Shampooing is routine like brushing teeth or cutting nails. Maybe it is time to put some thought into the hair washing routine and use some washing hair tips to take advantage of the many good things you can do for your hair. Please look at the shampooing instructions below and see whether you can still improve the best way to shampoo hair.
Step-by-Step Instructions on Washing Hair Properly
Preparation: Comb residual styling products out of your hair.
Shampoo: See whether you are using the proper shampoo for your hair type. Is your hair fine, dry, oily or did you see some dandruff flakes lately? Does it need extra volume or frizz taming? There are so many good shampoo formulas and one type does not fit all. If you've been just buying the same shampoo year-after-year, maybe it's time to re-think it.
Water – Part 1: Dampen your hair with lukewarm water.
The Amount: An about half inch wide dollop of shampoo (about the volume of a hazelnut should be enough for short to medium long hair. For long hair washing adjust this amount accordingly. Distribute the shampoo through your hair.
Shampooing: Getting down to how to shampoo hair, foam up the dollop of shampoo with a little water before massaging the foaming shampoo through your hair and over the scalp with circulating movements. Be sure not to scratch your scalp with your fingernails which can lead to infection.
Water – Part 2: Completely rinse the shampoo out of your hair using clear water. It is important to thoroughly rinse out all shampoo. Squeeze the hair with your hands during the rinse. A good hair washing tip is that the wash is complete when your hair feels "squeaky" clean.
Water – Part 3: Finally, rinse your hair and scalp with cool water. Washing hair in cold water feels exhilarating and stimulates the blood circulation.
Remember: Wet hair is very sensitive and you should therefore abstain from toweling or rubbing it dry. Instead, simply press a towel on your hair. The towel will absorb excess water without moving it back and forth and damaging your hair in the process.