The Right Way to Wash your Hair

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Coleen Khan

New Delhi: Coleen Khan, Hair Expert, Pantene India, shares techniques that will ensure you get the best out of your shampoo time.

The few simple techniques one should keep in mind while washing one`s hair include:

Soak to the Core: Ensure that your hair is soaking wet before applying shampoo. This will help shampoo move through your hair more easily and do its job effectively.

At Medium Heat: Use water which is at a medium temperature. Water that is too hot could dehydrate your hair.

Massage into scalp: Use your fingertips to circulate the shampoo into your scalp with gentle massaging movements. This will help eliminate dirt, while increasing blood-flow to your scalp and promoting healthier hair growth.

Rinse off Thoroughly: Always rinse off the shampoo completely. Shampoo build-up can dry out your scalp. You can use a clarifying shampoo once a month to eliminate shampoo build-up.

Repeat if Required: Repeat the process again if your hair is very dirty or greasy. Avoid shampooing more than required as it will dry out your scalp and hair.

Condition appropriately: Don’t use too much conditioner and only condition the lengths and ends of hair. You can use a wide-toothed comb to spread the conditioner evenly through your hair.

Rinse with Cold Water: End with a cold water rinse. This helps lend a shine to your cuticles.

As told to @AverilNunes