How to wash your hair correctly and find the best shampoo for your hair type

Everyone has their own hair washing routine, but are you washing your hair correctly?

Here are our top tips for how to wash your hair correctly and find the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, to gain maximum results.

1. Firstly, wash your hair twice. Yes twice! This makes sure the shampoo has lifted and shifted any build-up on the hair and scalp.

2. Once your hair is wet through, emulsify the shampoo in your hands for 10 seconds before you apply it to the hair. This will activate the ingredients and make the product go a lot further, especially the professional brands from the salon as they are highly concentrated.

3. Use a gentle cleansing shampoo once a week to wash hair and remove any build-up of minerals and free radicals, this will also allow your regular shampoo to work properly. A shampoo that is designed for your hair type will make your hair look shiny and manageable.

4. Make sure you rinse the product out thoroughly, more often than not a residue is left on the scalp and can get confused as dandruff. This also happens with conditioners because they are creamer and hang onto the hair more.

5. Comb through with conditioner from ends to tips, distributing the product evenly throughout the hair to help detangle more easily and will cause less stress on wet hair.

6. When you think you’ve rinsed thoroughly, rinse again, this guarantees everything has been removed and will make blow drying quicker too.



A hydrating shampoo is for dry hair, this is the most common hair type and can sometimes be confused for damaged hair.

Strengthening shampoo is for weak or chemically damaged hair. A protein based shampoo can be alternated with hydrating shampoo, to keep the hair soft and supple.

Volumising shampoo is for fine hair and helps swell the cuticle and plump the hair temporarily.

Ask your hair stylist about what shampoo you should use and how to best wash your hair on your next visit. We truly believe in the brands we use at the salon, we couldn’t do our job without them!
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