You may not know this, but learning how to properly wash your hair is going to have a tremendous impact on the bounce and brilliance of your locks.
While most big name hairdressers recommend about a five minute wash three to four times a week, I'm willing to bet that most of you do something more like a one minute wash max.
Leonor Greyl, Frederic Fekkai and Ted Gibson all believe that healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp and requires proper maintenance. They are all also huge believers in the cool rinse! If you want to learn more about what I mean, read more
- Step 1: Begin by brushing your hair before you get into the shower. Not only with this help reduce the amount of hairs that get caught in your drain, but it will also reduce breakage as well as stimulate circulation going in your scalp.
- Step 2: Wet your hair thoroughly and apply a quarter sized dollop of shampoo to the palm of your hand. Start by lathering hair at the roots and working your way down.
- Step 3: If you hair is long you might need to add some more shampoo to your lengths. Once you think your hair is fully lathered and you are ready to rinse, think again. Start giving yourself a good two minute scalp massage with your fingertips.
Gently massage your head in circular motions and lift hair from time to time from the roots. After about every 20 seconds, add just a little bit more water to your hands and work it into your hair. What you are doing is emulsifying your shampoo so that it can reach it's potential and improving circulation in your scalp.
- Step 4: Now comes the time to rinse away all of the grimy residue in your hair that you didn't even know could accumulate so quickly. Yes it's true, your hair does need some oils—but natural oils, not the ones that leave a lackluster buildup from styling products.
To begin, set your water to more of a lukewarm temperature and rinse your hair out until it starts to squeak! Lastly, for shiny, bright and smooth hair, close the cuticles by rinsing with cool water.