How to Shampoo Your Hair, According to Frédéric Fekkai

The way you wash your hair sets the foundation for everything else: from how moisturized and nourished your strands feel to the flawlessness of your blowout. There is a science to how to shampoo your hair correctly—it’s one of the key reasons why a salon visit always results in gorgeousness that feels hard to recreate at home.

 

Luckily for us all, our founder Frédéric is sharing his pioneering technique in a 101 class that will take your cleansing routine to the next level. Read on for the tips he's used on some of the biggest supermodels and most powerful women in the world. FEKKAI Beauty School starts now...

STEP ONE: WET YOUR HAIR WITH WARM WATER.

FEKKAI Beauty School Shampooing 101 - wet your hair with warm water

Adjust the faucet temperature to lukewarm, then rinse the water throughout your hair. This first step seems small, but it's key if you want to learn how to shampoo your hair properly. Hot water feels really good and soothing, but it strips your hair of moisture and its natural sebum. This can then lead to frizz and scalp dehydration. 

STEP TWO: APPLY THE SHAMPOO DIRECTLY TO YOUR SCALP.

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"I love to put the shampoo directly to the scalp," Frédéric explains. The top, the crown, the temples, the back, and then the nape of the neck should all get a quarter-size helping of shampoo. 

STEP THREE: MASSAGE THE SHAMPOO INTO YOUR SCALP.

FEKKAI Beauty School Shampooing 101 - massage the shampoo into your scalp

Frédéric advises that "the idea is to really make sure that when massaging the scalp you reactivate the follicles of the hair and a little more oxygen into the blood." Pro tip: no need to add more shampoo.

STEP FOUR: LET THE LATHER SLIDE DOWN YOUR HAIR.

FEKKAI Beauty School Shampooing 101 - let the lather run down your hair

Another pro tip: only rinse and repeat with shampoo when your hair is very dirty. Letting the lather hit every point on your strands does the job incredibly well.

STEP FIVE: RINSE YOUR HAIR THOROUGHLY.

Once you really rinse all the lather out of your hair, you can be sure that your strands are super clean.

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