Ever wondered why when you leave the salon your hair feels amazing but you cant get that feeling when you do your hair at home? The following tips may help you achieve that luxurious feeling.
When you visit your stylist you spend a lot of money getting it cut, styled, coloured etc, so why not invest in the proper at home hair care regime? That shampoo and conditioner you buy in the supermarket or chemist contains harsh chemicals that build up and sit on the surface of the hair, making it lack lustre.
Salon bought shampoo and conditioners are more concentrated therefore cleanse and treat your hair from deep within and not just on the surface.
Wash your hair as often as you like. if you wash your hair daily, washing your hair once is enough, but wash your hair less, then wash it twice.
The first shampoo will cleanse your hair and the second will treat it. Apply about a teaspoon of shampoo into your hands and rub together to ensure even distribution and massage into the scalp using circular movements. Then rinse and repeat. Always rinse in fresh running water not bath water, otherwise you will just defeat the object of cleansing your hair. Dont worry if the first shampoo doesn't lather, with the first shampoo this is normal. The second shampoo will lather unless your hair is really oily and dirty. If this is the case then give it a third shampoo. Once all the shampoo is rinsed out squeeze as much excess water out and dab with a towel then apply conditioner about a teaspoon will be enough depending on length and thickness of your hair. Apply in the same way by rubbing your hands together to distribute evenly on the mid-lengths and ends only. Not on the roots as this can give you oily, lank roots. Leave for a minute then comb through and rinse. Your hair is now ready for you to style.
If you suffer from really oily hair you can apply shampoo to dry hair first. Apply in the hands and rub together to achieve even distribution and massage in circular movements. By shampooing first without adding water will break down the oil. once you have massaged the shampoo into your scalp rinse with fresh running water and repeat.
Never rub your hair with the towel just dab it. If you rub your hair you will just rough up the cuticle which will lead to damaged hair and breakage.