How to shampoo your hair. Yes, it does make a difference
You may feel you already know how to shampoo your hair. Even if this seems elementary, believe me, it’s the little things that count when it comes to keeping your hair looking its best! Plain and simple, shampoo loosens oil and debris that may be clinging to your scalp and the shafts of each hair, so that the debris can be rinsed down the drain. In addition, shampoo can replace moisture to your hair.
Regardless of your type, hair needs cleaning regularly. If you know your hair type and how its characteristics change with the seasons, you will drastically reduce the overwhelming choices when it comes to buying hair care products.
I live in Minnesota, and believe me, we not only have wardrobe needs that run the gambit, but our list of hair care product needs can be as diverse as well. Our tempShampoo the scalp, condition the hairs can range from -40 to 100 degrees with humidity factors that vary as well. There is no one size fits all solution to shampoo rules, so let’s look at the basics.
Shampoo the scalp, condition the hair — One of the first thing hairdressers are taught in beauty school is how to shampoo the hair. Seem elementary? Unfortunately, we get mislead by the shampoo commercials on TV! Put a large glob of shampoo in the palm of your hand and mash it onto your locks, swirling it into a mass of lather. This is designed to get you to buy more shampoo. It is not a good lesson in hair care. If you’re doing it as the commercials show, you are wreaking havoc with your hair, matting it and most probably breaking some off. Remember your hair is in its most vulnerable state when it’s wet!
Here is the step by step how to:
- You only need a dollop of shampoo about the size of a nickel or a quarter.
- Massage and shampoo the scalp–not the hair, using warm water. Massaging the scalp is great for not only cleaning, but also for drawing better circulation to the follicles resulting in healthier hair. Use your fingertips in small circular movements directed on the scalp.
- You only need to squeeze the shampoo through the rest of your hair. The scalp is the area that gets the largest buildup of oils and dirt. A squeeze of suds through the hair should be sufficient to clean the rest of the hair shaft, as long as you shampoo it on a regular basis.
- Rinse thoroughly. Shampoo left in the hair results in dry, dull hair and flaky scalp.
- A cool rinse will close the cuticle layer of your hair and give your hair more shine. You could add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to your final rinse for an extra boost of shine to your hair.
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Tags: ShampooApril 13, 2012 By: Barb Quinn Hairstyle Blog Leave your comments (1), Your input matters.
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