Here are 7 top tips for shampoo in your hair – getting the best results!
Have you ever had one of those days when you wash your hair and it just doesn’t seem right and won’t behave?
Well, here’s my helpful guide to perfecting shampooing your hair at home…
- Detox and nourish every few months:
Even though modern shampoos are really good and contain a whole bunch of science, they can build up in your hair which may result in a lack of shine, a lack of volume or hair that just won’t behave! The simplest way to fix this is to detox and nourish your hair by using a Cleansing Shampoo every few months to remove any build-up. This simple, infrequent ritual gives you a fresh start and you’ll definitely notice the difference.
- Temperature matters:
Warm water is key to achieving the perfect shampoo and requires paying attention to the water temperature. Begin by rinsing your hair with warm water to open up the hair cuticles. This allows the shampoo to penetrate deeply and do its job. Avoid using hot water as it can strip away natural oils and leave your hair dry and possibly even brittle.
- Know your scalp type:
Using the right shampoo is all important. Celebrity hairdressers emphasise the importance of selecting the right shampoo for your specific scalp type as well as your hair type. Whether you have an oily scalp, a dry and itchy one or a combination of the two, choose a shampoo formulated to address your specific needs. This tailored approach ensures your hair and scalp receive the nourishment and balance that they require.
- Lather up with care:
Be gentle with yourself! When shampooing your hair, avoid aggressive scrubbing and instead opt for a gentle massaging motion. Use your fingertips, not your nails to work the shampoo gently into your scalp. This technique stimulates the hair follicles, enhances blood flow and ensures that every strand receives proper cleansing, leaving you with healthier-looking hair.
- Rinse, rinse and rinse again!
You may be surprised to learn that it’s actually the rinsing process that cleans your hair. The shampoo molecule works a little bit like a balloon and anchor. The anchor grabs hold of oils and dirt and then the balloon part of the molecule washes away with rinsing taking the dirt with it. So, it’s imperative to rinse thoroughly. And spending an extra minute or two to make sure all the shampoo has been removed will reward you with clean, shinier and more manageable hair.
- Condition with care:
If you have dry hair but oily roots always apply the conditioner to the ends in mid-lengths and avoid adding more oils to your scalp. If, however, you suffer from a dry scalp then it’s perfectly okay to condition that as well. Modern conditioners are very intelligent and can target damaged areas and repair them without necessarily adding weight to those areas that do not need help. Similarly, if your hair is very fine and volume is a challenge, avoid putting conditioner near the roots.
- The final step:
When I spoke to some of my hairdressing friends, we all agreed that the final rinse in slightly cooler water is a great idea. It closes the cuticle of your hair and helps to trap the goodness of the shampoo and conditioner and it’s especially useful if you have slightly oily roots as it will have a calming effect on the glands that produce the oils.
With these insider tips, you’re well on your way to achieving the hair of your dreams. Remember, good shampooing techniques, tailored to your scalp and hair type can make all the difference. From appreciating the occasional detox to a gentle massage, thorough rinsing and a cool-water finale, each step plays a vital role in achieving maximum hair impact. So, go ahead and incorporate these expert tips into your hair care routine and get ready to unleash your fabulous, head-turning locks!
If you are unsure which shampoo and conditioner is right for your hair type then just ask one of our experts…