PART I: Picking Out The Right Stuff
This step is the most essential step in hair care. You can't just pick out the cheapest or most expensive thing, and assume it'll be perfect. Even pricey products aren't good all the time either! Always look at the ingredient list. Ideally, the best shampoo and conditioner would contain no sodium lauryl sulfate- the chemical that suds of shampoo, is organic, contains natural oils for cleansing, and is cruelty-free. That list can be a lot to live up to, so if you're looking for something like that, try searching for family owned or small brands. Dr. Bronner's, EO Organics, and Renpure Organics are all fabulous lines with the criteria stated above. If you're on a budget, Dr. Bronner's soap does everything- toothpaste, body wash, shampoo (use a conditioner after though), floor cleaner, and so much more!
PART II: How To Wash Up
Yup, I'm going to teach you how to wash your hair. Go ahead, scoff. But I bet you're doing it wrong. First, take a nickel sized amount of soap (and a grape or two for longer hair), and massage it into the top of your scalp with your finger pads, not your fingernails. Using the suds (suds can come from oils as well) brush them into the middle part of your hair, avoiding the ends at. all. costs. Then rinse with warm water!
For conditioner, size will vary. For short hair, a dollop the size of a cherry will do. For longer hair, aim for the size of two to three raspberries. But before you apply conditioner, scrunch out water from rinsing out the shampoo. Apply conditioner on your ends and work your way up. Rinse out with ice-cold to regular cold water to seal in shine- believe me, it works.
I hope this was helpful ^_^ Have a lovely day! xoxo