Yes, there is a right way to wash your hair and it’s really important too. If this information has come to you as a surprise, well you’re not alone. When you wash your hair more prudently and judiciously, you will definitely notice how it becomes softer and more manageable.
Although unintentional, hair washing mistakes are quite common. These mistakes play a major role in damaging your hair. To help you understand and correct these mistakes, here are some tips and techniques to correct head baths...
- Rinse your hair first
- Long haired girls, start with a conditioner
- Concentrate the shampoo at the scalp
- Massage your scalp
- End it with a cold water rinse
Rinse your hair first
Just like your body, your hair needs to be completely wet before you go ahead and apply your shampoo. Start with warm water as that will open the cuticles and rinse out product build-up, dirt and oil. This little step will ensure that your shampoo has a chance to be more effective at cleansing your scalp.
Long haired girls, start with a conditioner
We know this advice sounds strange, but if your hair falls beneath your shoulders, then always apply a little conditioner on wet strands before applying shampoo. This process helps protect the fragile hair from drying out by filling in any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine.
Concentrate the shampoo at the scalp
Your scalp is the place there is maximum build-up from oil, dirt and hair products, and that it is why it needs a lot more cleansing than your ends. On the contrary, your hair ends are dry and do not need as much cleansing as they need conditioning. Over shampooing your ends will make them more prone to breakage.
Massage your scalp
Massaging your scalp while you are applying shampoo has a lot of benefits for the health of your hair. This process helps improves blood circulation to the scalp, thus promoting healthy hair growth. Use gentle pressure to massage the scalp as too much friction could permanently damage your hair follicles.
End it with a cold water rinse
A cold water rinse at the end is what will greatly transform dull and frizzy strands to beautiful healthy locks. Cold water closes the open cuticles and this is what is required to enhance shine and prevent frizz.