For years, I’ve come across the same issues with clients when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. More often than not, the issue of how to properly apply and use shampoo and conditioner (ie. shampoo goes on your scalp, conditioner goes on your ends) is the reason so many are unhappy with their shampoo and conditioner.

So, here is a in depth, step-by-step description on how to shampoo and condition your hair. Please share and educate your friends and family. This will be fun 🙂

Step #1…Get in the shower and soak your hair with water. The best way is so your back is to the shower head. Make sure you remain in this position the whole time you are shampooing and conditioning your hair.

Step #2…In your hand, put an nickel size amount of shampoo. Rub it gently between both your hands before putting it on your head. Then take both hands, make a claw like movement and massage your whole scalp. Do not concentrate on your ends, just your scalp.

Step#3…Rinse your hair after about 30 seconds to a minute of massaging your scalp. Put your head back under the shower head so the shower head is behind you. Let the water run down your hair, down your back for about another 30 seconds. You can guide the water softly with your hands so your are basically creating a slick back look in the shower.

Step#4…We are now going to repeat! Same idea. If you have thick to course hair you will use the same amount of shampoo.  If you have fine to thin/ med hair you possibly can get away with now a dime size amount of shampoo. Personally, I wash my hair at least every two to three days and I have fine hair, but a lot of it. I use a nickel size amount of shampoo for my second application as well. Make sure your hands look like claws and massage the scalp all over.

Step#5… Now this time, when we are rinsing the shampoo out of our hair for about another 30 seconds to a minute, we are creating a nice flow of water being guided by our hands in soft delicate way, away from our face and the water running down our back. Take a look and make sure there are no more suds in your drain and that the water is clear.

Step#6…It is time for conditioner :)!! Take about a nickel to a quarter size in your hands. Rub it gently between both palms. Then, grip your hair like a pony and pretend your hands and fingers are little rakes. You are NOT under the shower head yet. You are simply raking, like a comb, your fingers through your hair. You ARE NOT TOUCHING YOUR SCALP!! Very important to concentrate only on the mid-shaft to ends. You will lose hair, do not worry! You are suppose to lose arounds 100 hairs a day. You may get nervous and think,”Oh, my god! I’m going bald!” Unless, you have an illness or are taking some kind of medicine that causes hair loss, rest assured you are NOT GOING BALD! Leave the conditioner in your hair for about 2-5 min. Wash your face, shave, soap up your body…whatever you do. If your stylist recommends more time for your conditioner, sing ‘Hotel California’ …then you know you’ve kept it in long!!

Step#7… Gently, lean your head back under the shower head. Let the water run down your scalp, down your back. Guide the water through your hair softly. Do not rough your hair like your are angry, pretend you are in one of those commercials when you a coming out of the ocean and your hair is slicked back.

Step#8…After 30 seconds to a minute take a look down at the drain. Make sure the water is running clear. Your hair should feel soft through the ends. Turn off the shower. Squeeze out the excess water before grabbing your towel.

Step#9… When you get out of the shower an dry yourself off,  apply your heat protector…either Oi All in One Milk or MELU Hair Shield by Davines or Keune’s Ultimate Control 2 Phase Spray (heat protector/leave-in conditioner). Spray about three sprays all over the top of your hair about an arms length away from your head. Grab your big wide tooth comb or big brush and gently comb/brush your hair down towards the floor.

Step#10…If you dare… flip your head over and comb/brush your hair away from your back in the opposite direction until all the knots are out. Simply wrap a towel around your head. Flip your head up and start applying your make-up, moisturizer, etc.. You do you!!

Hopefully these ten amazing steps will help guide you with shampooing and conditioning!! Next week, I will continue to explain “What To Do After I Get Out Of The Shower With My Hair??”. I look forward to any comments or suggestions on what topics I can cover or questions you may have. Enjoy your week!

Love, Tamera xoxo