These days I wash my own hair. Its a progressive step seeming that I know how I like my scalped scrubbed and how hard I like to do it. I like a lot of suds so a deep lather does me just fine. I wash up to 4 times just to make sure its all good. Afterwards I rinse for a minimum of 10 minutes with warm to hot water. Then and only then am I ready to get tightened up.