Hair health starts during the cleansing (shampoo) process. Certain hair care products, over processing of chemicals, and excessive heat will strip the sebum from the hair shaft, as well as some shampoos.

Should we keep moisture in mind when cleansing our scalp and hair?

During the shampoo process, a 2-step process is required. The first focuses on the scalp. If the scalp has residue of sweat, dirt, buildup of oils, products and sprays, this may cause the follicle to clog. This could result to hair thinning or total hair loss.

During the cleansing process, fingers should be placed on the scalp. Using a circular motion, cleanse the scalp for 5 minutes. Rinse. Repeat. The scalp needs cleansing with suggested professional products. This technique prepares a healthy scalp environment for hair to grow and remain intact inside the follicle.

The second focus is on the hair. The hair needs moisturizing with professional suggested products. Apply shampoo to hands and slide with fingers throughout the hair shaft from root to ends. It’s not advised to mangle the hair together in order to cleanse.

The wrong products used during the cleansing process may cause tangling, dryness, dry skin to seemingly disappear, and more hair shedding. Why? If the cuticle has not been coated with oils to lay the cuticle down, hair will continue to be hard to comb and tangled.

Tip: If the cuticle is raised, salon protein treatments are suggested to correct. Ongoing protein treatments are suggested biweekly or monthly, depending on the health of your hair. Be proactive in hair health.

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