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The art of Shampooing: These 10 essential tips for radiant hair

The shampoo ritual is a fundamental step in the hair care routine. It's not just about washing your hair, but giving it the love and attention it deserves. Healthy, radiant hair starts with a good shampoo. In this article, we reveal 10 essential tips and steps to enhance your hair with every wash. Get ready to reveal the full potential of your mane!

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Tip 1: Choose the right shampoo for your hair type

For optimal results, first identify your hair type.

-What is the texture of your hair?

For straight hair , which is often prone to getting greasy quickly and lacking volume, choose a clarifying, light and hydrating or even volumizing shampoo to clean away residue, excess sebum and impurities without weighing it down. Opt for a sulfate-free formula, consider thermal protection and why not turn to a formula to add shine?

Do you have curly hair ? Use a hydrating and defining shampoo specially formulated for curly texture. Look for sulfate-free shampoos so as not to dry out your curls.

For frizzy hair, use a special “frizzy” moisturizing and nourishing shampoo . Shampoos rich in natural oils and butters will help maintain necessary moisture.

-Do you have dry or oily hair?

Dry hair can appear dull, rough to the touch and have split ends. In this case, choose a hydrating and nourishing shampoo to restore lost hydration and strengthen damaged fiber. Shampoos containing argan oil, coconut oil or shea butter are often recommended.

Oily hair will tend to appear shiny and can become greasy quickly after washing. Opt for a balancing shampoo designed to regulate sebum production. Rich or nourishing shampoos are not recommended as they could worsen sebum production.

Some people also have a mixed hair type: oily roots and dry ends. Here too, there are suitable shampoos.

If your hair is normal , neither too oily nor too dry, use a gentle and balancing shampoo to maintain the health of your hair without weighing it down. Shampoos for normal hair help maintain the natural moisture balance.

-Is your hair thick or thin?

An important clue is that fine hair often tends to lack natural volume. They may appear flat and not hold styling as well as thick ones. Opt for a volumizing shampoo designed to add volume and texture. Don't choose rich shampoos that could weigh down your mane.

Conversely, thick hair tends to have more natural volume and maintains voluminous hairstyles more easily. Use a moisturizing shampoo to help control their density. Moisturizing shampoos help soften and manage thicker hair.

-What are your particularities?

Maybe you have colored hair ? In this case, there are shampoos specially designed for color wearers, preferably without sulfates so that they do not discolor. These shampoos help preserve color and extend its duration.

Do you suffer from itchy and sensitive scalp? Opt for a soothing, gentle shampoo , preferably formulated for sensitive scalps. Look for products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

If your hair is invaded by dandruff , you must also use a shampoo adapted to this type of problem.

Opt for a natural shampoo without harsh chemicals . And why not a homemade shampoo? Discover our 3 ultra-simple homemade shampoo recipes!

Tip 2: Prepare your hair before shampooing

Before wetting your hair, brush it thoroughly to remove any knots and possible tangles in the hair. This will make the washing process easier, especially if you have long or tangle-prone hair.

Tangle-free, well-brushed hair facilitates even shampoo distribution and allows the shampoo to better penetrate and effectively clean the scalp and strands. By detangling your hair before washing, you reduce the risk of breakage that could occur during shampooing.

Tip 3: Choose the right water temperature

-The right temperature: Lukewarm water

Use warm to hot water to wet your hair, but not hot. This will open the hair cuticles, making it easier for treatments such as shampoo and conditioner to penetrate . In addition, a slightly elevated temperature helps to more effectively remove impurities , excess sebum and leftover products. Finally, a warm temperature can be relaxing and soothing to the scalp, which may be beneficial for some people.

-Be careful of water that is too hot

We do not recommend using water that is too hot , which can dry out the scalp by removing natural oil. Excessive temperature can also irritate the scalp, causing itching and redness . It is good to note that hair is more vulnerable to breakage when it is weakened by too high a temperature.

-Cold water does not allow a good wash

Likewise, cold water is not recommended for washing hair because it has more difficulty in effectively removing impurities, traces of care and excess sebum. It does not have the ability to dissolve fats and oils as well as warm or hot water. This is not ideal, especially if you have oily hair. But still, it doesn't open the hair cuticles as much as when it's hot. This means that treatments, such as shampoo and conditioner, will have difficulty penetrating the hair and cleaning thoroughly. And then, we're not going to lie, a freezing shower is uncomfortable and much less relaxing than a hot shower!

Cold water is therefore not recommended during the initial cleansing of the hair as it reduces its effectiveness. On the other hand, it is strongly recommended for the final rinse, to seal the cuticles and add shine.

Tip 4: Apply the right amount of shampoo in the right place

Generally, a small amount of shampoo is enough for most people. A hazelnut-sized amount of shampoo is often recommended for short to medium hair. For long hair, you can use a little more, but not too much, as it can be difficult to rinse out .

It is best to gradually add shampoo as needed. If you feel your hair needs more cleaning, add a small amount extra. Too much shampoo can leave deposits or make hair heavy.

The application must be done in 2 steps. Start at the scalp , where most of the impurities and residue are located, for effective cleansing. You must then lather the shampoo on the strands without rubbing excessively so as not to damage the hair.

Tip 5: Gently massage the scalp

While shampooing, take the opportunity to gently massage your scalp with circular movements to stimulate blood circulation in this area. This will promote the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles, which can encourage hair growth .

It is important to note that scalp massage can be relaxing and soothing , which can reduce stress and tension . Excessive stress can contribute to problems, like hair loss.

In addition, by gently massaging the scalp, you remove impurities, dead skin cells, residues and excess natural fats. This prepares the scalp for deep cleansing .

Thanks to this circular movement, you will be able to evenly distribute the shampoo over the entire scalp, guaranteeing complete cleaning . This also helps create more abundant foam.

