THE DO’S AND DON’T OF WASHING YOUR HAIR
Washing your hair may seem like one of the easiest things in the world, something we all do without giving it much thought at all – but there is definitely a technique to correctly washing hair. If you get it wrong you could be causing undue stress to your hair and scalp.
1. Choose the right shampoo for you
We really encourage our clients to buy salon professional hair care. Supermarket shampoos and conditioners are full of chemicals and parabens that make the hair feel temporarily silky, but in reality they are dehydrating the hair. You can tell a cheap shampoo if it has a lot of foam when rubbed between your hands – this is an indicator of parabens.
We highly recommend EKSperience Range, which contain a great balance between hydration and repair.
2. Invest in hair masks and treatments
Once a week, it is great to give your hair some love, by applying Jojoba Oil (see my blog herewhere I discuss Hair Oiling) We also recommend Olaplex Particularly with any colouring service, or if you have spent lots of time in the sun – we recommend applying a great leave in treatment.
3. Brush your hair BEFORE getting in the shower
This makes the hair easier to wash, and easier to comb when you get out
4. Only use a small amount
If you are using a professional high quality shampoo, you do not need a lot. A 5 cent piece size should do the trick. Lightly foam between your hands with a little water, and apply to roots only. You do not need to actively wash the mid lengths to ends of the hair, as the oil comes from the scalp and is easily removed when rinsing your hair.
5. Take some tools into the shower with you
Prior to applying conditioner, squeeze out as much water as you can, then just apply to mid lengths and ends. Twist the hair up on top of your head and leave to penetrate while you do your other business! After 5 minutes, comb the hair with a WIDE tooth comb to lightly distribute the conditioner through the rest of the hair and ensure it is knot free when you get out.
6. Rinse quickly with cold water
Just before you get out of the shower, (it’s not very nice, but) turn the tap to cold and do a final rinse. This closes the pores and cuticle of the hair, ensuring the treatment is retained for as long as possible.