Thursday, September 9, 2010
Contrast showering and your hair cuticles
I am a huge fan of contrast showering. Basically contrast showering is giving your entire body a blast of cool water before stepping out of the shower. This opens pores, aids in detoxification, and helps the blood circulate. I am an even bigger fan of it for my hair. The temperature of the water you use will make a difference in the health of your hair. When you wash your hair you should use lukewarm water, this will loosen dirt and open the hair cuticles. I wants to make sure the shampoo is penetrating the hair and cleansing it from the inside out. Next apply your conditioner, the pores will still be open so the conditioner will have a chance to penetrate the hair shaft. The contrast comes into play when you are rinsing your conditioner out. During the conditioner rinse out stage you want to use cool water. The cool water will help close the hair cuticle locking in the moisture given to your hair. When rinsing with cool water your will notice your hair is shinier and has a healthier appearance, this is because the cuticle is closed and light is bouncing off the smooth surface. Contrast showering does take some getting used too, but I promise the results you receive will be amazing!
Posted by Kirstin at 6:34 AM