Hair Shampooing Tips

What is a Shampoo?

Am I kidding? I know this is a silly question, but there is nothing wrong in educating ourselves with the simple meaning of the shampoo, right?

Shampoo is nothing but a hair care product used to clean the scalp/hair to remove oils, dirt and environmental pollutants that build up in hair.

How to Shampoo Properly?
Here are some simple tips that I have learned!
  1. Keep in mind that while shampooing water should be neither too cold nor too hot.
  2. Before applying shampoo, thoroughly wet hair using warm water.
  3. Pour a little amount of shampoo on palm and rub hands to evenly distribute.
  4. Then apply it to scalp with fingers and gently massage and allow suds to be distributed throughout the hair.
  5. Then work out your way to the ends and later rinse the hair with plenty of water.
  6. After rinsing, gently dry the hair with a towel.
  7. Try to avoid using a blow dryer to dry wet hair unless you’re in a hurry.

And here are some more useful tips I have collected from different hair sites:
The right way to condition:After rinsing shampoo, apply some conditioner in one hand and rub palms together to evenly distribute. Apply conditioner from the middle of the hair shaft down to ends; do not massage conditioner onto scalp unless scalp is dry. Comb through hair to distribute product evenly. Leave conditioner on hair long to help smooth the cuticle—it only takes a few seconds. Rinse thoroughly - It’s important to rinse shampoo and conditioner from your scalp. Stand under the shower and gently lift hair to permit the water to reach the scalp. Hair will be thoroughly rinsed when it feels consistently clean as you run your fingers from scalp to ends. Some people believe a cold water rinse is best. (

Shampooing the hair properly too is a technique, which has to be done properly. If you don't use the right shampoo on your hair or you don't wash it properly, you can damage your hair. If shampoo is not applied and washed thoroughly its particles remains in the head and on hair, which can cause roughness, itching and dandruff in the hair. One should shampoo the hair very carefully with washing the hair off with sufficient amount of water. For kids you should use mild shampoo and do not let them wash their head with shampoo till they are big enough to learn it properly. (

The scalp should be treated as gently as possible and a mild shampoo should always be used. You may need to experiment with various shampoos until you find the one that suits you best. And it is a good idea to change your shampoo occasionally; your hair and scalp get used to its action, and after a time it may not work as well as it once did. (

The frequency of shampooing and conditioning again depends on your hair type.
  1. Oily hair can be washed everyday without harm.
  2. It is good to wash normal hair everyday if you have an active lifestyle of swimming, sports, or exercising. If not, then once or twice a week is best.
  3. Combination hair (hair that is oily toward the scalp but dry along the outer length) should be washed daily along the scalp area but less frequently along the lengths. Condition the dry lengths each time you wash, but avoid conditioning the scalp area.
  4. Curly hair should be washed every other day so as not to disturb curls and prevent it from becoming fluffy. Curliness tends to prevent our scalp's naturally protective sebum from traveling the length of the hair shafts, which can lead to dryness.
  5. Dry, damaged, and colored hair should be washed every few days to prevent further damage from chemical overload and because of the weakness of the hair when it is wet. (

Last but not the least, here is a video showing how to shampoo properly:

Hope this is some useful information for most of us! Catch you all in my next post!


Sangeeth said...

great tips uma...can u write a post on dandruff will be very helpful for me :)

Jaishree Iyer said...

Gr8 tips loved it uma:)

Hair Straighteners said...

Buy shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type. Trial and error is the best way to find out what specific hair product is best for your hair.