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FAQs on shampooing your hair

Q. Which is the right way to shampoo the hair?


A. The right way to shampoo your hair is as important as choosing the right shampoo for your hair. Follow this step by step guide for the best results:

  1. Bend forward so your hair fall over your face and brush your hair gently from base to tips to remove dead hair, dirt & grime.
  2. Before shampooing, massage your scalp gently, rotating your fingers to remove any dead particles.
  3. Wet the hair thoroughly with warm water. A shower attachment is most convenient for this.
  4. Work a small quantity of shampoo into your hair and massage the scalp gently with gentle kneading motions. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Your hair should not need another application of shampoo unless it is particularly greasy or dirty. If so repeat the lathering and rinsing process.
  5. Rinse the hair thoroughly two or three times until it feels clean and squeaky. It is important that all traces of shampoo are removed; otherwise you will leave the hair feeling dull and sticky.
  6. Finish with a rinse of cool or cold water to close the pores.
  7. Squeeze your hair gently to remove excess water and dry lightly with a towel.
  8. Do try to let your hair dry naturally for as long as possible before using a hair drier. Hair is at its weakest when wet and is more easily damaged by heat.

Q. I am always out in the sun. Though I use a sunscreen on my face, I am worried about my hair. Is a sunscreen available for hair as well?

A. Yes there is a cure to protect your hair and that too using a home remedy. Cocoa butter protector protects your hair while you are in the sun and is also used as a conditioner for chemically treated hair.

Melt one tablespoon of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of lanolin and four tablespoons of olive oil in a double boiler and beat together when melted. Add one tablespoon water to three tablespoon mixture before putting on your hair. Shampoo after some time.

Q. I am growing out a perm and its left me with straight roots and curly ends. How can I perk it up?

A. Backcomb the roots to give them some body. But beware of backcombing permed dry ends because they have a tendency to knot easily.

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