Ever wondered why your hair feels so good just after a wash at the salon? Because the pros know how to do it the right way! Washing your hair may look like a mundane task but the key to happy hair is a good wash with proper steps specially designed according to your hair.
Don’t be careless or intuitive while deciding your wash routine, if you aren’t aware of your hair type and texture, even the best products in the market would fail to make them looking healthy and happy. It solely depends if you use the right product. Know your hair, is it frizzy? Rough? Curly or straight? Know it to improve it!

 

THE BASICS :

Avoid washing your hair every day. Over washing your hair will strip it from the natural oils that enrich and nourish the hair. Over a period of time as the scalp gets used to this routine, it starts to catch up and produce even more oil leaving the scalp oily more often. Use dry shampoo to break the cycle. Kerastase Fresh affair dry shampoo is a great go to product when you need an instant touch up. It offers instant oil absorption, airy roots & 24 hrs lasting fragrance.

How often should one wash you wonder? It mainly depends on the thickness of the hair. Thick hair can go days without needing a wash as the buildup is not as promptly visible. While fine hair may need washing every second day as the oils show more clearly. Curly and coarse hair can go even longer and benefit from the released oil.

A steaming shower after a long day soon sounds relaxing for you but does exactly the opposite for your hair. Hot water over time leaves your luscious locks damaged, dry and brittle leading to breakage and hair fall. Use lukewarm water to open the cuticles and declog. If you want to go an extra mile, a cold after rinse can help in closing the cuticles leaving a smoother finish.

Another important thing to keep in mind is to shampoo and massage as per needed. Sometimes it’s required to shampoo twice when the dirt build up is high. The first time is to just nudge the dirt out of the cuticles by gently massaging and not using nails or harsh moments. The second wash is to push the leftover residue completely out and give that fresh look.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHAMPOO

Healthy hair begins literally at the scalp! So it’s important to wash and keep the scalp clean. But don’t get moved by every advertisement or fancy new product you see. Many people casually see shampoo as another cleaning or washing agent forgetting each shampoo has its specialised formula that provides different nutrients according to its making. So choose wisely that best suited for you.

Which shampoo is your best partner? After careful observation on your hair density, texture and scalp, chose a shampoo that provides nourishment in the area most needed . For thin hair , use shampoo that boost hair growth – L’Oreal Professionnel Density Advanced Shampoo or Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité.

For frizzy hair a shampoo like L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Anti-Frizz shampoo or Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Shampoo gives frizzy and rebellious hair the right amount of protection with the power of Pro-Keratin. You can also use masque and serum of the same range to see the effect at the earliest.

For people with coloured hair, sulphate free shampoos that also boost bond building are advisable Kérastase Réflection Bain Chroma Captive or L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Shampoo or L’Oreal Professional INOA COLOR Care Argan Oil Green Tea No Sulfate Shampoo.

To maintain that bounce in the curls, and that moisturised look use shampoos that helps locks the moisture and prevents dryness. Kérastase Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu.

The support of any good shampoo is to follow kit with a great mask or conditioner. Its important to not rush this step and to leave the conditioner in for 5 to 7 minutes and no longer than that. Also keep on mind, these textures are more creamier and heavy so only use them from mild hair length to the end. One of the most recommended mask for strengthening hair and promote growth is Kérastase Résistance Bain Extentioniste Shampoo or L’Oréal Serie Expert Inforcer Anti-Breakage Shampoo.

Finish your regime with a serum like Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil to give your hair the shine they deserve.

Keep your hair silky, healthy and salon looking fresh even at home with these products that now you can also purchase from our shop. Or else you can always walk in for a relaxing wash pamper session in a Geetanjali Salon near you!