To keep your hair healthy and beautiful you need to have a good washing routine and techniques. Below are some steps that will guide you through, it can make a whole lot of difference if you follow them judiciously.
Step 1. Rinse it with warm water
Rinse your hair first with warm water; this will allow it to wet, it will also open up the cuticle and start loosening any dirt trapped in there. Additionally, the warm water will help your hair and scalp absorb the oils in your conditioner.
Step 2. If your hair is long, conditioned it first before applying shampoo
Conditioning it will keep the end strong and healthy. This will also make it smooth and shinny.
Step 3. Apply Shampoo gentle from roots to end
Measure some amount of shampoo into your palm and apply it gentle from the roots to the end. Don`t scrub it and be very careful not to break the cuticles. Avoid circular motion, instead use vertical strokes with medium pressure to stimulate hair growth and straight stroking motion, be gentle.
Step 4. Rinse off the shampoo with warm water
Gently rinse your off the shampoo with warm water till your hair is free of them. Avoid stripping the hair, if you have long hair, gently squeeze water at the end and midsection of the hair to prepare it for conditioning.
Step 4. Evenly spread conditioner into your hair from the mid-lengths to the tips.
The longer the conditioner stay in your hair the better, but don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair, your hair has enough oil at the roots of your hair.
Step 5. Rinse it off with Cold Water
Be sure to rinse all the conditioner out of your hair with cold water. the cold water will shut the cuticle tight and keep the moisture and oils sealed in your hair which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine.