Between the braided sock buns and our adventures in hair chalk, every so often we like to go back to the basics. Sometimes taking a deeper dive into the most rudimentary beauty rituals can reveal that there is in fact room for improvement. Just because you do something regularly does not mean you’re an expert — but professional hair guru Kyle White certainly is. We asked White to give us his pointers on the perfect shampoo, and he said it’s as easy as 1-2-3 …
1. Begin by rinsing thoroughly with warm water. This will loosen dirt and oil while opening the cuticle and allowing the conditioner to penetrate more deeply.
2. Use shampoo only at the roots. Massage gently in a back and forth motion, not vigorous circles, which can knot hair and cause frizz. Slide suds down the hair shaft with a smooth stroking motion. Do not scrub fragile ends.
3. Squeeze out some water before putting on conditioner. Leave the conditioner off the roots, where your scalps natural oils are concentrated. Finish with a cold rinse, which closes the cuticle, locks in moisture and gives maximum shine.
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