For hair types
“Normal” or untangled hair needs only 1-2 combing into clean roots.
Your texture may prefer soft, dry hair (you can test this by having someone brush your scalp to see if you have oily hair). If you have dry hair, try brushing out your curls/waves with copious amounts of water (your hair should be hydrated and glossy after washing).
If you find that you need more care, check out our video guide for curly girls on how to get smooth dry hair!
Sometimes you get some spot in your hair that sticks out more than others. If this happens, try running both of those things under water, followed by something called “shocking” (which is what they use to set dyes off).
If neither of these work, try mixing it up into an extra-large cup of shampoo so all the curls can open up and clean out that stuck-on stain.
This works best if you have longer hair, or if the mark/stain is well concealed within one large curl. Set regular shampoos with either no additional conditioner, or dry hair conditioning products for straight, combing strands.
Conditioners containing coatings that shield your skin from the sun are also helpful; see tips below!
When it comes to keeping your hair looking its best, there’s no reason you should ever have dirty hair. Dirty hair can be caused by not washing your hair enough which is called non-compliance or simply not putting in the effort to maintain good hygiene.
Your hair gives off bacteria and minerals such as sodium that can stick to the scalp if washed regularly.
Regular cleansing helps get rid of these sebum components along with any other dirt and grime. Some experts recommend changing clothes every day, bringing new things into your life, but this may start with taking a shower.
If you don’t live with someone else or share bathrooms/kitchings, morning showers may be all you need to take for maintaining clean hair.
However, if you are trying to make a change, then you may want to try cutting back on shampooing until you find a routine that works for you.
Shampooing twice per week is recommended for people with very thinning hair due to increased risk of dryness; however, many women with normal thicknesses find three washes weekly too difficult to handle.
If you run out of hair care products too often, that’s not necessarily a bad thing!
Some vitamins can also contribute to stronger hair, so try looking for treatments with vitamin B in them.
But while they may give your hair an extra boost, it requires lots of effort to reap their benefits.
These are only effective if used on very short haircuts; any longer and the jury is still outif they even work at all.
That said, several studies have shown that voluminous styles (pageants or lobes) are most beneficial.
In fact, one study found that long-haired breeds typically prefer more volume over accuracy when it comes to grooming.
So although getting rid of knots might be difficult, making your hair thicker using these methods will help avoid kinking and unraveling.
Run your fingers through your hair
Your clarifying shampoo should do two things: 1) clean off any gunk or residue from your hair, so make sure you wash it first; then 2) remove excess water from your hair.
Your hair might be dry after that, but don’t worry – we will help you with that! (Side note: this method works really well if you are trying to shrink your hair.)
You can buy our basic cleansing agent for hair at a local grocery store or shopping center for about $1.99 per bottle.
We keep this product in both travel sizes and the regular size, so when you are traveling you can send one bottle along. Then once you get home you can purchase more if you need to.
The process is very similar no matter what type of cleanser you use, but there are some differences between them. Here are all the ways they can benefit your shower game.
Do a complete scalp cleaning
If you give your hair an urgent care day, it will benefit you to clean the rest of your head. There is no sense in focusing on health of the hair as only part of your whole body.
You should do a thorough job when washing your entire head. This includes showering, shampooing, conditioninger, and using a dry shaver for special needs days.
Practice healthy cutting practices
If you have dirty hair, cut it off at the root! Healthy growing habits are too important to not take diligence into account. Long hair can look better and feel better than short hair.
Once you have moved onto experimenting with hair products, you can start to try out different deep conditioners. There is no one right way to use them, but there are some that work better than others.
You can find both normal and sulfate free formulations of these condiments, but they all perform the same way in terms of how your hair feels after using them. The difference is only in what their ingredients do to your scalp when you apply them.
The important thing to note about these products is that they don’t leave your hair dry or looking parched. What they do is give you a lot of moisture, so you can really hydrate your hair from the inside out.
This extra moisture makes it much easier for you to create certain styles while not drying up the glue used to hold them. Some examples of this would be letting your hair air dry instead of washing it, or avoiding hot water as an alternative to going shampoo-free.
Using clarifying shampoo
There are many brands of clarifying shampoos that can be found at any drugstore or online, so there is no reason not to give them a try.
They work by stripping away excess oil and water from your hair, resulting in more oxygen and stronger hairs.
Using a clarifier once every month can help restore moisture to dry scalp skin. The longer you keep your hair wet (by swimming or showering), the greater amount of damage will be done to your hair.
A large part of maintaining healthy hair is protecting it from external factors such as heat, dry air, chemicals, and oils. If you live with someone who uses straight-heat tools (such as flat irons) please consult a professional dermatologist about cooling down those tools.
For people without access to a hairdryer, keeping their hair naturally loose helps avoid hot air drying/styling effects. Looser curls allow for faster evaporation rates of the water content in your hair, preventing crunchy, tight knots and bumps.
Use tips for getting the most out of your hair
Although it may be tempting to use a new shampoo every couple of weeks, this is not necessary. If you feel like your hair needs something more than cleansing, but less than conditioner, go for it!
It will give you longer clean locks without weighing them down.
However, if you can’t manage that then don’t worry about it. I love my Regeni Rose +1 Detangling Spray as much as the next person, but it does nothing for my hair. I just didn’t have any issues with my hair being weighed down.