The Best Method of Shampooing for Your Hair Type
Here’s how to wash your hair based on your hair type
Were you ever taught how to wash your hair? Most little kids will pour shampoo straight from the bottle onto their head. Some adults do this as well (and that’s okay). Trust us, there is a better way!
To determine the proper hair washing method, you need to start with understanding your hair type and other factors that affect your hair. Not everyone falls into one category, so make sure to read up on multiple methods that may work for you.
THICK, COARSE HAIR
Those with thick, coarse hair benefit from ingredients that keep their hair smooth and improve texture. People with this type of hair can wait longer between washes.. Their hair craves a coating with just a light bit of cleansing, so the Protected Cleanse works perfectly for them.
To do the Protected Cleanse: Wet your hair in the shower and apply conditioner from scalp to roots. Use a comb to distribute underneath the top layer of hair and then squish to make sure your scalp and strands are coated. You can then pour a quarter sized dollop of shampoo to your hands and rub together to lather. Apply this under hair to the scalp so that you get a creamy, sudsy cleansing creme. Then rinse. Hair should feel nice and slippery with no tangles.
MEDIUM WEIGHT TO FINE HAIR
Those with medium weight to fine hair might be able to wash daily to every other day using the Everyday Cleanse method. If your hair is on the very fine end of the spectrum, then daily washing will keep your hair looking fresh and bouncy.
You can customize what you do within the Everyday Cleanse method.
Wet hair, pour shampoo in hands and rub together before applying under hair onto your scalp around your hairline and nape. Follow with conditioner from scalp to ends and comb through. Because you can decide to either lather/rinse, condition/rinse or lather/rinse/repeat, condition/rinse based on how much cleansing your hair needs. Many people find that over time they use considerably less conditioner as their hair becomes healthier.
DRY, FLAKY SCALP OR OVER-PROCESSED DAMAGED HAIR
For those who have a dry, flaky scalp or over-processed damaged hair, we recommenda Pre-Shampoo Oil treatment that lubricates and releases flakes. When the temperature suddenly changes, the outer layer of skin on your scalp becomes dehydrated and needs to be removed. For hair that has been damaged, a Pre-Shampoo Oil treatment will protect the length of hair from further dehydration.
For the Pre-Shampoo Oil Treatment, apply oil to dry hair and massage into the scalp and pull through the strands. Then wrap your hair up in a warm towel to allow the oil to penetrate. After about 30 minutes or so it’s time to wash using one of the cleansing methods above.
SCALP ISSUES & DULL HAIR
For those with scalp issues or dull hair, clarifying or chelating your hair balances your scalp and makes your hair extra clean and shiny. Our Boosted Cleanse method works to lower the pH of your scalp, closes the cuticle of your hair to make it extra shiny and exfoliates gently with an amazingly clean rinse! Sometimes buildup can happen due to hard water mineral and products that leave residue. It can also happen from an undetected food allergy, or too much coffee which can cause scalp reactivity.
The Boosted Cleanse: Wet your hair while in the shower, add some of the powdered Shampoo Booster+Masque to some shampoo in your hand. Rub hands together and it will foam up. Apply the foam to your scalp and leave on while you continue showering. After a while, give another rub to your scalp. You may feel some undissolved citric crystals which can lightly manually exfoliate as you rub while the lower pH of the foam is chemically exfoliating too. Now you are ready to rinse. Your hair will be super clean, soft and shiny. You decide if you need a bit of conditioner for protection.
Think outside the box and really pay attention to your hair. It’s telling you exactly what it needs!