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How to wash your Hair

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How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can lather up closer to three times a week. Also, buying the right kind of shampoo for your hair is essential to getting your hair to look and feel its best. Combine the right shampoo and conditioner with the right washing and conditioning techniques, and you will be on your way to great looking hair!

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  1. Start with a rinse.

Your hair should be thoroughly wet before you add your shampoo. Warm water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair. Your hair will need to be completely soaked before you apply shampoo. Make sure you lift your hair at the roots, especially in the back, so the water can soak your scalp, where oil and dirt collect.

When your hair is rinsed in warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb the oil.

  1. Massage Shampoo into your roots

The best way to use a shampoo is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair

Don’t use more shampoo than you need, a quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. Rub between your palms and then softly work the shampoo into the roots of your hair, massaging, not scrubbing, as you go. Also, make sure you shampoo well at the nape of your neck.

If your hair is particularly long or thick, you can double the shampoo.

  1. Don’t scrub! Massage

Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Massage your hair, don’t dig into your scalps with those long nails of yours.

  1. Don’t wash again

There’s no need to wash your hair twice. Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce a lather don’t wash again.

  1. Add conditioner

Rinse the shampoo and squeeze some water out of your hair, then add a conditioner. The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair.

You can use a quarter sized amount of conditioner. You can leave it in for about 2 and a half minutes, and you can use this time to shave or finish showering. If you are using conditioner for normal hair, you can use it every day.

Rinse your hair well with lukewarm water. If you are getting build up in your hair, it could be due to not rinsing your hair well enough after you condition.

  1. Finish with a cold water rinse.

Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine.

Use a shampoo and conditioner that’s made for your hair type. If your hair is dry, choose moisturizing products.

REMEMBER TO DISTRIBUTE THE SHAMPOO EVENLY, AND RINSE THOROUGHLY.

Curls & Naturals Cleansing Shampoo Curls & Naturals Cleansing Shampoo
₦1,850.00
Curls & Naturals Leave In Conditioner Curls & Naturals Leave In Conditioner

Regular Price: ₦1,850.00

₦1,600.00

VO5 Revitilizing Shampoo VO5 Revitilizing Shampoo
₦1,000.00
Pielor Baby Shampoo Pielor Baby Shampoo
₦1,850.00
VO5 Revitalizing Conditioner VO5 Revitalizing Conditioner
₦1,000.00

 

Teni Beauty

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Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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