Be careful, the movements must be gentle: you must not rub excessively as this could damage the hair.

Tip 6: Complete rinsing

Effective rinsing of hair is essential to maintain its cleanliness and health. To do this, use lukewarm to cool water , as mentioned above. When rinsing, make sure the water flows from roots to ends , separating strands to ensure even coverage. Take your time, letting the rinse remove all treatment residue. It must continue until the water is completely clear, a sign that the products are correctly eliminated. As always, excessively rubbing the hair during the process is not recommended. A tip to check that your hair is well rinsed is to gently hold it between your fingers: well-rinsed hair should make a slight squeak, a sign of its cleanliness.

Tip 7: Using complementary products

In addition to shampoo, applying other products can be beneficial.


Conditioner is one of the most common products used in the shower after shampooing. It is designed to soften, moisturize and detangle hair. It is usually applied after shampooing, left on for a few minutes, then rinsed .

-Hair mask :

Masks are more intensive treatments than conditioner. They are formulated to deeply nourish, repair and revitalize hair. They are left on the hair for a longer period of time than conditioner before being rinsed out .

-No-Rinse Revitalizing Treatment:

These products are designed to be left on the hair without rinsing . They provide continuous hydration , help control frizz and can provide thermal protection . They are ideal for those who want light hair care between washes.

-Hair Oils:

Oils, such as argan, coconut, or jojoba oil , can be used in the shower after shampooing. They are applied to damp hair to add moisture , reduce frizz and improve smoothness .

-Detangling Spray:

Detangling sprays are useful for preventing tangling and making wet hair easier to comb . They are particularly practical for long and tangled hair.

-Cider Vinegar Rinse (Rinse Vinegar):

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse is used after shampooing to balance hair's pH , remove product residue , and add shine . It is diluted in water and rinsed from the hair.

Tip 8: Frequency of Shampoo

The ideal frequency of shampooing depends on several factors, including your hair type, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Here are some general recommendations to guide you, but keep in mind that the key is to tailor your routine to your specific needs:

-Greasy hair :

If you have oily hair, you may need to wash it more frequently, every 1 to 2 days. Oily hair tends to quickly accumulate “fat”.

-Normal hair :

People with normal hair can usually wash their hair every 2 to 3 days. This helps maintain the natural balance of hair oils.

-Dry or Damaged Hair:

Dry or damaged hair requires less frequent washing. You can wash them every 3 to 4 days to avoid drying them out further.

-Use of Styling Products:

If you frequently use styling products like hairspray, wax, or gel, you may need to wash your hair more often to remove residue.

-Physical exercise :

If you exercise regularly, you may need to wash your hair more frequently to remove sweat and impurities.

-Use of Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoos can be useful for spacing out washes, absorbing excess oil between full cleansings.

-Personal Adaptation:

Listen to your hair. If you feel like they need to be washed more often, do so. If you can space out washes without your hair looking dirty, that's also an option.

It's important to note that over-cleansing hair can strip its natural oils and cause dryness , while under-washing can lead to a build-up of oil and product residue . Find a balance that suits your hair and your lifestyle. You can also alternate between full shampoo and water rinse or dry shampoo to keep your hair fresh between full washes.

Tip 9: Drying Hair

Drying your hair is a crucial step in your hair routine, having a significant impact on the health and appearance of your hair.

-Natural drying

You can choose to let your hair air dry , a gentler option by avoiding excessive heat. If using a towel, opt for a microfiber towel and gently dab your hair to remove excess water, avoiding vigorous rubbing to prevent friction.

-Drying by heating

If you use a hair dryer, set it to low to medium heat and keep it a safe distance from your hair to avoid damage. Applying a heat protectant before using heating devices is essential. If you have thick or long hair, dry it in sections , starting at the roots before moving down to the ends, to ensure it is evenly dried. Use a diffuser nozzle for curly hair and avoid pulling or stretching the hair with a brush while drying, which could weaken it. Cold air can be used to set the hairstyle or add shine .

Tip 10: How nutricosmetics can help you

In addition to external hair care, nutricosmetics offers a holistic approach to improving the health of your hair. Two flagship products from Reborn Paris , “Hair & Nails” and “Absolu+ Hair,” are perfect examples of how nutricosmetics can promote the beauty of hair from the inside out.

- Hair & Nails (Hair Rebuilder) - Tutti Frutti flavor gummies: Health, Strength, Growth

These delicious gummies are designed to strengthen and condition your hair and nails. They are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and active ingredients that nourish hair follicles, stimulate growth , and help reduce breakage. The Hair & Nails formula from Reborn Paris contributes to stronger, healthier and more resistant hair.

- Absolu+ Hair (Hair Enhancer) - Peach flavored chewable tablets: Anti-hair loss, Volume, Beauty, Shine

Absolu+ Hair is a food supplement in the form of chewable tablets that targets the beauty of hair from the inside . Its innovative formula strengthens hair, promotes shine and helps prevent hair loss . With premium ingredients, these tablets offer a complete approach to beautiful hair.

By integrating nutricosmetics into your hair care routine, you nourish your hair from the inside out, providing it with the nutrients it needs to shine. Hair & Nails and Absolu+ Hair products from Reborn Paris are wise choices for healthy, strong and dazzling hair. By combining these products with appropriate external care, you will obtain a comprehensive approach to the beauty of your hair.

Your shampoo is not just a routine, it is a moment of care, attention, and love for your hair. By following these 10 essential tips, you are on the path to discovering vibrant, healthy hair. Your hair is a reflection of your style and personality, so pamper it the way it deserves. With these recommendations, you are ready to make every shampoo a moment of beauty, well-being, and confidence. Let your hair shine, because it is your natural crown, the one that makes you a queen.

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