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Is there a right way to wash your hair?

February 2018January 2018

Nine steps that you should be following for squeaky clean locks every time.

Have you ever noticed how your hair always feels so much cleaner after a visit to your hairdresser?  While it may have something to do with the quality of the products used at the basin, it’s also the thorough technique your hairdresser goes through to get rid of oil, impurities and excess product.

Technical Director Dan Hemsley takes us through the right way to wash your hair:

  1. Make sure your hair is completely wet from root to tip.
  2. Use a 50 cent size coin worth of shampoo, use less if you have short hair. This is where a lot of people go wrong – using more product doesn’t mean cleaner or more conditioned hair.
  3. Use the right products – we love oil based shampoos like the Shu Uemura cleansing oil collection for most hair types. Your Maurice Meade stylist can help you choose the right products for your hair type.
  4. Spread the shampoo through your hair, dampening your scalp to create a lather.
  5. Use the tips of your fingers in a scissor motion through the scalp. By using the tips of your fingers, your scalp will get a better clean.
  6. Concentrate on your scalp (where oil is produced) and not your ends. If you over-scrub your ends, you’ll tangle them. Excessively shampooing the ends of your hair can also be drying.
  7. Repeat the above steps
  8. Rinse your hair thoroughly – literally until you pull your hair and it squeaks!
  9. Work a 50 cent coin size amount of conditioner or a masque through your mid-lengths and ends. Avoid your roots when you condition as they produce enough oil to keep conditioned.
  10. Ensure you rinse thoroughly – you need to get everything out of your hair.  This step is also where most people go wrong.  There should be no more soap suds and the water should run clear; leaving any conditioner behind will leave your hair gritty and feeling oily.


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