Growing up, I had very oily hair. No matter what I tried, it would be clean and fresh each morning after I showered, then greasy and flat by the afternoon. I was at a loss at how to give my hair any volume until my wiser, older cousin asked her hairdresser. The tips she gave me changed my hair’s life.
Change Your Day in 6 Minutes
Many people go to the store and select a shampoo based on the sale price, fragrance, or even look of the bottle. Whereas that may work for some, having great-looking hair takes more than just any ol’ bottle of shampoo. Did you know that Head & Shoulders has been innovating the hair care space for more than 50 years — and is the number 1 shampoo brand in the world? With the right shampoo, you can completely change your day in 6 minutes. After all, the key to fabulous hair is proper washing.
Great hair starts at the scalp
Whether you suffer from occasional dandruff or everyday scalp stress (product overuse, sweat, overstyling), Head & Shoulders can be your everyday hair care hero. Not only is it clinically proven to provide relief for even the toughest of dandruff, but it also cleans, protects and moisturizes, leaving your hair smelling, feeling and looking great. Thoroughly wet and rinse your hair, then apply Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo to the scalp. Lather from the roots to the ends to get the oiliest part of the hair near the scalp. Make sure not to use more shampoo than you need. Typically a quarter-size amount will do the trick, unless you have long hair.
Be gentle with yourself
Proper scalp care is essential. Therefore, as you lather, be gentle with your scalp. There is no need to use your nails to scrub, simply massage your scalp with medium pressure. Avoid a circular motion since it can leave your hair in tangles. Once you have a good lather, smooth it over the ends of your hair to finish the process.
Leave conditioner off your scalp
I know, it’s all about the scalp! But, your scalp naturally produces oil to the point that you don’t really need to condition it. Add conditioner to the middle of your hair and work it down to the tips. Then, leave it in while you continue with your shower. The longer the conditioner stays in your hair, the better it sets and locks in moisture. Two minutes should be long enough, and many suggest not keeping it in longer than 5 minutes.
Finish with a cold shower
Okay, so you don’t have to take a freezing cold shower, but your hair appreciates a cold rinse. Finishing with cold water helps to lock in the moisture and seals that outer layer of hair for a nice finishing shine.
Bonus Tip: Use shampoo and conditioner made for your hair type! Dry hair? Find a nice moisturizing shampoo. Oily hair? Avoid moisturizers and look for a purifying shampoo instead. Dandruff? Head & Shoulders helps keep hair healthy, shiny, smooth and flake-free — all under 6 minutes. In fact, their shampoo has been clinically tested to provide up to 100% flake-free, beautiful hair. Oh, and if you want all of this and great smelling hair, try Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo. It is formulated with fresh scent technology in a crisp, clean green apple scent that smells fabulous!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Head & Shoulders. The opinions and text are all mine.