Here are a few tips on how to go about washing your hair effectively.
- Make the hair completely wet with warm water (not hot!) before you shampoo.
- The amount of shampoo that you require depends on the length of your hair and thickness of your hair.
- Long hair normally requires a tablespoon of shampoo and short hair, a little less.
- Massage in the shampoo using your fingertips, beginning at the nape of the neck. The massage should be gentle and smooth.
- Massage the entire length of the hair because the gentle massage helps to remove dead skin cells, which ultimately become dandruff.
- Rinse hair thoroughly, making sure that there is no trace of shampoo. As you rinse, stroke hair in downward motion.
- Wet hair has to be dealt with carefully, as it is prone to damage at this stage.
- Apply conditioner to your hair, making sure that it is even. Allow it to remain for about five minutes.
- In fact, you could use a comb to distribute the conditioner evenly.
- Rinse as you continue stroking the hair in a downward movement, gently.
- Air drying is always better. However, if it must be blow dried, then never do it when the hair is dripping wet.
- Move the dryer all over the head to remove the initial wetness. Then let it dry naturally.
- Do not wrap wet hair in a towel for too long; it will damage hair roots.
- Use a wide tooth comb or brush while the hair is still damp. Start at the tip of the hair and move upwards.
- This will prevent hair breakage and hair splitting.
So, get the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair and take time to wash that crowning glory.