HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #1: Brush your hair before jumping in the shower.
Detangling your strands with a fine-toothed comb or brush will release the natural oils in your scalp and stimulate circulation. This technique also reduces the chances of developing split ends.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #2: Use only a quarter-sized dollop of shampoo.
Too many people use too much shampoo to wash their hair, but too much product can create excess buildup. Work just a quarter-size of shampoo into your scalp and lather up! It will take some time to create the lather, but this process will also give you a good scalp massage.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #3: Give yourself a thorough scalp massage.
Most stylists spend at least five to eight minutes providing you with a vigorous scalp massage. This further stimulates circulation and really helps to release natural oils in your scalp. Use your fingertips to continue working the lather into the scalp and move in a circular motion in small sections all the way around your head.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #4: Emulsify your shampoo.
Every 30 to 45 seconds, add some warm water to your scalp massage. This will help the shampoo do its work.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #5:. Rinse your hair with warm water.
Don’t scald your scalp and dry out your skin by using scorching hot water! Rinse your hair with warm water, and make sure you get rid of all the shampoo. Your hair should literally be squeaky clean when you’re finished.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #6: Use a conditioner.
Use a quarter-size of conditioner to strengthen your roots and moisturize your scalp. Just run the conditioner through your tresses and leave to set for at least 5 minutes. If possible, wrap your head in a hot towel while you shave or give yourself a body scrub. This will help the scalp absorb the conditioner more easily.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #7: Rinse the conditioner out of your hair completely.
Your final rinse should also consist of warm water, so make sure you turn down the water temperature if you were shaving or doing a body scrub. Rinse the conditioner out of the hair, and make sure your hair ‘squeaks’ when you wring out the excess water.
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR TIP #8: Rinse with cool water.
Clean your hair one more time with cool water and wrap in a towel to dry. Air drying your hair is the healthiest strategy, but you can also use a leave-in conditioner or mousse before blow drying to protect your tresses.
And that’s it! You can get a salon-style scalp massage and hair washing session right at home with a few simple tweaks to your usual routine. Make sure you’re using high quality hair care products designed for your particular hair type, so you can keep your hair looking shiny, healthy and smooth for the long run.