soothe and protect your skin.
With a little bit of research, you can find hair care products that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy and gross. You might be thinking right now, “Hey, I am doing my research, so where are the answers to all the questions I have?” Well, LittlePinkTop is here to help you, as always.
Why do hair care products clog pores, anyway?
Shampoo and conditioner can cause clogged pores because they are often made with oils and silicones. These ingredients can build up on the skin, causing blackheads and acne.
Additionally, hair care products might contain fragrances and other chemicals that can irritate the skin. So, to avoid clogged pores, be sure to choose hair care products that are non-comedogenic and free of harsh chemicals. You should also use a gentle cleanser to remove any buildup from your hair care products. By following these tips, you can help to keep your pores clear and your skin healthy.
What ingredients should you look for?
While going for a non-comedogenic shampoo that won’t clog pores, you might also want your hair to be hydrated, so you might want to choose non-comedogenic oils like grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond, or hemp seed. You might also consider a shampoo that contains salicylic acid for its anti-dandruff properties.
If you researched other natural acidic substances, you might have learned about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar! It’s rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for hair, like vitamins C and B. It contains alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps with exfoliation, has anti-inflammatory qualities, and is a potential remedy for dandruff.
Which hair care products do celebrities recommend?
If you’ve ever watched Vogue’s Beauty Secrets series, where beauty, fashion, and pop culture stars reveal their skincare regimens, you probably couldn’t help but notice how great they look even before they put on makeup. (Previously on LittlePinkTop, we looked into how Miranda Kerr keeps her baby face.) Viewers are eager to learn their so-called secrets. Well, some hair care products are especially popular with celebrities, as well.
One of the most popular hair care brands among celebrities is Ouai. Their products are designed to simplify hair care routines, and they’re all vegan and cruelty-free. Celebrities like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski are fans of Ouai’s Dry Shampoo Foam, which absorbs oil and adds volume without leaving any powdery residue.
As convenient and frictionless as the use of dry shampoo is, remember that using dry shampoo too much can lead to hair breakage, clogged follicles, or even hair loss! If you leave the dry shampoo in your hair for prolonged periods without washing it out, that can lead to a buildup of the product on your scalp, clogging your pores and eventually making your scalp itch. If that’s what happened to you, use a special scrub to get it out!
Many celebrities swear by Christophe Robin’s Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salts. This scalp scrub contains sea salt to remove buildup and impurities, as well as chamomile and menthol to soothe the scalp. It’s a favorite of stars like Karlie Kloss and Lily Collins.
After receiving all of this information, you might find that finding the right shampoo has turned into a soap opera! Don’t worry, LittlePinkTop came up with a list of shampoos that won’t clog your pores but will deliver many other hair care benefits…
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Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo With Camomile and Cornflower (8.4oz)
One of the reviewers that used this shampoo from celebrity-loved brand Christophe Robin said that it lathers well and gets rid of buildup on the scalp. This shampoo was made specifically for blonde hair (natural, colored, or highlighted) as it’s designed to gradually lighten blonde hair over the course of a few weeks while also gently eliminating residues and excess pigments that can build up on colored hair especially.
Fortifying Shampoo from Yves Rocher
Have you ever wondered what fortifying shampoo is exactly? It may sound like something from “Game of Thrones” or “House of the Dragon” but it’s really just a type of shampoo that is designed to strengthen the hair from the inside out. It contains vitamins, proteins, and other supplements to help revitalize hair follicles.
The fortifying shampoo above has a silicone-free texture that helps to gently clean hair. White lupin and agave extracts help to maintain a healthy scalp and fresh, smooth hair.
DHC Scalp Care Shampoo (550ml)
The shampoo above is infused with collagen, olive oil, and eucalyptus, which helps to cleanse the hair and scalp and reduce excess sebum. The tea-citrus fragrance can be very refreshing!
KLORANE Shampoo with Peony 13.5 fl.oz.
If you love floral scents, the shampoo above might be the one for you. The peony flower allegedly has anti-irritation and soothing properties, and the shampoo’s lightweight formula will effectively sweep away daily dirt, oil, and grime. It’s said to be good for daily use as it doesn’t strip the necessary oil barrier, so your scalp will feel comfortable and replenished, and your hair smooth and shiny.
Fekkai Apple Cider Detox Shampoo 8.5 oz
This apple cider vinegar shampoo “gently dissolves scaly, dead skin cells while helping to regulate moisture level with salicylic acid.” It also has pomegranate seed oil that helps to protect the healthy oil barrier.
So, now you know better what to look for and what to avoid when shopping for hair care products that don’t clog pores. And if you have a problem with hair loss or thinning hair, check out LittlePinkTop’s list of shampoos and serums that could help with that hair care goal!