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How to wash your hair like a professional

We teach you the secrets to achieving the salon fresh hair-washed feeling at home!

Ever feel like that salon quality hair wash is unachievable at home? No more! Read on to discover our top tips for getting that professional hair washed feeling yourself.

Include the hairline

Many people forget to focus on the hairline when washing their locks, choosing instead to concentrate on the back and lengths. The hairline often collects a lot of your face's leftover residue at the end of the day (makeup, sweat, dust and dirt) and cleaning it is an important step in feeling salon fresh.

Double shampoo

Most hairdressers will recommend shampooing your hair twice when washing – the first time to remove any hair product build up and dirt, and then after rinsing, the second shampoo will actually clean it. You will probably notice that you get a much better lather on the second shampoo, once that grime and grease is out of the way! If you have coloured hair, the L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino-Color A-Ox shampoo will help soften and purify your locks.

Wetter is better

It might sound obvious – but really wetting your hair is key to getting it clean! Wet hair means a better lather when it comes to shampooing, which is super important. Our stylists recommend massaging your fingers across your whole head in a figure 8 motion, to really work that product into your hair and scalp and get a lush lather.

Condition the ends only

After you've rinsed the second shampoo off, apply conditioner to the ends to mid-lengths only. Don't apply it to the roots as this will undo all the great work you did with the shampooing and clog your pores! Try to leave your conditioner on for at least a few minutes before rinsing. L'Oréal Professionnel's Vitamino Colour A-OX conditioner also has the added benefit of being a great detangler, so comb through the lengths of your locks while you're waiting for your conditioner to work its magic!

Treat your tresses

Hairdressers will always finish off your professional hair wash with a hair oil or serum, the equivalent of a dessert indulgence for your hair! These treatments finish off the nourishing process your conditioner started, while intensifying shine and softness. We love the L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil range, which will not only leave your locks with the 'just left the salon' look and feel, but an irresistible scent as well!

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