Essential Hair Care Tips For The Most Luscious Locks Ever

Shampoo At Your Scalp And Your Roots

A woman applies shampoo to her hair.
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Contrary to how conditioner should be applied to your strands, shampoo should only be concentrated at the scalp, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Oil and dead skin cells accumulate at the scalp, which makes it the only area that needs a good cleansing with shampoo.

Shampooing your strands will make your hair dull and dry because it can strip out the moisture. Focus your shampoo only at the scalp and your roots.