WASHING AND STYLING YOUR HAIR
Get hair washing and styling tips from our experts – everything from choosing the right shampoo, to washing your hair properly.
How can a shampoo help?
The best shampoos do two main things (aside from helping to get rid of dandruff of course!):
clean your hair to get rid of any dirt or grease
leave your hair feeling soft and smooth
To do that, they have cleansers that trap oil and dirt to wash it away and keep your hair clean. Plus, they contain moisturisers and conditioning ingredients that battle frizz and leave your hair looking soft and silky.
But not all shampoos are the same – the one you need depends on your hair type and the look you’re trying to achieve.
For example, if your hair is damaged by heat styling, then you need a damage rescue shampoo which helps to moisturize and strengthen your hair.
On the other hand, if you have particularly greasy hair, you need a shampoo with more focus on the cleansers than the moisturisers – that’s where a deep clean shampoo comes in.
Hair care routines
As well as the shampoo you use, there’s also the question about how you use it.
It’s not quite as simple as ‘lather, rinse, repeat’ – in fact, there’s plenty to think about like making sure to work the shampoo into the scalp and avoiding damaging the hair by not towel-drying it.
And when it comes to conditioner, it’s a different process entirely, focusing on working it into the tips rather than the scalp.
Beyond that, there are leave-in treatments too which can help keep your hair strong and healthy.
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