Washing your natural hair can be daunting if you let it, but honestly it does not have to be. This simple and quick tip can help you to cut down on your shampoo time so that you can spend your day doing things you actually enjoy versus standing in the shower in shampoo hell. Also, if you are looking to make your hair care routine a little “greener,” then starting with this tip couldn’t hurt.
Enjoy your shower shampoo sessions more and conserve water by simply lathering up at the sink. Apply shampoo to your scalp like you would if you were oiling it. Using spray bottle, add water to your roots to activate your shampoo and with the pads of your fingers gently, scrub, scrub, scrub. Hop in the shower to rinse in a downward motion to avoid tangles, condition while you lather and shower (rinse your hair before your second lather to avoid conditioner residue on your back that can cause breakouts) and savor your shower with more hot water to spare. We like Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Daily Shampoo and Conditioner. The Super Skinny Complex displaces water and constricts hair for a smoother surface. It’s also color safe and as an added bonus, reduces drying time and speeds up styling.
To save even more time, you can skip the conditioning step by washing with a cleansing conditioner like New Wash Hair Wash or Kerastase Chroma Sensitive Caressing Cleansing Balm and just adding your leave-in, in or out of the shower.
Cheers to your hair!