ASK AN EXPERT: Can men use women's shampoo and vice versa?

by FM Ganal
Nov 18, 2019
Hair expert Saint Tiu explains the difference between men and women's shampoo.
PHOTO/S: iStock

is there an actual difference between men's and women's shampoo?

More to the point, is it necessary to have his and her shampoos?

Hair expert Saint Tiu of Procter & Gamble's Scientific Communications department provides an answer.

Tiu begins by explaining the differences in the hair, saying, "Fundamentally...Iyong scalp ng babae 'tsaka ng lalake, walang pinagkaiba.

"Although iyong mga lalake, twice iyong oil namin dahil mas hyperactive ang glands namin dahil sa hormones.

"Mas marami lang prino-produce, pero same lang iyong scalp.

"So technically, kapag gumamit ka ng produkto na for male and female, iyong scalp effect niya, the same lang.

"Now, if you look at the hair, doon ngayon nagkakaiba kasi iyong hair ng lalake, we wear it short.

"Konti lang naman sa amin ang nagpapahaba, pero majority of the men, mas maikli iyong buhok. Mas close to the scalp iyong cut.

"Iyong mga babae naman, they want it longer. Because of that, nagkakaroon ngayon ng ibang needs."

Continue reading below ↓

Hair Care Men Women Shampoo

Continue reading below ↓
Recommended Videos

Tiu explains that men prioritize cleaning their hair more than conditioning it. Women, on the other hand, need more than just cleansing it.

Since women are more inclined to color and style—for example, they iron their hair—their shampoo and hair care products offer more conditioning variants.

Tiu continues, "Iyong conditioning ng hair, like ipapa-smooth mo iyong hair, ire-repair mo iyong hair, hindi namin masyado concern iyan kasi maikli lang naman buhok namin.

Continue reading below ↓

"Pero for girls, dahil dami niyong hair, ang haba ng hair, mas marami ka ngayon kailangan i-clean.

"'Tapos iyong mga babae, nagko-color pa, styling and all, so ngayon, iba iyong needs nila.

"Ang dami iyong damage na meron iyong hair. Mga babae, mas kailangan nila ng higher level of conditioning.

"Ngayon, gumamit ka ng pambabae at lalake ka, baka masyado heavy.

"Baka dumapa hair mo kasi ang daming conditioning, e. E, kailangan mo nga mas parang clean, mas light.

"'Tapos kung babae ka naman at gumamit ka ng pang lalake, kulang."

Hair Care Men Women Shampoo

Continue reading below ↓

That's why Tiu highly recommends that men and women use their specific shampoo and hair care products.

"Usually, kapag manufactured for women, they tailor-fit to that condition na mahaba iyong buhok.

"Kailangan mo i-clean iyong buhok, kailangan mo i-condition, versus for guys, medyo hindi nila kailangan.

"Before, actually nga, parang kawawa kaming guys, wala masyadong for men products. Gagamitin namin iyong mga produkto ng babae, di ba?

"Pero ngayon, dahil iyong mga lalake, mas in the know, alam na namin iyong mga trends, mas nade-develop na."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed Tiu at the launch of Herbal Essences Philippines on November 11, 2019, in El Nido, Palawan.

Read Next
Latest Stories
Trending in Summit Media Network

Featured Searches:

Read the Story →
Hair expert Saint Tiu explains the difference between men and women's shampoo.
PHOTO/S: iStock
  • This article was created by . Edits have been made by the PEP.ph editors.
    Poll

    View Results
    Total Votes: 12,184
  • 50%
  • View Results