5 things you need to know about washing your hair.

5 things you need to know about washing your hair.

5 things you need to know about washing your hair.​

 

 How many times should i wash my hair?

Hair washing routines differs depending on your scalp , hair type and your hair density.

For example ,  curly hair tends to be on the drier side. 

People with curly hair should wash less than people with straight hair, who tend to wash more often.

The scalp produces and builds up natural oils, these oils dispense trough the hair and are beneficial nurturing & hydrating the hair.

The straighter the hair the faster the oils dispense trough the hair. 

Straight hair should be washed every three days, extra curly hair once a week, and every texture in between 3 to 7 days.

 

 How much shampoo and condioterner should I use?

 The most important part of washing your hair is, washing your scalp.

The usual ammount is 1 teaspoon for fine to normaal hair and 2 teaspoons of shampoo for thick hair.

For conditioner it is a bit different depending the lenght of the hair.

While conditioning feel if the product has been equally distributed if that is not the case apply more.

Short hair above the shoulders 1 teaspoon.

Medium hair lenght hair 1,5 teaspoon

Long hair 1,5 teaspoon.

 

Which shampoo and conditioner is the right one for me?

Selecting a shampoo and conditioner can be a difficult task.

expecially when there are thousand and thousand of product to choose from.

For shampoo & conditioners the most imporant factor is using sulfate & paraben free, proffetional hairdressers brand or all the way organic.

The second facor is knowing your main hair concern for example: cleansing the scalp, protecting color, controling a scalp problem, giving volume.

Then you have shampoos based on texured hair like waves, curls and coils.

The best way is asking your hairdresser for advice, but selecting a shampoo based on your needs is always a good idea.

Same thing applies for conditioner and hairmasks.

 

What is the difference between a conditioner and a hairmask?

A lot of people think that a conditioner and a hairmask is pretty much the same.

Wrong, oh so wrong.

It’s true that both products may have some similarities but the effects on the hair are different.

Conditioners are formulated to soften, conditio and ngive shine to the hair .

They  also help detangle the hair.

Conditioners are kept for 1 to 2 mintus in the hair and are always applied after shampooing.

Hair mask on the other hand are formulated to strengthen the hair from the roots to the tips.

The ingridients in a hairmask are much more heavier in comparission to a conditioner.

This means that using a hairmask everytime you shampoo can weight down to hair.

To prevent that , it is adviced to apply a hairmask before you shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Hair mask are kept 5 to 10 minutes, the longer the better.

 

 The difference between salon product & store brand products.

Besides the price the most imporant difference between proffessional and store brand products are the ingridients, the quality and the quantity of said ingridients.

Salon products are more concentrating and refined , the product is not watered down.

This means you would need less ammount of product to achieve your goal.

The most important ingridient , surfactant ‘detergent’ meant to cleanse the hair.

Problem is not al surfactant are the same, Salon products contain the gentler version of a surfactant.

That’s why they produce less lather during shampooing.

Store brand product contain harsher surfactant , these can strip the hair of essential nutrients, moisterizing agents and even color.

Because of the high surfactant base of store brands shampoos, they compentsate with their conditioners by increasing the sofftening effect for the hair.

Besides giving stress to the hair, this causes build up and residue.

Making your hair flat , easily oily or dry.

 

 

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