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How to Wash Your Hair Like a Pro

How to Wash Your Hair Like a Pro


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There is nothing quite as satisfyingВ as getting your hair washed by a hairdresser-it's like they have magic hands. ThatВ light-as-air feeling you get after a good hair-washing isВ one thatВ makes you want to swish your mane asВ you walk out of the salon (c'mon, that's not just us!). But we want that feeling every time we wash our hair at home, so we asked L'OrГ©al Paris's U.K. ambassador Sid Hayes to spill onВ the secret art of in-salon hair-washing. Keep scrolling to find outВ how you can re-create that feeling at home and which deep-cleansing shampoos to use.

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"The first thing we teach apprentices to do in the salon is how to wash hair properly," Hayes tells Byrdie."It's so important!"

You need to start at the hairline, says Hayes. "Most women wear makeup and might not cleanse their hairline properly when they wash their faces at night," he says. In fact, acne cosmetica is a condition that often occurs along the hairline and is caused by cosmetics, causing spots to form, so take note.В

"Work down the hairline to the temples and then down to the nape of the neck. We all sweat and wear collars, so cleaning this area properly is crucial."

It's key that hair is really wet and that you use enough product to get a good lather over the whole head. "Work your fingers acrossВ yourВ scalp in a figureВ of eight-motion to massage in the shampoo, and make sure to use the pads of your fingertips with a good pressure," explains Hayes. "You want to use a slightly faster pace than if you were massaging, and be sure to cover the whole scalp."

Rinse the hair, then if you have time or want a really thorough cleanse, apply more shampoo, this time using a scrubbing motion with your fingertips. "Washing your hair is all about cleansing the scalp! By really removing all the dirt and product buildup, you're allowing your scalp to breathe again."
Rinse a second time, and nowВ apply your conditioner. "Don't apply to the roots, as this will just clog up the pores on your scalp again. Condition the mid-lengths and ends, then rinse."

Rinse the hair, then if you have time or want a really thorough cleanse, apply more shampoo, this time using a scrubbing motion with your fingertips. "Washing your hair is all about cleansing the scalp! By really removing all the dirt and product buildup, you're allowing your scalp to breathe again."
Rinse a second time, and nowВ apply your conditioner. "Don't apply to the roots, as this will just clog up the pores on your scalp again. Condition the mid-lengths and ends, then rinse."

L'OrГ©al Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Masque Pre-Shampoo Treatment $6Shop

This new pre-shampoo clay-based hair masque does the hard work for you. WorkВ it into aВ dry scalpВ before shampooing-it drawsВ out oil and grease.

Bumble and Bumble Bb Sunday Shampoo $19Shop

For infrequent hair washers-or anyone who uses a lot of styling products-this weekly shampoo deep-cleanses the hair of any product, pollutant or dirt buildup, leaving it looking shinier and healthier, as if you've been to the salon.

Aveda Exfoliating Shampoo $22Shop

Salicylic acid cleanses the scalp, while tumeric and ginseng invigorate. Milk thistle and millet seed help to soothe and calm tight or irritated scalps.

Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo $31Shop

Christophe Robin'sВ clever deep-cleansing shampoo gently draws out unwantedВ pigment if your newly dyed hair is too dark. It also eliminates residue to brighten highlighted or natural hair.

L'OrГ©al Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo $3Shop

For oily hair types or anyone with dandruff, this shampooВ contains a combination of three types of clay to cleanse the hair and scalp. They guarantee a feeling of freshness for 72 hours, which means you don't need to wash your hair quite so often. Result.В

Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two $33Shop

If you want brighter, lighter, fresher hair, look for shampoos that claim to be clarifying. This oneВ contains chamomile, rosemary, aloe vera and jojoba to draw dulling impurities away fromВ your mane.В

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo $18Shop

Another shampoo for irritated scalps, this contains rosemary oil, menthol, salicylic acid and ginger to refresh hair, soothe an irritated scalp and prevent dandruff.В

Do you deep-cleanse your hair? Or do you leave that to your hairdresser? Sound off in the comment box below.