Well this was a fun one to film 😂 dragging my ring light into the bathroom (with a very long extension lead) and ending up freezing and with a wet through bathroom by the end! All for the content hey!
I get regularly asked about hair washing; how often? what shall I use? do I shampoo once or twice? when do I use a mask?
So I thought this video was well and truly needed! 10 tips for hair washing…
1) Once a week use a scalp exfoliator – the scalp builds up with oil, dead skin and old products. (here I am using the ouai scalp & body scrub)
2) Always shampoo twice – the 1st shampoo will loosen up oil & debris and then the 2nd shampoo will fully remove it. (here I am using redken all soft shampoo & conditioner)
3) Shampoo the scalp with the pads of fingers, never shampoo & scrub the hair itself – when hair washing, it’s actually the scalp we want to wash. If we scrub the ends with shampoo, this will roughen up the cuticle leaving tangled and matted hair. The hair will get washed just by the shampoo running over it when being rinsed out.
4) Squeeze the water out of the hair before conditioning – this is so you are not diluting down your conditioner.
5) Comb conditioner gently through with a wide tooth comb and leave for 2-5 minutes – this is to make sure all hair is covered, not just the top layer and to remove tangles. Leaving on for 2-5 minutes will allow the conditioner to do it’s job of closing the cuticle and restoring moisture and protein.
6) Give yourself a little massage whilst the conditioner sits on the hair – this will stimulate blood circulation which then stimulates new hair growth!
7) Once a week, use a mask instead of a conditioner, leave on for 10-20 minutes (depending on what your mask tells you) – A mask penetrates deeper than your surface conditioner, this is more of a treatment. (here I am using the living proof restore mask)
8) Rinse off conditioner or mask with cool water – this will close the cuticle of the hair and leave your hair shiny and smooth.
9) Pat and squeeze hair with a towel, never rub – hair is vulnerable when wet so we need to treat it carefully. If we rub the hair, this will toughen up the cuticle and lead to matting/split ends.
10) When shopping for hair products, look for a shampoo with no sulphates & a conditioner with no silicones – sulphates are a type of salt which will dry your hair out over the long run. Sulphates are a type of plastic which deceive you into thinking your hair is silky soft when it’s a layer of silicone over the top!
Were there any tips in here that you didn’t know? 🤯
Let me know what you guys think! 💕