Washing your hair is so basic right? But there are correct ways to do it and incorrect ways to do it. If you want to conserve hair health and reduce breakages or hair loss, you might want to make some adjustments to your usual shower routine. You can really make a difference!
One of the first things you should do is brush your hair before you get into the shower. This can do two things: prevent you from having to unclog your drain of hairs so often, and it also reduces breakage, stimulating circulation in your scalp.
Once you have stepped into the shower, wet your hair thoroughly and squirt a quarter sized dollop of shampoo on your palm. Begin lathering at the roots and work your way down to the ends. With longer locks you might have to use a bit more shampoo especially on the ends. Give yourself a nice, stimulating scalp massage before rinsing the shampoo away.
What does a scalp massage involve? Simply massage your hair in circular motions and lift your hair from the roots at regular intervals. Add water to your hands now and then to work it in to bring out the most in your shampoo and improve circulation in the scalp as you massage.
Now, it’s time to rinse. Along with the shampoo, you are washing away all of the residue that has accumulated in your hair and scalp. This residue isn’t just the natural oils in your locks, it’s also the debris that you gather all day, and the residue left over from hair products. Start with lukewarm water to rinse your hair until all the shampoo and build up is gone. Lastly, to close the cuticles and improve shine, finish off with cool water.
Not only will you enjoy clean hair, it will also be healthy and shiny!