How To Use Shampoo And Conditioner: Detailed Step by Step Guide

Do you know how to use shampoo and conditioner the right way? Read this article to be sure you are not sabotaging your hair health and growth!

How to use shampoo and conditioner the right way? This question is important to know in order to make sure your are getting the most out of your wash day and hair products.

All too often many people complain that their hair feels weighed down, super oily, super dry throughout the week or causes them an itchy scalp with dandruff.

These conditions could all be related to how you are shampooing and conditioning your hair. If not done the right way, you could be slowing down your hair growth and the greatest potential for healthier hair.

Let’s take a look at some key steps on how to use shampoo and conditioner for hair.

How To Use Shampoo And Conditioner: Step By Step Guide

  1. Section your hair into four parts held by hair clips for the easiest and fastest way to manage your hair. This helps to reduce the amount of tangles when working with a shampoo and helps you to stay organized during the process.
  2. Wet each section under warm running water, allowing for any caked on hair products from the days before to break up and make for easier cleansing.
  3. While water is running over the section you are working with, use a detangling brush to gently remove any knots or tangles. Believe it or not but sometimes left over product that was on the hair from the days before, can help to provide some slip before you shampoo it out. Use this to your advantage.
  4. Apply a generous amount of shampoo to each section, starting at the root and scalp, down to the ends of your hair.
  5. Be sure to use your fingers while working up a lather, finger detangling along the way while shampooing. Repeat for each section.
  6. Rinse shampoo out thoroughly.
  7. Apply a generous amount of conditioner to the hair avoiding the scalp but close enough to the roots while bringing the product down to the ends.
  8. Grab your detangling brush and step away from your water source. Gently detangle the hair while the conditioner is in and once completely tangle free, clip hair back up into its section.
  9. Leave conditioner in for 1-3minutes and then rinse out under cool water. You can also use your detangling brush while you rinse each section to also encourage smoothing the strands which will result in less frizz during your styling phase.
  10. Wring hair out with a gentle twist or squeeze to remove most of the water from each section (or use a microfiber towel) and follow up with your favorite leave in conditioner of choice.

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How Do You Properly Wash Your Hair?

In order to get the most out of your shampoo products, you will want to start on wet hair. By using warm water, you can help the dirt and oils glide off a lot easier and help to better open the pores on the hair strand.

You will want to apply a good amount of shampoo and use the pads of your fingertips to go in a circular motion at the scalp. If you can be gentle, you can use your nails to gently help to remove buildup and debris that is built up on the scalp.

Work your way down the hair shaft by gently cupping the hair to continue building a lather and then rinse clean under warm water. Repeat this shampoo process 2-3 times maximum, depending on how much product buildup you are dealing with. For more on how to remove product buildup o your hair, click to this article here.

If you have been using products with silicones, heavy butters and sealing oils throughout the previous week or more, you will definitely want to use a shampoo that can gently clarify without leaving the hair feeling overly stripped.

Try our top pick shampoo Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse that is so moisturizing yet packs a punch when it comes to removing buildup on the hair and scalp. You won’t believe how clean it gets your hair without all of the harsh chemicals!

Follow that up with the matching conditioner for the perfect boost of moisture and slip, the Camille Rose Naturals Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard! It’s super thick and moisturizing like a deep conditioner but instructions say to leave it on for 5-10 min, so you can be on to the next thing in your day!




How Often To Use Shampoo and Conditioner?

You will want to shampoo and condition your hair at least once per week to keep things healthy, but if you can’t commit to that, biweekly is okay too.

If you notice that your hair tends to feel weighed down by the frequent use of oils, heavy butters and/or an active lifestyle that requires you to sweat, you will want to stick to the once per week shampoo and condition schedule.

Keep in mind that when you shampoo, you should not follow up with a rinse out conditioner if you are going to deep condition. In fact, deep conditioning your hair after using a basic conditioner will counteract the wonderful effects of your hair treatment.

The regular conditioner will coat the hair (which is what is it meant to do), temporarily blocking the absorption of your deep conditioning treatment. So be sure to plan out enough time to deep condition for at least 20min in indirect heat.

Our Top Pick for deep conditioning is the TGIN Honey Miracle Mask For Dry Hair. It melts into the hair while providing a luxurious luster and shine to the once it’s rinsed out.


How Do You Know If You Washed Your Hair Properly?

Have you ever washed your hair and looked in the mirror just to see beads of leftover styling products on your hair and scalp? Or have you ever been surprised to notice little shiny shampoo suds still on the hair when you split a section to see if your got it clean? If so, your hair hasn’t been washed properly.

Your scalp should be free and clear of dirt and debris. While it shouldn’t necessarily feel completely squeaky clean, you will want it clean to where there are no visible products and oils felt on the hair.

Run your hair back under warm water and shampoo again if product was left behind. If you were using silicone based products during the week, you will want to go in with a stronger yet gentle clarifying shampoo like the Giovanni Eco Chic 50:50 Balanced Hydrating Clarifying Shampoo.

Final thoughts on how to use shampoo and conditioner

Using the right shampoo and conditioner can significantly help to steer your hair in the right direction when it comes to having a clean scalp and healthy hair.

Applying them both the right way according to the guide above and making sure to thoroughly rinse the products out will help to ensure that you are working on a clean slate before you go in and style.

Comment below your favorite shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioners to use on your hair!

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