Scalp Massage Done Right
Get in there, don't be afraid, your scalp loves attention and stimulation! Fingertips are the best choice of medium, and rub, like, rub-a-dub-dub, RUB and massage. Move that scalp and "scrub" if you will, as you're exfoliating your scalp, you heard me, you're washing your scalp! Yep, you're removing the dead skin that's built up and hasn't been able to be freed for the forest of hair that's attached to it. No, don't pile your hair up on top of your head like they do in the shampoo commercials, all that really does is create a giant tangle for you to unravel later and it ultimately acts as a buffer between your scalp and those glorious scalp massaging fingertips of yours and no, don't worry about the hair getting washed, focus on that scalp of yours, that is, after all, the real reason you're "washing your hair". Your hair will get washed by default as the shampoo is rinsed away, those bubbles will slide down your hair and oooh, would you look at that? Your hair is washed too! Now, back to the scalp...cover every. single. inch. of. it. You hear me? Your shampoo should be getting around pretty well at this point, but wait, record scratch. It's not lathering up well? Wait what?!! You're using the right product, and utilizing the right technique, why, tell me, why is it not lathering up I hear you scream?!! Well, here's a fun fact that comes under the category of "that's good stuff to know": rinse and repeat. If the last time you washed your hair has been longer than 24-36 hours, rinse and repeat. You'll get a lather on the second shampoo that will give you that bubbly, I'm as-fresh-as-a-daisy feel you crave. If you wash every day, typically, one shampoo is enough, but if you go longer in between washes you'll most likely need to shampoo twice. The first wash will get rid of the surface dirt and grime, it's the second wash that will give you the deep cleanse, dead skin exfoliating, styling product removing cleanse you've been looking for. Oh, one more thing, just like you rinsed and rinsed to get your hair wet, now rinse and rinse to get that shampoo out, leaving your hair sparkly clean. You're awesome!!!
That's it. I mean, there's the topic of conditioning treatments and conditioners, but I'll save that for another blog post.