Your cleansing routine is the most important part of hair care and styling regimen. Knowing the right shampoo and conditioner to use and how to use it correctly can preserve the integrity of your hair texture, any applied color, and set the base for successful styling. Learn how to cleanse like a pro in the notes. –– Kelly Rowe
Choosing the right products.
It all starts with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. If you use the wrong products styling will be more challenging and if you have color or chemically treated hair you could be doing more harm than good.
Shampoo your scalp and condition your ends.
There are two reasons why blowouts look so great at the salon, one is professionals are trained to make your hair look awesome which is out of your control at home, but the second is they shampoo your scalp and condition your ends. Shampooing the end of hair will dry them out and conditioning your scalp will make your hair fall flat.
Comb through conditioner.
Once you apply your conditioner comb it through with a wide toothed comb. This ensures that all your strands get quenched not just the bits you put the product on. It also helps tangles come out easier after towel drying.
Massage your scalp.
Scalp massages feel great in the salon and at home but they do more than that, they stimulate hair follicles and remove buildup of product from the base of the follicle. So get to it and give your scalp a salon worthy massage.
Stick to a regimen that works.
It’s a myth that your hair gets used to products. The truth is you get used to products and how they feel, and while you may feel like a new product made your hair feel great it’s really just that you aren’t used to it. Stick to the regimen that your stylist suggests for easy styling every time.
By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted