4 Things You Didn’t Know About Shampoo Use
For most of us, shampooing is probably the constant variable in our hair care routine. And because it’s the most basic, popular and reliable way to care for your hair, a lot of men and women still wash their hair with shampoo every day in spite of professional recommendations not to shampoo daily.This is just one of a list of things you need to know about proper shampoo use.
Here are four things you need to know about shampoo use that you’ll find useful when you update your hair care routine.
• Less is more
When you shampoo too much, it’s actually just like you didn’t shampoo at all. Avoid putting a whole handful of shampoo onto your hair as it can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause dryness and frizz. So try to keep the amount of shampoo you use proportional to the length and thickness of your locks.
• Not even the best shampoo can change your hair permanently
The regular use of a good shampoo and having a good workout routine are two very similar things. If you stop working out regularly, you’ll eventually start to get out of shape. The same thing happens when you stop shampooing. It’s really just about sticking to a good habit and keeping it up to stay healthy.
• Bleached hair should be regularly washed with clarifying shampoo
Due to the chemicals used when bleaching your hair, the follicles become extremely porous which enables the hair to absorb hair products, external particles, and perspiration that results in the yellowish quality. With the help of a clarifying shampoo, the chemical and dirt build up in your hair will be washed off and the original color of your bleached hair will be restored.
• Your method of shampooing should depend on your hair type
Lather, rinse and repeat is a widely accepted universal method for shampooing your hair. But it actually only benefits some hair types. For others who use a lot of hair products, it’s best to use a clarifying shampoo first to get rid of build up. Once you’re done, work a medicated shampoo on your hair and you’ll find the scalp will absorb it more easily because the product residues have been washed off.