Detangle & brush your hair prior to cleansing! Starting with tangled hair, then adding water and shampoo can only make matters worse. The more controlled your hair is prior to cleansing, the fewer problems you'll have when you are finished. Brushing first will also loosen dirt and oils from your scalp, so you get a really good cleanse.
Massage the shampoo only into your scalp. Massage gently with your fingertips, never "scratch" with your nails which is very delicate. Most of the dirt and oils in your hair are near the scalp. Only run the shampoo through to your ends at the last. Your hair ends will get clean as the suds run down the hair.
- To really protect your ends as you shampoo your scalp, apply a little conditioner on the last couple of inches of your hair. This way your ends are getting the extra touch of moisture they need as you cleanse your scalp.
Never pile your hair on top of your head. Piling shampoo-filled hair on top of you head only creates tangles....the worst kind. If it tangles while it's hanging down, you can pull the tangle out in a downward motion which reduces hair breakage.
Rinse hair thoroughly. Leaving shampoo residue behind will only attract dirt more easily and quickly and weigh down your style.
Apply conditioner to the ends of the hair and work upward. Remember, the ends will need the most moisture. Unless your scalp is excessively dry, it does not need conditioner and the product will only clog scalp pores.
Gently detangle your hair while it is saturated with the conditioner. Keep a good hair brush, like the Wet Brush, in the shower if that is where you shampoo. This seriously minimizes breakage. Then rinse hair with water running down the length of your hair.
Never use a towel to dry your hair. Even the softest terry will shred through your hair and give you split ends. Simply gently squeeze excess water from the hair. Use a T-shirt or a other micro-fiber product. CleanLogic Microfiber Hair Wrap is a great one.