Are you sure that you are washing your hair the “RIGHT” way? Well, surely you are washing your hair nearly every day, but what you dont know is that YOU might not really actually know how to wash your hair properly! By doing the right ways to wash your hair can really make a difference in your hair’s health, but if you’re always doing the wrong way, it could damage your lovely locks without you even realizing it! But dont worry this step by step guide will surely help you! Check it out!
So you might think that you know how to wash your own hair properly. But do you really?
Well, after all we all tend to wash our hair every day because it’s a part of our daily routine, but what we all don’t know is that maybe we are doing it the wrong way!
Learning and knowing how to properly wash your hair will surely have a big impact on the bounce and brilliance of your locks. Learn and know the proper steps to washing your hair with these brilliant simple ways that you are about to see.
Take a minute and see how to wash your hair properly with the right way!
1. Start with a rinse.
Rinse tour hair thoroughly wet before you start applying your shampoo.
Hot water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair.
Another bonus: When your hair is rinsed in warm water, it loosens the oils through the scalp and opens the cuticle so it is able to absorb the oil” in your conditioner.
2. If you have long hair, condition first.
If you have hair beneath the shoulders, protect fragile ends from drying out and further damage by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before any shampooing.
This will not only keep ends healthy, it will fill any holes in the cuticle with moisture, making it smoother and boosting shine.
3. Lather up — but only at the scalp.
You only need to shampoo the hair at the scalp, particularly at the nape.
The best way to lather up is from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will inevitably be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair.
Don’t use more shampoo than you need, quarter-sized amount of shampoo is enough. And if your hair is particularly long or thick, go ahead and double that.
4. Be gentle!
Friction can permanently damage your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and frizz. Think about washing your hair like you hand wash your delicate — very carefully.
Start your lather at the roots. This will increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair growth by using vertical strokes with medium pressure. And don’t use circular motions, which can tangle your hair.
Next, Smooth the lather over the ends in a straight stroking motion. Do not scrub the fragile ends or use a back and forth motion like you’re washing a rag on a washboard.
5. Don’t rinse and repeat.
Despite what the instructions on the back of your shampoo bottle may say, there’s no need to wash your hair twice.
Avoid stripping the hair by doing one shampoo only, which is usually sufficient. Unless the hair is extremely dirty and the first shampoo didn’t produce a lather, in which case, go ahead and lather up one more time.
6. Add conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips.
After you’ve rinsed out your shampoo, squeeze some of the water out of the hair before you put in the conditioner.
Then clip your hair up and finish showering, leaving the conditioner rinse out for the final step of your shower.
Tip: The longer the conditioner stays on your hair, the better it absorbs. Don’t put conditioner at the roots of your hair; the natural oil from your scalp is more concentrated there.
7. Finish with a cold water rinse.
Cold water will shut the cuticle tight, sealing the shingle-like outer layer, which will cause it to reflect the most light and give off the most shine.