Let’s be honest here. We are not those people that pay so much attention to how we wash our hair.
We just go in there, wash it and we are gone. That’s the worst thing that could happen. It’s easy and simple.
But, is it right?
You’ve been doing that as long as you are alive and I’m sorry to tell you that it’s wrong.
What I have here is probably the best technique for washing your hair. It requires few simple steps and you’ll be done in no time.
Plus, your hair will feel different and better. By washing your hair like this, you will be able to improve its texture and quality.
If you continue to wash it like you’ve been washing it so far, you are increasing the risk of experiencing damage.
No, this technique doesn’t come from me. Two very popular hair professionals in New York, Kyle White and Nunzio Saviano, agreed that this is the right way of washing your hair.
Here is the technique:
White said: “Hot water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair.”
Saviano Adds: “When your hair is rinsed with warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so that it can absorb the oil in your conditioner.”
If you have a long hair, apply the conditioner first
White said: “If you have hair beneath the shoulders, protect fragile ends from drying out and further damage by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing.
This will not only keep ends healthy; it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine.”
Lather Up at the Scalp Only
Saviano clearly said: “You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape.”
White added “The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.”
White advises: “Start your lather at the roots. Increase blood flows to the scalp and stimulates hair growth by using vertical strokes with medium pressure.
Don’t use circular motions, which can tangle your hair. Smooth the lather over the ends in a straight stroking motion.
Do not scrub the fragile ends or use a back and forth motion like you’re washing a rag on a washboard.”
Don’t repeat this once more
According to White: “Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient, unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce a lather.”
Apply your conditioner from the mid-lengths to the hair ends
Saviano: “Squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner. Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner to rinse out for the final step of your shower.”
Rinse with cold water
White finishes: “Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the lightest and give off the most shine”
Keep in mind that it’s highly important for you to use the best conditioner and shampoo for your specific type of your hair.
Don’t avoid this because your hair will become destroyed even if you are using a proper technique.
There you go.
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