Have you ever had the struggle of washing and drying your hair only for it to still look oily or dirty?
How about your ends? Do they feel dry, brittle, and lifeless?
Here are a few helpful hints that will relieve some of those concerns.
Shampooing your hair should involve a good lather. To achieve this, get your fingertips right into your hair and up against your scalp, and really give your head a good scrub.
You will want to concentrate on your hairlines, which is where you sweat the most. Be sure to scrubs behind your ears, the nape of the neck, and your forehead.
Although you do want a good scrub and lather going, avoid using your nails because this can lead to irritation.
Once you have completely massaged the shampoo into your hair, run it down to the ends to remove the environmental dirt and full rinse.
When it comes to conditioner, less is always more. Truth be told, more conditioner can weigh down your hair and make it look greasy and lifeless.
A conditioner is used to help smooth the ends of your hair, so after shampooing, apply a small amount of conditioner on the mid-shaft of your hair and bring it down to the ends.
You’ll want to comb the conditioner through the ends of your hair with a wide-toothed comb not only to detangle your hair but also to ensure the conditioner is evenly distributed throughout.
It is not necessary to put any conditioner in the hair at the scalp, as the scalp produces natural oils which serve as a natural conditioner.
Be sure to rinse completely, (you may actually be able to hear your squeak – that’s when you know you’ve successfully cleaned your hair)!
-Rebekah, Hair Stylist/Beauty Image Consultant