Q: How do I best use my new shampoo to get the best results?
Now, this may seem like a silly question, but you'd be surprised how many people don't shampoo their hair properly, which means it's just literally being washed down the drain.
Depending on your length and density of hair, 1-2 pumps should be sufficient. This is one of the main reasons why Hairapy Essentials was packaged in a pump, for easy distribution of product. Emulsify that shampoo in your hands before applying it to your hair. Then, concentrate on cleansing the scalp. Repeat for best results.
Q: I have fine hair, do I still need to use a conditioner?
The short answer is, yes. All hair types, even fine hair need conditioner to stay healthy. Most people with fine hair are taught to stay away from conditioner because it will weigh down your hair. This is either from using the wrong type of conditioner for your hair, or improper use of conditioner.
When you have fine hair, or overactive sebaceous glands causing especially oily hair, you only need to apply conditioner from the mid-shaft to ends of your hair...NOT at the root area. Your sebaceous glands produce enough of their own natural oils to take care of that area.
Q: How often should I be shampooing my hair?
On average, most people should only need to shampoo their hair 2-3 times per week. Some may even be able to go much longer.
When you shampoo, it takes about 8 hours for the natural acid mantle (sebum) to come back onto the scalp. If you can let the shampooing go for an extra day, that acid mantle gets on all the scalp and starts going down the hair shaft which is good for your hair as it has nourishment your hair needs.
Shampoos can come into play as well. If you're using a harsh shampoo that is stripping the scalp of your protective acid mantle, you're telling it to work harder to produce more sebum (oil). Using the proper haircare products along with a good haircare regimen are key.
Q: Is there REALLY much of a difference between professional products and drug store products?
If you're not investing in professional haircare products you might as well just watch your drug store shampoo and conditioner go down the drain, because that's what's happening.
Let me ask you this: Do you always feel like you need a ton of shampoo and conditioner each time you wash your hair? Then what you're using is not effective.
Most drug store shampoos are 60% water which is why you need so much for it to work.
Professional products only require you to use a small amount and will last you for months.