It’s a little Un-known fact that opening and closing the scalps pores are pretty much the same process as opening and closing your facial pores. But most importantly the opening & closing of these pours actually serve an important purpose when you are caring for your hair.
Opening Your Pores
When you open your scalps pours you allow your pores to release build-up, dirty and old product that you have put in your hair since your last wash day. Also, you allow for your shampoo to give you a deeper cleaning because the shampoo can now enter into the pores and flush them out. Leaving your Natural Strands super clean.
How? Opening your pores requires you to saturate your scalp and hair in water as hot as you can possibly stand it. This being my favorite part because I’m one who truly loves super hot water for some reason. This get’s the blood flowing to your scalp, relaxes your muscles, and is pretty soothing if you ask me.
Closing Your Pores
Closing your pores after each wash is essential, once you’ve completed cleaning your hair and scalp you now want to start the conditioning process. The reason why most conditioner generally fails is that they are not being used correctly. If the pores are not adequately opened to receive the vitamins, minerals, and extracts that you apply to your hair and scalp how can the conditioner possibly work for you? So you have opened and cleansed your pores during the wash stage, you are applying your oils,, and conditioners and your scalp is now able to absorb all of these things better. Now you have to get your scalp and strands to maintain all of these healthy products and mixtures added. It’s time to snap those pores back closed.
Closing your pours or snapping them back closed requires you to rinse your conditioner out in the coldest water you can possibly stand. This for me is the hardest part because I personally cannot tolerate cold water lol. But it’s worth the 10 minutes of being uncomfortable, I promise.
Now that you have the key to a better wash day remember to share your experience with this method when you try it. We are always interested in hearing others experiences with different ways of caring for those Natural Strands.