How To Wash Long HairI put this down as an answer to a question. I thought it could be used here:
Hope it's OK?
I have a hair fetish... so even thin hair can actually look good as it goes across the shoulders.... but this isn't about that. It's more about hair care. A good fetish guy researches hair like he masters degree in it... so you are in luck!
What I have learned is that everyone wants what they don't have. A girl has such thick hair that she wishes it was thinner. A girl who has thinner hair wishes it was thicker... everytime. But, the most important thing is to check to see what your hair does now. Thick hair is harder to comb through... and is harder to control. Thinner hair has a draping effect where is touches the shoulders and the it's weight actually caresses as it lies...
I would recommend "hair and nails." It's a vitamin suppliment that has lots of important stuff for hair growth... especially protein... it makes longer and thicker hair.
Since you have long hair that long... there are certain things you must do to make sure it looks it's best.
Let's start from the bigginning. You are in the shower. Before you step into it, put your hair, yes your hair up and do not let that water hit it! Why? It's too hot for long hair.
Basics: Your hair dead! Yes, every cell in the strand is dead! Completely dead. The only cell that is alive...is the one forming in your scalp... and it dies to form another one. So young hair strand is dead...as a door nail... meaning what ever you do to it can be perminant. So, no destroying that hair strand.
These strands are formed like scales on a fish... but microscopically... and can open up and release... all the goodies you need... moisture and oils. The oils are sebum... the same thing that makes zits...yuck... but good for your hair... but, pollution and junk and gets in it and... more yuck!
Yet, nature provided for all that you need... that is if you are a cave man and woman who never wash their hair. Orhh.. raghghh... Ohhh... Ugly but... healthy... so we don't do that? No. We wash are hair...
So, what do we do? If you have hair shorter than three inches, a nice hot shower will probably do nothing... but after that... a hot shower is a terrible. You see, ladies? All your heat goes to that thing in your called a womb...and the rest of you is cold... that is why when I sleep next to girl I am pushed off the bed, because she just keeps looking for my heat... And I fall.
So, if this is true, a woman taking a shower, will find a temperature that keeps her warm, which is too hot for her long hair. So, washing it in the shower is a no-no...
Women with long hair should not wash hair in the shower... unless they turn the tempurature down to a much more healthy temperature... "Sounds great!" No. It's cold for you. OK... hot shower cold shampoo or cold shampoo and hot shower? Ah... they don't go together... you will freeze. LOng hair should be washed seperately in a sink... with right temperature.
OK. Now, that you know to wash your hair in a sink... what is the temperature? Did you go stylist to have a trim? Or have your hair cut? Ever ask why the temperature is that temperature? NO. You just think that shampoo girl or guy is just trying to make everyone happy by making luke warm...
Ah... that is the temparture for your hair. Luke warm...
This temperature actually keeps those scales from opening. Yes! Yes! The goodies stay in and come out!
So take shower and keep your long hair up and do hair seperately... becasue it needs it.
Shampoo: let's of types... dry, regular, oily, unleaded, moisturizing.. non- mositurizing, protien enhanced, non-protein-enhanced... laundry detergent grade... Prell...Yuck... Prell... Pure lye soap grade... Sorry? ladies all have detergent in them... or they would not work... that means all in ones and all those products that time consuming... do no good. Oh... they have it in there... can't sell it with out... even the sand paper... but it will do no good. DETERGENT MEANS... nothing sticks... Basic biochemistry!
"But, it that it can work?" Of course they are going to do that! They trying to sell there product! It doesn't work... just use baby shampoo or some gentle stuff... that makes your very long hair squeeky clean... that's it!
Conditioner... now we are talking about something. No dertergents and lot's of goodies. What's in it? Well an oil.. something subum... the oil that comes from your face and scapl... like coconut oil... and protein... dehyrdrated animal protein... just don't ask it came from... next time you run over possum... say, "hello," to your conditioner protein... but, really, anything that is similar to Keritin is good... and, the last major thingy... something hydrate your hair. This is funny... it really is... becasue every single product you put in your hair has glycerine... a molecule that binds water to everything. Extra-hydrating? Ah, there is already glycerine, so what are you talking about?
So, conditioner after a shampoo is good.
1. Rinse your long hair with luke warm water. If your take it... do this for 90 seconds... most of the junk dislodges and falls into the drain... less product needed
2. Use a gentle shampoo
3. Use a quality conditioner that has protein, oils and, well the glycerine is in the product to moisturize your hair...
That's it... all you need.
Hope this helps you...