Shampoo and Styling Secrets Pt. 2
Are you washing your hair right?
It sounds simple enough but many of us aren’t actually cleaning our hair properly each time we reach for the shampoo. We recommend the ‘double shampoo technique’. The first shampoo gets rid of excess dirt and grease, repeating the process allows the shampoo to really get in and treat your hair.
‘But won’t that mean using twice the amount of shampoo?’
We know salon quality haircare isn’t always kind on the old pursestrings but it is worth it. Also if you’re shampooing correctly you shouldn’t need more than a ten pence piece size dollop of shampoo. Many of us expect a great big foam party on our head when we shampoo and compensate by using more product when we don”t get the lather of our dreams.
The first shampoo is simply cleansing your hair and won’t produce a proper lather, the second shampoo will lather up a lot more once the layer of grime has been removed. Try it and see for yourself.
You might also find that you wash your hair less often if you’re washing it correctly. The double shampoo method means you’re giving your hair and scalp a real deep cleanse which should keep dirt and grease at bay a little longer.
In terms of styling products, it really does depend on your hair type and your desired look. Curious to see how our team keep their hair looking banging? Read on and find out!
“I wash my hair three times a week using Kérastase Bain Satin 1 and the Lait Vital conditioner. Every two weeks I’ll also use the Moisture Velvet Mask by Shu Uemera as an extra treat for my hair.”
“I wash my hair every other day. I’ve just started using the new L’Oréal Professionnel Nutrifier range which is really hydrating for dry hair. It’s got coconut oil in it and smells fab. I use the Glycerol Masque once a week which gives my hair the intense nourishing it needs with regular colouring. My favourite styling product is Spray a Porter by Kérastase which is perfect for creating tousled, beachy waves.”
“I wash my hair every two to three days. At the moment I’m using the Moisture Velvet shampoo and conditioner by Shu Uemera and I use the Kérastase Ciment Thermique heat protector no matter what. I love Moisture Velvet but I think I’m going to try the Silk Bloom range next time. I also love the L’Oréal Pro Fiber range which is great for treating dry or damaged hair. My favourite
styling product at the moment is Crepage de Chignon by L’Oréal which is an amazing volumising spray.”
“Recently I’ve been using Kérastase Bain Force Architect shampoo with the Ciment Anti-Usure conditioner twice a week. I use the Ciment Thermique heat protector whenever I
blowdry or straighten my hair to prevent damage.”
“I wash and condition my hair every day using Kérastase Bain Magistral and Fondant Magistral. For styling I love L’Oréal. I use the Colour 10 in 1 heat protection spray then Crepage de Chingnon, Beach Waves and a tiny bit of Web to finish. #Shorthair woop.”
“I use the Kérastase Magistral range and wash my hair every day. For styling I use a variety of different products depending on the look I’m going for. My favourites are Depolish which gives hold but leaves hair soft and matte, and Superdust by L’Oréal which gives volume and texture. I really love Master Wax by Shu Uemera. For anybody that’s also interested in my personal hygiene, I use Nivea shower gel and a mixture of face washes…”
“Once a week I like to use raw coconut oil to remove oil and build up from my hair and to moisturise my scalp. I shampoo and condition with Kérastase Bain Force Architect and Ciment Anti Usure once or twice a week as I don’t want to strip my colour but my hair needs help with condition. For styling I use the Aveda Brilliant range and always finish with L’Oréal Infinium hairspray.”
“I use the Shu Uemera Moisture Velvet range to shampoo and condition every day. I love Super Dust by L’Oréal for styling, it’s wicked.”