Knowlegde Of Shamooping

Wakirah Rush

The whole purpose of an scalp treatment is to keep the scalp and hair in a clean and healthy condition. As a stylist they should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only having performed a hair and scalp examination. If the client doesn't have the time to sit for a treatment, recommend the scheduling the treatment later. The steps to an normal hair and scalp treatment is,

  1. Dape the client
  2. Brush the hair for about 5 minutes.
  3. Apply scalp conditioner.
  4. Apply infrared lamp for about 5 minutes.
  5. Manipulate the scalp for 10-20 minutes.
  6. Shampoo the hair.
  7. Towel dry the hair to remove excess moisture.
  8. Apply suitable scalp lotion and/or styling aids.
  9. Styling the hair.

At the salon where shampoos are performed by salon assistants, these assistants should always alert the stylist about any hair or scalp conditions, also including suspected diseases or disorders. According to the Mi Lady cosmetology book, it states that a client with an infections and diseases is never treated in the salon and should be referred to the physician. This means that every client should get their hair checked before the shampooing to make sure they don't have any disorders or any diseases. Shampoo must remove all dirt, oils, cosmetics and skin debris without adversely affecting either the scalp or hair.

According to the Mi Lady cosmetology textbook, is states that conditioner is a special chemical agent applied to the hair to deposit protein or moisturizer to help restore the hair's strength, to give hair and body, and to protect hair against possible breakage. Conditioner is basically to make your hair moist and for it to have a luster and shine. Conditioner are available in the following three basic types are:

  • Rinse-out conditioner. Finishing rinses or cream rinses that are rinsed out after they are worked through the hair for detangling.
  • Treatment or repair conditioner. Deep, panetrating conditioners that restore protein and moisture and sometimes require longer processing time or the application of heat.
  • Leave-in conditioner. Applied to the hair and not rinsed out.
Other conditioning agents is, to spray- on thermal protector, Scalp conditioner, Medicated scalp lotion, Scalp astringent lotion.

-Mi Lady Cosmetology Textbook Page 308, 311, 312 and 319.