Faking volume in thin hair has nothing to do with your hair washing routine, right? Um, wrong! You’ve been using volume-boosting hair products and blow-drying to do the trick but we bet you never thought that the secret to seemingly voluminous hair could be lying in something as basic as your hair wash process.

Shampoo, rinse, condition—that pretty much sums up your hair washing routine, but the new rulebook says you gotta reverse the process to get the country-star volume in your hair. Yeah, you should be using the conditioner first and then shampoo. It might be THE solution for making your fine hair look thicker and voluminous. Why and how you should be doing it is what we are going to talk about here. Read on to know more about the reverse hair wash trend.

 

What is reverse hair washing and how does it work?

What is reverse hair washing and how does it work?

You shampoo your hair and then use a conditioner, so your hair and scalp is cleansed first and then conditioned and nourished. However, conditioner makes your mane smoother and thus, makes it appear frizz-free and tamed, in other words, flatter. Since you already have fine and flat hair, reversing the process can help you a great deal.

Also, if the conditioner residue isn’t washed off properly, it can make your hair oily and weigh it down. This is why girls with oily and fine hair are also often tempted to skip on a conditioner but make no mistake; it can leave your hair dry and brittle.

That’s when reverse washing saves the day. It hydrates and conditions your hair in the first step and then rinses it off completely with shampoo, leaving your hair bouncy and full of volume. It adds texture to your hair and makes it super fresh and visibly thicker.

 

How you can do it

How you can do it

Dampen your hair and apply conditioner along the length of your hair. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse off. Apply your shampoo and cleanse your hair well, massaging it through the scalps. Wash it off with water and let your hair air-dry. It’s your regular lather, rinse, repeat process but in reverse order. 

BB pro tip: This technique is mainly for fine and flat hair. If you’re already blessed with thick tresses, the reverse hair washing technique might not work for you. It could leave your hair frizzy and hard to manage. Not cute. However, if you are purposely going for the messy, voluminous mane for a party, try this trend by all means.