In the past, taking care of your hair was easy; put some shampoo on your hand, lather up your hair a bit and rinse your hair. But now you need to determine your hair type, choose a shampoo for that hair, apply a conditioner to your hair and get rid of dandruff. But first, you need to determine your hair type and what kind of shampoo you need for that hair.
1. Curly, Rebellious Hair
Even if they seem to be thick and strong, curly hair is actually fragile. As a matter of fact, each point where the hair twists is a weak point of your hair. Don’t wash your hair too often and prefer sulfate-free shampoos.
2. Thin Hair
You don’t need to be afraid of washing your hair if you have thin hair. People with thin hair have more pores on their scalp and their hair getting greasy quicker than normal. These people should avoid using shampoos that contain silicone-based ingredients such as dimethicone.
3. Over-Processed Hair
Washing, drying, brushing, dyeing, curling… When you think of it, you will realize you put your hair through a lot and this term is called over-processed hair. You can realize if your hair is over-processed by the look of it because it looks frizzy and probably has white edges. As you can guess, over-processed hair is fragile so don’t wash it too often and get the split ends trimmed once in a while. As for the shampoo, assuming that you have a colored hair, prefer using a color-protecting shampoo. Lastly, washing your hair with hot water strips the color away from your hair.
Most people begin to notice dandruff during puberty due to the faster rate of skin shed. Zinc is what you need if you want to get rid of dandruff. Studies show that zinc prevents dandruff by controlling sebum on the skin. Aside from taking zinc supplements, you can also use shampoos that contain zinc. The same thing applies for facial dandruff; wash can your face with zinc soap.
How To Wash Your Hair Properly
- Even if we always say “wash your hair”, the correct term would be “wash your scalp”. The greasy part of your head is your scalp because all of the pores are on it. Applying the shampoo on your hair first doesn’t solve the problem, you should always start with your scalp and then lather up your hair with the remaining shampoo. Also, avoid using extra shampoo for the ends of your hair because it makes your hair dry and weak.
- If you haven’t washed your hair for days, it might be a little greasier than usual and may not produce enough lather for the first time. In this case, you can lather up your one more time but if you take a shower every day, there is no need for lathering more than once.
- Experts suggest using a vented brush instead of fingertips while lathering and massaging your scalp. These micro-movements boost blood circulation on the scalp and prevent hair loss.
- While lathering, do not bunch your hair on top of your head and lather as we see in shampoo commercials. Just run your fingers over your scalp and through your hair.
- Another suggestion from the experts is avoid using conditioner every time you wash your hair. If you do, your hair will lack volume and look limp.