Well, everything is pretty dirty in my life thanks to Kingsley’s anything-wet-and-smelly pastimes! But, this is absurd. How on earth am I going to break my religious hair-washing routine of at least twice a week during chemotherapy?! Back in 2013 when I first underwent hair preserving, the rules where clear and simple – wash your hair every three to four weeks and you will get the best results. I have been down this rather chilly road twice now, so please let me me help you!
Here are some tips to help you on your way!
- Wash your hair at least every three weeks – initially you will find your scalp may become slightly irritated, itchy and perhaps a little stale on the nose, however I can assure you that once your scalp adjusts to its new routine it won’t be crying out for as much attention!
- Use warm water and medium strength water pressure when washing the hair. Hot water may irritate the scalp. Strong water pressure may drag and knot the hair.
- Use the very tips of the fingers only and do not rub vigorously.
- Brush your hair in the shower when it is soaking in conditioner with the WetBrush – no combs!
- Towel dry hair by patting only – do not rub or pull.
- Brush hair with the Wetbrush by holding at the base of the roots, starting at the bottom and working your way up to the roots.
- Blow dry hair with gentle, warm air with your head upside down. This will help to achieve fullness and body.
- If necessary, brush with the Mason Pearson brush when hair is dry.
- Spray hair with dry shampoo to add texture and fullness to thin or limp hair.
The things I learnt…
- Wash hair as little as possible
- Be gentle
- Do not pull on the hair
- Use the correct brushes
- Hold the hair while brushing, don’t; drag it
- Use a dry shampoo