Before beginning you should start to focus on shampooing your roots and scalp and conditioning your hair and ends of hair. This will help by saving the ends of the hair and the main body of your hair from unnecessary damage. Shampoo is a very strong product and as you work it into your scalp and roots it will naturally move down your hair grabbing dirt and old product from your hair. So, focusing on shampooing the ends of your hair and the main body of your hair is not needed and it can be damaging. You also want to avoid using a comb near your scalp, it can lift up dead skin, so avoid this or scrubbing your scalp. Also, you do not want to try to pile your hair on the top of your head when shampooing. Try by starting on the top, sides and from front to back.Before washing start by filing your nails, ensuring no hair will stick in any jagged nails. Brush your hair before wetting hair. Wet hair thoroughly, making sure it is thoroughly saturated. Use your first lather of shampoo for, again, the scalp and roots. You can start a second lather using a silver dollar sized amount of shampoo, rinse completely. After shampooing, gently ring out hair and now your hair is ready to deep condition.