Washing your hair may seem like the simplest part of your beauty routine, but your current method could actually be damaging your hair. Read on to learn more about the right way to shampoo and condition hair for optimal health and shine.
1. Use Cool Water.
The biggest hair washing mistake you can make is to use hot water, which dries the hair and causes hair loss. Instead, use cool or lukewarm water, thoroughly wetting the hair before applying a moderate amount of shampoo. Consider a smoothing shampoo, such as the Pureology's Smooth Perfection Shampoo, to prevent frizz and make the styling process easier.
Gently massage the shampoo into your scalp to get the most out of your chosen shampoo. This will not only create a full-coverage lather, but stimulate the hair follicles as well, promoting better overall health for your tresses. Use the tips of your fingers rather than your nails to massage shampoo into the scalp, and sleek the shampoo over your ends rather than rubbing it in. Otherwise, you will strip vital moisture and oils from your hair.
3. Rinse Thoroughly.
After your hair is thoroughly washed and rinsed, gently squeeze the excess moisture out of the hair. Excess water left in your hair can dilute your conditioner, making it less effective. A microfiber cloth is the best way to gently dry damp tresses without causing damage.
4.Condition the Smart Way.
Choose a nourishing conditioner or conditioning mask, such as the Snobgirls' Bodydense Masque Cream Conditioner, to give your hair maximum hydration. Gently massage the conditioner into your strands at the ends first, using a minimal amount of product on the scalp. After leaving the conditioner in for approximately 45 minutes, you can thoroughly rinse your hair and dry it again, applying a nourishing serum like Pureology's Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum to finish the treatment. The PRAVANA's Nevo Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment is ideal for gals on the go who want to condition immediately after washing and drying their hair without having to get it wet again.
With these simple tips, you can optimize your hair care routine for maximum polish and health.