It may sound silly,
but most of us shampoo our hair so badly that we cause ourselves
problems. Even if the hair you have is a "number one" or a buzz
cut read on, as a dry flaky scalp can look at its worst when you
have no hair to cover it.
Basically, the message is: don't
use too much shampoo! As a general rule use less than you think.
Ads with lots of foam covered heads mean we try to achieve this
when we shampoo our hair. Don't! The first shampoo should not
foam at all as the "soap" is being used getting rid of grease
and grime. With the second shampoo, you should see a little lather
as this means that all the grease and grime is now gone and the
amount of shampoo was just right.
So, when applying shampoo to your
- Put it a blob onto one of your
hands first and then spread it between them then dab your shampoo
covered hands over your head, applying small amounts all over
the place and, as less is left on your hands, work more firmly
to remove the remainder.
- Do a really long, thorough rinse
before you condition, not after.
Correct and uniform application of
the product will prevent you from having to return to the bottle
for a second serve either because you have managed to fling the
original portion all over the bathroom or because you have vainly
tried to spread blobs of shampoo over your scalp without success.
Thorough rinsing afterwards, is the key to preventing patches
of dry itchy scales from forming on the scalp. Being creatures
of habit, we apply a great big blob of shampoo to exactly the
same spot over and over again. We then don't rinse that area enough
to remove all of it. The result: dry patches!
The other good reason for really
thoroughly rinsing before we condition is because the conditioner
we apply next has the effect of sealing left over shampoo to the
scalp just as it seals the hair to make it smooth and easy to
If you ever suffer from a dry flaky
scalp, we at VirtualHairCare would recommend that you don't use
a "2 in 1" type of product as we feel that these build up in your
hair because there is no rinse in between.