Emulsifying: What It Means And Why You Should Do It

Emulsifying your hair is one of the most important things you can do when washing it. When you wash your hair, you get it wet, reach for the shampoo, and add it to your hair. But when your hair is dirty, you’ll notice that it doesn’t get very sudsy. So what do you do? Add more shampoo? Wrong! You add water.

As explained in the previous slide, salon products are highly concentrated. Therefore, they need to be combined with a lot of water to react efficiently. While, store products aren’t as concentrated, they still need plenty of water to work effectively.

To emulsify your hair, begin with getting it wet. Squeeze no more than a sliver dollar-sized amount of shampoo into your hand. Apply the shampoo to your hair and massage it to create suds. Then stick your hair back under the water for about 5-10 seconds. (You don’t want to rinse the shampoo out, just get enough water to coat your hair again.) Then continue to massage and suds the shampoo from the roots to your ends. Then rinse the shampoo completely out of your hair.

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