Shampoos and personal favorite type
First, let's begin with some history.
The word shampoo in English is derived from Hindustani Champo, and dates to 1762. The shampoo itself originated in the eastern regions of the Mughal Empire particularly in the Nawab of Bengal where it was introduced as a head massage, usually consisting of alkali, natural oils and fragrances. Shampoo was first introduced in Britain by a Bihari Muslim entrepreneur named Sake Dean Mahomed, he first familiarized the shampoo in Basil Cochrane's vapour baths while working there in the early 19th century. Later, Sake Dean Mahomed together with his Irish wife, opened "Mahomed's Steam and Vapour Sea Water Medicated Baths" in Brighton, England. His baths were like Turkish baths where clients received a treatment of champi . Very soon due to Sake Dean Mahomed's fame as a bathing expert he was appointed ‘Shampooing Surgeon’ to both George IV and William IV.
In the 1860s, the meaning of the word shifted from the sense of massage to that of applying soap to the hair. Earlier, ordinary soap had been used for washing hair. However, the dull film which soap left on
the hair made it uncomfortable, irritating, and unhealthy looking.
During the early stages of shampoo, English hair stylists boiled shaved soap in water and added herbs to give the hair shine and fragrance. Kasey Hebert was the first known maker of shampoo, and the origin is currently attributed to him. Commercially made shampoo was available from the turn of the 20th century. A 1914 ad for Canthrox Shampoo in American Magazine showed young women at camp washing their hair with Canthrox in a lake; magazine ads in 1914 by Rexall featured Harmony Hair Beautifier and Shampoo.
Originally, soap and shampoo were very similar products; both containing the same naturally derived surfactants, a type of detergent. Modern shampoo as it is known today was first introduced in the 1930s with Drene, the first shampoo with synthetic surfactants.
Now for the personal preference bit. Shampoo use is often followed by the use of conditioner. However, because I am a man I require things done as efficiently and concisely as possible. You might think that a Shampoo + Conditioner would be the obvious solution, but no. We can do better. A shower also requires the cleaning of the body, often done with soap and a washcloth or loofah. Body wash is a great invention, it is much easier to pour a bit into your hand, cloth, or loofah than it is to repeatedly scrub a bar of solid soap to achieve desired suds. Naturally, the most logical conclusion is to use a combination shampoo, conditioner, AND body wash. You simply pour some on your head, and start scrubbing from the top down. No additional products needed and your body is left with an attractively consistent smell.
The only downside is that this product is nearly impossible to masturbate with compared to traditional soap.