Are you Washing your Hair Correctly?

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Are you getting it right on shampoo days? It might seem like a no-brainer, but there is a right way to wash your hair. Creative Director for Centred. and Principal Stylist at Josh Wood, Kieran Tudor shares the best techniques and common pitfalls, so you can get the most out of your hair washing routine.

  1. Steer Clear of SLS: Using the wrong shampoo can do more harm than good. I always advise clients to avoid products containing Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (SLS), as these detergents can easily strip the hair of its natural oils leaving it dry and brittle over time, as well as stripping the colour out of the hair making it fade twice as fast. Our Daily Calma Shampoo (£22/250ml) is a completely sulphate free, vegan, coconut-derived cleanser, which develops a luxurious lather that gently cleanses whilst protecting your hair's natural lipid layer. Enriched with with Amino Acid Proteins and Orange Blossom Water that promote strength and shine, this calming cleanser is also packed with Aloe Vera and Chamomile that will help to sooth the scalp, smooth the hair and calm the mind.
  2. Pay Attention To Your Scalp: The scalp should be your focus when shampooing your hair! It is an extension of our skin so needs to be effectively cleansed and nourished for healthy hair to grow. Massaging your shampoo into your scalp for two minutes will not only deeply cleanse, but gently exfoliate and stimulate blood flow, both crucial for boosting hair rejuvenation and growth. You should generate enough lather to effectively cleanse your entire hair with your scalp massage.
  3. Co-Wash: You don't always need to use shampoo, you can instead opt for a 'co-wash'. Simply rinse your hair with water, then apply a moisture-rich conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends before rinsing thoroughly. This is particularly helpful for those who exercise often or have dry/coarse hair. A co-wash allows you to rinse away any sweat or grime build up, without affecting the balance of the scalp, whilst strengthening, softening and moisturising the ends. Our Daily Calma Conditioner (£22/250ml) contains a luxurious blend of Jojoba Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Castor Oil, combined with Squalane to rebalance moisture levels, rebuild the hair from the inside out and smooth the cuticle for healthy, shine and protection.

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