The Science of Great Lather
Who doesn’t love heaping mounds of lather when they wash their hair? It’s a great part of the shower experience and, for many of us, the way we know our shampoo is working.
But there are some myths we should dispel. For instance, did you know you can actually have too much lather?
Or that working your shampoo into your hair can actually do more harm than good, if not done properly?
Read on for some tips on how to get the most from your shampoo, while still enjoying a nice foamy lather.
How Do You Lather Your Hair with Liquid Shampoo?
The steps are simple and you probably know all three of them by heart! But let’s review.
To lather your hair with shampoo, start by wetting your hair thoroughly. Squeeze a small amount of shampoo into the palms of your hands, rub them together and then apply it on your hair.
Gently rub your palms over your hair and massage your scalp with your fingertips. But as simple as these steps are, there are things you can do to improve them.
3 Tips to Enhance Shampoo Lathering
To up your shampoo game, here are the hows and whys of great lather.
Tip 1: Wet your hair thoroughly before applying shampoo
To wash your hair with shampoo, make sure you wet your hair thoroughly before applying shampoo.
This gets rid of the oil and loose dirt particles that break the foam bubbles, resulting in less lather. It not only helps in creating more lather but also allows you to spread the shampoo evenly.
Tip 2: Use the right amount of shampoo
Balance is key when it comes to creating lather with shampoo. Read the instructions on your product packaging and use the recommended amount of shampoo.
But this might not be perfect for your hair. If you want more lather, try rinsing your hair thoroughly with water before applying more shampoo.
Be aware, though, that using too much shampoo can create an excessive buildup on your scalp. For perfect lather, experiment to find the right balance.
Tip 3: Massage your scalp gently and thoroughly.
While shampooing your hair, massage your scalp gently using your fingertips in a circular motion.
This stimulates blood circulation, distributes the shampoo evenly, removes impurities from your scalp and builds a good lather. Plus it feels great!
Shampoo Lathering Mistakes to Avoid
Applying shampoo to dry or insufficiently wet hair
The most common mistake when shampooing hair is that people do not wet their hair enough.
Give your hair a good rinse. Applying shampoo on dry or insufficiently wet hair does not allow shampoo to distribute evenly and can be difficult to lather.
Using too much shampoo at once
Using too much shampoo at once does not result in cleaner hair. It is difficult to rinse off and results in residue build-up. It can even make your hair feel greasy! Start by using the amount of shampoo suggested on the packaging.
Using hot water
Hot water feels good and relaxing, but it is definitely not good for lathering. Hot water hinders the lathering process and can strip the hair of natural oils.
Use warm water to maintain the health of your hair and achieve better lathering.
Scrubbing the hair vigorously
Scrubbing your hair vigorously can tangle your hair and damage hair cuticles. Use your fingertips to gently massage the shampoo into your scalp. (The same suggestion applies to rinsing your hair with water—be gentle!)
Neglecting to rinse the hair thoroughly, leaving behind residue that hampers lather formation
To remove all traces of shampoo from your hair, rinse your hair thoroughly. If you don’t, you’ll get residue buildup which hampers lather formation.
Shampoo Bars And Their Benefits
A haircare revolution capturing the hearts of eco-conscious consumers everywhere is the shampoo bar, an eco-friendly alternative to liquid shampoo that is loaded with super-charged ingredients.
No matter the hair type, CleanO2 shampoo bars are created to bring out the best results. They create good lather and the nourishing ingredients bring undeniable results.
The ingredients are derived from plants and are free of parabens, phthalates, silicones and sulfates.
So it’s time to say goodbye to harmful chemicals because you will find only the good stuff in our bars.
After every wash, our bars leave your hair shiny and soft. Whether you have frizzy, dry, curly, normal or fine hair, we have the right bar for you.
Use shampoo bars and let your hair be cleansed, nourished and loved.