You have so many choices when it comes to haircare that it can be difficult deciding which one is best for you. The first thing you need to do is take away your preconceptions about products.
Manufacturers claim that their shampoos will work well for all types of hairs, but this is not always true. It’s hard to beat established brands with a history of success, like Philip Kingsley or Regenesil – they’ve been around long enough to know what works for people’s hair.
There are 4 different kinds of hairs in your head, cuticles, scalp, facial-hair (follicle), and head/kernel cells. Cuticula, hair fibers, is the technical term for the fiber that secures your hair to your skin. These are called epidermal layers.
Wash your hair thoroughly
Another option for people with dry hair is Neutrogena’s clarifying shampoo. It cleans away excess oil and surface dirt without stripping your hair of moisture.
The result is glossy, dry hair. There are two varieties of this product: one for normal temperature hair and one for hot hair.
You can find both versions at drugstores. The packaging may differ (maybe because the brand is higher quality), but they are all fairly similar.
They feature a young woman with curly hair who is drying her hair. She uses only small amounts of the curling version to rinse out the salt from the food. Then she adds the same amount as before to solve the problem.
Thus, the instructions don’t tell you to use too much or too little. You also shouldn’t need to do a second round of curls when washing your hair.
Apply the shampoo to wet hair
Once you have determined how much of the product you need to use, choose your favorite scent. The stronger the fragrance, the more shampoo you will be using. You can also apply extra-strength conditioner to lengthen your grooming sessions.
Both the shampoo and conditioner contain moisturizing agents that help keep your hair hydrated; therefore, you may use less while still getting the same results.
When you are in a hurry, or if your hair is dry, too much conditioner could make your scalp sore. If this happens, then just let your hair air-dry until you are ready to wash them.
If you want to give yourself some extra protection against dryness, try mixing in one to two drops of tea tree oil with your regular shampooing routine.
However, we want to emphasize that if you feel the need to incorporate another drop, you should only take this item. Many people rely heavily on it for thick, curly locks, but its effect has been overblown.
For most people, though, adding in an additional drop is not as important. And if you do, at least you know what’s coming next…
Rinse the shampoo from hair
Once you, put your cap back on, you will want to wet your hair slightly by running cold water over it for 3-5 minutes. Then, turn the shower handle/faucet to the hottest water setting you can manage so that your hair gets hot quickly.
When the water has heated up enough, get out of the bathroom and leave the room with your towel wrapped around yourself. Take some time in the bathtub or wherever else you may go, and run the clarifying shampoo through your hair. Make sure all of the suds are off of your hair before drying it.
Once dry, you should definitely have your next step figured out but there is no need to rush. One very good way to cleanse your scalp is by finding a cleanser that works for your type of skin or hair. There are different kinds of shampoos that work well; one may be more appropriate than another for your situation.
Apply a neutral balm
Many people make the mistake of thinking that “clarify” means get rid of dirt in your hair. It does not!
In fact, many people experience a phenomenon called “seborrheic dermatitis” when they use too much detergent on their skin.
This is a chronic condition where the skin becomes very dry and irritated with red bumps and scabs. The solution is simply to reduce the concentration you apply enough so that it works like a gentle cleanser.
Since clarifiers are mild, this should never be used excessively. Those who suffer from excessive amounts of oil production and damage to the epidermis need to avoid these products altogether.
Use a drying spray
The ingredients in neutrogena clarifying shampoo help remove dirt, grease and oil from your hair. But they work better when you dry them off. When wet, these products don’t do as well at removing the sticky substances that can cause tangles.
That’s why it is important to use a drying spray after showering or swimming with neosporin. It will reduce the chances of your hair looking greasy and straggly.
There are multiple types of drying sprays available, so look for reviews before you buy. Aquasol Ionic Drying Spray is an example of a decent dried-spray option.
It does require a bit more effort to use than regular old hairspray, but there are few products that provide greater protection against messy situations.
Brush your hair
While some people may choose to stick with a regular brush, you can dramatically improve your brushing habit by switching it up. Don’t worry about being creative; just follow this guide for how to brush your hair well:
Place your hand between your middle and index finger. Place the thumb of the other hand in your middle spine (the webbing between your fingers). Then, using circular motions, brush both hands together so each strand of hair is pulled once from left to right then back again into place.
This way you will achieve a truly linear motion that removes split ends without stress.
The key here is to never drag the bristles across your skin or let them touch the ground. This can cause breakage.
Also, don’t overheat your scalp either. You want it as cool as possible when you do this, but you also don’t want it too cold because that makes your head hurt.
Regular brushing prevents dryness and lock-up, which prevent moisture from escaping your hair. It also opens up your pores, making it a better defense mechanism against external factors like pollution and products that might damage your hair.
Thus, more care needs to be taken to maintain healthy hair than damaged hair.
Condition your hair
After shampooing, you’ll want to condition your hair. This will help it get stronger and more elastic.
Conditioners contain ingredients that can dry out your skin, so make sure to wash your face after applying one of them.
Also, since your scalp reacts to things such as alcohol and perfumes, which can cause extra grease in your hair. Now is the time to use something non-alcoholic.
If you don’t have any conditioner or if your hair is very wet, just pick some plain yogurt from the store. It works like a miracle product to remove proteins from your hair.
Yogurt helps bind everything together for easy removal. Once it’s off, start using your regular conditioner again.
Donate to Neutrogena
The company that makes Neutra-genea clarifying shampoo is Merck & Co., Inc.
This producer has sponsored research into hair care products with funding from the cosmetics industry. However, what’s interesting about this manufacturer is that it also funds research into vaccines and antibodies.
Neutra-genaeac cliarifiying shampoo is among the most effective “cleanliness” products available, but only for people who need it. People with oily skin types do not necessarily benefit from using this product, as it contains alcohol which can cause precipitation of their natural oils.
However, for those with dry skins, the product sucks in moisture, giving them smooth legs and making mild facial cleansers more suitable. It also helps clean scalp follicles preventing dry spots and flakes.
It works by creating an alkaline pH on the surface of the skin. This traps dirt, grease, and excess acidity that would otherwise stick to the skin. A small amount of this liquid soap may be used twice daily as a thorough cleansing solution.