Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Healthy Hair / Professional Home Care

Modern cosmetic technology is turning our every day personal care products into spa-like-treatments and the new salon shampoos and conditioners are perfect examples of this new technology at its best. To receive the maximum benefits from this new technology many now also include new professional procedures (listed here) to give your hair a spa-like treatment at home between salon visits. 
Brushing only takes a few seconds and is the “first step” for professional home hair care. Brushing before shampooing lifts dandruff and excess oil from the scalp, removes tangles, stimulates circulation and helps prevent styling aid build-up. To prepare your hair and scalp for shampooing its best to use a simulated or natural bore bristle brush. Brush from back to front, side to side and up under hair if long. 

For an even coverage and though cleansing of the hair and scalp, wet hair and apply shampoo starting at the back of the head were hair is thickest. And up under the hair if long, followed by the sides and front using pressure point message. If shampooed frequently one application may be sufficient. However, to remove excess styling aids use a second application applied in the same manner and rinse with cool water.

Empirical research has shown that the use of “pressure point” scalp message when shampooing and conditioning your hair is a most effective way to stimulate circulation, relax tense scalp muscles and encourage healthy hair growth. To use pressure point scalp message, bend head forward and slide finger through the hair starting at the temples where blood enters the scalp, followed by the front and back of the head. To message PRESS, ROTATE and SLIDE fingers back and forth to move and loosen the scalp. This professional procedure takes less then a minute and is the most effective way to assure an even coverage of shampoo and conditioners and promote healthy hair growth.

To give your hair and scalp a deep conditioning spa-like-treatment, when time allows, wrap a hot wet steam towel over the conditioner. This 60 second steam treatment is a most effective way to deep cleanse scalp pores, remove dandruff and styling aids, stimulate circulation, relax tense never endings and deep condition the hair and scalp.

To thoroughly rinse off shampoo and conditioners reduce the water temperature and finish with a color water rinse. Rinsing with cool water firms and polishes the hair fiber, locks-in-moisture and helps hair dry faster. Hair and scalp will stay cleaner and styles last longer with a cool water finishing rinse.