01 Apr The Right Way to Wash Your Hair
The Right Way to Wash Your Hair.
Have you been washing your hair the wrong way your whole life?
When taking the time and effort to have your hair professionally coloured and cut, it’s especially important to ensure you are washing your hair the correct way.
Instructions: Saturate your hair with warm (not hot) water, squirt a 20c coin size amount of shampoo into your hands and apply to your scalp. With your hands give your scalp and hair a good wash. Rinse and put another small 10c amount of shampoo and apply to your scalp head again. This second application will give you a much better lather.
The first application cleanses your hair, and the second application will treat your hair.
Once you’re finished, give your hair a thorough rinse to ensure all product is out of your hair.
Notes: Shampoo is for the scalp only, as it cleanses dirt and natural oils through opening the cuticle. Since the ends of our hair are already open from years of heat exposure, colour, blow-drying & general wear and tear, we don’t want to be opening the cuticle at the end of our hair. Stick to scalp only for step 1!
Instructions: Wring out some of the water from your hair and apply the conditioner to the ends of your hair only. Focus on spreading the conditioner over each strand, paying extra attention to the very ends of your hair and any damaged areas. You can use a wide-toothed comb to help evenly spread the conditioner across strands. Give your hair at least a minute to absorb the conditioner before thoroughly rinsing the product out.
Notes: The main purpose of conditioner is to close the cuticle. Since our natural oils already close the cuticle of our hair closer to the scalp, there is no need to use conditioned at the roots; this will result in flat hair that will get oilier faster. As our natural oils do not reach the ends of our hair, it is important to use conditioner and nourishing treatments and/or oils on the lengths for protection.
The key takeaways here are to shampoo on your scalp and condition the ends of your hair. Have you been washing your hair the correct way? Let us know in the comments.