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. Washing hair the right way using the correct techniques can make a world of difference to your hair’s health, bounce and shine.
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
- If you have long hair, condition first
- Lather only at the scalp
- Massage your scalp
- End it with a cold water rinse
Rinse your hair first
Your hair needs to be thoroughly wet before you start applying your shampoo. A warm water rinse helps open the cuticles of your hair to get rid of dirt, oils and other impurities. This will make your shampoo work a lot more efficiently at cleaning your scalp and getting rid of the product build-up.
If you have long hair, condition first
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.
Lather only at the scalp
Your scalp is where you need to shampoo the most. This is because the hair at the roots is young and that is why, the oiliest. Since the hair at the ends is old, it is usually extremely dry and fragile. Shampooing your ends will only make them more dry and prone to damage.
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 in the end is extremely beneficial for hair health. This helps shut the cuticles, enhances shine and helps reduce frizz. A smoother hair cuticle better reflects light, giving your hair the appearance of shine.