Some people feel that washing their hair does not require any special knowledge. This opinion is fundamentally wrong, because hair care is a whole business. This includes the frequency of water treatments, how to apply shampoo, rinsing, drying, brushing, and more.
Wash your hair as it gets dirty, and don't leave it greasy. When the head is dirty, a film forms on the skin, which prevents air from entering and stimulates the formation of harmful bacteria. These are the factors that can lead to dandruff, hair loss and dullness. On average, you should carry out water treatments for hair once every 4-5 days.
Never use hot or cold water, the optimum temperature varies between 35-45 ° C. If you have oily hair, the water should be cool.
If you live in an area where the water is hard enough, soften it as it negatively affects your hair, leading to hair loss and breakage. To soften hard water, you can use table salt (one teaspoon per 2 liters of water) or ammonia (one teaspoon per 3 liters of water).
If you use fixing products on a daily basis (varnish, mousse, gel, etc.), wash your hair every day, but use special lightweight shampoos. Slightly more often than usual, you need to take water procedures in the winter, as hair gets dirty faster due to hats. Protect your hair from UV rays in summer.
Find a shampoo for your skin type. Remember that those products that have the inscription "Universal" have a negative effect on the hair. Buy a conditioner, it will protect your hair from external negative influences, make curls manageable and shiny. Use it immediately after rinsing off the shampoo, soak the product on wet hair for 2 minutes, then rinse with water.
Be sure to comb your hair before showering. Massage with a medicated oil or remedy (such as castor oil). Place your fingertips on the front of your head; then, as if combing, run along the parting to the back of the head. Now place your hands on the temporal part, with smooth massaging movements, direct your hands towards each other, they should meet at the crown. Move on to rubbing. To do this, with vigorous small movements massage the hair roots in circular movements, do this massage all over the head. Then, take your hair and pull it up slightly, swinging it slightly from side to side. Finish the massage by tapping. To do this, place your hands on your head, with your fingers, make light patting movements.
Rinse your hair with warm water before shampooing. Reapply the product several times, even if you have a short hair, as only a fraction of the dirt comes off your scalp the first time you lather. Trichologists advise applying the cleanser to the scalp, not to the hair.
Spread the shampoo over the entire length of your hair, moving from roots to ends, then dampen it lightly. Be careful not to injure your skin. When lathering, you can give yourself a light massage - it will increase blood circulation and improve metabolism.
After that, rinse your curls thoroughly. If you want to make them shiny, you can use chamomile or nettle infusion for rinsing. To do this, pour two tablespoons of the herb with a liter of boiled water, put the mixture on fire and boil for 5 minutes. Strain and cool the infusion. Please note that you need to rinse your hair 3 minutes after washing, otherwise there will be no effect from the herbal infusion.
Dry your hair with a warm towel, moving in the direction of hair growth - from roots to ends.Do not rub them together too much, as you will damage the structure. Avoid blow-drying or your hair will become dull, lifeless and brittle.
Comb your hair when dry. To do this, use combs made of wood, as metal or plastic combs very much injure the hair follicle and electrify the hair. Comb gently but thoroughly. If your hair is very tangled, do not pull it out. It is enough to divide into small strands and comb gently.