Are You Washing Your Hair Correctly?
If you’re unsure about the right way to wash your hair, you’re not alone. Do you wash it every day? Or, is it only a couple days a week? But wait, isn’t is cool to say “my hair is 90 percent dry shampoo?” So, what’s the deal? The stylists of Scottfree have some advice that will lead you down the path to sudsy success:
Rinse It Out: When your hair is rinsed in warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb your conditioner. Rinse first, then shampoo.
Long or Fine Hair? Condition First: Protect fragile ends from drying out and further damage by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing before shampooing. This is also a great option for those with fine hair, which is often weighed down by conditioner after shampooing.
Lather Your Scalp: Lather from roots to ends, as the scalp is the oiliest part of your head — and the ends, the driest. Lather in a vertical direction, which will stimulate hair growth without tangling. And be gentle. Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz — especially at the ends.
Only Wash Once: There’s no need to wash your hair twice. Unless you hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t lather, only wash once.
Add Conditioner Properly: After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner. Then, let it sit for a few minutes. Again, concentrate on your ends, not the roots. And always finish with a cool rinse. Cold water will shut the cuticle; translation: shiny hair!
Questions about the best way to shampoo your hair? Consult your Scottfree stylist for your personalized shampoo and conditioner routine.