At-Home Hair Care Tips: Hair Washing Technique From Hair Salon Experts
You may wonder how to give your hair a salon-style wash at home. Many people love having the wash day at the salon. In addition to being comfortable and relaxing, most importantly is how to maintain that healthy look and to extend the time between washes.
Even with the products purchased from the salon, the result is still way different from getting the wash done at the salon than at home. Let’s reveal the secret.
Prepare the right hair care ritual to properly moisturize scalp and hair without weighing it down.
Detangle and brush away dirt and dust
Use wide-toothed, anti-static comb to detangle and brush away dirt and dust on the surface of the hair and scalp before shampooing.
Gently massage the scalp
To promote blood circulation and prevent hair fall from the tangle-mess.
Choose the right shampoo and treatment according to your scalp condition.
The scalp is an extension of the skin on the face; there are different skin types and conditions such as oily, dry, or sensitive or more serious issues like seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Professional hair salons usually prepare 4 or 5 different types of treatments for color protection, moisturizing, deep cleansing or repairing, and soothing. Scalp check is essential because it determines the overall health and condition, and further prevents the problematic issues from happening.
Wet the hair thoroughly with warm water
Allowing the cuticles of the hair and pores on the scalp to open and products can penetrate the strands better to promote deep cleansing.
Shampoo twice in every wash
The first wash removes the buildup and barrier on the scalp and hair, like dry shampoo, environmental pollution, styling products, etc. Use an exfoliating pre-wash shampoo to soften and gently exfoliate away dead skin cells, which clarifies and unclogs pores to create a healthy scalp environment
The second wash delivers all the nourishing properties for better benefits from the shampoos.
- Excessive hair: Oil Balance Shampoo to gradually control oil secretion and reduce scalp odor.
- Oily dandruff: Dandruff Relief Shampoo with anti-bacterial properties to prevent dandruff and folliculitis and alleviate seborrheic dermatitis.
- Dry itchy with dandruff: Sensitive Soothing Shampoo to boost scalp protection, alleviating scalp sensitivity and dryness-related itchiness.
- Hair Loss or Hair thinning: Hair Revitalizing Shampoo to encourage hair growth and improve hair follicle vitality, increasing the scalp defense to prevent aging.
Massage scalp with fingertips, promoting blood circulation of the scalp and gently exfoliating your follicles.
Wrap the hair with a towel to absorb excess moisture from the hair. Do not rub the hair with a towel as wet hair is susceptible to friction, rubbing or tugging it too hard can cause damage, including breakage and split ends.
Must Dry your hair after shampooing
Dry the hair with a combination of towel drying and air drying or blow-drying to save the hair from getting exposed to extreme heat.
With a heat protectant, section the hair and start drying the underneath layers and work the way up, pointing the dryer’s nozzle downward to help smooth hair and create shine.
Adjust the heat to meet different needs; as medium for pre-drying, high for manipulating the shape, and cool air for setting the final look.
Usually, it takes several hours for the hair to set and the scalp to dry completely. Ensure there is adequate drying time before going to bed at night after shampooing or styling at the salon, as most bacteria quickly multiply in wet or moist conditions.