What to know about washing your hair
FOCUS ON THE SCALP, NOT THE STRANDS.
A healthier scalp equals healthier hair. (Irritation can cause damage to the fibre’s cuticle structure and weaken protein bonds.) The key here is to use fingertips to massage the scalp—this will help remove buildup.
REPEAT IF NECESSARY.
Turns out sometimes you should lather, rinse, repeat. “If you find you are not getting a good enough lather, you could either add a little more water or shampoo twice,” says Justin German, Pantene consulting stylist.
CONDITION THE ROOTS.
A silicone-free conditioner is lightweight enough to use on the roots without weighing them down. Work conditioner from the tips to the roots to protect strands from potential damage.
USE THE CORRECT PRODUCT FOR YOUR HAIR T YPE.
German recommends volumizing spray gels for fine hair (be sure to spray directly on the roots); those with coarse hair should opt for crème formulas and apply from roots to ends.