We’ve all been lather, rinse, repeating long enough to know that washing your hair is beauty 101… But maybe it’s not as basic as we thought.
Barney Martin, Pantene’s expert hairstylist, has noticed his clients aren’t always nailing this habit.
DO… find your shampoo soul mate.
Are you just using whatever you’ve got in the shower? The market is filled with prescriptive products for every single hair type or woe that you could think of, from dry scalps to oily ones, bleached blonde hair to hair that’s been dyed dark brown.
They don’t do this just to bamboozle you in the hair aisle. Next time you’re standing there, take a moment to profile your hair. Consider the length, colour and texture (is it coarse, fine, curly?), do you colour your hair? Ask yourself what you want: hydrated hair, shiny hair, smooth or straight? Barney promises there are products that will suit your hair. Finding the right product means you never have to compromise on what you want from your hair, and they are all very helpfully labeled so you can pick exactly what you need.
DON’T… slack off in the shower.
Just slapping shampoo on and rinsing it straight out won’t cut it. Take the time to massage the shampoo thoroughly into your scalp in circular motions with your fingertips. Lots of women just wash it through their hair, but it’s really the scalp that needs the most cleansing. You want to work the shampoo on your scalp up into a good lather and let it trickle through all of your hair.