Did you know there is a right way to wash your hair? Making sure every strand is cleansed as well as the scalp. But there is also the wrong way to wash your hair and it can be very damaging to its health and appearance. Washing your hair properly it has an incredible impact to the health of your hair, inside and out. It is recommend that we wash our hair with shampoo everyday and never leave it more than 3 days without a good cleaning. So how do you wash your hair the right way? I’ve outlined the easy 5 step process below:
Before doing anything, you need to give your hair a good combing or brushing. This removes any loose excess hair and gets all of the knots out. Work your way from the ends to the roots of your hair, brush softly making sure that you don’t put strain on the scalp when moving through knots.
Completely wet your hair and scalp. Apply a serving of shampoo to your hair using your fingers to work the shampoo into the roots, and then all the way down to the ends. Use more shampoo if you have longer hair, and less shampoo if you have shorter hair.
Massage the shampoo into your scalp and roots working your way to the ends. Once you have covered every part of your hair, start massaging the shampoo in with your finger tips for about 2 – 3 minutes. Ever wondered why every time your hair is washed by a professional hair stylist they massage your head? This is so the shampoo actually gets to do its job.
After 2 – 3 minutes of massaging your hair and scalp, it’s time to rinse. Tilt your head back to ensure no product reaches your face or eyes, start from your roots and work your way to the ends, rinsing all of the shampoo out of your hair. You will be able to feel the difference in your hair, it should feel absolutely clean. The dust, dirt and muck has been cleaned out of your hair and scalp.
The next step is conditioner. Conditioner shouldn’t be used on the roots of your hair, the scalp produces its own conditioner. Conditioning the roots only adds extra conditioner to the natural stuff already there! This makes your hair extra oily and extra heavy. Start by using the conditioner only from the middle hair and work your way to the ends. Leave in for 1 – 2 minutes and then rinse out.
Washing your hair is extremely important to its health and visual appearance, so take care of your hair.
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