You guys must probably be wondering what all the fuss about washing your right is all about. I mean, it’s the simplest thing to do, right? Sorry to break it to you, but you couldn't be more wrong. TBH, the way you wash your tresses can be the difference between a good hair day and a bad hair day. To help you take your shampoo game to the next level, allow us to guide you through the right way to wash your hair for silky, shiny, beautiful hair.
- Step 01: Wash hair with warm water
- Step 02: Apply shampoo
- Step 03: Rinse hair and squeeze out excess water
- Step 04: Apply conditioner
- Step 05: Rinse hair with cool water
- Step 06: Dry your hair
Step 01: Wash hair with warm water
Before you begin with your hair washing routine, wet your hair with warm water. This helps get rid of all the dirt and build-up while shampooing the hair. Also, ensure that the water is neither too cold nor too hot because hot water damages the hair and cold water is not effective in removing dirt or oil build-up. Hence, make sure to use lukewarm water to open up the hair cuticles and to get rid of dirt and grime effectively.
Step 02: Apply shampoo
Use a shampoo that suits your hair type and texture. Depending on your hair length, take the shampoo on your palm and apply it only on the scalp (and not the tips of the hair). Just spread the foam from the shampoo to the ends of the hair. Gently massage the shampoo on your scalp for about 2-3 minutes. Don’t use your nails to massage; instead, use your fingertips and apply minimal pressure. A lot of people tend to scrub or rub the hair vigorously which leads to hair breakage and can weaken the follicles — so make sure to avoid doing this. Also, apply shampoo on the nape of the neck, which is the most neglected area.If your hair is extremely oily, you can shampoo your hair twice.
If you have colour treated hair, use a colour protectant shampoo like the Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter And Rose Aroma Blooming Colour Shampoo. Infused with organic murumuru butter and ethically sourced rose absolute from Bulgaria, this shampoo gives your colour-treated hair gentle nourishment.
Step 03: Rinse hair and squeeze out excess water
After shampooing your hair, rinse it thoroughly with lukewarm water to get rid of all the shampoo. Here’s a tip: Before applying conditioner, squeeze out the excess water because if the hair is too wet, the product will slide off and it won’t penetrate or coat the hair strands. So, be sure to squeeze out excess water from the hair before applying conditioner
Step 04: Apply conditioner
Conditioner is like moisturiser for your hair; thus, always use a conditioner after you shampoo. Just take some conditioner on your palm (depending on your hair length) and apply it on the mid-length to the tips. Avoid applying conditioner on the scalp as it receives enough nourishment from the natural oil it produces. Section the hair while doing so as to cover every strand evenly. Keep it on for 5-6 minutes so that it’s completely absorbed and then rinse it off.
Step 05: Rinse hair with cool water
Post applying conditioner, always rinse your hair with cold water. Coldwater closes the cuticles and helps retain the moisture in the hair making it look shiny and smooth. Make sure all the conditioner is washed out of the hair; otherwise the hair will look oily and limp.
Step 06: Dry your hair
The way you treat your hair post-wash is also important. So gently pat the hair dry to get rid of all the water. Don’t vigorously rub the hair as it leads to breakage; instead, use a microfiber towel. Microfibre towel dries the hair faster and prevents friction. Also, right after you wash your hair, it's a good time to apply the serum to seal in the moisture to make your hair look smooth and shiny.