All the experts suggest doing this, but instead we neglect this step of the pre-wash. However, as wet hair is more fragile, it is advisable to untangle it before entering the shower to facilitate subsequent brushing.
We can also use a detangling spray or a moisturizing oil.
USE YOUR FINGERTIPS.
Use your fingertips to gently cleanse – thus activating the blood circulation of the scalp.
RAISE THE ROOTS.
When massaging with your fingertips, gently lift the roots. The simple act of massaging already activates the circulation and promotes proper hair growth.
THE RULE OF 3.
We have called this the (extreme) need to apply the shampoo in three specific areas of the head, which we sometimes forget, even if they are the ones that get dirty the most: crown, nape and sideburns. And better if it’s in that order.
DO NOT USE TOO MUCH SHAMPOO.
The amount equivalent to a hazelnut or a teaspoon for dessert is more than enough.
THE TIME OF SHAMPOO: the 60/180 rule.
Another very important element is the exact time you should leave the shampoo on the scalp. The vast majority of us spend very little time applying shampoo, but just looking at how the experts in hairdressing salons do it to understand that we are wrong.
The longer the hair and the more damaged it is, the longer it takes the shampoo to work.
DRY BEFORE THE MASK.
Remove the moisture from the hair with a towel before applying the conditioner and / or mask. This way we will make the product more effective and it will penetrate better.
DRY THE ROOTS FIRST.
Whether we leave the hair to air dry or blow dry, we must always dry the roots first, lifting them straight up using your fingers like a comb so as not to break the hair.
Since the scalp has a lipid film – oil and water have never been good friends – removing moisture in the root area with hot air and moving the roots is healthy and necessary for the hair not to become dull in that area.