Back to Basics Natural Hair Care: How to Shampoo hair

It may seem like very basic simple stuff but by improving and checking the technique of everyday hair practices you can grow healthier, stronger and longer hair. Not to mention many of us were mis educated on the correct ways to maintain our kinky curly hair.

This “Back to Basics Natural Hair Care” Series is designed to supply you with a foundation of knowledge to help you look after your beautiful tresses and is perfect for those who are newly natural, transitioning or considering going natural.

How to Shampoo

Step 1: Thoroughly rinse hair with water so that hair hair is soaked with water

Step 2: Shampoo is actually designed to clarify the scalp as opposed to hair. So you want to use a no more than a palm full of shampoo on the scalp and roots of the hair. (Tip: Avoid using shampoo on the end and middle of your hair because curly kinky is dry by nature. Shampooing the ends can exasperate this and make hair matted and frizzy)

Step 3: Massage the shampoo into the scalp this will ensure you scalp is thoroughly cleansed. Start at the front then work your way to the back. The massaging will also stimulate circulation around the scalp which will promote hair growth and a healthy scalp (Tip: Massaging the scalp is especially good if you are having problem scalp; itchy or flaky).

Step 4: Once all your scalp is sudsy and soapy you can rinse the shampoo out. Make sure all the shampoo is rinsed out otherwise this can cause scalp irritation.
More Tips:
  • Always follow a shampoo with a conditioner. Never try just using 2-In-1 Shampoos/Conditioners either
  • Ideally you should shampoo you hair around once a week.
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