Before you take a shower, use a wide-toothed comb on the hair to untangle knots. This will arrange the strands in a line and avoid the appearance of knots when you get out of the shower.
The water that you use to wash your hair should not have a temperature that’s more than the room temperature. However, you may use cold water to wash your hair’s lower part.
Why cold water?
Cold water makes the hair scales stronger by enabling them to lie down flatly. However, warm water makes the hair scales open, thereby giving rise to more frizz and weakening the hair shafts. In addition to this, warm water dissolves certain beneficial oils secreted by the scalp, thereby making the hair dry. As these natural oils are not dissolved in cold water, you can use it safely.
Shampooing your hair
As grease builds up at the scalp, begin washing your hair from this point. Use your fingertips to massage the shampoo gently into the hair. You can use some water to dilute the shampoo so that it has a gentler effect on the hair.
– To avoid tangles, let your hair hang loose while you apply shampoo. Don’t pile your hair on top of the head.
– Try not to use vigorous movements to shampoo your hair or else, unbearable knots may appear. Divide long hair into sections and massage shampoo into each section gently to avoid breakage of hair.
Go gentle while rinsing
The use of running water is the best way to wash hair. To prevent tangling of your hair, use a wide toothed comb for combing it while you rinse it under the water. After ensuring that the last traces of shampoo are washed off, cover your hair in a soft towel that can absorb the excess water.