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Hair Masterclass #1: How to wash your hair … the proper way!

May 19th, 2015

It may sound like a simple concept, but washing one’s hair is often one of those life tasks that a lot of people seem to get very wrong. So we’ve decided to put together a quick ‘how to’ on how to wash your hair, the correct way …

1. Brush. Brush your hair starting at the bottom and working your way up to the roots. This is the best technique to get rid of knots. Make sure you use a paddle brush to de-tangle and for a bit of scalp stimulation.

2. Shampoo. Apply a dollop of shampoo to your hair and massage in for a couple of minutes. Rinse thoroughly. If during your first shampoo you get lots of lather then you don’t need to shampoo again. If you don’t get much lather then rinse your hair and shampoo for a second time.

Over-shampooing can strip your hair of natural oils, so take care. If you have quite greasy hair then always shampoo twice.

3. Condition. Apply conditioner to the mid lengths and ends of your hair. You must condition your hair as it closes the cuticles after shampooing. If cuticles stay open you don’t get smoothness and any colour you have in your hair will come out quicker. Rinse your hair to remove all conditioner.

4. Dry. Remove moisture by squeezing out water with your hands, instead of scruffing it up to dry. Blow dry or air dry as normal.

5. Comb. If you want to brush your hair when it is still wet then you must use a comb, as opposed to a brush. Start at the ends to comb out knots and work your way back to the roots.

A note on products: Make sure you choose the right products for your hair type. Products are essential to maintaining the quality and integrity of your hair so choose wisely! We have a variety of Redken products to suit all hair types.

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