Hair is one of the most noticeable feature in a person. Sometimes, it is the first thing we notice in someone. It gives impression on who we are, and how we take care of ourselves. It is often times the one we tend to give notice when we want to change our look. Hence, proper hair care is needed to maintain our locks, and prevent it from falling away. Here are some of conventional ways that must be busted to protect our beloved hair.
SHAMPOO IN HAIR- In shampoo commercials, we see them pour copious amount of the product in their palms and just lather away in their hair. TAKE NOTE, their hair. That is a big NO-NO. The right way to use shampoo is to dilute a fair amount of the product with water and lather to the SCALP. Shampoo’s job is to clean the scalp from the produced sebum along with other dirt that it has accumulated. Cleaning of the scalp is important to produce healthy hair.
LATHERING TOO HARD- Sometimes, we tend to lather hard on our scalp and hair thinking that it would lift dirt more effectively, this is not so true. The scalp and hair are cleaned and washed effectively without the need to lather too hard. Enough force is needed to wash away all the impurities in your crowning glory. So next time you lather up there, be gentle. They need TLC too.
NOT RINSING ENOUGH MEANS MORE PROMISE- There are shampoos that give different effects when used. They promise to give straighter, silkier hair or whatnot. Some think that leaving the product for too long means it gives more efficiency. This is false. Shampoo and some conditioners are meant to be rinsed WELL. Not rinsing well might lead to dandruff, and may result to dead hair due to suffocation of the follicles.
CONDITIONER ALL OVER- Some use conditioner like it’s the end of the world. They tend to load up on the conditioner and just apply them all over their head, this shouldn’t be. The main function of conditioners are to give the HAIR the moisture and strength that it needs. The correct application of conditioner is to put a fair amount of the product to the hair itself, giving more attention to the tips going your way up an inch before the roots since our scalp release natural sebum that protects the follicles. Putting conditioner directly on the scalp may result to oily hair.
To sum it all up, SHAMPOO is for SCALP, while CONDITIONER is for HAIR. Simple, right? So next time you hit the shower, you know what those products are really for. Use them the right way to get the most out of these products and their promise to achieve a healthy, and lustrous hair.