Before getting your hair wet, brush them properly to get rid of tangles. This is important to keep the hair from developing more knots.
Pour a small quantity of shampoo on the palm of your hand and foam it up. Apply the foamed up shampoo onto your hair. Be very gentle and try not to snarl at the roots. While you are shampooing your hair, lightly scrub the scalp as well with your fingertips. People having oily hair should not scrub their scalp at all to prevent overproduction of oil. Furthermore, do not shampoo your hair every day. This is because irrespective of the shampoo’s quality, it contains chemicals that may harm the hair up to a certain extent.
Condition your hair with a good quality conditioner. Use a basic conditioner for oily hair and a moisturizing conditioner for dry hair. The conditioner will make it a lot easier for you to untangle the hair after they have been shampooed.
This is the point where you have to comb through your hair with a wide-toothed comb. It would be ideal to keep such a comb in the shower all the time.
Wash your hair thoroughly in order to completely rinse out conditioner that may still be remaining. Be as careful as possible not to snarl the ends.
Soak up excess water from your hair with a clean and dry towel. Comb out the hair one more time. If you plan to use a blow dryer, be sure to apply a heat protectant first.
It is natural for long, straight hair to develop split ends. This can be taken care of by having the split ends cut by a hair stylist every four to six weeks.