How to begin…
Gently rub the shampoo bar directly onto your wet hair from scalp to ends until it forms good lather. Cover each section of your hair.
Gently massage scalp and hair, then rinse well with warm water.
Do not shampoo more than once to avoid wax build up on your hair (due to the higher alkalinity of the shampoo soap, but it is a natural residue).
Apple cider vinegar is the most commonly used rinse. It helps with tangled and fizzy hair. It brings back body and shine and decreases residue of shampoo. Stimulates the scalp, decreases dandruff and helps with hair loss.
- In a jug mix apple cider vinegar with water in proportion of 1:1 (may vary according to hair type and length)
- After shampooing and rinsing, pour the mixture over your hair evenly, working into your scalp with special attention to the ends. If you have long hair you can dip your hair first in the jug before pouring it over.
- Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
- Rinse it out.
Drying your hair:
Wrap your hair in a towel to soak up excess water, but do not rub it.
Before you comb your hair blow dry it for a few minutes. When it is about 50% dry comb it through gently. You will notice, that combing half-dry hair is easier to handle, than fully wet hair. It causes less damage to your hair.
Now you can finish blow-drying. When your hair is fully dry it is not necessary to comb again, you can easily style your hair with your fingers.
If you want to apply a little oil on the edges, this is the right time. Rub a few drops in your palm and apply gently at the edges of your hair with light hand movements.
Things to avoid:
Do not wash you hair too often: scalp will be dry and produce more oil, hair will be damaged
Do not comb or style wet hair: wet hair is weaker and fragile, it can cause more breakage
Do not rub your hair with a towel: more tangles and damage
Do not go to bed with wet hair: more tangles and damage
Do not wait too long for a trim or cut: with a little trim regularly your hair will always be healthy thus the desired length is guaranteed
Do not brush your hair too often
Do not tie your hair tight every day
Do not stay too long in the sun
Do not use chemicals on your hair