We’ve been told to wash our hair every day, once a week, a few times a week, rarely…so if you’re totally confused, we understand.
Using the correct technique can make a world of difference in your hair’s health and shine – but some common mistakes could be damaging your hair with you knowing it.
So, before you lather up, rinse. Your hair should be very wet before you add shampoo. It is said that hot water will open the cuticle, which good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair.
Now this tip was a surprise… if you have long hair, condition first. Yes! Protect your fragile ends from drying out and getting more damaged by running a small amount of conditioner through them and rinsing, before shampooing. This tactic will keep hair ends healthy and shiny.
Once it’s time to shampoo, a little amount is enough and you only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp. Wash from roots to ends. The hair closest to your scalp is the youngest and oiliest.
Wash your hair carefully! Friction can permanently cause damage to your hair’s cuticle which can lead to breakage or frizz. Start your lather at the roots and wash you hair as if you were washing your delicate clothes. No rough and tumble, circular motion, just smooth the lather over then ends in a straight stroking motion.
Despite what instructions on shampoo bottles tell you, there is no need to wash your hair twice. Once is usually plenty.
As a final step, keep you conditioner in your hair for as long as you can. Pin up your conditioned hair, finish your shower then give it a final rinse in cold water. Only use conditioner on your ends.
Now that you know how to wash your hair, how often should you do it? If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal or dry hair can be washed up to three times a week.