There’s the right way to wash your hair, making sure the scalp, as well as every strand of hair, is properly cleaned… And there’s the wrong way to wash your hair, which can be very damaging long-term. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to wash your hair the right way and avoid hair damage.
Washing properly can have an incredible impact on the health of your hair and scalp, inside and out. Think back to the last time you were at the salon, how GREAT did your hair feel walking out those doors? Silky smooth. Healthy and clean. You no longer feel like there’s a mop attached to your scalp.
There’s a reason for this – the pros know how to wash your hair.
How to Wash Your Hair the Right Way
Step 1 – Brush Your Hair.
Before whipping out the shampoo and dolloping it onto your head, you MUST give your hair a good brush. This removes any loose hair and clears any knots.
Work your way from the ends to the roots of your hair, brush softly making sure that you don’t put a strain on the scalp when moving through knots.
Step 2 – Wet Your Hair.
Completely wet your hair and scalp using lukewarm water (not hot).
As much as a steamy hot shower may be relaxing, it can leave your hair looking dry and lifeless, as well as leading to faster color fade for those using hair dye.
There’s no exact temperature that is preferred by the pros, so just stick to warm water.
Step 3 – Apply Shampoo.
Apply a serving of shampoo to your hair and using your fingers, work the shampoo into the roots and then all the way down to the ends.
Use more shampoo if you have longer hair, and less shampoo if you have shorter hair.
Once you’ve covered every strand, start gently massaging the shampoo into your hair and scalp using your fingertips for 2 – 3 minutes. This first round of shampooing is to remove build-up.
Rinse your hair using “step 4” and repeat the shampooing process for the second time.
As an added bonus, massaging your scalp increases blood flow which stimulates hair growth.
Step 4 – Rinse Your Hair.
After 2 – 3 minutes of gently massaging your hair and scalp, it’s time to rinse.
Tilt your head back to ensure no product reaches your face or eyes. Start from your roots and work your way down to the ends, making sure to leave no leftover product.
After the first shampoo, you will able to feel a big difference. The majority of the dust, dirt and debris will be removed.
Step 5 – Condition Your Hair.
The final step in how to was your hair the right way is conditioner.
Conditioner should NEVER be used on the roots of your hard.
The scalp produces it’s own conditioner, and applying and extra layer will make your hair extra oily and heavy.
Apply a serving of conditioner starting 2 – 3 inches from the roots and work your way down to the ends.
Leave the product in for 1 – 2 minutes and then rinse using “step 4”.
Washing your hair the right way is extremely important to its health and visual appearance, and it’s crucial to use good quality products.
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