Step 1: In the shower stand faced away from the showerhead to get your hair wet.
If you have longer and or thicker hair, you may want to fingerpart your hair into four section and work with one section at a time. Secure the sections you’re not using with hair clips.
Step 2: Place a dollop of shampoo in your hands and apply a little on your hair in sections. Forget those Pert Plus commercials. There is no need to have excess lather to get your hair clean.
Step 3: Use your fingertips and concentrate on cleansing the scalp. Rinse it out well.
When washing your hair, try these tips:
• Before shampooing rinse your hair thoroughly. Just let the warm water run through your hair. This will help to wash away some of the surface dust and grime.
• Avoid shampooing your hair all over your head all at once. It will cause unnecessary tangling and damage later. Try shampooing in sections.
• Don’t pour shampoo directly on your hair. Take a small amount of shampoo on your wet palms and work up a rich lather before applying it on your hair. Then rinse your hair well.
• Don’t over shampoo. The ‘squeaky clean’ feeling is not what you want. That simply means your natural oils are stripped – causing dry and eventually damaged hair in the long run.
The ingredients SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS), and SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES) in clarifying shampoos are used to remove build up, but they are extremely harsh to natural hair. There are alternatives to using clarifying shampoo. Try using Apple Cider Vinegar, add baking soda or lemon juice to your shampoo or conditioner.
Testing the pH in shampoos:
Pour in 1 tablespoon of your shampoo in a jar with a 1/2 cup of distilled water. Place a pH strip in the water the color will change shortly. With your pH strip you use get a form that correlates the color with the number. Your shampoo should be at least 5.0 – 7.0.