As we grow older, we come to terms with the fact that life isn’t easy! There are difficult decisions and choices to make, and most of the time, we aren’t prepared. For example, do you put on the hair mask before shampooing your hair or afterwards? When do you need to apply a hair mousse or when even to put on a serum? Ah, the questions are endless.
But worry not; we’ve got your back! We ensure you never make a bad hair decision again; we’ve listed down the correct order to apply hair care products.
- Step 1: Start with Shampoo
- Step 2: Mask up
- Step 3: Follow it up with a conditioner
- Step 4: Layer up the leave-in treatment
- Step 5: Add some mousse for volume
- Step 6: Spray on some heat protectant
- Step 7: Don’t forget the finishing spray
Step 1: Start with Shampoo
This goes without saying, but shampooing is the first step of order. It rids your hair of the grease, grime and buildup and leaves them feeling refreshed. So, pick a shampoo that suits your hair type the best. We suggest going for a mild, clean shampoo that’s free from baddies as it can damage your hair and irritate your scalp.
Step 2: Mask up
While your basic shampoo-conditioner routine sounds great, it’s always a good idea to add a hair mask to the mix. The hair masks add that extra dose of nourishment, hydration and moisturisation that your hair craves for. It also helps repair and revives your hair from the damages caused by pollution, weather, heat styling tools, and other aggressors.
Step 3: Follow it up with a conditioner
Conditioning your hair after washing them is a thumb rule that you must follow. A hair conditioner locks in the moisture, making your mane smoother, softer and more manageable. It creates a protective layer around your hair cuticle, protecting it from damage caused by heat styling tools and free radicals.
Step 4: Layer up the leave-in treatment
Once your hair is all dried up, it is time to add some leave-in product to it. Leave-in treatments like sprays, oils, lotions, conditioners and serums, help moisturise your hair, make them frizz-free, easier to detangle and most importantly, protect them from further damage. So, don’t skip this step.
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Step 5: Add some mousse for volume
Now, who wants their hair to look flat and dull? Surely not us! That’s why we have a hair mousse for our tresses next on our list. A hair mousse adds texture to your hair and makes it appear voluminous. Furthermore, it fights off the frizz and gives a lovely bounce to your tresses.
Step 6: Spray on some heat protectant
As much as we love our hair straighteners, curling irons and dryers, it is no news that these hot styling tools aren’t exactly great for our hair. The heat damage caused by these can weaken your hair and cause hair fall. So, that’s why you need a good heat protectant spray or cream in your arsenal. They shield your tresses from heat damage and also keep them frizz-free and smooth.
Step 7: Don’t forget the finishing spray
Lastly, once you’ve styled your hair, don’t forget to spritz on some finishing spray. It’ll help your hairstyle stay put throughout the day, add lovely texture to it and most importantly, make your tresses look glossy. So, once you’ve styled your tresses up, spritz short bursts of the spray from a distance of 10-12 inches, and you’re good to go!