One of the most underrated experiences in the salon in my opinion is definitely the shampoo. So much happens at the shampoo that we don’t even discuss. The shampoo process is one that releases stress, tensions, eases the receiver, and is renewing as well as soothing for the head. Massage on the head helps to release stress, anxiety, and helps to calm the nervous system. Now wonder some people only come for the shampoo. Can I venture to say that the shampoo is spiritual ? In a sense we’re rejuvenating the soul
Cleanse, a word that means to make something thoroughly clean. When shampooing the hair we are attempting to cleanse the hair and get rid of any toxins or negativities out of the hair. So during this process the negative elements are being removed through the intention of the giver and the receiver just allows it to happen. How many times have you been in the shampoo bowl receiving a good shampoo and found yourself releasing a lot of thoughts in your head that you have had bottled up or easily letting go and feeling comfortable enough to confide in the person who is shampooing you with information about your day that may have given you a little stress. The shampoo is definitely a release.
Have you ever hear someone tell you that you have growing hands? Perhaps that’s because you give a really good scalp stimulating shampoo. One of the major factors in hair growth is blood flow and blood flows to the scalp when the scalp is being stimulated. A good shampoo that is continuous around the head actually stimulates the scale signaling the blood to flow in that area. Having a shampoo done professionally on a regular basis definitely increases your chances for faster hair growth.
Additives that help make a very good shampoo experience is aromatherapy. Try having a small vaporizer in the area that you can add scented oils to for the receiver of your shampoo to enjoy while their having such a relaxing experience. It will help to make them feel at ease. Also adding stimulating shampoos that help treat and cleanse the scalp such as the Peppermint and Aloe Shampoo by Design Essentials will be sure to enhance the experience of your shampoo. In some cases deep conditions aren’t necessary and so it is ok to allow the conditioner to sit at the bowl for 5 to 7 minutes. Calming music while the receiver sits back and relaxes after a nice shampoo will further put them at ease and allow them to sink into the pleasures of simple relaxation. Men often times like a hot towel around the face after the conditioner has been applied and this is a very nice additive to any men’s shampoo service.
Next time you have to shampoo take pride in what you do. Shampooing is very important work and can be healing as well as rejuvenating to the soul.