Hair care is one of the essential things that all of us need to do. However, sometimes the simplest hair care, like regular shampoo, may be confusing or incorrect. If we do not shampoo, the hair products we use and the dirt we carry while travelling can build up over time in our hair and scalp and cause irritations and damage to the hair. To avoid this unpleasant feeling, shampoo is a daily essential.
As easy as it may seem to many of us, most of us do not shampoo our hair correctly. In this article, we will read about the simple steps which may be useful in a proper shampoo and ensure the health of our hair.
How To Do Proper Shampooing:
Proper shampooing is essential for maintaining healthy hair and scalp. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you achieve the best results:
1. Choose the Right Shampoo:
Select a shampoo that suits your hair type and concerns. Whether you have oily, dry, curly, or colour-treated hair, there’s a shampoo formulated to address your specific needs.
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2. Wet Your Hair Thoroughly:
Before applying shampoo, ensure your hair is completely wet with lukewarm water. Hot water can strip away natural oils, while cold water may not effectively cleanse.
3. Take Shampoo – Use the Right Amount:
Depending upon the length of the hair, take shampoo at least an amount equivalent to a coin size in your palm.
4. Apply and Massage Gently:
Pour the shampoo into your palm, then distribute it evenly across your hands before applying it to your scalp. Start at the roots and massage in gentle, circular motions. Focus on the scalp as this is where oil and buildup accumulate.
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5. Rinse Thoroughly:
Rinse your hair with lukewarm water until all the shampoo is completely washed out. Make sure there are no residues left behind.
6. Condition as Needed:
Take a small amount of conditioner, depending on the length and texture of your hair, onto the palm of your hand. Apply the conditioner by starting at the nape of the neck. Now start combing the conditioner with your fingers so as to reach the tip of the hair. Comb with your fingers in a manner that the condition is spread evenly.
7. Rinse Conditioner:
If your conditioner so instructs, leave the conditioner for two to three minutes on the hair too. Unless it is a leave-in hair conditioner which needs not be washed, rinse the hair again with warm water after spreading the conditioner more evenly. Rinse till the conditioner is washed out.
8. Gently Pat Dry:
Make the hair dry with a towel without having to squeeze your hair as this makes the hair weak. Do not blow dry to dry hair as blow drying makes the hair more frizzy after some time. Natural dry-out only leaves hair shinier and healthier.
Remember that over-shampooing can strip away natural oils, while infrequent washing can lead to product buildup. Tailor your shampoo routine to your hair’s unique needs for healthy and beautiful locks.