If you're anything like me, you absolutely love the shower. I'm guilty of spending far too long just standing in there doing nothing.
But really where we should all be spending the majority of our time: shampooing.
If you feel like your hair is weighed down, or you style it and it looks like you did absolutely zero to your hair, see if switching up your shampoo routine helps!
- Use less shampoo:
You only need about a 10c piece worth of shampoo for shoulder length hair, and slightly more for longer lengths. Using more shampoo may make your hair feel cleaner, but can also cause buildup.
- Lather, then apply:
Rub your hands together to create a bit of a lather before applying the shampoo to your hair. Then apply the shampoo to the top of your head, a few cms behind your hairline. Then rake your fingers to the sides of your head and nape of your neck. This ensures you have an even distribution.
- Scrub it:
Gently massage with your fingertips, using vertical strokes from behind your ears to the top of your head and over to the hairline. Spend a couple of minutes really focusing on lathering the shampoo all over the scalp, as that's what we're looking to clean here. No lather? Add more water and, if really necessary, a little more shampoo.
- Rinse it:
Here's where a lot of us go wrong. When you don't rinse shampoo out completely, you'll come to styling and it will look like you've not washed your hair or made any effort at all. Spend and extra minute or two, and move your head side to side through the water to make sure everything is removed.
- Condition it:
With the shampooing over, it's time to condition! This is about shampoo, so I'll leave it here - but just a quick pointer: condition ends to roots, make sure you've evenly distributed and rinse really, really well.