Washing our hair is something we all do on daily basis, but what if we told you that you have been doing it all wrong. Believe it or not, a bigger part of your hair’s shine, volume and health depend on the proper washing technique, and in this article, we are going to show you a few tips to help you wash your hair properly and avoid damage.
Start off by wetting your hair before applying shampoo. The hair needs to be rinsed at first because this way, it will be easier to cleanse it from products and dirt in it. On top of that, rinsing the hair with warm water will loosen the natural oils through the scalp and open the pores, allowing the conditioner to be absorbed.
- Conditioner before a Shampoo
If you have a longer-than-shoulder-length hair, then you need to apply a conditioner and rinse before using a shampoo, and this will help protect the fragile ends of your hair and help you avoid further damage and dryness.
- Lather up at the scalp only
The hair needs to be shampooed at the scalp only, as the youngest part of the hair is closest to the scalp, and this area is the oiliest. The ends of your hair are the oldest part and thus, the driest and most fragile.
- Be Gentle
Frizz and hair damage are usually caused by being harsh with your hair, so make sure you wash it slowly and gently. Lather up towards the ends in a straight stroke, and don’t go back and forth motions or scrubbing.
- Don’t Shampoo Twice
Unless your hair is extremely dirty, don’t shampoo it twice.
- Use conditioner for middle-length hair
Start off by rinsing your hair off the shampoo, then squeeze the water out of the hair and then apply the conditioner. Feel free to use a hair clip to secure your hair when you’re done showering. This way, the conditioner will be absorbed better.
- Rinse with Cold Water
Make sure to rinse your hair with cold water at the end, to shut the pores and make your hair shinier.
The products you use should be chosen according your hair type. For dry hair, use moisturizing shampoos as well as conditioner. If your hair is oily, wash it on daily basis, otherwise wash it three times a week.